Model holding clear aligners

When deciding to correct problems with the spacing of your teeth, there are many different therapies available. Any problem that affects the alignment of your smile should be addressed as they can lead to serious consequences for your oral health. While the esthetic benefits of a straighter smile are obvious, straightening your smile can prevent malocclusion from damaging your teeth and leading to decay or gum disease. Treatment with Invisalign® clear aligners offers an alternative orthodontic option to traditional bracket-and-wire braces.

At your Shirley, NY, pediatric dentist and orthodontic practice, we provide corrective orthodontic treatment for adults and children alike. If you have concerns over the appearance of other appliances, we could examine your smile to determine if clear aligner therapy is appropriate for you. By designing a custom set of trays, you can bring your smile into position discreetly.

How Invisalign® Differs From Other Treatment Systems

When deciding upon orthodontic corrective appliances, traditional braces provide the strength necessary to pull into position in severe cases of misalignment. While their strength is unparalleled, you may find the look of braces to be more prominent than you care for. If this is the case, Invisalign can discreetly fit your smile with a translucent look that others may not notice at all. This treatment is also temporarily removable over the correction period, allowing you to enjoy your meals and clean your teeth free from interference. Simply take them off and continue wearing them as directed when you are done eating or brushing your teeth. You may also correct your smile in less amount of time than a traditional counterpart. We often see patients perform their entire therapy in less than one year.

Creating Your Set Of Aligners

When you visit our practice, we will take imagery of your teeth from many angles to create a digital model of your smile. Compared to physical impressions, this process allows you to avoid the need for messy goo. We then deliver your three-dimensional model to a technician who can design a custom set of aligner trays that gradually pull your teeth into position. When your trays are ready, we will deliver them with instructions on how to properly wear them. As the weeks go on, you will switch to a new set of trays to continue the process. If a tray becomes damaged, we will have you return to our office to help create a replacement.

Speak With Your Shirley, NY, Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist About Bringing Your Smile Into Alignment

When you would like to straighten your smile, Invisalign® can provide the results you desire without calling unwanted attention. To find out more about your options for correcting your dental misalignment, please contact Shirley Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry in Shirley, NY, by calling (631) 399-1600.