Braces are mostly used to straighten teeth that are misaligned or to correct an overbite. Teeth straightening is normally attended to during childhood and more frequently during the teen years.
The idea of wearing braces is not a pleasant one for most teenagers as there is a certain amount of stigma attached, and traditional metal braces add to the discomfort because of the way it affects a child’s appearance.
Fortunately, the option of having invisible braces fitted can help to remove the stigma and make teenagers feel more comfortable about getting their teeth straightened.
In the old days people with crooked teeth had to either suffer the crooked teeth or suffer with hard, uncomfortable metal braces. Today your suffering is over thanks to invisible aligners such as Invisalign. At Island Dental Associates we can fit you with comfortable, smooth aligner trays made of a lightweight, clear BPA free plastic material that is nearly invisible.
No more hours in the orthodontists chair having your braces tightened and adjusted. We can correct your smile with invisible braces with just a quick, easy visit every couple of weeks. We’ll just pop out the old aligner and pop in a new one, easily and painlessly.
We’ll start out by talking with you about invisible braces. We want to be sure you are a good candidate and that you understand every part of this simple, fairly pleasant process. Once your orientation is done, we will make complete records of the layout of your mouth by taking impressions, photos and x-rays of your teeth. We will use this information to create a three dimensional image of your teeth so that we can create invisible braces that are a perfect fit and provide just the right amount of correction.
We can correct your smile with invisible aligners created just for you. These aligners are so invisible that most people will not notice them. You will be amazed at the comfortable and effective fit you will experience with these lightweight, removable aligners. We will give you complete instructions on when to wear your aligners and when to remove them for cleaning. Typically, you will remove them when you eat and when you floss and brush your teeth. The ideal is to wear your aligners for all but two hours of each day.
Just visit us every couple of weeks to receive a new set of invisible aligners to progress with your correction. Generally speaking, it will take about a year to complete your treatment. Of course, this length of time varies from one person to another. The nice thing is that you will be able to see the progress of your treatment as we correct your smile with invisible braces.
To find out more about straightening your crooked tooth with invisible braces call us at (516) 565-6565.