If you are interested in a straighter smile but do not like the idea of wearing braces, Invisalign® is a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional orthodontics. Crafted from clear, BPA-free plastic, the Invisalign trays are virtually invisible and are custom-made to fit comfortably. At Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist in Staten Island, NY, our goal is to improve your oral health and enhance the appearance of your smile. Drs. Alex and Jason Hecht can plan Invisalign treatment to gently guide your teeth into their optimal positions for a straighter, healthier smile.
Explore Your Candidacy
Treatment with Invisalign can address many of the same orthodontic issues as traditional braces. Generally recommended for mild to moderate misalignment, Invisalign can treat a range of concerns, such as:
- Rotated teeth
- Open bites
For more severe misalignment or issues with the jaw, you may need traditional braces. Dr. Alex or Jason Hecht can evaluate your oral health and determine whether you are a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign.
Planning Your Treatment
During your first appointment at our office, we can take x-rays and scans of your smile to assess the state of your teeth and jaw. Using this information, Dr. Hecht will develop a plan to straighten your smile. We will also take impressions of your teeth to begin fabricating your aligners.
For most patients, treatment with Invisalign requires very few changes to their day-to-day routines.
Life with Invisalign
During your treatment, you will wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, brush, and floss. About every two weeks, you will begin wearing the next aligner in the series. As you wear each set, your teeth will gradually shift into place.
Dr. Hecht will likely recommend that you visit our office about every six weeks so he can monitor your progress. When your treatment is complete, Dr. Hecht can provide you with a custom retainer. Some patients are able to wear their final aligner as a retainer.
Benefits of Invisalign
For most patients, treatment with Invisalign requires very few changes to their day-to-day routines. Since you can remove the aligners while you eat, brush, and floss, it is easy to maintain your oral health. You can also enjoy the foods you love without worrying about damaging your braces. Meanwhile, the smooth surface of the aligners will not cause the irritation commonly associated with traditional braces.
Comfort and Convenience
If you are looking for an alternative to traditional orthodontics, Invisalign can provide similar results without the discomfort and hassle of braces. At Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist, we are committed to helping our patients achieve the healthy, beautiful smiles they deserve. For more information about Invisalign or one of our other cosmetic treatments, call our office at (718) 705-4434 or contact us online today.