Invisalign for Adults

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Crooked teeth can often lower confidence in your smile and yourself. Maybe more importantly crooked teeth break down faster through enamel wear and bone loss because of excessive forces while biting. If you are considering straightening your teeth, you may be wondering what the most effect solution is for you? As an adult, sporting traditional metal braces might be embarrassing and even unprofessional in the workplace. If you feel this might be the case, then we recommend choosing Invisalign for adults. Invisalign aligners are made up of high tech plastic that is nearly invisible. You may even see that people do not notice that you are going through corrective treatment. With Invisalign, the embarrassment and hassle that was once associated with braces disappear. You might find them to be the right method of treatment, even if they are slightly more expensive.

Braces vs. Invisalign

Traditional braces consist of metal brackets which are temporarily glued to your teeth. These brackets are fastened together with small rubber bands and thin wires. These days, orthodontists offer brackets that are smaller and closer in color to your natural teeth, making them less noticeable than before. Braces are irremovable and are typically worn for about 2 years depending on each circumstance. They can cost anywhere from 6,500 dollars, and follow-up visits are needed about once every month. You will have to brush the wires and brackets regularly and restrict yourself from eating certain foods (such as candies and gum). Braces can be effective for more complex issues, but you may experience some pain and soreness from the wires and tooth displacement. Traditional braces are not ideal if you play regular contact sports, or if you would like to keep your food options less restricted.

Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners made to fit your mouth. Each tray a little different then the one before it to guide your teeth into an ideal position. The process tends to be more effective then traditional brackets as each tooth can be moved individually and with a very predictable pre determined force. Invisalign is actually safer for the roots of natural teeth because the forces applied are more controlled.

Invisalign for Adults-Straight Teeth in Just a Few Months

The Invisalign hardware consists of clear removable trays. Most people find this very appealing because they are easy to wear and remove and there is no discomfort from any metal wires or brackets. If you choose Invisalign with us you will find it is a very cost effective solution and the two years of conventional orthodontic treatment can be completed in as little as 4 months. Using accelerated techniques our patients are often able to change their aligners in as few as 5 days. Dramatic results can often be realized in as few as 3-4 months as the process is truly amazing.

No Goopy Impressions

In our office impressions for Invisalign are taken using the state of the art iTero digital scanner. This high tech device takes pictures of your teeth and converts them into a 3D model. With the iTero we can show you a simulation of how your teeth will look at the end of treatment. This technique avoids messy impressions and provides ultra accurate models upon which your Invisalign trays are made. Fast, easy and accurate-the trays always fit to ensure predictable results.

Contact Our Smithtown Office

Some adults may think it is too late to get braces, but since the year 2000 Invisalign has slowly changed the minds of many. Having straighter teeth can improve many aspects of your life from social to professional. If you live in the Smithtown or the general Long Island area and believe that Invisalign is the right solution for you, contact us at (631) 982-9669, and let’s schedule your consultation today!