Huntington, NY Invisalign experts
Shiney Smiles Orthodontics is your trusted expert straightening smiles for patients of all ages in Huntington, NY, Plainview, Syosset, and surrounding communities. For teens and adults who want the same results traditional braces provide, Invisalign could be the answer with more freedom and flexibility!
What are the benefits of choosing Huntington, NY Invisalign treatment?
Besides being nearly invisible, one of the most significant benefits of Invisalign aligners is their removability. The thing many people love about Invisalign aligners is the ability to remove them before eating or drinking anything other than water. You'll never have to worry about food getting stuck in brackets or wires. Remove them before brushing and flossing. Invisalign's flexibility makes it much easier to maintain a good oral hygiene routine because you can easily access your teeth. Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is especially important when you're having orthodontic treatment.
Since you can remove your aligners, you don't have to worry about any food restrictions.
This is a big deal because food restrictions are often the most significant learning curve with traditional braces. With Invisalign, you can eat all of your favorite foods while working on your straighter smile. Remove your aligners before you eat to avoid staining, and clean them and rinse them out with warm water at least once or twice a day.
There are no pesky wires with Invisalign aligners to poke out and irritate your mouth, and there aren't any adjustment appointments, either. Invisalign wearers are still expected to attend follow-up visits about every 6-8 weeks so that Dr. Sheinis can be sure that your teeth are making good progress.
What is involved in Huntington, NY Invisalign treatment?
The Invisalign clear aligner system uses clear, removable aligners to align teeth and improve oral health. At your initial consultation, we will use x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth. We use this to build a customized aligner specific to each patient's smile. The trays are constructed of a smooth, comfortable material that fits firmly over the teeth. These trays are designed to be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with the teeth as they move into their desired new positions. Research has proven that aligners are just as effective as traditional braces at treating many of the most common orthodontic issues when used as directed.
How does the Huntington, NY Invisalign system work?
The Invisalign system is straightforward. You will wear each aligner for about two weeks, and they should only be removed to eat, drink, brush, or floss. Your teeth will move gradually as you go through the aligners in your series. At the end of the series, they will reach their final desired positions.
They will need to be changed frequently to keep up with your teeth' movement as they begin to straighten. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can quickly undo any progress that's been made. During visits with Shiney Smiles Orthodontics, we will check to make sure treatment is progressing as planned. Change the aligners on time and wear them as directed. This is an essential element to success with your Huntington, NY Invisalign. Your trays will be custom designed to fit your unique dental needs.
It's important to remember that every patient will respond to orthodontic treatment differently. Invisalign works in a different and less invasive way than braces to straighten the teeth. This means it's hard to say how long a patient will need to wear them before seeing results. Though the average is somewhere between 6 and 18 months, depending on how a patient responds to treatment.
We estimate the average treatment time based on patients following the recommended guidelines. This means wearing aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day throughout treatment. Any small deviation from this can add extra time to the overall process. Invisalign can only work if patients stick to the program.
To learn more about Huntington, NY Invisalign, or find out if you are a good candidate for the Invisalign aligners, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation.