Regardless of your age or background, you deserve a smile that does not look crooked, crowded, or gapped. You also deserve a dentist who cares enough about your health and appearance to help you address your orthodontic concerns in a way that makes sense for your unique situation. The good news is that we can make your smile transformation happen fast. In fact, our Bayside, NY dental team can introduce you to an alternative orthodontic treatment that’s called Invisalign.
If all you know about orthodontic treatment is old-style metal braces, you’re in for a surprise with Invisalign. Keep reading to hear more about the benefits of clear aligners. Then, if you like what you have learned, give us a call at 718-395-5331, to take the next step toward a healthier, better-looking smile.
Having a mouth full of metal is no way to fly under the radar. But you won’t be getting any extra attention on account of your Invisalign clear aligners treatment. Obviously, with Invisalign there isn’t any metal required. It simply relies upon clear (nearly invisible) plastic aligners to move your teeth into proper placement. As such, your treatment process will be an easy secret to keep.
If metal braces have to go in your mouth, there is no respite from them, until your treatment is completed after 2-3 long years (that include a series of adjustments). Invisalign aligners won’t be like that at all. In fact, you can take them out for eating meals, cleaning your teeth, and any other time that seems like a good idea. Full disclosure: you do need to wear them for 20+ hours each day in order to stay on schedule. But having the option of taking a break is a huge perk.
Since there is no metal, and there are no wires and brackets, you won’t have to shop for non-sticky foods or invest in special tools. You also won’t have to waste time on getting in-office orthodontic adjustments along the way. Instead, you shepherd the process by switching out your aligners for the next ones in the predetermined series (every two weeks or so). This can be done from anywhere.
If we’re being honest, no one ever becomes accustomed to the stark look and feel of metal in their mouth. The good news is that, if you are a candidate for Invisalign, the aligners won’t cause pain the way that traditional braces often will. They are more like a mouthguard in the way that they rest comfortably over your teeth. So, you won’t need to rely on waxes to form a protective barrier over your soft tissues. With your gentle orthodontic gear there won’t be any bleeding, sores, or discomfort to work through.
With braces you would have to wait 2-3 long years before you could enjoy your new smile. But clear aligners allow you to see results in only about 12 months time.
We hope you have been inspired to take action. Call Dental Expressions in Bayside, NY today at 718-395-5331 or fill out our online form to request your clear aligners consultation appointment. You’ll be so glad you did!