Posts for: July, 2018
Is your smile a little crooked, crowded, or gapped? Do you wish to have straighter teeth without the hassles of traditional braces? Then, Invisalign clear aligners from Coleman Dental in Merrick, NY, may be your solution. Crafted from thin, durable, BPA-free acrylic, these removable orthodontic appliances change smiles quickly and comfortably. Dr. Robert Coleman and Dr. Tamar Hoff-Nir recommend Invisalign for many smile alignment issues, and yours could be one of them.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign aligners look like professional teeth whitening trays. They fit tightly over the top and bottom arches and progressively move teeth into healthier, better-looking positions. You may remove them to eat and drink (coffee and other beverages create stains), brush and floss, and although the aligners are very discreet, some patients take them out for special occasions.
Over the course of treatment, which typically lasts nine to 15 months, patients visit Coleman Dental every month to six weeks for progress checks and to receive their next aligner pairs. There are no time-consuming or uncomfortable adjustments as with metal or ceramic braces, and patients can enjoy their usual healthy diets with no restrictions.
At home, oral hygiene as simple as removing the aligners, cleaning them with soap and water, and brushing and flossing as usual. Typically, patients wear their appliances 20 to 22 hours a day to ensure completion of their care plans.
Your Invisalign consultation
Older teens and adults with healthy teeth and gums often qualify for treatment with Invisalign clear aligners. A consultation at Coleman Dental in Merrick gives the dentist a clear picture of your smile goals, your dental alignment and your smile's potential for change with Invisalign. If you decide to go ahead with treatment, a special three-dimensional scan and computer-aided design processes will help the Invisalign technician craft your aligner pairs.
What Invisalign corrects
Complex orthodontic problems may still require traditional braces. However, mild to moderate alignment issues are perfect for Invisalign--gaps, various malocclusions (such as overbite), crowding, overjet (protruding front teeth), orthodontic relapse (after previous treatment with conventional braces), and more.
The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says patient compliance is critical to success with Invisalign aligners. So if you begin Invisalign treatment, be sure to follow Dr. Hoff-Nir's or Dr. Coleman's instructions closely.
Learn more in Merrick, NY
Why not arrange an Invisalign consultation at Coleman Dental? Bring your goals, expectations, and questions, and get the answers you need for an informed decision on your new smile. Call today: (516) 378-0867.