Why Choose Invisalign?

By Coleman Dental
June 05, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Choose Invisalign for a straight smile without the inconvenience of metal braces. Invisalign straightens the teeth with soft aligner trays invisalignthat are barely noticeable because they are clear. The trays are also removable, which makes brushing and flossing easier. In Merrick, NY, Invisalign is available at Coleman Dental where Dr. Robert Coleman and Dr. Tamar Hoff-Nir can help you decide if Invisalign is right for you.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a method for straightening crooked, gapped or misaligned teeth. Rather than hard metal wires and brackets like traditional braces, Invisalign utilizes soft, plastic aligner trays to straighten the teeth. The trays are custom fit to each patient’s teeth and trays are replaced with new ones every few weeks. Each new set of trays helps the teeth gradually move into the desired position. For most patients, Invisalign aligner trays are worn for between nine and fifteen months. Ask your dentist in Merrick if Invisalign is right for you.

Advantages of Invisalign

There are several advantages to choosing Invisalign to straighten your smile. Metal braces have hard brackets and wires that can poke and irritate the mouth and gums. Invisalign aligner trays are made from a soft plastic material that is nonirritating and comfortable to wear. Another advantage of Invisalign is that the trays are clear so they are practically invisible, unlike the silver metal brackets and wires of traditional braces.

Invisalign aligner trays are removable, which makes it easier to keep the teeth clean. With metal braces that are permanently affixed to the teeth, food particles can be easily trapped between wires and brackets. With Invisalign, the trays can be removed to eat and drink so there is no worry about food particles getting stuck in the trays. Further, the trays can be taken out to brush and floss for a more thorough cleaning.

Invisalign is an excellent choice for straightening the teeth. The aligner trays are comfortable to wear, removable and practically invisible. With all the advantages Invisalign offers, why not choose Invisalign? For Invisalign in Merrick, NY, contact Coleman Dental to schedule an appointment with Dr. Coleman or Dr. Hoff-Nir by calling (516) 378-0867.