Are you someone who avoids smiling because you don’t like the way your teeth look?
If your teeth are crooked, gapped, or misaligned, you might have thought about orthodontics, but perhaps you were put off by the idea of months – and possibly years – of metal wires and brackets.
Now you can have a straight, beautiful smile without the need for metal braces. At Court Square Dentistry, we offer Invisalign invisible braces.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners that can straighten your teeth without the discomfort and hassles of braces.
Invisalign is the perfect orthodontic treatment for those who want to transform their smile discreetly. The clear aligners are almost invisible, shifting your teeth into place without the embarrassment of wearing metal brackets on your teeth. Even someone sitting right across from you will be hard-pressed to see the clear plastic trays.
Every few weeks, you will change to new aligners that progressively move your teeth into the desired alignment. No rubber bands or wires – just comfortable, clear plastic trays that are discreet and fit over your teeth while you go about your day. Unlike the uncomfortable adjustments patients wearing traditional braces experience on a regular basis, Invisalign provides a milder experience.
With Invisalign, clear aligners are customized for your teeth to move them into place gently. The aligners are removable, so you can continue to eat the foods you love without restriction. You remove the aligners for cleaning your teeth as well, so it’s easy to maintain excellent oral hygiene during treatment.
Another advantage of Invisalign is that you can see your progress as it happens.
Invisalign patients must commit to wearing the aligners for at least 22 hours per day, every day, to get the results they are seeking.
Teens are notorious for being sensitive about their appearance. Many teens need orthodontics, and they can often get the results they need using Invisalign Teen.
Like the adult version, these clear aligners can accomplish the same results as braces without embarrassment or discomfort. Teens can still eat the gooey, sticky foods they prefer by removing their aligners, brushing their teeth, and then putting their aligners back in. Invisalign Teen is best for mature teenagers who can commit to wearing the plastic aligners for the minimum number of hours each day.
The treatment time is usually similar to that used with metal braces. But one advantage is that there is no need for excessive visits to our office for the adjustments and maintenance that are required with traditional braces.
Are you ready to transform your smile without braces?
Contact Court Square Dentistry in Long Island City to schedule your consultation for Invisalign orthodontics. Also be sure to ask about our Propel treatments that can help reduce the length of your treatment time.