Invisalign® is a revolutionary alternative for patients who want to straighten their smile without having to endure the difficulties of traditional metal braces. Karanjit Kamboj, DDS, at Beech Avenue Dental in Flushing, New York, is an exceptional practitioner that’s helped numerous patients achieve a healthier and better-looking smile with Invisalign. To get started with your treatment, schedule a consultation today by calling the office or booking a visit online.
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that improves your smile with a series of removable clear aligners made of smooth, comfortable plastic. Invisalign has quickly become a popular alternative to traditional metal braces, with over six million people worldwide using it to straighten their teeth.
Your journey to a straighter smile with Invisalign begins with an impression of your teeth. Your dentist uploads this impression to a computer that creates a virtual model of your smile. That model is manipulated to outline all of the “steps” necessary to get your teeth into proper alignment, and those “steps” are then turned into your series of aligners.
Your aligners fit snugly over your smile and exert a small-but-constant amount of pressure on your teeth that gradually pushes them into alignment. You wear your aligner all day, every day, taking them out only to brush, floss, and eat.
You move on to the next aligner in your series every two weeks until you’ve hit your target alignment, at which point you finally have your dream smile!
Invisalign treats many of the same conditions as braces, including:
Many patients also choose to use Invisalign to straighten and improve teeth that are only cosmetically imperfect.
Many people think that Invisalign is only for adults, but with Invisalign Teen®, patients in their teenage years can be candidates for this revolutionary straightening system.
Invisalign Teen upgrades the traditional Invisalign system by adding eruption tabs and compliance indicators to its aligners. The eruption tabs hold open an empty space in your smile in case you have permanent teeth that are still coming through your gums.
The compliance indicator is a little blue dot that begins to fade if you’re wearing your aligners properly, so your dentist can check to make sure that you’re engaging with the system correctly.
Invisalign offers a number of advantages of traditional metal braces, such as:
Invisalign’s aligners are made of smooth plastic that’s comfortable in your mouth, unlike the mouthful of metal and torn-up cheeks that you get with braces.
Invisalign’s aligners are removable, so you don’t have to change your diet or learn any special techniques for keeping your teeth clean. Simply pop out your aligners when it’s time to brush, floss, or eat, and pop them back in after.
Invisalign’s aligners are virtually invisible in your mouth, so you can avoid the mouthful-of-metal look during your treatment.
Don’t wait any longer to improve your smile. Schedule your Invisalign consultation today by calling the Beech Avenue Dental office or booking a visit online.