Manhasset Invisalign Specialist
While braces have been a right of passage for millions of teenagers around the world, they remain self-conscious about the metal brackets in their mouths. Adults, especially, have a difficult time signing on to get braces, even if they need them to correct problems other than crooked teeth. The braces offer the option to correct issues with their teeth without anyone ever knowing they are wearing braces at all. It’s a great option for people who are looking for something a little more modern than the traditional metal braces we all grew up with.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment tool that is used to straighten teeth, much like traditional braces do, but with new and improved technology that provides amazing results. Invisalign is safe to use for both teenagers and adults to move their teeth into a more correct position. Dr. Benjamin Feintuch is a dentist based out of Long Island at Manhasset Miracle Smile, and he can work with you to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign and can walk you through the process of how they work.
They are used to correct crowded or crooked teeth, as well as problems associated with overbites or underbites. Patients now have an alternative option to traditional metal braces that is easy to apply, easy to adjust and provides amazing results in up to half the time.
How Does it Work?
Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable, custom aligners to gradually correct the position of your teeth. You will wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, but you can remove them for eating and to thoroughly clean your teeth. You can also remove them for special occasions, but only you and your dentist will know you are wearing them.
Your first visit will consist of a set of 3D images being taken so that Dr. Feintuch can prepare a mold for your teeth. You’ll also be able to see what your teeth will look like after the treatments are complete, thanks to the technology being used in the office. It’s very exciting to see the change on the screen! The mold of your teeth will be received by a dental technician who will build your aligner trays for your first, and subsequent visits. Once your trays have returned to the dentist’s office, you’ll be invited in for a fitting. Each aligner tray should expect to be worn for several weeks, with the total number of trays being needed ranging from 20-50 trays in total over a period of 9 to 18 months.
How Long Does Invisalign Take to See Results?
Generally, clear braces take between nine and 18 months to correct your smile. You would have to wear traditional braces for about two years for the same results! And clear aligners are smooth and comfortable, with no wires, bands, or the discomfort and sores that come with them. You will not need to come in for painful adjustments, but you will need to come in every six weeks so that Dr. Feintuch can check the progress of your treatment. Patients can start to see results within the first few weeks of wearing them as they aligners put constant pressure on the teeth and begin moving them right away. You won’t see significant results until closer to the end of your treatment regimen, but you can expect to notice teeth moving fairly quickly after the treatments are started.
What are the Benefits?
Patients love that they are clear and can be removed while they eat or drink. Patients can expect to see results much faster than traditional braces, and in some cases, the braces only have to be worn for as little as 9 months. Because the aligner trays are being updated and remodeled all the time, the teeth respond better to the constant pressure pushing against them. There is no cutting or scraping sensation inside the mouth, like there is with traditional braces because the aligners are made of soft plastic. They are very comfortable to wear. Most people often report forgetting they are even in place because they are so naturally fitted to their teeth. There is no pain associated with having your braces tightened like there is with traditional braces needing to be drawn along a wire in order to see the results desired. Our patients have also mentioned of fewer headaches and pain in the mouth with our system. The 3D technology allows orthodontists to plan for progress and monitor progress with this unique technology. Computer programs and data collection produce images of the mouth so that the aligners can be molded and new ones can be remolded to continue the progression of the treatment. It’s really intuitive and helps to move the treatment long nicely.
How to Choose the Right Provider for You
When it comes to working with the right dentist to administer and monitor your Invisalign braces, you need to work with someone who is trained and certified to use this advanced treatment system. Invisalign braces should only be applied by a dental professional who has received training and understands how to apply the aligners and conduct follow up progress checks. Dr. Benjamin Feintuch and the team at Manhasset Miracle Smile in Long Island are highly skilled and trained in the use and administration of Invisalign. Don’t get stuck with traditional braces because your dentist doesn’t have the proper training to treat you. Come and see the knowledgeable and friendly professionals at Manhasset Miracle Smile today to talk about your treatment options for correct crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or over and underbites. We also offer whitening treatment as well.
Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation.
We’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure you understand your treatment options and have a clear vision for what the results will be. Using the advanced 3D technology, we show you how your teeth will respond to treatment and answer any questions you may have. We’ll also work with you to accommodate payment options so that you can get the smile you’ve always dreamed about.
Call us today. We look forward to serving you at our Manhasset office.