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Jackson Heights Invisalign® Clear Braces - Roosevelt Dental Care 

Jackson Heights  dentists of Roosevelt Dental Care and our entire team realize the impact a smile can make on aperson's self-esteem. Invisalign is an alternative for patients who are looking into orthodontics and want to take a route away from traditional braces. Patients tend to choose Invisalign when looking to straighten teeth, close gaps, or correct bite issues without the pain and discomfort associated with traditional braces. This treatment uses a series of undetectable aligning trays that straighten your teeth within a few months. Completion of this treatment can normally go from six months to a year, depending on the individual. Whether your teeth are crowding, experiencing cavities, gum disease or worn down tooth, Invisalign is the key to giving you a new reason to smile.

At Roosevelt Dental Care, we offer a consultation in order to discuss with patients what they want to correct or change about their current smile. Next, the doctor performs a thorough examination, and takes dental x-rays to identify any dental health issues that can affect your teeth from functioning properly. If the doctor identifies crowding of the teeth, periodontal disease, gingivitis, or teeth that are wearing down, the patient will then be informed on looking into Invisalign. The next step is to write a treatment plan for the patient and take impressions of their teeth. This treatment plan, along with the impressions, is sent to a lab where the patient’s systems of alignment trays are created.

There are many benefits to choosing Invisalign over traditional metal braces. Getting Invisalign is known to be more of a simple procedure without all the pain and discomfort that goes along with getting braces. During this time, patients are able to remove their aligners to eat and drink. Brushing, flossing, and brushing teeth are much easier because you are able to remove your aligners as opposed to braces. Here at Roosevelt Dental Care, we believe that Invisalign is one of the best decisions a patient can make when correcting dental issues. If you are looking into Invisalign, contact our Jackson Heights  dental practice.

One of the primary concerns people often have about dental braces is the aesthetic impact of the metalwork on their smile. Especially for adults, the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time can be very discouraging. Invisalign® offers an almost invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal.

Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays. The dentist changes the trays every several weeks to fit the new tooth configuration. In addition to the reduced visual impact, Invisalign® aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions – meaning that treatment duration is patient-controlled. A great number of people report complete satisfaction with both the Invisalign® treatment and the stunning results.

What kind of bite problems can Invisalign® correct?

Invisalign® corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces; the only difference is that Invisalign® trays are almost invisible to the naked eye, and can be removed at will.

Here are some problems that are commonly corrected with Invisalign®:

  • Overcrowding – This occurs when there is too little space for the teeth to align normally in the mouth. Overcrowding can cause tooth decay and increase the likelihood of gum disease.
  • Large gaps between teeth – This can sometimes occur because teeth are missing or because the jaw continues to grow abnormally.
  • Crossbite – This common dental problem occurs when one or multiple upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth. As a consequence, uneven wear can lead to bone erosion and gum disease.
  • Overbite – This problem occurs when the upper teeth project further than, or completely cover, the lower teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ may occur.
  • Underbite – This is the inverse of the overbite; the lower teeth project further than, or completely cover, the upper teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ can occur.

What advantages does Invisalign® offer over traditional braces and veneers?

Traditional dental braces, Invisalign® aligning trays and dental veneers are three different ways to perfect the alignment of the teeth. There are many different considerations to make when considering which treatment will be best, and each of these options works better in certain situations.

Invisalign® differs from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are fully removable. This means that more discipline and commitment is required from the patient. This is not usually a problem since the trays are comfortable and nearly invisible. Almost identical results can be obtained by using either treatment.

Invisalign® is preferable to veneers in many cases because unlike veneers, Invisalign® actually straightens the teeth. Veneers are thin covers that the dentist permanently affixes to the teeth. Teeth must be etched beforehand, meaning that to remove dental veneers, an alternative covering must be constructed. In addition to being somewhat expensive, veneers can break and often last for less than 20 years.

What does Invisalign® treatment involve?

First, the dentist needs to devise an initial treatment plan before creating the special aligning trays. Three-dimensional digital images are taken of the entire jaw. These images allow the dentist to move specific teeth on the screen, view the jaw from different angles, and also foresee what the face might look like in years to come. In essence, this technology can show how Invisalign® trays will change the facial aesthetics.

Once planning is complete, a unique set of aligners is made. The total amount of aligners required varies with each individual case, but 20-29 sets per arch is typical.

What are some considerations when wearing Invisalign® trays?

Life with Invisalign® aligning trays may take several weeks to get used to. The trays should be worn constantly, except when eating and drinking. It is important to remove the trays when consuming food or drink because food can become trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay.

Usually, new trays are necessary every two weeks and progress between appointments can be seen with the naked eye. There is no doubt that Invisalign® aligning trays have revolutionized orthodontics. Invisalign® is renowned for being both comfortable and effective.

If you are looking for Invisalign in Jackson Heights, New York or have questions about Invisalign® Clear Braces, please contact us today!