At our practice in Staten Island, we understand how important having a beautiful and healthy smile is. That’s why we offer the latest technology in orthodontic care with our Invisalign treatments.
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional based metal braces, making it the perfect option for adults and teens who want to straighten their teeth without the noticeable appearance that traditional metal braces give.
Invisalign treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces.
Invisalign clear aligners are FDA-approved and contain no BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten. They are thin, clear, and fit snugly over your teeth, making them virtually invisible.
Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible — people may not even notice you’re wearing them. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions. There are no metal brackets or wires that could irritate your mouth or break, sending you to your doctor for an emergency visit.
Invisalign aligners are made out of clear, plastic material that is virtually invisible and hard to spot when worn. This means that you can straighten your teeth without anyone noticing that you are wearing braces on your teeth
Each aligner you wear is made out of smooth plastic and built to custom fit your teeth. As they are custom fit based off the designs taken from your teeth they fit snugly and comfortably without causing any irritation or discomfort.
Invisalign aligners are removable, which means that you can take them out when you eat, brush and floss your teeth. This allows you to maintain good oral hygiene and to eat the foods you enjoy without any restrictions.
With Invisalign, you typically have fewer office visits than traditional braces. This is because your progress is tracked through regular check-ins with your orthodontist, who will provide you with new aligners every few weeks.
Faster treatment time: Invisalign can provide faster treatment times than traditional braces. This is because the aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth and are worn for a shorter period of time than traditional braces.
When considering orthodontic treatment, it's common to wonder why the old metal braces are not enough. At Healthy Smiles, we offer Invisalign treatment options that offer several advantages over traditional metal braces, including:
Traditional braces required a year or two of wiring, with constant adjustments and visits. Clear aligner trays only take between 6 to 12 months depending on your treatment plan and case.
Metal braces can make it very painful to eat solid or tough foods, especially at first. With clear aligners, you will just need to remove the tray before mealtimes, and you’ll be able to eat as normal.
The possibility of getting food stuck between your teeth was an ever-present threat with metal braces. With clear aligners, normal brushing and flossing after meals will be enough.
Mouth abrasions and cracked lips are common among those who wear metal braces, especially while doing sports. Clear aligner trays just need to be removed before the football match!
At Healthy Smiles in Staten Island, we are committed to providing our patients with the latest and most effective orthodontic treatments. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how Invisalign can give you the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.
Invisalign is not generally a painful treatment, but some patients may experience discomfort or soreness during the first few days of wearing each new set of aligners.
As dental implants are an advanced option in dealing with tooth loss, they are directly attached onto the bone with a tiny screw. With that, their position cannot be modified with any type of alignment treatment unfortunately. This includes clear Invisalign and traditional metal braces
To take care of your Invisalign trays, you should clean them regularly with a soft toothbrush and mild soap or Invisalign cleaning crystals. You should also remove them before eating or drinking anything other than water. Do not clean them in hot boiling water!
The length of Invisalign treatment can vary depending on the individual case, but treatment times typically range from 6 to 18 months.
Invisalign is suitable for a wide range of patients, including those with mild to moderate orthodontic issues such as overcrowding, gaps, or bite problems. It can be used to treat both adult and teenage patients.