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A Clear Advantage: Why Staten Island Residents Prefer Invisalign Over Other Alternatives

Don’t let crooked or misaligned teeth stop you from letting Staten Island see that beautiful smile of yours. Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign!

Legendary actress and singer Connie Stevens once said, “Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.” In a world where jewelry and designer clothes rule the world, her quote mustn’t be forgotten. 

Unfortunately, too many people in the Staten Island area aren’t wearing that smile. 

And many of those who do wear their smile often, aren’t wearing it with confidence – or pride. 

But why is that – and what can we do to fix it? 

Well, one of the biggest reasons people are so scared to smile is because they’re unhappy with the smile they were given – and misaligned teeth play a major role in that. In fact, it’s one of the biggest culprits. 

Crowding, gap teeth, open bite, underbite, overbite, crossbite – some of us can’t seem to catch a break!

Here at Healthy Smiles, we fully support what Stevens was trying to convey all those years ago – and not just because she was born in Brooklyn, but because everyone deserves to smile large and smile often. 

Invisalign: Your Clearest Path to a Straighter Smile

Let’s be honest: we all want a straight smile, but not everyone is born with one – and even those who are born with one might see their teeth shift as they age in a process known as physiological mesial drift. 

In fact, recent estimates suggest that 9 out of 10 people (90%) have slightly crooked or misaligned teeth. 

If this sounds like you, then don’t panic. There are things your local Staten Island dentist can do to help and it doesn’t have to include walking around with braces for months – sometimes years – at a time.

And with that, we’d like to introduce you to Invisalign – the world’s most popular alternative to braces. 

  • Invisalign is a brand of clear (invisible) aligners that gradually straighten your teeth over the course of a few weeks. They look like a clear mouthguard, but they act like traditional braces.

They’re faster than braces, more comfortable than braces, and with no brackets or wires – they’re far less noticeable than braces. They’re even removable so you can eat, speak, brush, floss, and drink freely. 

5 Reasons Why Invisalign Reigns Supreme

One of the most common questions we get asked is how Invisalign stacks up against its competitors – and why it’s widely regarded as one of the best orthodontic treatments for crooked or misaligned teeth. 

Before we answer that question, let’s take a look at some of those competitors: 

  • Traditional braces consist of metal brackets that are glued to the front of each tooth and connected by a metal wire. 
  • Ceramic braces are less noticeable than metal braces because the brackets are either clear or matched to the color of the teeth.
  • Lingual braces are similar to traditional metal braces but are placed on the backside of the teeth, making them invisible from the front.
  • Clear aligners, such as ClearCorrect, Byte, Six Month Smiles, SmileDirectClub, and FastBraces, are direct competitors of Invisalign.

Like anything in life (and certainly the dental community), there are pros and cons to just about anything – and Invisalign is no different. With that said, here are some of the clear benefits of choosing Invisalign. 

1. iTero Element™ Scanner

Say goodbye to old-school molds that don’t fit right and say hello to the futuristic iTero Element™ Scanner – a digital marvel that snaps up to 6,000 images per second, crafting a dazzling 3D model of your teeth. 

This high level of accuracy ensures that your Invisalign aligners fit comfortably and securely – enhancing both their effectiveness and your overall experience. Get ready for a smile that looks and feels perfect!

2. ClinCheck Software

ClinCheck is a state-of-the-art outcome simulator that uses a groundbreaking algorithm to help your Staten Island dentist map out the perfect treatment plan – down to the tiniest little shift in tooth position. 

By calculating the exact force needed for each individual tooth, the ClinCheck software gives each patient an accurate preview of your stunning new smile before you even start. You’ll know exactly what to expect!

3. SmartTrack Material

Clear aligners are only as comfortable as the material they’re made of. What makes Invisalign such a major player in the dental community is the fact that they’re made of SmartTrack – a patented material. 

SmartTrack is specifically engineered to exert gentle pressure on the teeth, enhancing the precision of tooth movement. It makes Invisalign aligners easy to remove and even easier to reinsert time and again.

4. SmartForce Attachments

SmartForce attachments are designed to provide your clear aligners with additional points of contact to facilitate precise tooth movements and are applied to the teeth before or during the course of treatment. 

They allow the aligners to fit seamlessly over your teeth, making them discreet and virtually unnoticeable. While not all patients require SmartForce attachments, they offer significant benefits for those who do.

5. Precision Wings

Precision Wings are specifically engineered to address retrognathic Class II malocclusions by targeting the mandibular bone. In addition to straightening teeth, Invisalign can also reposition the jaw over time.

It’s just one of the many reasons why so many people prefer Invisalign over its competitors. They’re so much more than just aligners and provide far more benefits than other clear aligners available today. 

Vivera Retainer System: Protect Your Smile Investment

Invisalign – and any clear aligner or braces, for that matter – will gradually straighten your teeth over time, but that doesn’t mean it’ll keep your teeth straight against the natural shifting that occurs as we age.

In fact, that’s one of the biggest misconceptions with Invisalign today. 

But don’t worry – that’s why we have the Vivera Retainer System.

Retainers are custom-made dental devices designed to hold teeth in their new, corrected positions after treatment. In other words, they help prevent teeth from shifting back to their original, misaligned positions.

The Vivera Retainer System is a clear retainer by Align Technology – the same company that produces Invisalign. It’s made of material that is at least 30% stronger and twice as durable as other clear retainers. 

Although not mandatory, most dentists (including us) recommend the use of a retainer for lasting results. 

Straight Teeth, Healthy Smiles: Let’s Fix That Beautiful Smile of Yours!

Are you ready to do away with your crooked or misaligned teeth? Do you find yourself hiding your smile out of fear that haters might make fun of you? Do you want to smile with confidence and pride again?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, then we’d like to hear from you. 

Welcome to Healthy Smiles – your favorite neighborhood dentist in Staten Island. 

We firmly believe that no one should be embarrassed by their smile. If that sounds like you, then we have a wide range of treatments that can help you regain ownership of that beautiful smile you were born with. 

Feel free to contact us at (718) 948-1600 or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Joseph Cipriano.