What is Invisalign ®?
Invisalign® is a comfortable and popular alternative to traditional braces, used to correct a wide range of orthodontic problems, including gaps in teeth and overcrowded teeth. Invisalign® braces are made from a flexible but strong plastic material that is custom-generated to fit your teeth exactly. Our orthodontists at Amazing Smiles Orthodontics offer Invisalign® treatment for patients in Forest Hills, Brooklyn, Long Island, and the surrounding areas. We can provide you with a custom Invisalign® treatment plan that works for you and gets your smile looking great as soon as possible.
Invisalign ® For Teens
At Amazing Smiles, we offer Invisalign ® Teen for our teenage patients. It’s important for many of our teenage patients that their appearance is unaffected by braces. In these cases, we’re happy to provide teens with an alternative to metal braces that keeps your smile bright and your braces nearly invisible to others.
Why is Invisalign ® Used?
Invisalign® might be recommended if you notice any of the following dental problems and are looking for an alternative to traditional braces:
- Gaps between teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Open bite
- Crooked teeth
Invisalign® is often the preferred braces type for patients looking for a less-noticeable way to straighten your teeth. Invisalign ® is known for being practically invisible, which is where they get their name. At Amazing Smiles, we also offer Invisalign ® Teen, the invisible braces system specifically designed for teenagers who have dental imperfections but do not want traditional metal braces.
What Does Getting Invisalign ® Involve?
Getting Invisalign® clear retainers is a simple process. It begins with setting up an appointment at Amazing Smiles so we can evaluate the current state of your teeth and make sure that Invisalign® is right for you. Then, we’ll fit you for your retainer sets using the state-of-the-art iTero® Element™ Intraoral Scanner digital impression system, which scans your teeth and allows our orthodontists to create your Invisalign® retainers to fit your teeth perfectly.
Usually, your retainers will switch every two weeks, but this could vary depending on your personal situation and overall Invisalign ® plan. The retainers you receive will have minor adjustments so that your teeth will gradually move to the correct position over time.
The entire plan for your teeth is generated by a computer, so you’ll be able to see a before and after image of your smile and feel confident knowing that your Invisalign® treatment plan has been fully customized for your unique set of teeth.
Throughout your Invisalign® treatment, you’ll come in for visits with one of our orthodontists to make sure you’re on the right track and to evaluate the movement of your teeth. We’ll make any needed adjustments to your plan as necessary along the way.
What are the benefits of getting Invisalign ®?
There are many benefits of choosing Invisalign® to improve your smile, including the following:
- Less noticeable than traditional braces
- Removeable when needed (e.g.: for eating or flossing)
- Custom-made retainers to fit your smile
- Shows your before/after images so you can see where treatment is headed
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