Are you searching for something other than traditional braces to get straight teeth?
If you want to achieve a straight smile but don’t like the look or hassle of metal braces, you should consider Invisalign®. This advanced orthodontics system uses clear aligners that slowly reposition the teeth. Invisalign is a discreet, comfortable orthodontic treatment that can meet all your dental health needs.
Cosmetic Dentistry Associates is your premier cosmetic dentist office in Pomona, NY. Dr. Peter Auster and Dr. Frances Tang are experienced dentists who are committed to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. Our team works with you every step of the way to ensure that we are meeting all your cosmetic dentistry needs.
Why Choose Invisalign?
Patients often avoid seeking treatment because they don’t want it to ruin their social life. This is especially true with our adult patients. Metal braces can also make day-to-day life more difficult. For some, metal braces can be uncomfortable and may even irritate the gums.
Invisalign uses SmartTrack, a patented material that makes your aligners more comfortable to wear. It helps create aligners that fit snugly over your teeth, controls the position of your teeth, and helps speed up your treatment.
Patients who choose Invisalign can look forward to these key benefits:
- Convenience: We custom-create your aligners just for you. During your appointment, our dentists team will review all aspects of your treatment to ensure you know exactly what to do. Over time, switching out your aligners will become second nature.
- Discretion: The aligners are clear plastic, making your braces almost see-through. You will need to wear them for up to 20 hours a day, so if you need to remove them for pictures or a special event, you can do so without worry.
- Effectiveness: This system is one of the most effective orthodontic solutions for patients who want to achieve a straight smile. Most patients’ treatment time is 12-18 months to achieve good results.
The Invisalign Process
Each Invisalign case begins with a consult with Dr. Auster. He will discuss your goals, look at your smile, and suggest the best solutions for your smile. If Invisalign is right for you, we must take digital impressions of your teeth. We will send your impressions to a local Invisalign lab, where they will fabricate your custom aligners.
The number of aligners you receive will depend on your case. Many patients see the results they want in about 12 and 18 months. During this time, we will schedule visits to our office to check your progress. We may need to make minor changes to your treatment plan.
Many patients find great success with Invisalign treatment. This revolutionary orthodontic treatment is designed with your particular needs in mind.
Is Invisalign Right For Me?
Whether you are a teen or an adult, we can tailor your Invisalign treatment so it is right for you. To determine if Invisalign treatment is the best solution for your smile, we invite you to visit our office for a consult.
During your consult, one of our experienced dentists will evaluate the condition of your teeth. If you are an ideal candidate for Invisalign, we can begin to build a custom treatment plan during your appointment.
Invisalign can be used to address these orthodontic concerns:
- Gap Teeth
- Open Bite
- Crooked Teeth
- Achieve Straighter Teeth
Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams. If you are unsure if invisible braces are right for you, visit us for a consultation.
How long would I have to wear Invisalign?
Times vary between patients depending on the corrections we make to your smile. Because Invisalign wearing instructions are based on how long you wear them each day, the average treatment timeline for most patients is about 12 months.
Can I eat or drink while wearing the Invisalign aligners?
You must remove your aligners before you eat or drink, with the exception of plain water. The same goes for brushing your teeth and other oral hygiene steps. Eating food can scratch or damage the aligners, and drinking things like coffee would stain them, so they’re no longer invisible. Remove them when needed, and then put them back when ready!
Are there any risks of Invisalign?
Like any medical treatment, big or small, there are some inherent risks with Invisalign. However, you can avoid most of the risks with proper care and help from your dentist. Some of the risks include wearing down your teeth quicker, light TMJ-type issues, and the aligners breaking. Again, these are all easily fixed with help from your dentist.
What happens if I don’t wear my aligners for 22 hours daily?
If you don’t wear your aligners enough, your treatment is going to take longer. The aligners need to stay in for a certain amount of time so that your teeth can adjust to being in this new position. They risk moving back and shifting around when you aren’t wearing them enough, meaning you’ll need lengthier treatment.
Can I speed up my Invisalign treatment?
No, and you can suffer dangerous consequences if you attempt to. Your bone and soft tissue need time to adjust to the new positioning so that your teeth stay stable. You feel some discomfort each time you switch to a new set of aligners as your teeth adjust. Just because you no longer feel that discomfort doesn’t mean that you’re ready for new aligners. If you switch them out too quickly, your teeth can become loose and even fall out.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign treats mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. If you have more severe orthodontic issues, metal braces or other orthodontic treatment may be required. You also have to be responsible enough to take care of your aligners properly and ensure that you don’t misplace them. You have to wear the aligners for a certain amount each day, too.
Schedule A Dental Exam & Consultation
Schedule a consultation with our team at Cosmetic Dentistry Associates in Pomona, NY. To schedule an appointment, call (845) 241-0656 or request an appointment online.