June 9, 2017
One of the most basic aspects of a good looking smile is to have the right teeth in the right spots. Lining your teeth up in the right order will dramatically impact the look and feel of your smile. So, how do you do that and avoid having a full mouth of metal that you take to work with you each day? The answer is Invisalign. Invisalign alignment from Smile Design Dental will be able to give you the straight smile you need and let you get there without broadcasting it to everyone you meet. Keep your alignment efforts a secret with Invisalign dental alignment.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a real way to straighten your smile without telling everyone you know about it. Practically invisible to those around you due to the clear plastic polymer they are made from, Invisalign dental aligners will gently shift your teeth into correct alignment over the course of months, not years like traditional orthodontic measures. With this short-term orthodontic option, you will be able to live your life free from the stigma that comes from a mouth full of metal brackets and wires.
What Is The Invisalign Process Like?
Visit #1 – Your first visit with Dr. Petrosino will be going over what you can expect from your Invisalign treatment. She will explain the routine and scheduled visits with you. You will also have dental impressions taken to assist in making your custom set of aligners. These are what will take your smile from crooked to straight in as little as 12 months! Dr. Petrosino will also show you what your smile will look like at the conclusion of your treatment. You will get to see your new smile before it is reality!
Visit #2 – This is when you receive your initial set of dental aligners, and your treatment will truly begin. You will put your first pair of aligners in as soon as you get it. This is important, as the sooner you start the process, the sooner the treatment will be complete. You’ll need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day, every day. This gives you two hours a day for hygiene (brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash) and eating meals. Being able to enjoy the foods you want is a big plus for this type of treatment. Just pop the aligners out, eat your meal, and then pop them back in. You will move to a new aligner in your series every two weeks until you have completed your treatment. Every six weeks, you will come in for checkups with Dr. Petrosino. She will go over your progress, and you will pick up whatever aligners you need to continue your treatment.
Final Results – Many Invisalign treatment plans last about 12 months, but each person is different. During your initial appointment, Dr. Petrosino will go over the exact timeline for your treatment and how many different sets of aligners you will need to get to the smile you want. Once you have reached the end of your treatment, you will have the straight smile like Dr. Petrosino showed you during that first appointment.
What Makes Invisalign Better Than Traditional Braces?
Look – The clear aligners are practically invisible to those around you. This means no metal brackets cemented to the outside surface of your teeth, and no silver wires or colored bands to bring people’s eyes to your smile. This is especially important for those busy working adults who don’t want to risk damage to their professional reputation that may come from having unsightly braces on their teeth.
Feel – The plastic that the Invisalign alignment system uses will feel comfortable in your mouth. There will not be the sharp metal edges that come with braces to irritate, poke, and prod the inside of your mouth. This means you won’t have to think about how you smile, talk, and eat because there is nothing inside your mouth to cause you any pain.
Time – One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign alignment is the amount of time it takes to achieve a better, straighter smile. Traditional braces will take between two to three years to correct your smile, but Invisalign can do the same job in as little as 12 months. The length of your treatment may be longer depending on how much treatment is needed, but it will always be shorter than the traditional alternative.
Call our Newburgh, NY office today at (845) 670-5423 to schedule your appointment. Get the smile you want without drawing the attention you don’t with Invisalign.