Traditional metal braces have been effective at straightening teeth for many years. Even with their generally reliable results, this type of orthodontic solution has an obvious downside for many people. They draw unwanted attention by dominating a smile, can cause the wearer to lisp, and can be difficult to properly maintain. Still, they’re preferable to unsightly crooked teeth. But what if there were a type of braces that were just as effective as the traditional metal kind but were hardly noticeable? There is. Invisalign is that solution, and we have it! These tough transparent braces make teeth straightening more discreet. The only thing others are likely to notice is an amazing smile once you’ve finished treatment. With an acclaimed orthodontist and other specialists and general dentists on staff, Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates can deliver the straight, spectacular smile you want the way you want it—without any awkward or embarrassing dental appliances.
What makes Invisalign different is that it won’t announce to the world that you’re having orthodontic treatment. Invisalign doesn’t have those conspicuous metal brackets and wires you associate with braces. Instead, it straightens your teeth with durable, clear plastic aligners that slip comfortably right over your teeth. You may think of Invisalign as clear braces. During your visit to our office, a member of our skilled and experienced team will take impressions of your teeth. These will be used to create aligners that are customized to you, which you’ll receive at your next visit. The aligners will stay firmly in your mouth for up to 22 hours per day; you remove them only for eating, brushing, and flossing. You’ll wear a progressive series of these for up to 15 months, with the aligners gradually shifting your teeth into proper alignment. By the end of your treatment, you’ll be able to show off that straight, stunning smile that you desire.