If you want a straighter, more symmetrical smile but don’t want to wear traditional braces, consider Invisalign®. At Q Smiles Dental, with two locations in Sleepy Hollow and Wappingers Falls, New York, general and cosmetic dentist Quho Choi, DDS, uses Invisalign to create individualized orthodontic treatment plans. Invisalign can improve the appearance of your smile and your oral health. To learn more, book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the nearest office today.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that uses clear, custom-fitted aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. Each mouthpiece is made of SmartTrack®, an FDA-approved thermoplastic that’s free of BPS, latex, and gluten. Invisalign treatment provides stunning results. It’s safe for adults and teenagers, including those who are pregnant or have allergies.
Q Smiles Dental uses Invisalign to correct various orthodontic problems, including:
You might also benefit from Invisalign if your teeth are crooked or malpositioned.
Q Smiles Dental takes an individualized treatment approach and develops custom care plans. The goal of treatment is to improve the cosmetic appearance of your smile, as well as your oral health.
At your initial consultation, your provider conducts an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and asks about your goals for treatment. They then take digital impressions of your teeth and upload them to a computer-aided design (CAD) software program. The CAD program allows your provider to map the movements of your teeth.
After approving a treatment plan, your provider sends your impressions to a dental lab. The laboratory makes your first pair of aligners. About a week later, you return to Q Smiles Dental and try your aligners on.
Throughout treatment, it’s important to wear your Invisalign aligners for 20-22 hours each day. You visit Q Smiles Dental every three or four weeks and transition into a new pair. Each set of aligners puts slight pressure on your teeth and alveolar bone. This pressure encourages proper tooth alignment, helping you achieve a vibrant, healthy smile.
The length of Invisalign treatment depends on what issues are being addressed and your commitment to the custom plan. Most people achieve a straight, attractive smile within 6-12 months, but it can take up to 18. After you’re finished wearing the aligners, you transition to a retainer. The retainer maintains your smile and keeps your teeth from shifting.
To keep your aligners free of food particles and bacteria, it’s important to clean them regularly. Q Smiles Dental recommends rinsing them with tap water at least twice a day and brushing them with a soft-bristle toothbrush before going to bed. For more comprehensive cleanings, ask Q Smiles Dental about the Invisalign Cleaning System.
To further explore Invisalign treatment, contact Q Smiles Dental. Schedule an appointment with the online booking tool or call the nearest office today.