Your smile is your most noticeable accessory. It’s the first thing new friends will notice and it’s the last thing you should neglect. Most people find that with each passing year, their lives just get busier and busier. It’s not always easy to find the time to floss or visit the dentist for a cleaning. But the better you take care of your mouth now, the less time you’ll have to spend in the dentist’s chair later. Cigarettes are equally as addictive as heroin: Just don’t start. During the 1920s,… Read More
Orthodontic treatment has a reputation for being pricey, and it’s not always fully covered by insurance. But don’t let that stop you from consulting a cosmetic dentist about your crooked or crowded teeth. You might be surprised at just how affordable it can be to get Invisalign teeth straightening in Long Island. Know that costs do vary from patient to patient, and depend on many different factors. To find out how much your Invisalign treatment will cost at our practice, you can schedule a consult with Dr. Nick or Dr.… Read More
Invisalign is among the most popular teeth straightening systems. Patients tend to prefer it as an alternative to metal braces because the aligners are discreet. In fact, they are virtually invisible, and they can be easily removed for restriction-free eating and thorough cleaning. Your cosmetic dentist will give you instructions for cleaning your Invisalign aligners, but here’s a quick primer to help you become familiar with the dos and don’ts. Do brush your teeth too Each time you enjoy a meal, you should brush your teeth for at least two… Read More
If you are like most people considering Invisalign, you’re probably wondering how long the treatment takes, especially if you’re trying to improve your smile for a special occasion. This revolutionary teeth straightening system has become increasingly popular among teens and adults who want to look their best for an upcoming wedding, a college graduation, or another milestone event. For many of our patients, Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces, offering a more comfortable and convenient way to fix common dental issues. One of the primary benefits of Invisalign… Read More
For years, dentists relied on polyvinylsiloxane (PVS) to make dental impressions. Polyvinylsiloxane is quite a mouthful, literally and verbally. PVS is a liquid that rapidly dries to form a sort of rubbery putty. As it cures or hardens on the teeth, PVS retains the shape of the teeth. Dentists have used PVS since the 1970s, but it isn’t always the best choice for patients. For starters, it can be a little uncomfortable. Perhaps more importantly, it isn’t precise. Precision matters for a perfect smile, which is why cosmetic dentists who… Read More
School might still be wrapping up for most students, but it isn’t too early to start thinking about the next school year. Specifically, how to update your look for the fall. Instead of settling for a different hair color or a new wardrobe, consider making a fashion statement with your smile. A warm, welcoming smile speaks volumes about your personality and can set you apart from the crowd. New York students of all ages can turn to Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry for a customized treatment plan that may… Read More
Overbites can be hereditary or developed as a result of habits like thumb-sucking or eraser-chewing. No matter the cause, they become problematic when they cause speech impairment, jaw pain, tooth enamel to wear down faster, or erode the individual’s self-confidence. Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot offer Invisalign, which can correct overbite, without braces or surgery. Who is Invisalign for? Overbite is one of the many orthodontic issues Invisalign can help. Most people have some degree of overlap, where the top teeth cover the bottom. Minor cases may be treated with… Read More
Every teen deserves a beautiful and healthy smile, but few people are born with perfectly aligned teeth. Fortunately, metal brackets and wires are no longer the only option for teens who are ready for orthodontic treatment. Invisalign Teen is becoming increasingly popular as an affordable and more convenient alternative. Teens in particular appreciate this option because the aligners are clear and are virtually invisible to the average onlooker. If you’re a parent who is considering Invisalign Teen, you can set up a consult at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry… Read More
Why did you choose Invisalign? If you’re like many cosmetic dentistry patients, you were probably attracted to the discreet and comfortable aligners. The smooth plastic eliminates the painful poking of the wires of conventional braces. But Invisalign has other advantages. Namely, the ability to eat delicious and nutritious foods without worrying about food debris getting stuck in the metal brackets. With the holidays coming up, Invisalign will let you enjoy all of your favorite holiday foods without compromising your treatment schedule. Eating with Invisalign During your Invisalign treatment, you’ll remove… Read More
So you’ve decided it’s time to straighten your teeth. Whether for social, professional or personal reasons, improving the appearance of your smile is virtually guaranteed to be a confidence booster. But before you consult your cosmetic dentist, consider taking a few minutes to evaluate the different types of teeth straightening systems available. The main types are metal braces and Invisalign. Since both types will get you to your end goal of having a more beautiful smile, you’ll need to compare the various benefits and drawbacks of each to make an… Read More
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- Susan H.
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