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29 Jun 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

The Whys and Hows of Wearing Your Retainer

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The active treatment phase for Invisalign is typically about 12 months, which is shorter than the average treatment time for metal braces. Invisalign works by gently nudging your teeth into the positions they should be in. However, as soon as you remove your last set of clear aligners, it’s possible for your teeth to start moving out of position again. This is why your cosmetic dentist wants you to wear a retainer. By wearing your retainer on the schedule recommended by your dentist, you can greatly reduce your risk of… Read More

8 Jun 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

Invisalign vs. Braces: Which Takes Longer?

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Treatment time is an important consideration for patients who are choosing between Invisalign and traditional metal braces. Of course, every case is unique. The more complex a person’s malocclusion is, the longer it will take to straighten the teeth. This applies to both Invisalign and conventional orthodontic treatment. The best way to find out how long it will take you to achieve beautifully straight teeth is to talk to an Invisalign provider. You’ll receive a customized treatment plan. Average treatment time for Invisalign Most Invisalign patients achieve a straight smile… Read More

25 May 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

Why More Seniors Are Choosing Invisalign

Here at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we believe that all our patients deserve a healthy smile they can be proud of, regardless of age. If you’ve been pining for a straighter smile but worry you may be too old for orthodontic treatment, we have some great news! Barring significant periodontal issues, it’s never too late to straighten your teeth, correct bite problems and enhance aesthetics with the Invisalign system. Whether they appreciate the importance of maintaining oral health, or they want to improve their appearance, seniors are taking… Read More

3 May 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

Porcelain Veneers vs. Invisalign: Which Is Right for You?

It’s no secret that straighter teeth can improve your smile and boost self-confidence. But did you know that they can also help maintain oral health? If you’re looking for an effective and lasting way to fix crooked or crowded teeth, you may be considering either porcelain veneers or Invisalign. Both are terrific options for many patients, helping them achieve the beautiful, healthy smile they’ve always wanted. But how do you know which cosmetic dentistry solution is really right for you? Let’s look at the advantages of veneers vs. Invisalign. What… Read More

4 Apr 2018 by  admin in Dentistry

Top 5 Most Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

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First impressions really do matter, especially when you’re on a first date, interviewing for your dream job, or schmoozing with important clients. And when it comes to making first impressions, few things are as impactful as a brilliant, welcoming smile. If your smile is less than welcoming, it’s time to make an appointment with a cosmetic dentist. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help you make a fantastic first impression. Teeth whitening Stained teeth can send the wrong signal. If your… Read More

28 Mar 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

A Cost Breakdown of Invisalign on Long Island

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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

17 Mar 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

How to Clean Your Invisalign Trays: Dos and Don’ts

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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

5 Feb 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

How to Keep Your Teeth Clean with Invisalign

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When you feel good about your smile, you project confidence to those around you. Thanks to Invisalign, you can achieve your goals of having beautiful, straight teeth in a way that is comfortable and doesn’t disrupt your lifestyle. These clear plastic aligners are one of the best things you can do for your teeth, and compared to other orthodontic treatments, they are incredibly discreet. Get the teeth straightening benefits of traditional braces without the mouthful of metal. It doesn’t take long to see noticeable results with the Invisalign system, and… Read More

25 Jan 2018 by  admin in Whitening

Your Total Makeover Checklist

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It’s a brand new year. Put the past behind you, and move forward because you deserve to be happy, healthy, and self-confident. What better way to accomplish all three than with a total makeover? Your makeover checklist may include your smile, hair, and wardrobe, but you could also extend it to include your home and your lifestyle if you wish. Make over your smile Want to take better care of your health and improve your appearance? A smile makeover can accomplish both! First, visit your dentist for a checkup and… Read More

4 Jan 2018 by  admin in Invisalign

Invisalign Attachments: Your Questions Answered

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Roughly four million Americans wear braces, and about one-quarter of these are adults. Invisalign provides an alternative to traditional metal braces. These clear aligners are invisible to the eye, making them especially attractive solutions for those who are conscious about appearances. We find that many teens, adults and seniors have questions about Invisalign, including about the bumps, buttons, bands and other attachments that are sometimes required. What Are the Attachments and What Is Their Purpose? Attachments are small sticky dots about the same shade as the color of teeth. These… Read More

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