Convenience is one of the biggest advantages for Invisalign wearers. Patients love the flexibility and freedom of removing their clear aligners for short periods of time, whether for a special event, during meals or while brushing and flossing. Too work effectively, Invisalign requires self-discipline and patient compliance. Those who wear their aligners for less than 22 hours a day will see much slower results, and while a couple of hours here or there won’t derail your progress, forgetting to wear them for a week can have more serious consequences. What… Read More
When you visit a cosmetic dentist because of crooked teeth, you’ll learn exactly which type of malocclusion you have. There are many different types, including overbites, underbites, and open bites. An uneven bite, however, simply means that the upper and lower teeth don’t fit together the way they should. Signs of an uneven bite The most telltale sign of an uneven bite is that your smile looks crooked or uneven when your upper and lower jaws meet. Some of your teeth may be too close to each other. Others may… Read More
Teens and adults alike often choose Invisalign because it’s so discreet. Unless you tell someone you’re wearing your aligners, they probably won’t have any idea you have them. Invisalign is considered superior to metal braces because of its convenience, as well. However, before you start your treatment, you do need to know that there’s a possibility of Invisalign getting stained. Here’s your crash course in preventing stains, and how to whiten Invisalign attachments and aligners when they do become stained. Invisalign staining 101 Your cosmetic dentist will instruct you not… Read More
An overbite is a common type of malocclusion in which the upper teeth stick out too far ahead of the lower teeth. It’s possible for some cases to be hereditary. However, most overbites are caused by jaw development problems. A young child’s habits, like thumb-sucking and tongue-thrusting, can cause the jaw to develop atypically. The lower jaw may be under-developed or the upper jaw may be over-developed. Overbites can even be acquired later in life from years of engaging in harmful habits like chewing on the fingernails. Regardless of how… Read More
You’ve undoubtedly heard that Invisalign can help you get a straighter, more beautiful smile. But did you know that it can also improve your dental health? By fixing malocclusion (an abnormal bite pattern), Invisalign may help you reduce your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and even gum recession! Talk to a cosmetic dentist today to find out which type of malocclusion you have. Crossbite A crossbite is one of the many types of malocclusion that Invisalign can treat. It occurs when the upper and lower jaws don’t meet properly.… Read More
Invisalign can help people of all ages improve a variety of functional and aesthetic concerns with their smile. This cutting-edge orthodontic treatment has numerous advantages over metal braces and allows patients to straighten their teeth, correct overcrowding and gaps using discreet and comfortable clear aligners. Invisalign is among the most requested procedures available here at Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry. Depending on your concerns and desired outcome, we may recommend complementary cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you achieve optimal results. Achieve Optimum Results with Invisalign The custom-fabricated aligners move the… Read More
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
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
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
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
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