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
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
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
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
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
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
One of the reasons why so many people prefer Invisalign over metal braces is that these clear aligners are removable. You’ll take them out before each meal and snack. This means that there’s no need to worry about crunchy, chewy, sticky, or hard foods damaging any part of your aligners. Essentially, you can eat whatever you want when your aligners aren’t in your mouth. Of course, any orthodontic treatment will affect your eating habits. Talk to a cosmetic dentist to find out what you can expect from daily life with… Read More
Here at Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, we often get patients who are unhappy with the straightness of their teeth, despite having worn braces as a teen. It seems unfair to many adults who endured one or two years of “metal mouth” only to find their smiles – sometimes years down the road -- less than perfect. Is it normal for teeth to move after braces are taken off? And, more importantly, what can be done to prevent this? One of the most crucial aspects to a successful orthodontic… Read More
The umbrella term for misaligned teeth is malocclusion, of which there are many types. Crossbite is the type of malocclusion that occurs when one or more teeth on one jaw don’t line up properly with the corresponding teeth on the lower jaw. For example, when a patient with crossbite brings the jaws together, a front tooth may rest slightly inside the corresponding tooth on the lower jaw. “Inside” refers to the side of the tooth closest to the tongue, rather than the lips. Crossbite is a serious type of malocclusion… Read More
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