Invisalign Care Guide: What To Do and What Not To Do
January 2, 2019
If you want to correct your crooked smile but are hesitant of fully committing to braces Dr. Mita Parikh of Hidden Smiles Orthodontic has the answer…clear Invisalign braces! Available at her Huntington, Long Island office, this state-of-the-art teeth straightening system uses clear aligners to discreetly change smiles.
The Invisalign system fixes crooked smiles, corrects alignment, and improves your aesthetics, all through the use of clear acrylic aligners. These invisible, custom-crafted appliances come in pairs and gradually reposition your teeth in about one year.
While your smile is being remade you may remove your aligners to eat, brush and floss. With Invisalign, your mouth will be comfortable and you can eat the healthy foods you usually enjoy with no restrictions.
Invisalign braces can address many kinds of orthodontic issues, such as:
Dr. Parikh will help you determine if you’d benefit from treatment with Invisalign. During a consultation you will undergo a complete examination and screening. Then, she will create a care plan which actually shows you what your smile looks like at each stage of treatment.
Wearing the Aligners
Most patients wear sets of 18 to 30 aligner pairs, each in a pre-determined sequence. You’ll find the aligners fit snugly and truly are discreet in appearance. You may remove them for easy maintenance and you’ll receive new aligners when you check in at Hidden Smiles about once a month.
As treatment progresses you’ll notice quite a change in your appearance. In the end, a retainer keeps your teeth in proper alignment.
While most orthodontic patients (80 percent) are children, usually of middle-school age, smile correction does not depend on how old you are. The American Association of Orthodontists states that treatment happens at any time throughout life and that one in five orthodontic patients are now older teens and adults.
Invisalign appeals to many adult patients because the care plan doesn’t interfere with their lives. No one notices the appliances and the treatments are shorter in duration than with metal, lingual, or ceramic braces.
Do these Invisalign features appeal to you?
At Hidden Smiles Orthodontics, Dr. Parikh and her team enjoy making people smile with confidence and vibrant health. Find out if Invisalign could help you reach your smile goals by calling our office at (631) 824-6353.