Invisalign® is an orthodontic solution offered at our Hopewell Junction, NY, dental practice for patients looking to correct misaligned teeth, without uncomfortable and conspicuous metal braces. Dr. Ennabi and the team at Quality Dental Care recommend Invisalign® for patients interested in a conservative, hassle-free approach to achieving a straighter smile. Compared to traditional metal braces, these virtually-invisible aligner trays are removable for two hours each day, so you can correct your misalignment without being inhibited by the foods you eat. This also gives you the opportunity to brush, floss, and clean your trays each day.
Is Invisalign® Right for You?
If you have healthy teeth and gums, but are suffering from minor to moderate dental misalignment, you may be an excellent candidate for this convenient, highly-effective orthodontic treatment. Invisalign® can address a variety of concerns, such as:
- Bite issues (open bite, underbite, overbite, crossbite)
- Crooked or overlapping teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
In order for Invisalign® to work, the aligner trays must be worn 22 hours each day. This requires patients to be disciplined and determined in their oral hygiene practices.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
If you are a good candidate for Invisalign®, Dr. Ennabi will take digital impressions of your teeth for the lab technician to design your customized trays. Created with advanced computer technology, these virtually-invisible aligner trays are made from BPA-free plastic for a safe, easy, and comfortable fit.
Each patient is different, but in most cases, you can expect final results in about 12 to 18 months.
Each tray in the series will need to be worn for two weeks for 22 hours a day to help correct dental misalignment. You can remove the trays up to two hours a day to eat, brush, and floss. Every two weeks, you will begin a new set of aligners in your series. These aligners gently shift your teeth into their proper position. Throughout your treatment, you will visit our office every six weeks so that your progress can be monitored.
Orthodontic Treatment Timeline
During your initial consultation, we will meet with you to identify your orthodontic goals, outline a treatment plan, and take digital images for the lab to design the trays. After the trays have been designed, we will fit you with the first set of aligners. You will be given detailed instructions to follow for the other trays in the series, and will be carefully monitored, to ensure progress during your follow-up appointments. Each patient is different, but in most cases, you can expect final results in about 12 to 18 months.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® trays offer patients several benefits over traditional braces, such as:
- Minimally invasive treatment method
- Clear, stain-resistant, and inconspicuous trays
- Removable for cleaning and eating
- More comfortable
- Fewer office visits
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are experiencing minor to moderate dental misalignment, and are looking for a hassle-free approach to straighten your smile, contact us today to learn more about the many benefits of Invisalign®.