Quality Dental Care
Cosmetic, Family and General Dentists located in Hopewell Junction, NY & Pawling, NY
Do you want straighter teeth without all of the hassle of traditional metal braces? If so, Invisalign® might be for you. At Quality Dental Care’s offices in Hopewell Junction and Pawling, New York, Haitham J. Ennabi, DDS, helps patients achieve better-looking and more functional smiles with Invisalign’s orthodontic system of clear plastic retainers. To learn more about what Dr. Ennabi and Invisalign can do for your smile, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or booking online.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a modern and technologically advanced solution for fixing improperly aligned teeth and jaws. The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, plastic retainers that fit snugly over your teeth and gently shift them into proper alignment.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is best suited to correcting minor to moderate dental misalignments in patients who have healthy teeth and gums. Some of the orthodontic issues that Invisalign can correct include:
- Open bite
- Gap teeth
- Crowded teeth
Invisalign is also a great treatment for the general straightening of teeth that are slightly misaligned.
What’s the process of getting Invisalign?
If you decide to move forward with Invisalign treatment, Dr. Ennabi first takes a digital impression of your smile and bite. This impression is then sent off to a lab that maps out all of the necessary “steps” to get your teeth from their current alignment to their target alignment. These “steps” are then turned into a series of customized retainers made of clear, BPA-free plastic. These retainers fit snugly over your smile and exert a small amount of pressure on your teeth that gradually shift your teeth into a better alignment.
You wear your Invisalign retainer for at least 22 hours every day, only taking them out to eat, brush, and floss. Treatment time varies depending on your current and target alignment, but most patients can expect to see their final results in about 12-18 months. During your treatment time, you come into the Quality Dental Care offices every six weeks so that Dr. Ennabi can monitor your progress.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Invisalign’s modern system of clear plastic retainers offers a number of advantages over orthodontic treatment with traditional metal braces. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign’s clear plastic retainers are:
- Less visually noticeable in your mouth
- A less invasive treatment method
- More comfortable to wear and won’t tear up the insides of your cheeks
- Removable, making brushing and flossing during treatment much easier
Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign can also get your teeth into alignment more quickly than traditional metal braces can, and they require fewer office visits than treatment with traditional metal braces. It’s benefits like these that have led over six million people worldwide to choose Invisalign to improve their smiles and bites.
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign or simply want to begin the process of designing your Invisalign retainers, don’t wait to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ennabi at Quality Dental Care. You can call the office or use the convenient online booking tool.