Dr. Haim Fedida offers affordable Invisalign treatments in his Jackson Heights, NY dental office. Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces. This orthodontic system uses clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth comfortably. Clear Invisalign aligners are a great way for patients to create a more uniform and balanced smile. This cosmetic dental treatment option works best for teens and adults with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns.
It is important to straighten crooked teeth as a preventative treatment. Patients with crooked teeth are more prone to tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque can easily build up in hard-to-reach areas between crooked teeth. However, straightening your smile with orthodontics makes it easier to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Invisalign aligners are less noticeable than traditional metal braces because we craft them from clear plastic. Unlike braces, patients can remove their aligners to brush and floss. This means that you can consistently clean your teeth without wires getting in the way!
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit each patient precisely without irritation or pain. You don’t have to worry about brushing and flossing along wires and brackets.
Using Invisalign software, our dentists are able to create more predictable treatment plans for more accurate treatment times. We tailor our custom aligners to fit your teeth precisely to reduce irritation and improve their comfort.
Additionally, Invisalign puts the success of your aligner treatment plan into your own hands. So it’s up to you to remember to wear your aligners for the right amount of time, keep them clean, and protect them. If you’re forgetful or prone to losing things, Invisalign may not be the best option for you.
Invisalign Treatment at Fedida Family Dentistry & Dental Spa
To begin your Invisalign clear aligners treatment, we will take digital impressions of your teeth and gums. Using these impressions, we are able to create a map for your aligners. Your Invisalign aligners will fit snugly against your teeth so that you can speak normally without discomfort. Once your first set of aligners is complete, we will ensure that they fit precisely.
A patient needs to wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, and for at least 22 hours each day. As patients wear each new pair of aligners, their teeth gradually straighten. Each patient’s own treatment time will vary depending on their orthodontic concerns.
Are you still unsure about getting Invisalign near you? Read the following answers to frequently asked questions about Invisalign, and how it can help you achieve your desired results. An informed patient has the best treatment results.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
While many people worry that this treatment might be painful, in reality, it is actually quite comfortable and painless. You may feel some soreness occasionally as your teeth adjust to each new pair of aligners. However, this fades as your teeth and mouth adjusts to the aligners.
Invisalign works by gradually shifting your teeth into the desired position. Which means that you won’t experience any sudden or extreme shifts in your teeth. This makes the process much more comfortable than traditional braces.
Additionally, Invisalign aligners consist of smooth plastic that won’t irritate your gums or cheeks like metal braces can. Traditional metal braces can cause pain by irritating or pinching your gums.
Can Invisalign discolor my teeth?
Invisalign is not able to alter the color of your teeth. This is because they are clear aligners and use no chemicals. This means that you will not have any discoloration issues with the aligners.
However, aligners can pick up stains if you smoke and use tobacco. They can also stain if you do not brush your teeth thoroughly after eating and before putting the aligners back on. We recommend that patients brush both their teeth and their Invisalign aligners at the same time. This will keep your aligners clear and teeth fresh.
How do you clean Invisalign aligners?
Patients should gently rinse their clear Invisalign aligners before placing them back on their teeth. You can use a little hand soap and your fingers to clean them. Be very careful around heat and hot water.
Never use hot water to rinse your aligners because this will warp them, making them unusable. Cleaning the aligners correctly prevents the buildup of harmful bacteria and keeps your breath fresh.
Can I speed up Invisalign treatment?
There are many tips on the Internet about “cheating” your Invisalign treatment. However, you can not speed up this treatment. Once your teeth adjust to the newest set of aligners, your discomfort may stop. But it doesn’t mean that your teeth have finished settling into their new position.
If you move to the next aligner set when the discomfort stops, you’re changing them before your mouth is ready. The gums and bones haven’t adjusted and teeth can become loose or even fall out.
What can’t I do with Invisalign?
When your aligners are in, avoid consuming any food and only drink water. Food particles and certain beverages can stain, damage, or scratch your aligners. Don’t chew gum with the aligners in either.
Damaging your aligners can render them unusable and stall your treatment because of this missing set. Take them out before playing any contact sports.
Am I an ideal candidate for Invisalign?
Patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns benefit the most from Invisalign treatment. If you have severe orthodontic issues, you may need orthodontic treatment like braces or oral appliances.
You must be responsible enough to remember to take your aligners out at the right times and clean them properly. Your results will highly depend on how well you follow your treatment plan and all instructions. Fortunately, our orthodontist provides many services to move your teeth to the correct position.
Request an Invisalign Consultation Today
Do you want a straighter and more balanced smile? Forget about metal brackets and realign crooked and misaligned teeth with our modern Invisalign treatments. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Fedida on our website or call 929-552-6315.
At Fedida Family Dentistry and Dental Spa, we see patients from East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Brooklyn, and Queens, New York. Please let us know if you have any remaining questions about orthodontic care and we will be glad to help you.