Many of us make the mistake of believing that braces and aligners are used for purely cosmetic reasons. The simple truth is that you may be told you can benefit from such treatments because you have a misaligned bite or some other issue unrelated to the overall appearance of your smile. In Bohemia, NY, patients of Al Berger, DDS can learn if they can benefit from Invisalign, whether it is for cosmetic goals or something else.
What Is Invisalign?
You may already know about this approach to teeth straightening because it manages the job in an entirely discreet way. As your dentist near Bohemia, Dr. Berger might recommend the use of these “clear braces” if you are a teen or adult who does not wish to rely on old-fashioned wire and metal braces due to the way they look, or because they are so uncomfortable and unsafe.
In that way alone, you can benefit from Invisalign because it is a remarkably comfortable, safe, and discreet way of straightening the teeth.
The system uses a custom made series of clear aligners that slide easily over your teeth, and you need to remove them only to eat and perform oral hygiene. They are worn for two to four weeks, and then you advance to the next aligner in the series. Naturally, not all patients can qualify for the treatment. Typically, it is best for patients with:
- Mild to moderate misalignment issues
- Mild to moderate gaps
- Adult teeth (those over the age of 13)
- Healthy teeth and gums
Clearly, this means that almost anyone can benefit from Invisalign, and just like many people who have or had braces, you may need to tackle a few issues in advance of using the clear aligners. Dr. Berger will always work with you to determine if you can benefit from any other treatments necessary to get the most benefit from Invisalign usage.
Of course, the benefits of straightening the teeth cannot be ignored. Having a proper and healthy alignment can eliminate the risks of developing problems with the jaw, such as TMJ, or unevenly wearing (or even breaking) the teeth. However, you can also benefit if you just want a picture-perfect grin too!
Contact Our Dentist Near Bohemia for Invisalign today!
If you have additional questions about whether you can benefit from Invisalign, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our office near Bohemia at 631-589-2600. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. For more information, learn how to care for your Invisalign treatment, reasons to consider Invisalign, who is a candidate for Invisalign and the benefits of Invisalign.