Invisalign is an innovative modern alternative to traditional braces. This dental treatment uses a series of clear aligner trays to inconspicuously correct the alignment of the teeth. Michael Kampourakis D.D.S. provides Invisalign for patients in Commack, NY; Smithtown, NY; and throughout Suffolk County, NY.
Other than eating and brushing your teeth, you would wear the aligners at all times. They are custom fitted to the teeth, with each aligner being slightly different than the last, so the teeth will continue to move into place. This method has provided teens and adults with straighter teeth without braces. Invisalign offers many advantages. The system is more visually discreet, there are no food restrictions, and fewer visits to the dentist are required because there are no wires to tighten.
Common Questions about Straightening Teeth with Invisalign
Does this dental treatment work for everyone?
This treatment may be a good option for patients with crowded or crooked teeth. Each patient is different and this system may not be the right choice for every type of alignment problem. The best way to determine if this is a good choice for you is to visit the dentist for a consultation.
How does the treatment work?
The aligners are worn at all times, except when eating an performing your oral hygiene routine. Although the time can vary from patient to patient, most people achieve the results they want within a year or two. Throughout the treatment, there are periodic visits to the dentist to check the progress and make sure the treatment is working effectively.
What type of post treatment care should I expect?
When the treatment is completed, you won’t need to keep wearing the trays. As with traditional braces, you will need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth in place. In addition, you should continue to have regular checkups and cleanings. If you are interested in Invisalign, please contact our office at 631-462-2810 to schedule an appointment for a consultation.
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