There are so many different ways that orthodontics have evolved over the years. One way is the development of non-metal braces. For people who have teeth that aren’t straight, there are plenty of reasons to get orthodontic treatment. However, many people object to getting traditional metal braces. It makes sense as these braces can cut up the mouth and are generally uncomfortable. Fortunately, at DiMaggio Dental dentist in Astoria, NY, we have access to Invisalign® treatments. Our team understands the complaints people have with regular braces, and with Invisalign®, you can avoid these problems while getting your teeth straightened.
Invisalign® is a type of orthodontic treatment that avoids the use of traditional metal braces. The difference between this treatment and the traditional orthodontic treatment is that Invisalign® allows you to keep the appearance of having no braces on your teeth by using trays to move the teeth. These trays are made from molded plastic and will move the teeth into the proper position gradually over time. This also eliminates the need for monthly orthodontic visits where the dentist spends their time tightening the braces to get the right results.
The initial step for eligible patients is the evaluation. During the evaluation, we will take an impression of your teeth and then determine the set of molds needed to get your teeth where they need to be. Once that’s all set, the Invisalign® trays will be sent to us, and we will fit the first one on you. The keys with this system are to keep the trays in your mouth for 22 out of the 24 hours and also to make sure to brush and floss thoroughly when you remove the trays. Every couple of weeks you will put in new trays, and within several months, you’ll notice your teeth straighten out.
Don’t let braces be a barrier to straight teeth, give DiMaggio Dental a call today to learn more about Invisalign®.