The appearance of your teeth can ruin your appearance if they have misalignment problems. Good looking teeth are attractive. If you’re tired of your crooked or misaligned teeth, you should consider straightening them. An option that our dentists at Broadway Mall Dental Center in Hicksville, NY often recommends is Invisalign® clear aligners.
Invisalign®️ clear aligners are flexible plastic trays that fit over your teeth to gradually move them into a better position in your mouth. For instance, if your front upper teeth overlap your bottom ones, which is known as an overjet, then our dentist at Broadway Mall Dental Center in Hicksville, NY may suggest using Invisalign® to correct this issue.
Since the aligners are customized for your teeth, our dentists need to take precise measurements of them and your mouth. They do this by using a 3D imaging machine that measures your teeth, mouth, and the dental ridges in your mouth. This method allows for precise sizing of the trays so that they fit tightly but comfortably.
Your aligners come in sets that you’ll wear for two weeks. Each tray in the set moves your teeth gradually into the proper position at about 1/10 millimeter per tray. When you’re close to using the last tray in a set, you’ll need to have our dentists at Broadway Mall Dental Center measure your teeth to see if they have properly shifted into place.
If they have, then you will be given the next set of aligners to wear. If not, then you may have to repeat the last set of aligners so that your teeth go into the proper position, and you can continue the treatment. On average, most patients wear Invisalign® aligners for about 12 to 18 months. However, if your alignment issue is minor, you may wear them only half that time.
Keep in mind, with some more severe teeth misalignments. These clear aligners may not work for you. However, our dentist near you in Hicksville, NY can discuss if Invisalign® is the best option to correct the alignment issues with your teeth.