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By Kent B. Molino, DDS, PC and Todd L. Vaccaro, DDS
March 09, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

When your smile isn't quite perfect, Invisalign offers a subtle tooth straightening option. Your Niskayuna, NY, dentists, Drs. Todd Vaccaro and Kent Molino can help you improve the alignment of your smile with this innovative orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign can change the way you think about orthodontic treatment

Metal-free Invisalign straightens your teeth using a series of clear, removable aligner trays that fit snugly over your teeth. They work by exerting constant and gentle pressure. Before your treatment begins, you'll visit the Niskayuna, NY, dental office where digital impressions, images, and X-rays of your mouth are made. The images combine to form a virtual 3D representation of your teeth that is used to create your aligner trays and plot your treatment.

Every aligner tray carries out a specific straightening goal and is worn for about two weeks. At the end of the two weeks, you'll begin wearing the next aligner tray in the series.

When you choose Invisalign, you'll enjoy these advantages:

  • No noticeable changes to your smile during treatment: Your clear aligner trays are practically invisible and won't call attention to the fact that you've begun orthodontic treatment.
  • Flexibility: Although your trays are designed for wearing 22 hours per day, you can take them out occasionally. They can be removed when you play sports, eat, brush your teeth, or attend any special events like prom or a wedding. Talk to your Niskayuna dentist about when it's okay to do so.
  • Easy oral hygiene routine: Your usual oral hygiene routine won't change just because you're straightening your teeth. You'll remove the trays before brushing and flossing, then rinse them and put them back in your mouth when you finish.
  • No food restrictions: You won't have to alter your diet just because you're improving your smile. You can eat hard and crunchy foods and even enjoy sticky foods and popcorn. Before you eat or drink, you'll take out your trays and replace them after you've completed your meal. (Since some beverages may stain the trays, it's best to take them out when you drink anything other than water.)
  • An effective option for many orthodontic issues: Invisalign treatment can straighten crooked teeth, address crowding and spacing issues, and correct mild to moderate bite problems.

Transform your smile with Invisalign! Call your dentists in Niskayuna, NY, Drs. Todd Vaccaro and Kent Molino, at (518) 377-3628 to schedule an appointment.

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