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By Kent B. Molino, DDS, PC and Todd L. Vaccaro, DDS
July 19, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Clean, removable, invisible, and snug--these words describe Invisalign aligners, the discreet alternative to metal braces. Patients wear no invisalignirritating wires or brackets. Instead, thin, customized appliances move crooked teeth into straight, functional positions. At their Niskayuna, NY, office, Dr. Kent Molino and Dr. Todd Vaccaro offer Invisalign to teens and adults as a quicker, unobtrusive way to better smiles.

The invisible Invisalign way

It starts with an orthodontic evaluation:

  • A complete oral examination (your teeth and gums must be healthy before starting any orthodontic procedures)
  • X-rays
  • Three-dimensional digital scanning

From there, Dr. Molino or Dr. Vaccaro devise a treatment plan to show you the position of your teeth through each stage of Invisalign treatment. You'll wear a series of thin, clear appliances, specially crafted at the Invisalign lab by a highly trained technician. The aligners look like teeth whitening trays. They are removable so you can easily eat, brush, and floss.

There are 18 to 30 aligner pairs in all, and you'll wear each pair for approximately two weeks. While some soreness is expected at the beginning of Invisalign treatment, patients generally feel comfortable as treatment progresses. Plus, you'll enjoy Invisalign's discreet appearance.

The treatment process in Niskayuna

Orthodontic correction with Invisalign takes less time than metal, ceramic, and lingual braces. On average, treatment lasts nine to 15 months, about half that of traditional braces.

During that time, you'll see your dentist every 4 to 6 weeks and receive new aligner pairs. To keep treatment progressing correctly, you'll wear the appliances 20 to 22 hours a day. You take them out to eat, floss, and brush and if you have a special event such as a wedding or professional presentation. When you've completed your treatment, you'll love your smile!

What Invisalign corrects

Invisalign works for many common bite issues (such as overbite), tooth rotation and tipping, gaps and crowding. However, severe issues require conventional appliances. So rely on the wise advice of Dr. Molino or Dr. Vaccaro to decide if Invisalign is right for your mouth.

Your new smile

Join the more than 5 million people who have improved their smile alignment and oral health through the Invisalign system. For more information and to arrange a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Molino or Dr. Vaccaro, call the office team at (518) 377-3628.

By Kent B. Molino, DDS, PC and Todd L. Vaccaro, DDS
May 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Learn about Invisalign from your Niskayuna dentists.invisalign

Do you want a great smile? Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your smile. Dr. Kent Molino and Dr. Todd Vaccaro in Niskayuna, NY, offer orthodontic treatment with Invisalign for a straighter smile. Here are five reasons to consider Invisalign.

1. Correct Dental Issues

Dental issues of all sizes and shapes can be corrected with Invisalign. The Invisalign system effectively corrects a variety of dental issues, including: gapped teeth, crooked teeth, an underbite, cross bite, overbite, overcrowded teeth and protruding teeth. If you are experiencing any of these issues, consult with an Invisalign dentist to fix your smile.

2. Avoid Embarrassment

Are you too embarrassed to wear metal braces? You can achieve a straight smile without a mouthful of metal wires and brackets. Invisalign gradually moves your teeth using a series of virtually invisible aligners. With Invisalign, you don't have to hide your smile while going through treatment.

3. Improve Dental Health

Invisalign can improve your dental health. Metal braces make cleaning teeth difficult because plaque and food can stick to the teeth and brackets. One advantage of Invisalign aligner trays is is that they are removable. You can remove the Invisalign aligner trays to floss and brush your teeth.

4. Enjoy the Foods You Love

With metal braces, you have to avoid eating certain foods because they can adhere to the teeth and brackets. With Invisalign, you will be able to eat the foods you love with comfort and confidence.

5. Improved Comfort

Traditional braces can be uncomfortable to wear, pressing against your teeth and irritating your gums. Invisalign aligner trays are smooth and comfortable to wear. Invisalign aligner trays are much more comfortable to wear than conventional braces.

Millions of people around the world have straightened their smiles with Invisalign. Perhaps, it's time you joined them? Don't wait another minute - call Dr. Molino and Dr. Vaccaro at (518) 377-3628 to schedule an Invisalign consultation in Niskayuna, NY. Remember, a better life starts with a great smile.