Find out if Invisalign is right for you by scheduling an appointment at Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry in Huntington, LI. Dr. Elliot and Dr. Nick are certified providers of both Invisalign, Invisalign Teen and Invisalign Express.
Nearly three-quarters of all adults in the U.S. are affected by misaligned teeth – a common condition known as malocclusion. If you’re eager to improve your smile, but without the hassles of traditional orthodontics, Invisalign is an exciting option. The Invisalign system uses clear plastic aligners that gradually move your teeth into the correct position. The aligners are removable and virtually undetectable. Imagine straightening your teeth without metal wires or giving up your favorite snacks!
How long does Invisalign take?
Ready to get that winning smile you’ve always dreamed of? Our Long Island dentists make it possible with this revolutionary teeth straightening treatment! For mild orthodontic correction, Invisalign can be completed in as little as 8 months; however, most people will need 12 to 16 months to achieve optimal results. The length of treatment plan will vary from person to person, depending on the extent and severity of issues being corrected. Each set of custom-made Invisalign trays are worn for two weeks, and replaced with new aligners after periodic check-ups in our Huntington Station office. Keep in mind that the aligners must be worn 20-22 hours a day to be effective. This means you should keep them in night and day, and only remove them while brushing, eating, or drinking … and the occasional special occasion!
What issues can Invisalign correct?
From simple straightening to major smile makeovers, Invisalign treatment may be recommended for people with:
- Crowded teeth
- Gap teeth
- General crookedness or misalignment
- Open bite
Invisalign, a transparent, retainer-like system can straighten teeth, fix gaps, crowding and tackle various bite issues as long as they aren’t overly severe.
Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot may recommend Invisalign elastic bands, which attach to the aligners, to help address more serious bite issues in the shortest amount of time possible. Keep in mind that Invisalign and Invisalign Teen can’t fix every orthodontic problem, but the majority of our patients are prime candidates.
Invisalign health benefits
This innovative clear brace technology enhances your smile in a matter of months, and since the aligners are practically invisible, they are much less noticeable than conventional braces. Beyond the aesthetic component of Invisalign, the system can also help you maintain good oral health. Brushing and flossing is a snap after popping the aligners out. And by addressing more serious issues like overbite or open bite, you can help prevent future problems like:
- Worn tooth enamel, leading to gum disease
- Tooth decay
- Bone loss from severe malocclusion
- Speech impediments
- Jaw pain from strained muscles
- Tooth grinding
- Problems eating or chewing
Invisalign cost on Long Island
Long Island dentistry makes Invisalign treatment accessible to all our patients. We provide a number of financing options that feature affordable monthly installments. The final cost of your Invisalign treatment will depend on the number of aligners needed and duration of wear. We work with many insurance providers and are happy to reach out to determine if your plan will cover all or some of the Invisalign cost.
The Invisalign Cost Calculator is an easy way to get a general estimate of your treatment expenses. The calculator factors in insurance, down payments, length of wear, flexible spending accounts and other variables.