Whether you wore braces as a child and your teeth have begun to shift back to their previous position or you think you’re too old to resolve crooked or gapped teeth, there’s no reason to give up. In fact, a quarter of all orthodontic patients are adults, so you are far from alone. Dr. G is happy to offer teeth straightening treatments that do not require you to use metal brackets and wires. To take your first steps towards your new smile, call our dentistry team to set up a consultation to discuss your options for orthodontics in our Staten Island, NY dental office.
When you begin your Invisalign treatment, we’ll design several aligners, which are made from clear, medical-grade plastic. Every pair of aligners fits over your top and bottom arches and gently pushes them towards their straighter, healthier position. After you have worn your first pair of aligners for at least two weeks, you will wear the next pair in your series. Keep in mind that your aligners need to be worn for at least 22 hours a day. With that said, you will be able to remove them on your own to eat meals and practice oral care. This makes Invisalign a more convenient and aesthetically-pleasing treatment solution compared to braces.
While they are similar to Invisalign, meaning they also use clear aligners as a virtually undetectable orthodontic solution, NU Smile Aligners are both designed and fabricated based on examinations and digital scans we perform of your jaw and teeth. This makes them very comfortable and easy to maintain compared to metal braces. After you’ve addressed your smile concerns effectively, we can also provide you with clear retainers to ensure you maintain your new appearance.