Everyone wants naturally straight teeth and an even bite that results in a beautiful smile. Unfortunately, many people are not born with the perfect bite and smile so a little outside help is needed to get that perfect smile. Orthodontics, such as Patchogue Invisalign treatments is the way that imperfect teeth and bite can be rectified into an even bite. Dr. Eyal Waldman, DMD and our entire team of doctors, hygienists and support staff are dedicated to not only correcting malocclusions and bring you a brilliant smile but also to protecting your oral health for a lifetime. Our state-of-the-art office is equipped with all the latest dental technology to allow our expert staff to diagnose and treat any dental problem.
Most orthodontic treatments to correct a malocclusion include the use of braces at some point. Traditional metal braces that place brackets on the teeth connected by metal arch wires are a stumbling block that prevents many older teenagers and adults from seeking orthodontic help. Our practice uses the innovative treatment of the Patchogue Invisalign System to correct crooked teeth and an uneven bite. Invisalign bonds no metal braces or arch wires to the teeth, as a matter of fact nothing is bonded to the teeth with Invisalign. The system uses a series of clear plastic trays to correct orthodontic problems. These trays, called aligners, are designed to fit snugly over the teeth and gently push the teeth towards their proper position. Our doctor will conduct an evaluation exam and take impressions and 3-D digital images of your mouth and teeth. After discussing all aspects of the treatment with you and answering all your questions our practice will send the impressions and images to Invisalign who will create a series of custom aligners for you. Each aligner will be worn for approximately two weeks and then be replaced by the next aligner in the series. There are between 13 – 48 aligners in a series depending on each patient’s individual needs. When all the aligners have been used the main portion of the treatment has been completed.
The Patchogue Invisalign aligners are worn 24 hours a day but are removed by the patient for meals and tooth brushing. This is an advantage over traditional braces in that the user can eat whatever they want without the fear of bending wires and loosening brackets. Removing the aligners for tooth brushing and flossing makes these activities much more effective than brushing around traditional braces. The major advantage of Invisalign is that it is virtually invisible, because the aligners are clear plastic trays that fit snugly over the teeth no one knows that you are wearing an orthodontic appliance. Call our office for an evaluation to see if Invisalign is right for you.