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You've decided. You are going to pursue a straight smile through one of today's most innovative and discreet orthodontic systems: Invisalign clear aligners. Dr. Jeffrey Pike, The Scarsdale Dentist, offers Invisalign to Westchester patients who have a wide variety of smile problems. Chances are good that your smile qualifies for the quickest, easiest and best of all, invisible, orthodontic system.
Details on Invisalign in Westchester
Invisalign aligners are customized orthodontic appliances which resemble professional teeth whitening trays--except that these innovative braces are practically invisible. Removable, comfortable and non-irritating, the acrylic appliances fit over the top and bottom teeth and are changed out every two weeks or so according to the patient's care plan.
To plan treatment, Dr. Pike performs an oral exam and takes digital X-rays , photos and three-dimensional imaging. Using the doctor's instructions, the Invisalign lab fabricates the 18 to 30 appliances needed to change crooked teeth into a smile that is more attractive, better functioning, healthier and easier to clean.
While very complicated bite and alignment issues still need conventional metal braces, Invisalign treats a wide array of mild to moderate smile issues such as overbite, under bite, cross bite, open bite, tooth tipping, gaps, crowding and more. So if you're an adult or older teen who's looking for a change but you don't want the whole world to know about it, then Invisalign in Westchester may be your solution.
Wearing Invisalign aligners
Dr. Pike will ask you to wear your aligner pairs a full 20 to 22 hours a day so that your treatment progresses toward its goal in a timely way. You'll also see The Scarsdale Dentist every four to six weeks so he can check your progress, discuss any concerns you have and give you the next aligner pairs in your plan.
Daily, you'll remove your aligners to brush and floss, to clean your aligners with warm water and a non-abrasive toothpaste and to eat your meals and snacks as usual. Also, if you have something important happening, such as a job interview or family event, you may remove your aligners.
At the end of treatment
Typical Invisalign cases take an average of 15 months to complete. That's quite different from conventional braces which can take two years or more to change a smile. When your treatment plan is over, you'll wear a retainer to keep your new smile properly aligned.
The American Association of Orthodontists says that one out of every five patients who seek and get orthodontic treatment are 18 year old or older. So why couldn't you, too, pursue a new smile with discreet Invisalign aligners?
Dr. Pike has advanced training in the Invisalign process. He'll take great care of your smile! Contact The Scarsdale Dentist today for a consultation, won't you? Phone (914) 725-0707.