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By The Scarsdale Dentist
July 19, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

InvisalignHow Invisalign from your dentist serving Westchester and Scarsdale, NY, can straighten your smile

You may have heard about Invisalign. You may already know that it is the most revolutionary way to straighten your smile. You may also know that it is completely different from conventional brackets and wires. Dr. Jeffrey N. Pike at The Scarsdale Dentist in Scarsdale, NY, and serving Westchester, NY, wants to share the facts about Invisalign and what it can do for your smile.

Invisalign treatment offers you benefits that can’t be matched by conventional brackets and wires. When you choose Invisalign, you will enjoy:

  • Fast results, because Invisalign treatment only requires 9 to 15 months to give you the straight smile you’ve been waiting for
  • Comfortable treatment, because Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic and won’t hurt your mouth the way metal brackets and wires can
  • Convenience, because you can remove the aligners to eat the foods you love without worrying about food getting caught in your braces
  • Great oral health, because you can remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth without using cumbersome tools

Invisalign appliances, called aligners, are made of smooth, clear plastic. When you wear them, people will only see your beautiful teeth, not a mouth full of metal brackets and wires. In fact, Invisalign is the most discreet solution available to help you achieve the straight smile you deserve.

Invisalign appliances are beautiful, but they are also strong enough to correct many of the same bite and tooth alignment issues as conventional braces, including:

  • Overbite or underbite
  • Open bite or crossbite
  • Rotated or twisted teeth
  • Tooth overlap or gaps between your teeth

Invisalign treatment is easy. You simply start with the first set of aligners supplied by Dr. Pike. You wear these for 2 weeks and then progress to another set of aligners, which you wear for another 2 weeks. You continue moving on to another set of aligners every 2 weeks as your teeth gradually move into correct alignment. The entire process takes between 9 and 15 months.

Imagine a straight smile in just a few months, compared to years with conventional brackets and wires. Imagine a straight smile comfortably and discreetly. Imagine it and the straight smile can be yours, thanks to Invisalign. For more information about Invisalign and other restorative and cosmetic dental services, call Dr. Jeffrey Pike at The Scarsdale Dentist in Scarsdale, NY, and serving Westchester, NY, today!

By The Scarsdale Dentist
November 06, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

You've decided. You are going to pursue a straight smile through one of today's most innovative and discreet orthodontic systems: invisalignInvisalign 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.