The Benefits of Invisalign

By Forest Hills Dental
January 11, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Do you desire a straighter smile? How about healthier teeth and gums--are those on your wish list, too? At Forest Hills Dental in Forest Hills Queens near Rego Park, Dr. Gregory Mark can deliver both with Invisalign clear aligners. Invisible, comfortable and removable, Invisalign aligners provide revolutionary orthodontic treatment for a wide variety of smile issues. And, no one will even notice you're wearing them.

Why orthodontics?

Both children and adults benefit from orthodontic correction. While children's teeth and bone structure are more malleable, older teens and adults also respond well to braces and clear aligners such as offered by the Invisalign system in Forest Hills Queens & Rego Park.

Straight teeth not only look better and boost your self-confidence in social and professional situations, a well-aligned smile benefits oral and overall health, too, says the American Dental Association, avoiding:

  • Difficulties in keeping crowded teeth clean and gums free of harmful plaque and tartar
  • Gum disease
  • Decay
  • Jaw joint problems (TMJ)
  • Headaches, earaches and facial pain
  • Systemic health issues such as type-2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke, coronary artery disease, dementia, and more

The benefits of Invisalign

Despite the obvious advantages smile correction offers, many patients balk at the idea of wearing metal or ceramic braces. That's where Invisalign clear aligners come in. This customized system offers a series of 18 to 30 custom-crafted acrylic aligners which gently and effectively re-position teeth over an average of one year.

Removable, easily maintained and totally discreet, Invisalign aligners created beautiful healthy smiles without the oral irritations, lengthy in-office adjustments and grueling brushing and flossing typical of conventional braces. Invisalign corrects a variety of alignment issues such as:

  • Gaps
  • Crowding
  • Tooth tipping and rotation
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Openbite
  • Crossbite
  • Protruding front teeth

Besides its obvious versatility, Invisalign features treatment plans that are easy to follow. Most patients wear their aligners 20 to 22 hours every day and then switch to the next pair in the prescribed sequence. They see Dr. Mark for check-ups and to receive their new aligner pairs every four to six weeks. After completion of their care plans, people typically wear retainers so teeth stay in position over the long term.

Finally, life with Invisalign is easy. To brush and floss, just remove the aligners, brush them with a mild toothpaste, brush your teeth and floss, and replace the appliances. Feel free to remove aligners for meals and for picture taking or special events.

Find out more

An oral exam and special Invisalign scan will show you what these inventive clear aligners could do for you. Call today to book an informative consultation with Dr. Gregory Mark at Forest Hills Dental. You'll be surprised at the many advantages Invisalign delivers. Call (718) 275-9792 for an appointment serving Forest Hills Queens & Rego Park, NY.

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