Invisalign® Clear Aligners – Huntington, NY
Straighten Your Smile Seamlessly!
Traditional braces may be highly effective when it comes to repositioning teeth and improving bites, but many teenagers and adults simply want a more esthetic alternative. At Huntington Orthodontics, we want to help our older patients discover the orthodontic plan that best fits their lifestyle and priorities, which is why Invisalign Clear Aligners are available! Like the names suggest, this service offers a very subtle way to realign smiles that virtually no one will even notice in your everyday life. To see if you’re the right candidate, don’t hesitate to contact our Huntington, NY dental office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Justyna.
Why Choose Huntington Orthodontics for Invisalign® Clear Aligners?
- Image-Friendly Orthodontics – No Wires & Braces Required!
- $250 Off Same-Day Invisalign Treatment
- Zero-Interest Payment Plans Available
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Instead of the traditional braces model, Invisalign takes a new approach – patients will wear a series of clear, customized aligners. Each aligner represents a different stage of your tooth movement, and they should be worn for approximately two weeks on average before switching to the next provided aligner. The smooth, high-quality plastic is very comfortable in the mouth and also fully removable, which means patients can continue to enjoy their favorite foods and brush and floss like normal at home.
Invisalign Teen may be the perfect orthodontic fit for your image-conscious son or daughter! This system functions in nearly exactly the same way as Invisalign, with a couple of key differences. For example, a greater number of replacement aligners are available; teenagers are busy, after all, and may be more likely to misplace them by mistake. The aligners themselves also contain blue dots, which fade gradually to white over time the more they’re worn. Not only does this make it easier for Dr. Justyna to gauge her patients’ overall compliance with the treatment process, but it’s also a good reminder that it’s time to switch aligners!
Do you have a list of questions about your upcoming Invisalign treatment? The team at Huntington Orthodontics understands, which is why we’ve compiled some FAQs to help you better understand the process and what you can expect once you’re finished wearing your Invisalign clear aligners. We know any new orthodontic solution can be worrisome; however, we want you to feel completely confident in your decision and will always work to answer your questions and address any concerns along the way. If you would like to schedule an appointment with us to further discuss your treatment plan, don’t hesitate to contact us.
How should I clean my aligners?
When it comes to cleaning your Invisalign aligners, you have two options: Invisalign Cleaning Crystals or a soft-bristled toothbrush, clear soap, and lukewarm water. When taking your trays out to clean them, make sure to never use toothpaste, as this can scratch your aligners and cause them to dull. You’ll also never want to use hot water, as this can warp the plastic and require you to get a replacement tray. You’ll want to make sure you are regularly cleaning your trays to remove dried saliva and bacteria that can build throughout the day.
What should I do if I accidentally damage or lose an aligner?
When receiving your Invisalign aligners, it is advised that you keep them in a protective case while eating or drinking. This will ensure they are not exposed to additional bacteria and particles, and you won’t accidentally throw them away or break them. However, should you lose or damage one or both of your aligners in any way, make sure you keep your previous set. This will keep your teeth from shifting back into their original position. You’ll need to call our office as soon as you realize what has happened. Once we examine your smile, we will determine if you should continue to wear your previous set until new trays can be created or if you can move onto the next set in the series.
Will I need to wear a retainer?
Yes, once you are finished with Invisalign, your orthodontist will provide you with a retainer. This oral appliance will keep your teeth from shifting back into their original position, which they can easily do. Because it takes time for your smile to permanently affix to its new position and alignment, you’ll likely need to wear your retainer full time in the beginning. Once we feel your teeth are more firmly set into position, you may be able to decrease the amount of time spent wearing your retainer and instead, only wear it while asleep at night.
Will my dental insurance cover the cost of treatment?
Depending on your individual insurance policy, you may or may not be covered for treatment. It is likely that most insurance plans offer partial orthodontic coverage to individuals under 18 years of age. If they are recommended for medical purposes (i.e. jaw realignment or problems with chewing), you can expect there to be coverage available; however, if Invisalign is used for cosmetic purposes, you will likely need to inquire about an alternative method of payment.