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Invisalign® – Sunnyside, NY

A Camouflaged Treatment for Crooked Teeth

Are you not sure what to do about your misaligned teeth or the gaps you see every time you look in the mirror? Braces might be the first type of treatment that comes to mind, but that can be a rather daunting idea if you have a professional image to consider. There is, however, a much more aesthetically-friendly solution that you can find at Dent-Care Dental. With Invisalign provided by Dr. Volker, you can achieve a gorgeous smile without the inconvenience of metal brackets and wires. Call us today if you’re interested in a consultation to discuss Invisalign in Sunnyside, NY. 

Why Choose Dent-Care Dental for Invisalign®?

How Does Invisalign Work?

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We can provide you with a series of clear Invisalign aligners that have been designed and produced just for you. The aligners are kept in your mouth for a minimum of 20-22 hours a day, and every two weeks, you’ll start wearing a new set. You can remove the aligners when desired, such as during meals or to brush your teeth. Regular appointments will be made so that we can make sure your teeth are moving as they should.

Benefits of Invisalign

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Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?

Young woman placing her Invisalign tray

When you arrive for an Invisalign consultation, we’ll examine your mouth for orthodontic issues such as crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, small gaps, and crowding. These problems can often be corrected by Invisalign, although certain complex cases might require a different type of treatment. We generally only recommend Invisalign to adults and teens who can comply with the treatment (meaning they won’t remove their aligners unnecessarily or forget to wear them).

Invisalign FAQs

Man at dentist getting Invisalign in Sunnyside

Straightening your smile no longer needs to mean showing off a mouthful of metal brackets and wires! Invisalign is a great treatment option for both teens and adults, but you may still have some unanswered questions, so we’re here to help! Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about Invisalign in Sunnyside. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, give us a call. We’d be happy to talk to you more about the treatment process and get you started with an initial consultation.

Does Invisalign Hurt?

Invisalign is not a painful treatment. Its smooth plastic design actually makes it one of the most comfortable orthodontic treatments out there. When you first get Invisalign, there is an adjustment period where you are likely to experience some soreness, but this will subside as you get used to the treatment. Invisalign works by gradually shifting your teeth into proper alignment by using a series of aligners. Each time you switch to the next aligner in the series, you may experience a small amount of pressure, but this just means that the treatment is working! Any mild discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and cold compresses.

Can You Eat with Invisalign?

One of the main advantages of Invisalign is that they are completely removable, allowing you to take your aligners out when it comes time to eat. Eating with your Invisalign will not only damage your aligners, but also put unnecessary pressure on your teeth. The only item that you should be consuming while wearing your aligners is water. If you want to have anything else, take your aligners out first and store them in their case.

Can You Get Invisalign After Braces?

This all depends on your specific needs. Braces are able to correct severe overbites, underbites, and crossbites that Invisalign cannot. In some cases, the patient’s teeth may have grown crooked or misaligned years after they’ve completed treatment with braces. Invisalign can usually help with this problem and correct current alignment issues. To find out if you make a good candidate for Invisalign, schedule a consultation with us.

Does Invisalign Give You a Lisp?

With any addition to your mouth, there will be an initial adjustment period when it comes to your speech. Lisps are caused by improper tongue placement, which affects airflow and makes some words sound different when spoken out loud. In some cases, patients can develop a lisp, but this is usually pretty minor and will go away shortly. The easiest way to prevent a lisp is by practicing speaking. The more you talk, the faster your tongue will be able to adjust to your aligners.

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