Invisalign in Gasport, NY
If you’re unhappy with misaligned teeth that affect your appearance but you don’t like the idea of wearing braces, Invisalign clear aligners are an option you should consider. Many adult patients at Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky are choosing Invisalign aligners to correct orthodontic problems that have long bothered them, and it's a great dental service for patients looking for a straighter smile.
Invisalign clear aligners are transparent plastic trays that are changed every two weeks. The aligners move your teeth a little bit at a time according to a carefully staged sequence. Unlike traditional braces, in which small metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, clear aligners use a sequence of individual, clear, removable trays to straighten teeth.
The trays completely cover each tooth, gradually moving them into new, improved positions. We can use clear aligners to realign mildly crowded teeth or to close small spaces between teeth.
Who Is a Candidate for Invisalign?
If you have a minor spacing or crowding, but your back teeth form a good bite, Invisalign may be a viable treatment option for you. However, if the upper and lower jaws aren’t in proper alignment we’ll most likely recommend traditional orthodontic braces to straighten your teeth and address the problem with your bite.
In certain cases, Invisalign is also a good choice for teenagers; however, there will always be cases where traditional braces are more effective. Whether the problem is crowded teeth, an overbite or underbite, or just one misaligned tooth, Dr. Kaplansky will be happy to discuss all your treatment options.
If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment using clear aligners, we will need a full set of records to properly assess your case starting with a thorough examination, taking radiographs (x-rays) of your teeth, jaws and skull, as well as photos and impressions of your teeth that can be used to create models.
What Are the Advantages of Invisalign?
For one thing, Invisalign aligners are smooth, so they won’t irritate the inside of your mouth. Another important advantage is that the aligners are completely removable, which offers many benefits:
- Oral hygiene is much more effective than with traditional braces, which require you to clean around brackets and wires.
- You’ll be able to enjoy all the foods you love because you can take the aligners out while you eat.
- If you or your child participates in sports, you’ll be able to replace the aligners with a protective mouth guard for your safety.
If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign for you or your teen, please call our Gasport dental office. Dr. Kaplansky has treated many successful Invisalign cases in the last decade. He received his Invisalign certification in 2003 and was one of the first Invisalign provider doctors in Lockport, Medina area.
We’ll be happy to arrange a consultation with Dr. Kaplansky to discuss your needs and work toward developing an effective orthodontic treatment plan.