Invisalign®

Vanguard and Achury Dental

General Dentistry located in Garden City, NY & Jackson Heights, NY

If you’d love a straighter smile but don’t want the discomfort and hassle of metal braces, InvisalignⓇ might be a great option. At Vanguard and Achury Dental in Garden City, Long Island, and Jackson Heights, Queens, Invisalign is one of many advanced tools that can help you feel great about your smile. To explore this revolutionary alignment system in greater detail, schedule an appointment with Camilo Achury, DDS, or Diva Puerta, DDS. Book your consultation online or call either office in New York City today.

Invisalign® Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a teeth-alignment system that uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to shift your teeth into optimal alignment. 

This approach offers a safe and effective alternative to traditional metal braces and is quickly becoming the preferred approach for people of all ages. 

The Invisalign system uses patented aligners that are customized to fit snugly over the surface of your teeth. You wear your aligners around the clock, removing them only during meals and to complete your dental hygiene routine.

The trays place a small amount of pressure on your teeth to move them into better alignment. The process is similar to the force that metal brackets and wires used to move teeth. 

Every few weeks you’ll switch to a new set of trays that will continue moving you further along your treatment plan. 

Why choose Invisalign over traditional metal braces?

There are a number of reasons why so many men, women, and teens choose Invisalign over traditional braces. One of the most notable benefits is the opportunity to achieve a beautiful, straight smile without the gleam of metal brackets and wires. 

Your aligners are clear and are shaped to fit directly over your natural teeth. Most people won’t even realize you’re wearing aligners, and the aligners won’t show up in photos or videos. 

There’s also the comfort factor to consider. Metal braces rely on a network of brackets, hooks, and wires to move your teeth. Those metal components can be hard on the soft tissues of your mouth. 

Wires come loose, brackets fall off, and hooks can abrade the surrounding tissue. Invisalign creates a smooth surface that won’t irritate your gums, lips, or other soft tissues. 

Isn’t Invisalign expensive?

Invisalign can correct most of the same alignment issues as traditional metal braces for about the same cost. There are also fewer visits to check your treatment progress and no need to come in to have a bracket or wire repaired. 

During your initial visit, Vanguard and Achury Dental uses a special scanner to gather digital images of your mouth and teeth. 

The Invisalign software can show you what your smile will look like once treatment is complete. You’ll get a customized estimate of the cost before you make a treatment decision. 

If you have questions or concerns about Invisalign, call or schedule a consultation online to learn more.