If you have problems with the alignment of your teeth, but you don’t want to get braces in Nassau Bay, Invisalign may be right for you. This is an alternative to braces. Instead of metal brackets and wires, it uses clear, smooth, durable plastic aligners to shift the position of your teeth.
These aligners look similar to a night guard for teeth grinding, or a retainer. Each set of aligners is designed to exert gentle pressure on your teeth. This moves them toward a healthier position. Just like braces, this allows you to correct misaligned teeth, an unhealthy bite, and more.
However, Invisalign is invisible, removable, and more comfortable compared to braces. Contact your dentist in Nassau Bay or give us a call at (832) 975-0780 to schedule an appointment and see if Invisalign in Nassau Bay is right for you.
Invisalign is the most popular type of clear aligner treatment, and has been used by dentists for more than two decades.
To begin the Invisalign process, Dr. Allon will perform an orthodontic exam to determine if it’s right for you. Not every patient qualifies for Invisalign. If she approves you for treatment, she will take impressions and scans of your mouth. You’ll be sent home, and Dr. Allon will begin designing your treatment plan.
After she designs your treatment plan, Dr. Allon will work with Invisalign to build your first several sets of aligners. You’ll come to our office in a few weeks to pick them up, and get instructions on how to wear them.
Each set of aligners is usually worn for 20-22 hours per day for a period of 2 weeks. You will switch to new sets of aligners according to Dr. Allon’s instructions. Every 6 weeks or so, you’ll come in for a quick oral exam. Dr. Allon will check your progress, then send you home with your next few sets of aligners.
Invisalign is totally invisible when worn. It will not affect your appearance or your speech. This makes it particularly popular for older patients who may want to avoid braces. It’s also more comfortable. Invisalign has no sharp metal components, and tends to cause less discomfort while moving your teeth.
It’s also removable. You can take your aligners out to eat and drink, which means there are no dietary restrictions. You can also take them out to brush and floss, so it’s easier to keep your mouth healthy during treatment.
As long as your mouth is healthy and you do not have major orthodontic issues, you can get Invisalign in Nassau Bay. However, if you have severe orthodontic issues, braces may be a better option. Contact us for a consultation with Dr. Liel Allon, and find out if you qualify for Invisalign treatment.
Dental sedation has been around for centuries.
Sedation dentistry has so many uses outside of causing patients to feel relaxed. Sedation also reduces gag reflex sensitivity which makes treatments on the rear molars easier to perform. Those with low pain tolerance can also benefit from sedation, as it reduces pain sensitivity.
Patients with severe dental anxiety are likely to avoid dental appointments and neglect necessary treatments. Sedation makes it easier for patients and the dentist to prevent serious oral health problems by reducing stress and memory associated with dental procedures.
Sedation is useful for children because they are likely to be apprehensive or scared of going to the dentist. Young children are less cooperative and in more complex or long procedures, this can be an issue. Some kids have difficulty holding their mouth open or sitting still for long procedures and sedation helps improve all of these conditions.
That you should NEVER use teeth to cut or open things.