Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth. Our Marine Park Invisalign Dentist, Dr. Abraham Esses, DDS, will use the Invisalign treatment plan along with 3-D computer software that helps to make custom sets of plastic aligners that move teeth in small increments. Each aligner, as few as 12 or as many as 48, is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. Dr. Esses and his certified staff will help you to understand the process of using Invisalign and to help you decide if it is the right treatment for you or your child.
The most obvious advantage of treatment from our Marine Park Invisalign Dentist is cosmetic, which makes the method particularly popular among adults who want to straighten their teeth without the look of traditional metal braces or the discomfort. With metal braces, 50% of patients develop tooth decay because, unlike Invisalign, they cannot be removed for eating and cleaning and they prevent accurate x-rays from being taken. Computerized treatment planning is a necessary part of the Invisalign procedure as this allows you to review the projected smile design, learn how long the treatment is likely to take, compare different plans, and make a more educated decision as to whether Invisalign is for you. Invisalign has been shown to be faster and achieve straighter teeth than alternative methods.
Dr. Esses, a certified Invisalign practitioner, and providing the finest dental care for over 20 years, begins by taking dental impressions, x-rays and photographs of your teeth and sends them to Align Technology. The impressions are put through a CT scan from which a computer creates a three-dimensional model. Custom software then simulates the movement of the teeth in stages. Dr. Esses reviews the simulation online and once approved a plastic resin aligner is manufactured for each stage of treatment and shipped to your Marine Park Invisalign Dentist. Average treatment time is about one year, depending on the complexity of the treatment and, once complete, retainers composed of a similar plastic material are usually required to be worn, at least at night. With our expert staff, devoted to your happiness, comfort and overall satisfaction, consider Invisalign to help give you the smile of your dreams.