Could Invisalign Help Me?

By Countryside Dental
March 25, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Looking to straighten your teeth? Here at Countryside Dental in Chatham, NY, Dr. Domenic Riccobono uses Invisalign to give patients the flawless smiles that they desire.

How Invisalign Works

As an orthodontic solution, Invisalign's intention is to correct the alignment of teeth. This is achieved through the use of clear aligners based on computer-generated impressions of your mouth. During treatment, a series of molds are used in order to achieve the proper alignment of the teeth and improve their position. Every tooth is fitted with composite patches to allow the aligners to get a grip and initiate movement. In some instances of the Invisalign treatment, these patches may not be necessary depending on the condition of the patient’s teeth.

Your dentist in Chatham, NY, will decide the frequency of aligner replacements based on the required movement of your teeth. Every replacement is designed to achieve specific teeth movement until it reaches the desired position.

Teeth Alignment Issues

The issue now is whether Invisalign treatment is ideal for your unique teeth alignment issues. In order to make an accurate assessment, you would need to consult with your dentist. However, some of the teeth alignment issues that can be readily addressed by Invisalign include:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Gaps in teeth
  • Open bites

Tooth Care with Invisalign

Even with the Invisalign treatment, it is still essential to observe proper dental care. Here is how you do it with Invisalign aligners:

  1. Take out your aligners when eating to prevent food from being stuck and clean it before putting it back in.
  2. Brush your teeth after every meal or as often as possible. If brushing is not possible, at least rinse your mouth regularly.
  3. Continue to floss to eliminate excess food that may be caught between your teeth.

Looking to Get That Picture-Perfect Smile with Invisalign?

Dial (518) 392-5231 to book your consultation date here at Countryside Dental in Chatham, NY, with our dentist, Dr. Domenic Riccobono.