Invisalign® in Massapequa, NY
Comfortably and dramatically straighten teeth with clear braces.
No More Metal Braces!
Traditional orthodontics can be cumbersome and uncomfortable. Thankfully, there’s a much better option available. Invisalign clear braces straighten teeth without the hassle and pain of metal braces.
Invisalign is comfortable, discreet, and can work wonders. See incredible results in as little as 6 months!
At Greater Long Island Dental, we offer the latest in orthodontic and cosmetic treatments at our Massapequa office.
If you want to transform your smile or want to learn more about alternatives to old-fashioned braces, call (516) 798-4223 today.
Invisalign: How It Works
- We start with an initial consultation where we use high-tech software to show you what your smile can look like.
- We’ll attach small “buttons” to your teeth that help your clear braces stay in place and work their magic.
- You’ll get a series of custom invisible braces designed to gently shift your teeth into the proper position.
- You’ll wear your aligners as instructed and return to our office for regular follow-up appointments.
- You’ll see your smile transform before your eyes!
Getting The Best Possible Results From Your Clear Braces
- Keep your aligners in your mouth for at least 22 hours a day.
- Remove them to eat and don’t forget to brush and floss!
- Avoid red wine, turmeric, and other highly pigmented foods that might stain your aligners.
- Don’t miss any appointments. Your dentist will check your progress and adjust your treatment plan if needed.
- Wear a retainer after you complete treatment to maintain your new and beautiful smile.
Straight Teeth Are Healthy & Happy Teeth
Most people think misaligned teeth are simply a cosmetic problem. But this just isn’t true! Misaligned, crowded, and gapped teeth can lead to a variety of dental problems, including:
- TMJ pain and headaches
- Increased risk of cavities, decay, and even gum disease
- Difficulty brushing and flossing
When you complete an Invisalign treatment at Greater Long Island Dental, you’ll have a beautiful smile and one that’s more healthy, too!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Invisalign better than braces?
Metal braces are painful and unsightly. Invisalign offers a more comfortable, discreet, and effective option for straightening crooked teeth.
Can I take Invisalign out?
For best results, Invisalign aligners must be worn at least 22 hours a day. Unlike braces, they can be removed when eating and brushing/flossing your teeth. It’s also OK to remove them for short periods during special occasions (like wedding pictures), too.
Should I do mail-order Invisalign?
Mail-order aligners can work for some people, but they are not without risks. Straightening teeth without working closely with a dentist can result in misaligned teeth, jaw pain, tooth grinding, and many other health issues.
Is Invisalign OK for teenagers?
Invisalign can be a good choice for some teens. Anyone who chooses Invisalign to straighten their teeth must be disciplined to wear their aligners as instructed and to follow all at-home care instructions. Teens (and some adults) aren’t able to follow through with their responsibilities.
How quickly do teeth move with Invisalign?
Clear aligners move your teeth gradually over time. It’s not realistic to expect immediate results. However, most of our patients begin to see a difference in the appearance of their smiles within 12 weeks. Most Invisalign treatments are completed within 12-18 months.
What is clear aligner therapy?
Clear aligner therapy is a different approach from traditional brackets, bands, and wires that enable the movement of teeth using removable clear aligners to correct the effects of malocclusion (bad bite).
What is the cost of Invisalign?
Like any other dental treatment, the cost of treatment depends on the severity of the case. More extensive and aggressive movements will require more work and more time. During your initial consultation, your dentist will let you know the type of treatment you will require to achieve the results you are looking for. Fees range between $4500-$7500 taking all factors into consideration. Each case is personalized to achieve the necessary results for each patient. We have different affordability options that enable our patients to start the same day!
How long does orthodontic treatment take to complete?
The end result of each individual case will determine the amount of time needed to complete the case. The average orthodontic case can take approximately 12-14 months. A virtual simulation will enable your dentist to determine the approximate length of treatment.
What can I expect on my routine orthodontic visits?
Expect to see your dentist every 6-8 weeks for your routine orthodontic visits. On your visit, we will evaluate the movement of your teeth and make sure you’re on track. We use a tool called Clin-Check, which is the virtual prescription, letting us know precisely where your teeth are supposed to be throughout each stage of aligner wear. You will then receive the next 6-8 weeks’ worth of clear aligners so that you may continue your treatment.
What will happen at my initial orthodontic evaluation?
Children should be introduced to the dentist at the time of the eruption of the first tooth. It’s our focus to make sure that they have a great experience at the office, taking a ride in the chair, getting to know the team and understanding that it’s a fun place to be! A cleaning and fluoride treatment will be performed at that time and should be done every six months.
Do I need to have teeth pulled to have orthodontics?
When it comes to modern-day orthodontics, we feel that it is better for a patient to have a full complement of teeth, therefore, we usually will not pull teeth. In some rare cases, teeth need to be removed. This will be determined on the initial consultation.
I don’t have orthodontic insurance, are there different financial options available to me?
If you do not have orthodontic benefits, you are not alone. We have many different affordability options that are available to make orthodontic treatment fit within the means of each patient’s lifestyle.
How often do I have to see the doctor for my regular ortho visits?
Unlike traditional braces, routine visits are less frequent. We know your time is valuable! Expect to visit your dentist every 6-8 weeks.
How many hours a day do I need to wear my Invisalign?
Retention is for life, or as long as you would want to keep your teeth straight. It is usually recommended to wear your final retainers every night to bed unless otherwise directed by your dentist.
How long do I have to wear my retainers?
It is recommended to wear your aligners 22 out of 24 hours a day unless you are eating or drinking something of color. Colored or sugary drinks can get underneath the aligners which can cause discoloration and if not cleaned properly – decay!
Should I have my teeth cleaned while in treatment?
Absolutely! It is essential to take care of your teeth exactly as your healthcare professional recommends. Plaque and tartar should be removed regularly so bacteria is not harbored underneath the aligners during treatment.
Am I too old for Invisalign?
Definitely not! In fact, teeth can move at any age, and they continue to do so as we get older. About 75% of adults suffer from a “bad bite,” or malocclusion.
Why should I choose GLID for these services?
Dr. Woltmann is a Gold Premier Provider in Invisalign performing over 60 cases per year. Always on the forefront of the latest dental technology, Dr. Woltmann uses digital computer scanning to ensure timely results, precision, and comfort for all of our patients.
See how we’ve used Invisalign to help our patients transform their smiles.
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