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Michael D. Squire, DDS | Floral Park Smiles | Invisalign in Floral Park

Invisalign
 

Invisalign

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How would you like to straighten your teeth, correct and over- or under bite and fix long life teeth alignment issues without resorting to metal braces to do the job? This system of clear teeth aligners is removable and discreet, offering the same benefits as traditional braces while being virtually undetecable by others.

 

Why are crooked teeth a problem?

 

Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create what dentists  call "malocclusion". Left untreated,  malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and create abnormal amounts of stress on teeth and jaw, which leads to prematuer wear.

 

What type of malocclusion do YOU have?

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  • Buildup of plaque and tartar
  • Harbors harmful periodontal bacteria
  • Risk of periodontal disease, tooth, and bone loss


 

Spacing                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

  • Food lodges between teeth
  • Risk of sore, tender gums
  • Risk of periodontal disease

 


Deep Bite

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    that can over damage the palate
  • Premature wear and chipping of the lower front teeth
     

 


Crossbite          

  • Premature tooth wear and risk of chipped teeth
  • Abfraction- small notch in tooth at the gumline
  • Periodontal disease, tooth, and bone loss

 

 

Excessive Overjet

  • Chipped or fractured font teeth
  • Trauma to front teeth

 

 

 

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  • Risk of teeth chipping and breaking
  • Jaw joint pain
  • Sortened or worn down front teeth

 


Open Bite

  • Abfraction- small notch in tooth at gumline
  • Gum recession, loose teeth and bone loss
  • Excessive, premature wear on back teeth

 

Benefits

Invisalign is a custom- desgined series of clear plastic aligners, made of a thermoplastic material specifically developed to fit your mouth. They provide many of the same benefits as tradtional metal braces without the aesthetic drawbacks leaving you with confidence during and after your treatment. Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing and often takes less  time than other orthodntic methods to achieve optimal results. Another benefit of Invisalign is that treatment typically does not require you to constantly come back to the dentist office for adjustments or broken wires, common problems people with traditional braces often face,


Process

In the first step of the Invisalign process Dr. Squire will take an impression of your teeth, which will ensure a custom fit for the aligners. You will then recieve a series of individual trays. After wearing the first set of Invisalign aligners for about 2 weeks, you will replace them with the next set in the series. Each set of Invisalign aligners is slightly modified to gradually straighten your teeth over a  course of approximately 9-15 months. Although Invisalign aligners should be worn consistently throughout the day; for a recommended of 20-22 hours per day, they may be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. After the Invisalign treatment process is over, your teeth should be realigned to a straighter position with beautiful results, all without the hassle that can sometimes accompany traditional braces!

 

Vivera Retainers

Maintain your new smile with Vivera Retainers 

It took time, skill and investment to create your confident new smile. To make sure it lasts for years to come, consider using Vivera retainers.

Importance of retention

Studies show that without retention even aligned teeth can gradually revert back towards their initial position. This is a very common problem with all orthodontic treatments, but it is one that can easily be overcome. Wearing Vivera retainers means you can protect your smile – now and in the future.

 

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