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Transform Your Smile with Invisalign Clear Aligners

clear alignersAre you looking for a discreet and comfortable orthodontic treatment option to improve your smile? At Cohen Dentistry, our Harris, NY dentist, Dr. Ari Cohen offers Invisalign treatment, a popular alternative to traditional metal braces. With clear and removable aligners, Invisalign can help you achieve a straighter smile without sacrificing comfort or aesthetics.

Contact us today by calling (845) 794-4545 to schedule a consultation and learn more about how Invisalign can transform your smile.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth. The aligners are custom-made for each patient and are designed to move teeth in small increments until they reach their desired position. 

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign has become increasingly popular in recent years due to the numerous benefits it offers. Some of the most notable benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Discreet: The clear aligners are virtually invisible, making it a popular choice for adults and teenagers who do not want to draw attention to their orthodontic treatment.
  • Removable: Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, which means you can eat, brush, and floss as normal.
  • Comfortable: Invisalign aligners are made from a smooth, comfortable plastic material that is less likely to irritate your cheeks and gums.

Who Qualifies for Invisalign?

Individuals who may qualify for Invisalign include those who have:

  • Mild to moderate orthodontic issues, such as crooked or crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, and overbites or underbites.
  • Teeth that need to be straightened or moved, but are not severely misaligned.
  • A desire for a more discreet and comfortable orthodontic treatment option.
  • Good oral hygiene habits and the ability to follow the treatment plan as directed by their orthodontist.
  • A commitment to wearing the aligners for at least 22 hours per day and switching them out as directed by the orthodontist.

The Difference Between Invisalign and Metal Braces

While both Invisalign and metal braces are designed to straighten teeth, there are some key differences between the two. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed, while metal braces are highly visible and cannot be removed until treatment is complete. In addition, Invisalign aligners are typically more comfortable than metal braces, which can cause discomfort and irritation.

Invisalign Process

The Invisalign process involves the following steps:

Consultation: During your initial consultation, your Harris dentist will assess your teeth and determine if Invisalign is a suitable treatment option.

Treatment plan: If Invisalign is deemed suitable, Dr. Cohen will create a custom treatment plan that includes a series of aligners to be worn over several months.

Aligner fitting: Once your aligners are ready, Dr. Cohen will fit them to ensure they fit comfortably and securely.

Treatment: You will wear each set of aligners for around two weeks before moving on to the next set. Over time, your teeth will gradually shift into their desired position.

Caring for Invisalign Trays 

woman smilingCaring for your Invisalign trays is essential to ensure that they remain clean and effective. Here are some tips to help you care for your Invisalign trays:

  • Brush your trays daily: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and lukewarm water to gently brush your trays. Avoid using hot water, as it can warp the trays.
  • Soak your trays: Soak your trays in a denture cleaner or Invisalign cleaning crystals to help remove any buildup and keep them fresh.
  • Rinse after meals: Always rinse your trays with lukewarm water after meals to prevent food particles from getting trapped in them.
  • Avoid smoking and chewing gum: Smoking and chewing gum can stain and damage your trays, so it’s best to avoid them altogether.
  • Keep them in their case: When you’re not wearing your trays, make sure to keep them in their case to prevent them from getting lost or damaged.

Frequently Asked Questions

Achieve a Straighter, Brighter Smile at Cohen Dentistry

Invisalign offers a discreet and comfortable orthodontic treatment option for those looking to improve their smile. If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign or would like to schedule a consultation, contact Cohen Dentistry in Harris, NY by calling  (845) 794-4545.

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