Go ahead…smile. Doesn’t it make you feel good? As nice as it feels, maybe you’re self-conscious when you do it. Straight, even teeth are important keys for a truly great smile. If you are concerned about the alignment of your teeth or those of your child, Invisalign® may be the solution. Invisalign® is a removable teeth-straightening method that’s more comfortable and less noticeable than braces. Teens and adults alike can benefit from the treatment.
Dr. Robert Solow offers Invisalign® to his patients, to improve the aesthetics of their smiles. As a general dentist, he can supplement treatment with cosmetic services such as teeth whitening and dental veneers, as well as cleanings and other oral health services…all performed with a gentle approach and years of expertise.
Invisalign® uses no metal, brackets or wires. Dr. Solow creates a series of clear, customized plastic aligners that patients wear every day. These thin, transparent aligners conform to the teeth and are nearly unnoticeable.
You may be a good candidate for Invisalign if you have:
- Gapped teeth
- Crooked or uneven teeth
- Overbite, underbite, open bite or crossbite
- Overly crowded smile
Over time, Invisalign® helps patients gently change the alignment of their teeth. Because the aligners are removable, you can eat the foods you want, participate in activities that other orthodontics might not permit and even remove Invisalign® for special occasions.
Why Invisalign® From Dr. Solow is Better
Visit Dr. Solow’s practice for a general dental examination. As part of your appointment, Dr. Solow will review the state of your teeth, evaluate their alignment and, in younger patients, look for healthy and proper development. If Dr. Solow believes you could benefit from Invisalign® – and you’re interested in the treatment – here’s how he optimizes the experience!
A Plan Just for You
To get you started, Dr. Solow will take x-rays, photos and impressions of your teeth. He will develop a specialized treatment plan, including designated length of time and number of aligners, to get the smile you want. Then he will coordinate directly with Invisalign® to create your customized aligners.
You will wear your aligners throughout the day but can remove them to eat, brush and floss. It is standard to change aligners every two weeks so the teeth can shift gradually into place. Adult treatment time varies, while the timeline for teens is similar to that of braces.
Fit to Your Lifestyle
Dr. Solow recognizes that every patient has different needs. For example, some adults cannot wear Invisalign® for the entire day, and so he develops treatment plans that extend their timeline while giving them the freedom to remove the aligners. Whatever the situation, Dr. Solow prioritizes patient comfort and care to reach a high-quality result.
Common Questions About Invisalign®
Is Invisalign painful?
No, Invisalign isn’t painful. You may feel some pressure against your teeth, however, for a day or two each time you move to a more advanced aligner.
Is Invisalign comfortable to wear?
The majority of Dr. Solow’s patients have no problems with comfort, on a day-to-day basis. The smooth Invisalign BPA-free plastic aligners are shaped to your teeth, so they don’t have the catch points of traditional braces.
How else is Invisalign better than braces?
Braces restrict you from eating certain foods that can break the wires or become caught in the brackets. You also may have difficulty wearing a mouth guard during athletic competitions or playing musical instruments that press against your mouth. Invisalign
has none of these restrictions.
Because Invisalign is unobtrusive, you can look your best for family photos, special events and social outings. Unlike braces, the removable aligners also make it easier for you to maintain proper oral health with brushing and flossing.
Ask Dr. Robert Solow about your own Invisalign solution. Our office can provide free bleaching, if desired, with every Invisalign service. Several financing options are available, to make the process even more affordable for you. Now doesn’t that make you smile?