Friday, September 19, 2014


If you are unhappy with the alignment of your teeth, have spaces between your teeth, or have bite issues, orthodontic treatment is a great solution. The highly trained staff here at Oyster Bay Family Dentists has the ability to straighten your teeth quickly and effectively with Invisalign. Invisalign works just as effectively as traditional braces but you won't have to deal with the hassle of metal wires and brackets.

To have Invisalign placed on your teeth, you will first need to have impressions taken of your teeth. These images are sent to a computer screen, where they are analyzed and a 3D mock-up is created for the first set of plastic aligners. These are sent to the lab, and the patient returns in about two weeks to obtain their first set of aligners. Your doctor will ask patients to return to his office every 2-3 weeks for their next set of aligners, helping to encourage movement of their teeth to the desired location.

Compared to bracket traditional, Invisalign is a much safer option. Patients who use Invisalign often avoid damage to the gums and supporting tissues. Patients will also avoid bacteria build up that would result through traditional braces. Patients are also able to get regular dental checkups while using Invisalign. Traditional braces prevent X-rays and regular cleanings while the removable aligners used through Invisalign can be removed allowing for dentist access.

Give us a call today to set up an appointment with either Dr. Robert G. West or Dr. Denise VeyVoda to learn more about Invisalign!

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