Are you considering straightening your smile but dread the thought of traditional braces? Well, Invisalign might be the perfect solution for you. Let’s dive into what you can expect from this innovative treatment to straighten your smile and why you might want to choose an Invisalign dentist.

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign is like the modern cousin of traditional braces. Instead of wires and brackets, it uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth. Here’s how it works:

  1. Initial Appointment: Your Invisalign dentist will use iTero digital imaging to get an impression of your teeth. Then, you’ll both design how your smile will look at the end of the treatment. You’ll get to see your end results before you even start!
  2. Aligner Creation: Your impressions and goals are sent to Invisalign, where computers calculate the precise movements needed for your perfect smile. These movements are broken down into tiny pieces, each controlled by a single aligner tray.
  3. Aligner Fitting: You’ll visit our office to have your first aligner fitted. It might feel tight, but that’s normal. Each time you change your aligners, it’ll feel tight, just like it would if you were to get traditional braces tightened.
  4. Wearing the Aligners: You’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks, 22 hours a day. You’ll only take them out for eating and cleaning your teeth. The more you wear your aligners, the faster your treatment will go! Wear them as much as possible, and you’ll have a new smile before you know it.
  5. Follow-up Appointments: Every two weeks, you’ll get a new tray. After a while, you might even get multiple aligners to take home.
  6. Patience is Key: You can’t speed up the process by skipping trays. Stick to the plan and wear all your trays for the prescribed amount of time.

Caring for Your Invisalign Trays

Taking care of your Invisalign trays is essential for a successful treatment. Here’s how to do it:

  • Clean Regularly: Rinse and brush your aligners with a soft toothbrush daily.
  • Avoid Hot Water: Hot water can warp the plastic, so always use cold or lukewarm water.
  • Handle with Care: Be gentle when removing or inserting the trays to avoid damage.
  • Keep Them Safe: Always keep your clear aligners in their case when you aren’t wearing them. If you have pets, be aware that dogs are often attracted to Invisalign retainers and will eat or bite them.
  • Always Carry Your Case: If you take them out to eat, don’t leave them on the table in a napkin, always store in the provided case. Waiters and waitresses are notorious for accidentally clearing them away when they pick up napkins!

Is Invisalign Right For You?

Invisalign is for anyone who wants a straight smile without the hassle of wires and brackets. Many adults choose Invisalign because of how discreet it is, making it a popular option for those who want to maintain a professional appearance. There’s no age limit, so whether you’re a teen or an adult, it could be a great option for you.

Why Choose Invisalign?

We offer a personalized approach to Invisalign treatment. Here’s why you might want to choose us:

  1. Expertise: Our team knows the ins and outs of Invisalign, ensuring you get the best care possible.
  2. Convenience: Our office is conveniently located!
  3. Flexibility: Whether you’ve had braces before or are new to orthodontic treatment, we can tailor a plan to your needs.

Meet Our Invisalign Dentists

DR. ANNA BELOUS is a highly skilled dentist with extensive training in advanced cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from SUNY Buffalo and continued her dental studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Belous has earned certifications in dental implants, full mouth restorations, and clear braces, including Invisalign and ClearCorrect. Her patient-centric philosophy emphasizes patient education and comfort, utilizing advanced diagnostic and treatment equipment to ensure efficient and effective care.

DR. ARLENE MESSER is a dedicated dentist who believes in utilizing dental technology to enhance patient experience and care. After receiving her Doctorate of Dental Surgery, she completed an externship on dental implants at SUNY Buffalo and achieved Fellowship status at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). Dr. Messer’s additional training includes oral conscious sedation, accelerated orthodontics, and Invisalign. She is an accredited member of the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and is recognized for her expertise in minimally invasive dentistry techniques such as BioClear.

Smile with Confidence

Invisalign is more than just a cosmetic treatment; it’s a journey to a confident smile. With clear aligners and a dedicated Invisalign dentist, you can enjoy the process as much as the results.

Ready to take the first step? Give us a call at (585) 244-3337 or make an appointment online. Your beautiful smile is waiting, and Contemporary Dentistry is here to help you achieve it.