Meadowbrook Dental Care

General Dentists located in Mineola, NY

When you want a beautiful smile without the pain or time commitment associated with traditional braces, find a solution at Meadowbrook Dental Care in Mineola, New York. Miguel A. Casañas Jr., DDS, and Publio Silfa, DDS, offer InvisalignⓇ. A modern and nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth, these clear aligners improve your smile 50% faster than other methods and are available to patients of any age. To learn more, schedule your initial consultation by booking online or calling the office today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligners straighten your teeth without the need for permanent braces. Thanks to SmartTrackⓇ material, these comfortable aligners give you predictable tooth movement and a better fit than other aligners.

At Meadowbrook Dental Care, you get a series of aligners that progressively move your teeth to correct orthodontic issues like:

  • Under- or overbite
  • Crooked, crowded, or protruding teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

You wear each set of aligners for 1-2 weeks before moving on to the next one. Unlike metal braces, these aligners are soft and comfortable. You can easily remove your aligners to eat, brush your teeth, or floss.

How does Invisalign work?

Using the state-of-the-art iTeroⓇ Element™ Intraoral Scanner, either Dr. Casañas or Dr. Silfa creates a 3D model of your teeth and jaw, which they use to create your aligners.

Once your aligners are ready, your dentist explains how frequently you should change them. They instruct you to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day.

Because each aligner puts pressure on your teeth, they gently shift into their optimal position, giving you a smile that’s straight and confident.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

At Meadowbrook Dental Care, your dentist creates a customized treatment plan to address your teeth straightening needs.

Invisalign uses a 3D model of your mouth to determine the best way to straighten teeth and visually demonstrates how the aligners will slowly move them into place. Dr. Casañas or Dr. Silfa can even show you a model of your post-Invisalign smile.

Because the dental team uses the iTero scanner, they create an accurate and detailed impression of your mouth, which leads to better-fitting aligners, especially when compared to the traditional method of making a mouth impression. Now, there’s no need for that sloppy, thick liquid that makes you gag.

What’s more, when you compare Invisalign with other teeth straightening methods, you get even more excellent benefits:

  • It’s less invasive and therefore causes less pain
  • Works faster than traditional braces
  • You can eat whatever you like
  • There’s no gum, tongue, or cheek irritation
  • You can go aligner-free for special occasions
  • Oral hygiene is easier and more effective

See if you’re a candidate for Invisalign by calling the office to schedule a consultation. You can even book online.