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Invisalign Teeth Straightening in Queens

Invisalign can be an excellent option for anybody wondering how to straighten teeth without braces. It can correct numerous orthodontic problems, including straightening overlapping teeth with Invisalign aligners.


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Invisalign Technologies are Continually Improving

The technology used for Invisalign teeth straightening is continually evolving. Consequently, limitations of treatment are reducing all the time. We can now treat more complex orthodontic cases successfully with Invisalign, compared with even a few years ago.

Virtually Invisible Aligner

Most patients choose Invisalign teeth straightening because the aligners are virtually invisible. Some patients will need to use attachments with the aligners, consisting of small tooth-colored custom shaped buttons that are fixed onto teeth. These buttons are very discreet and allow for more targeted and precise tooth movements.

Virtually Invisible Retainers

Wearing a retainer for teeth straightening is an important final step in treatment. Invisalign retainers are made from the same comfortable, smooth plastic used to fabricate the aligners.

Why Do I Need a Retainer for Teeth Straightening?

When teeth move positions during teeth straightening, we move the crown of the tooth and the tooth root. Usually, tooth roots are surrounded by strong, healthy bone that keeps them securely in place.

After the tooth roots move during orthodontics, it takes a while for the bone to remodel around the newly repositioned roots. There is a real risk that the roots could try to return to their original positions during the remodeling process. Wearing a retainer ensures that tooth roots cannot move, retaining their new positions in the jawbone.

How Long Must I Wear Retainers?

Usually, it is necessary to wear retainers most or all the time immediately after completing orthodontic treatment. The time is then gradually reduced as the teeth become more firmly established in their new locations.

Our best-in-class Invisalign dentists at Gentle Dental can discuss all Invisalign procedure benefits. For more information about why Invisalign is the best option to straighten teeth in Queens, contact Gentle Dental at (718) 461-0100.

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