Invisalign® in East Islip
If you can keep a secret, we have a good one to tell you. At East Islip Dental Care, Dr. Michael Wakily is a certified Invisalign provider who can straighten your teeth so discreetly that only you and he will know… until everyone sees your new smile featuring straight teeth!
No question about it—a smile with beautiful straight teeth is priceless. It can give you the advantage in a number of situations from professional meetings to social engagements. In fact, research shows that people with beautiful smiles are often considered smarter and friendlier. So, why not give yourself the competitive edge with a straight smile from Invisalign in Islip?
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign are, indeed, braces, but they are not the typical braces with metal brackets and wires that you’re accustomed to seeing on children and teens. Instead, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to shift teeth into proper alignment. Dr. Wakily has an established relationship with the Invisalign lab, and he works closely with their technicians to fabricate aligners that are created specifically for the orthodontic needs of your smile.
Invisalign is designed to treat a number of malocclusions including:
- Rotated teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Misplaced midline
- Open bite
- Buck teeth or overjet
- Under bite
- Over bite
- Cross bite
The Invisalign Process
Before beginning any orthodontic treatment, a thorough dental cleaning and exam is necessary. Dr. Wakily will want to know that your oral health is secure and that there are no pre-existing problems such as cavities or periodontal disease; these will need to be treated before you begin to wear your Invisalign clear braces.
Then, with a comprehensive collection of digital x-rays, impressions and photographs, Dr. Wakily and his Invisalign colleagues develop your unique treatment plan. All you have to do is wear your aligners for at least 22 hours every day. This helps to ensure that your orthodontic treatment will be completed on time, and you’ll have that straight smile sooner rather than later.
Aside from being practically invisible, Invisalign offers yet another unique advantage—they are removable. So, if you have a special occasion, Dr. Wakily won’t mind if you remove your clear braces for a short time. But in addition to that, you’ll be able to eat whatever you like. So, go ahead and enjoy corn on the cob or a juicy steak! Just be sure to brush and floss afterwards—another task that is easier because Invisalign clear plastic braces are removable.