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If you have teeth that are crooked, crowded, or otherwise misaligned, you may be searching for the right solution. While people often think of metal braces to resolve orthodontic issues, there may be another solution available—Invisalign. For the best Invisalign in Forest Hills NY services, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gregory Mark at Forest Hills Dental. Forest Hills Dental offers outstanding Invisalign services for patients that have misaligned teeth that they would like repaired.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that involves the use of clear trays that shift teeth over time. These aligners are replaced every two weeks to create consistent progress towards a patient’s ideal alignment. Unlike braces, Invisalign is clear and removable. They don’t need to be placed using adhesive, and they are easy to remove for eating and cleaning.

Invisalign treatment requires a patient to visit Forest Hills Dental every other month for an evaluation. Dr. Mark will take a look and ensure your teeth are moving properly. Once he’s found that your teeth alignment is going as planned, he will provide you with the next sets of trays. If needed, “buttons” will be added to certain teeth. These are tooth-colored extensions that provide your trays with a surface to grasp onto.

If you have additional questions about what Invisalign is, reach out to Forest Hills Dental. We’ll discuss the process for Invisalign in Forest Hills NY and how it is an excellent choice for aligning misaligned teeth.

Why Invisalign?

There are a lot of advantages to Invisalign. The most obvious is the appearance of your teeth and smile. With Invisalign, you can have the straight smile you’ve always wanted! Beyond appearance, though, there are a lot of advantages to having properly aligned teeth.

What many people don’t realize is how much having misaligned teeth can affect the health of their teeth, gums, and jawbone. Misaligned teeth—whether it’s crowding, crookedness, overbite, or any other misalignment—can lead to oral health issues. Because it’s more difficult to brush and floss, there is a higher risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. This leads to costly restorative services. If not properly cared for, it can lead to a tooth or teeth needing to be extracted or falling out. Properly aligned teeth are much easier to brush, which makes proper oral healthcare much easier.

Misaligned teeth can also wear away at your other teeth and chip them. It can also lead to earaches, headaches, and jaw pain.

With all of the issues that misaligned teeth can cause, it’s easy to see that restorative measures are not only beneficial but necessary for proper ongoing oral health.

While many people associate braces with teenagers, they are actually beneficial for patients of all ages. It’s never too late to get Invisalign! Actually, braces are an excellent option for adults, as they understand the importance of proper treatment and are more likely to stick to the guidelines set forth by the dentist. No matter what age you are, you can ask Dr. Mark about Invisalign. He will take a look and let you know if you are a good candidate.

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

There are a few factors that need to be considered to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign. One major factor is the severity of the misalignment. Over time, Invisalign technology has advanced. Invisalign is now available for more patients than it used to be. With that said, in cases of severe misalignment Invisalign may not be an option.

Another issue is tooth decay and gum disease. If you have these issues, they will need to be addressed before Invisalign. Not only can it affect the placement of Invisalign, but they are also much more pressing issues that need to be taken care of first.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Mark will take a look and see if you are a candidate for Invisalign. If the misalignment is too severe, he may recommend traditional braces. If not, the Invisalign process can move forward.

If you have crooked teeth, minor crowding, overbite, or gaps between your teeth, set an appointment with Dr. Mark to see if Invisalign in Forest Hills NY is the right option to meet your needs.

Why Invisalign Instead of Metal Braces?

If you are considering teeth alignment, you may be wondering why you should choose Invisalign over metal braces. Below are some of the main advantages Invisalign has over traditional, metal braces:

  • No metal appliances in your mouth
  • The ability to eat your favorite foods
  • Fewer appointments
  • Proven treatment backed by over two decades of technology
  • No referrals needed
  • An “invisible” system that others won’t notice
  • Easier cleaning and maintenance

When you make the decision to get Invisalign treatment, reach out to Forest Hills Dental. Dr. Mark will take a look at your teeth, gums, and jawbone to see if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. He will then create a treatment plan for you and get you started.

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Digitally Mapped Orthodontic System

Invisalign involves the use of 3D scans of your teeth and jaw to create a virtual replica. This allows your dentist to digitally map out the movement of your teeth. Your dentist will be able to see what each step should look like, and you’ll even be able to see a virtual image of what your smile will likely look like once the Invisalign treatment process is complete!

Forest Hills Dental uses advanced digital imaging equipment that allows us to take a virtual impression of your teeth. We then electronically transfer this impression to a lab that creates your trays.

Can Teens Get Invisalign?

Many people associate metal braces with teenagers and Invisalign with adults. Can teens get Invisalign? The answer is, “Yes!” Invisalign is an excellent option for teenagers that require minor adjustments and don’t want metal braces.

While teenagers can get Invisalign, it’s important to understand that Invisalign requires more discipline and upkeep. Your teenager will need to keep the trays clean and wear them when they are supposed to. Forgetting to wear them can cause issues and slow progress. With that said, they are a wonderful solution for responsible teens that would like straighter teeth and clear aligners that allow them to smile with confidence.

Keeping Your Invisalign Trays Clean

Because Invisalign trays can be removed to eat and drink, it’s important to ensure you clean your teeth before placing them back in your mouth. You also want to make sure you continue to brush, floss, and rinse twice a day, every day like normal. Invisalign does not prevent cavities or gum disease.

Clean your Invisalign trays along with your teeth twice a day. You can brush them with lukewarm water. Don’t use hot water, as this can affect their shape.

You should be wearing your Invisalign braces for at least 22 hours each day. This provides you with enough time to eat and take care of your oral health, while also providing maximum results.

Ongoing Care

While Invisalign helps with teeth alignment, it does not help with oral healthcare. You need to continue to take proper care of your oral health while wearing Invisalign trays. This includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing twice a day. You also need to set an appointment every six months for a cleaning and checkup.

If you don’t already have an appointment in the books for a regular cleaning and checkup, reach out to Forest Hills Dental. We’ll schedule you for ongoing care services.

Why Forest Hills Dental?

Forest Hills Dental provides high-quality dental services at an affordable price. Dr. Gregory Mark is an expert in the field of dentistry, and he has over 30 years of experience in dentistry.

The team at Forest Hills Dental believes in quality care with excellent customer service. We want to see you smile—both before and after your appointment with Dr. Mark!

If you are looking for the best care possible provided by a team of experts that care about results, choose Forest Hills Dental!

Reach Out to Forest Hills Dental Today!

If you are considering braces or Invisalign, reach out to Forest Hills Dental. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the placement process, costs, insurance, and whether you may be a candidate. We will then set an appointment for you to see Dr. Mark. He will take a look and let you know whether Invisalign is a good option to meet your alignment needs or not. If Invisalign isn’t the best option to meet your needs, Dr. Mark will suggest a different plan of action.

We offer affordable prices, flexible financing, and payment plans—whether you have insurance or not. We believe everyone deserves oral healthcare services, regardless of income level. Our patient coordinators will provide you with a detailed estimate during your consultation. We believe in transparency with pricing.

We look forward to helping you with your alignment issues and improving the look of your smile!


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