Properly aligned teeth don’t just provide you with an attractive smile. Uncorrected deviations in the orientation of your teeth can cause gradual complications with multiple teeth in your dentition. In time it could even cause chips, dental fractures and dental attrition problems with one or more teeth in your bite pattern.
If you only have minor deviations in the alignment of your teeth it might be possible for Dr. Robert Horowitz to correct them with Invisalign®. This popular brand of clear plastic aligners is designed to gradually correct the position of your misaligned teeth.
You will need to switch out to a new set of aligners every two weeks. Each one will gradually move your teeth a little closer to their ideal position.
Before fitting you for Invisalign®, Dr. Robert Horowitz will examine your teeth to determine their overall health, as well as determine the number of aligners needed to correct the position of your teeth.
Dr. Robert Horowitz will then create a detailed impression of your teeth. This will be sent to a special Invisalign® laboratory where orthodontic technicians will develop a series of custom aligner trays.
You will need to wear the custom, clear plastic aligners in your mouth for 20 to 22 hours each day to maximize the realignment effect. With proper use, you should expect to meet your alignment goals in the course of three to four sets of aligners.
While you have Invisalign® in your mouth, you can drink normally. However, you will need to remove them before you eat. You should never smoke or chew gum while the aligners are in your mouth. When you’re not wearing them, you should keep the aligners in the case provided.
If you are in the Scarsdale, New York, area and you are interested in Invisalign® you should call 914-723-3366 to schedule to set up a consultation at Robert A. Horowitz, DDS.