Hemali M Ajmera, DDS
Dentist located in Queens, Woodside, NY
A mouth full of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative to crooked, misaligned teeth. You can say no to both! General and cosmetic dentist Hemali Ajmera, DDS, offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments at Ajmera Dentistry in Woodside, Queens, New York. If you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces, call Ajmera Dentistry or book an appointment online today.
Invisalign Q & A
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment used to straighten teeth. It offers a great alternative to traditional teeth-straightening treatments like braces. Your teeth will be progressively aligned over time thanks to clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth.
The aligners are removable for easy eating and teeth cleaning, but you need to wear them at least 20 hours per day for the best cosmetic results. Wear the Invisalign aligners any time you are not eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.
What are the benefits of Invisalign over braces?
Because Invisalign is so comfortable and easy to use, it is becoming a more and more popular way to straighten teeth, particularly with young adults. Not convinced quite yet? Here are the benefits of Invisalign over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:
- Invisibility, so people never see a mouthful of metal, they see your real teeth
- Comfort, because the smooth plastic reduces the risk of mouth irritation caused by sharp metal braces
- Convenience, thanks to your ability to easily remove them whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss
- Timing, because Invisalign treatments work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic techniques
Is Invisalign right for me?
Invisalign can solve mild to moderate dental misalignments, like:
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Teeth misalignment after braces
For major alignment and orthodontic issues, a different treatment may be recommended by Dr. Ajmera. To see whether Invisalign is the best option for you, visit Ajmera Dentistry for a consultation.
What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?
Dr. Ajmera will start by examining your teeth to check that Invisalign is the right choice for you. She may use a digital scanner to create 3D images of your teeth or make physical impressions. Dr. Ajmera will use these to develop a unique treatment plan for you.
Next, Dr. Ajmera fits your teeth with customized clear, plastic aligners. As you wear them, the aligners smoothly shift your teeth into perfect alignment. As your teeth begin to shift, new aligners may be made. This process continues until your smile is just right.
Call Ajmera Dentistry or book an appointment online today to talk to Dr. Ajmera about straightening your teeth without unattractive, uncomfortable braces.