STRAIGHT TEETH WITHOUT THE HASSLE
For Dr. Dimitrios Kilimitzoglou, M.A.G.D., F.I.C.O.I., patient comfort is a top priority. That’s why he offers Invisalign®, a pain-free method to obtain straight teeth, at his Long Island-area practice. Straight teeth are a coveted characteristic when it comes to outward appearance, but at ESI Dental we want you to know that achieving an aligned smile doesn’t need to be a painful process.
If you have considered straightening your teeth and would like to learn more about Invisalign®,contact our Smithtown, New York dental practice today. We offer the latest technology to help you realize the full potential of your smile.
Invisalign® vs. Metal Braces
Dr. K has adopted Invisalign® technology as yet another way to deliver fast, pain-free results to his patients. Before the introduction of Invisalign®, the only way to obtain a straight smile was through the use of metal braces. While this method was effective, it involved painful tightening and cutting of wires, and it placed restrictions on the patient's lifestyle. With Invisalign®, all of that hassle is eliminated.
As opposed to braces, Invisalign® aligners are easily removable. Patients don’t have to worry about getting food stuck in the teeth or breaking the trays; they can enjoy all of their favorite foods such as popcorn, carrots and corn on the cob, without having to worry about getting food caught in their orthodontic appliance. Invisalign® is also ideal for the patient on the go. Because the trays are already designed when treatment begins, the need to schedule several office visits with Dr. K is eliminated. Although office visits are reduced, patients who use Invisalign® typically see results as quickly as with traditional braces. Finally, patients enjoy the Invisalign® system for its cosmetic benefits. Without unsightly wires and brackets, patients can straighten their teeth without feeling self-conscious about their appearance. In fact, in most cases Invisalign® aligners are nearly invisible.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
With Invisalign® orthodontics, achieving your ideal smile is actually a lot easier than you might think. This orthodontic system consists of a series of clear plastic trays that are designed to guide your teeth naturally toward alignment. Your path to straight teeth begins when Dr. K takes an impression of your mouth. That clay impression is then sent to Invisalign® Labs, where they design a set of clear, plastic trays that are custom fit for your teeth. Each set of trays progressively moves the teeth into proper alignment. Patients are expected to wear the aligners for about 22 hours a day, removing them while cleaning the teeth and eating. When worn consistently, Invisalign® can help patients achieve their final look in less than one year. The aligners are replaced approximately every two weeks.
If you have been searching for a pain-free way to straighten your teeth and would like more information on Invisalign®, contact ESI Dental today. Our Smithtown practice proudly serves patients throughout Long Island.