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By Silverman and Associates
October 30, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Orthodontic appliances are a great solution! Your Bayside and Bellmore, NY, family dentists offer Invisalign, a clear dental appliance. The invisalignaligners are custom-made transparent trays that fit over teeth instead of being cemented or bonded, like metal braces.

More About Invisalign In Bayside And Bellmore

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is discreet. Invisalign consists of clear aligners. If a patient has minor tooth imperfections, like slightly crooked teeth, small gaps, or improperly positioned teeth Invisalign is a great option.

Invisalign works by applying forces to each tooth to place them in their proper position. The clear, flexible plastic is custom-designed using a specialized software. It is convenient for adults and teens.

The treatment can take anywhere from a couple months to a couple years depending on your dental needs, and consists of trays that fit your upper and bottom teeth. Trays should be worn for a minimum of 22 hours per day and can be removed if you have an event, but that's unnecessary since they're invisible.

Here are some benefits of using Invisalign:

  • Removable: This orthodontic appliance is removable to clean teeth, which improves oral hygiene.
  • Discreet: This invisible orthodontic treatment is important for social occasions, like weddings and proms.
  • Diet: Diet modifications are necessary when you have metal braces, but there aren't any food limitations for clear aligners.
  • Comfort: They are made of a thin, flexible material that doesn't irritate oral soft tissues of the mouth.
  • Teeth-Grinding Protection: They can also be used as night guards to protect teeth from excessive wear, teeth-clenching, or teeth grinding.

Caring For Aligners

In order to take proper care of your clear aligners, as mentioned above, you need to clean them out daily. Rinse them with lukewarm water and use a brush to remove food debris. Also, brush your teeth twice a day, at the very least, and floss at least once before bed.


For more information about Invisalign, contact your family dentist at Silverman & Associates today!

By Silverman and Associates
January 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Do you want to improve your smile? Do you feel like you're too old to be wearing braces? Well, the dentists at Silverman & Associates invisalignUniversity Dental Family Dentistry understand how you feel, which is why they offer Invisalign at their Bellmore and Bayside, NY offices.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is composed of custom-made clear aligners that are made to fit your upper and lower teeth. The aligners function the same way traditional braces work, by applying pressure on each tooth so that it moves into its proper position. Your Bellmore and Bayside dentists create your custom aligners using a specialized computer software.

The clear plastic aligners are flexible and are great for if you need to straighten your teeth and don't want anyone to know you're wearing braces, unlike traditional metal braces. You do, however, need to keep them on for a minimum of 20 hours a day. You can take them off if you want to eat, brush your teeth or floss. Some people like to take their clear aligners off for special events, but that's unnecessary if they're transparent.

Benefits of Invisalign:

  • Oral Hygiene: Because Invisalign is a removable appliance, you will be able to clean your teeth more thoroughly than if you have traditional metal braces. Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once.
  • Discreet Look: Traditional metal braces are embarrassing, especially if you're a teenager or an adult. Invisalign is transparent, so no one will notice if you have braces.
  • No Dietary Deprivations: Traditional braces prevent you from eating your favorite foods, like taffy apples or corn, but that's not an issue with Invisalign. You can eat whatever you want because the aligners you wear are removable.
  • Comfortable: Invisalign aligners are thin, flexible aligners that don't irritate the soft tissue in your mouth, unlike metal braces.
  • Teeth-Grinding Protection: If you have a teeth-grinding or clenching habit, Invisalign can be used as a nightguard to protect your teeth.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with your Bellmore and Bayside, NY, dentists, then call their office today!

By Silverman and Associates
March 15, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

In the past, achieving a straighter smile usually meant wearing metal braces that were readily visible anytime you smiled. Now you can invisalignstraighten your smile discreetly with Invisalign. Instead of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign straightens teeth with the use of soft aligner trays that are clear so they are practically invisible! The trays are also removable, which makes brushing and flossing easier. Invisalign is available from Silverman & Associates, your Bayside and Bellmore, NY, family dentists.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative method for straightening teeth that are crooked or misaligned. In place of the metal brackets and wires associated with traditional braces, Invisalign utilizes flexible plastic trays to straighten and align the teeth. Like traditional braces, the Invisalign aligner trays apply controlled forces to move the teeth into the desired position. A specialized software program is used by your Bayside and Bellmore family dentist to map out a multi-stage plan for moving the teeth. New aligner trays are created for each stage of the plan.

Advantages of Invisalign

Invisalign offers several advantages for teens and adults who want to straighten their smile. Some of the primary advances of Invisalign aligner trays are that they are discreet, comfortable and removable.

One of the biggest benefits of using Invisalign to straighten the teeth is that it is discreet. As stated, the Invisalign trays are clear, which makes them barely visible when smiling or talking. The clear trays are much less noticeable than the silver brackets and wires of traditional metal braces. Further, the trays are removable so they can be taken out temporarily for photos and special occasions. The trays can also be removed when eating and to brush and floss. This makes it easier to keep both the teeth and the trays clean for improved oral hygiene.

Another advantage of Invisalign trays is their comfort factor. There are no uncomfortable metal brackets and wires to poke the gums, as can happen with traditional metal braces. The soft plastic aligner trays fit comfortably over the top and bottom rows of teeth with no hardware to cause discomfort. There is little risk of gum irritation when wearing the flexible aligner trays.

You can straighten your smile discreetly with Invisalign. If you are interested in this discreet method for straightening your smile, contact Silverman & Associates, your family dentists in Bellmore and Bayside, NY. To schedule an appointment at the Bellmore office, call (516) 781-9700. For the Bayside office, call (718) 225-0515.

By Silverman & Associates
April 24, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Are you one of the many Bellmore and Bayside residents who wish they could have a beautiful and straight smile but are less than enthusiastic about the idea of wearing unsightly metal braces? If so, University Dental and Silverman and Associates have just the solution for you - Invisalign. Invisalign is a Invisalignfantastic way to get effective teeth straightening without all of the drawbacks that come with traditional metal braces.

Invisalign is Practically Invisible

The biggest advantage that Invisalign offers Bellmore and Bayside residents that traditional metal braces do not is the fact that it is practically invisible. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners that blend right in with your teeth. Wear them to work, school, your child's soccer game, on a date or wherever life takes you. No one needs to know.

Invisalign is Removable

Another great advantage of Invisalign is the fact that it is removable. While your dentist at University Dental and Silverman and Associates will recommend that you wear your aligners for 18 to 22 hours every day, you can take them out briefly when needed. Whether you have an important event to attend or you simply want to enjoy the meals that you want without worrying about breaking a wire or getting food caught in your braces, with Invisalign, you can.

Invisalign is Easy to Clean

Proper oral hygiene is essential when you have braces, and yet traditional metal braces are generally very difficult to clean. Thankfully, cleaning Invisalign aligners is quite easy. Not only do they not get as dirty since you won't leave them in to eat, but you simply have to brush, rinse and wipe them clean, instead of using special tools to clean in all of the crevices like you would with braces.

If the thought of having a mouth full of metal is holding you back from visiting Silverman and Associates or University Dental in Bellmore and Bayside respectively, you can set your mind at ease. Invisalign offers easy, convenient and attractive teeth straightening you can wear with confidence. Call and set up an appointment today!