Questions to Ask at Your Invisalign® Dentist Consultation

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As a Great Neck, NY cosmetic dentist, we can fix crooked teeth by providing you with an orthodontics and teeth straightening treatment. We are an Invisalign® dentist, which means we can straighten your teeth discreetly and without you needing to wear traditional metal braces. This can be far more convenient if you are busy with work or family obligations. To learn more, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our 11021 general dentist office by calling (516) 301-9032.

Here are a few questions to ask at your Invisalign® dentist consultation:

Can anyone get Invisalign®?

No, as a family dentist, we treat both children and adults. However, Invisalign® was designed for people with all of their permanent teeth, making traditional braces a better option for most children.

How does Invisalign® work?

Orthodontics treatments work by applying pressure to your teeth to move them into the right position. This is done gradually by wearing a series of clear aligners that look like full retainers. Each aligner is typically worn for two weeks, and each will move the teeth closer to their final position.

Will Invisalign® work if I have had dental restorations?

Yes, if you need to fix crooked teeth, we can do so by providing you with this teeth straightening treatment, regardless of whether all of your teeth are natural or you have had some dental restorations. We will need to know if you have dental crowns, dental bridges, dental implants, dental fillings, dental veneers, or have had a tooth extraction, since they can all impact your procedure. After examining you and taking x-rays, we will know how to incorporate that information into your overall treatment plan.

If I am not ready for Invisalign®, can you still improve my smile?

Absolutely. If you want to improve your smile, but are not ready for a teeth straightening treatment, we recommend scheduling an appointment for Zoom teeth whitening. At Great Neck Dental Arts - Dr. Jeffrey L. Rubin DMD, we can whiten your teeth by eight shades or more for an immediate and dramatic improvement. This same day dentistry procedure can even be completed on your lunch break. As a provider of preventative dental care, we also encourage you to schedule a dental cleaning and examinations, because a healthy smile will naturally look more beautiful. Also, if your tooth is infected, we can provide you with endodontics care and a root canal treatment prior to straightening your teeth. We can even prevent cavities with dental sealants. Likewise, if you have gum disease, we will want to give you a periodontics treatment first.

When preparing some questions to ask at your Invisalign® dentist consultation, remember to ask about our teeth whitening procedure, since that can help complete your smile makeover. Also, let us know if you are experiencing any jaw pain since we are a TMJ dentist, and may want to address this first. We are also a sleep apnea dentist and can treat you if you are battling fatigue. Regardless of whether you are in need of orthodontics, preventative care, cosmetic dentistry or dentures and partial dentures, we can help. Call (516) 301-9032 to speak with a “dentist near me.”

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