Instead of brackets and bands, the Southold Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to slowly but consistently move the teeth into alignment. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! Aligners have to be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment for them to do their job. Patients who neglect towear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Southold braces are a great choice for fixing many tooth issues, both simple and complex. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. Since braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes Southold braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient and effective orthodontic tools in use. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with Dr. Zeifman, these parts work together to apply gentle pressure, which will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Invisalign is most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation with Zeifman Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Southold Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
When you visit our office for a free consultation, our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. You’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face!
If you’re ready to get started, schedule your free consultation with Zeifman Orthodontics today.