What is Invisalign©

Invisalign©  is a state-of-the-art technology that helps people achieve beautiful smiles discreetly and comfortably. This system uses a series of clear aligners, perfectly shaped to fit your mouth and gumline, to apply pressure gradually and steadily to your teeth. Each set of aligners moves your teeth closer to the desired position and your most beautiful smile!

Is Invisalign© safe?

The answer is yes, absolutely! The clear aligners are made from a patented SmartTrack® material, a BPA-free polyurethane-based plastic. The gentle pressure applied by the aligners does not risk impacting your gum, tooth, and jawbone health.

Can Invisalign© help me?

For the vast majority of cases, the answer is yes. Invisalign© can treat:

  • Misaligned bite
  • Crooked or Misaligned teeth
  • Overcrowded or gapped teeth
  • Overbite, Crossbite and underbite issues

While this innovative solution is wonderful for a wide variety of cases, it may not be suitable for the most serious cases and does have limitations. Dr. Peikidis will work with you to determine if this is the right course of action for you. In some scenarios, traditional braces may still be the best option. To learn more about this technology and whether it is right for you, call Peikidis Orthodontics in Bellmore, New York today at (516) 360-0520.

What are the Benefits of Invisalign©?

Making the decision to invest in your smile and your health is a serious one. Dr. Peikidis understands the gravity of choosing to commit to orthodontic treatment. Of course, any orthodontic treatment has the benefit of giving you a more beautiful, healthier smile. However, Invisalign© and our in-house clear aligners offers additional benefits, such as:

  • Subtle, discreet, and near invisible, nobody has to know you are wearing your aligners
  • Not having to worry about damaging braces means you can continue to eat your favorite foods
  • The aligners are removable, meaning no brackets, wires, or elastic bands to have to clean around
  • The elimination of brackets and wires means emergency visits to the orthodontist for repairs are a thing of the past
  • If you are active in sports, there is no need to sit out of your favorite activities or invest in a special mouthguard to protect your braces
  • Thanks to the advanced 3D scanning and printing technologies used in aligner production, the aligners fit your gum line perfectly and are so comfortable you may forget you are wearing them!

In-house clear aligners

Dr. Peikidis also offers in-house clear aligners! Talk to Dr. Peikidis about your options and budget during your Invisalign© consultation. You deserve to love your smile, and Dr. Peikidis is committed to doing everything she can to help you.

How does Invisalign© work?

Your clear aligner and Invisalign© treatment begins with Dr. Peikidis taking a 3D digital scan of your teeth. This high-resolution scan allows your Bellmore orthodontist to measure and identify the areas of your mouth that need correction precisely and accurately. With this data, she creates a customized treatment plan that involves a series of aligners that will move your teeth in a pre-planned order.

The Invisalign© clear aligners work by applying gentle and consistent pressure to your teeth. You will be provided with new aligners on a regular basis as your treatment progresses, sometimes you will be changing them once a week! Although the aligners do not use wires or brackets, the mechanism for moving your teeth is fundamentally the same as traditional braces, they move your teeth by stretching the tissues of your mouth and jaw, allowing for the growth of new bone that supports the roots of your teeth in their new positions.

What can I expect from Invisalign© treatment in Bellmore, NY?

Once you and Dr. Peikidis decide that Invisalign© or in-house clear aligners is the right treatment for your smile, she will take her 3D scans and prepare your aligners. You will meet with her in her Bellmore orthodontist office to make sure that your treatment is progressing on track. However, these visits will be less frequent than if you had traditional braces.

It is important to remember that patient compliance is the single largest factor in achieving success within the desired timeframe. You are expected to wear your aligners a minimum of 22 hours per day. Aligners should be removed for meals, and your teeth should be cleaned before placing them back into your mouth.

Most cases can be resolved in a timeframe of 12-24 months. However, Dr. Peikidis will provide you with a customized timeframe for your treatment.

How much does Invisalign© cost in Bellmore, NY?

Although Invisalign© is often more expensive than traditional braces, many patients find that the additional cost is outweighed by the benefits of the system. The good news is that many dental insurance providers contribute to the cost of Invisalign©. If you have questions about what your insurance will cover, our billing staff can help you understand your benefits to make the most of your dental insurance.

Dr. Peikidis is committed to making clear aligners and the Invisalign© system approachable, obtainable, and affordable for all of her patients. If you are ready to begin your Invisalign© treatment or simply would like to learn more about how it can help you, contact Peikidis Orthodontics today at (516) 360-0520 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Invisalign© vs. the online competition

Remember that time you were watching an online video or scrolling social media and came across an ad for an online Invisalign© copy-cat system? Companies offering inferior products are constantly popping up trying to latch on to the success that Invisalign© providers have worked so hard to achieve for their patients. The truth is, none of the online companies offering clear aligners offer the same level of technology, history of success, or patient support as Invisalign© or other in-office clear aligners. Ultimately, the biggest benefit of choosing Invisalign© is the fact that your treatment and its progress is directly supervised by Dr. Peikidis, a board certified orthodontist. This allows her to identify any issues, make corrections, and address any other oral health concerns that may appear. If you’re considering an online system, discuss your options with Dr. Peikidis first.

Be cautious of DIY straightening

The past few years has seen a rise in websites and social media accounts selling do-it-yourself teeth straightening solutions that involve rubber bands, floss, and other various materials. These advertisements have become frequent enough, and the consequences of these DIY solutions are so serious, that the American Association of Orthodontists issued a “consumer alert” on their homepage.

The movement of teeth is a medical procedure that requires the supervision of a trained orthodontist to ensure your bone, tooth, and gum health are maintained throughout the correction. The consequences of attempting to move your teeth using DIY methods can result in very serious, life-long damage to your teeth and jawbones. Please, before attempting a do-it-yourself tooth straightening, contact Dr. Peikidis and let her perform a complimentary consultation. She will present options to fit your budget, and offers flexible payment plans, in order to make professional orthodontic correction affordable.

Are you ready to start Invisalign© treatment with Peikidis Orthodontics?

At Peikidis Orthodontics, our whole staff takes a patient-first approach to orthodontic correction. You can rest assured knowing that you will receive the most passionate, knowledgeable, and skillful orthodontic care available in Bellmore, New York. You are why Dr. Peikidis is so passionate about orthodontics, and she will always do everything in her power to help you love your smile and yourself.

If you are ready to get the smile you’ve always wanted, call Peikidis Orthodontics today at (516) 360-0520 or fill out our contact form to schedule your Complimentary Invisalign© consultation!