Magid Dental Care
Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): INVISALIGN

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INVISALIGN

Not every adult was lucky enough to have braces as children. For those who did, some may have experienced orthodontic relapse because of a lack of compliance with retainer wear. 

As adults, we learn the value of a confident smile. Whether you have an active social life or you are a professional trying to make a good first impression, your smile is important.

At Magid Dental Care, we treat adults of all ages with alternative orthodontic systems that don’t require years of brackets and wires. That way, you can enjoy your new smile quickly with more discreet treatment options.

We offer both Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. 

Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth over time. You wear aligners for approximately two weeks before trading them in for the next set. Treatment times are similar to those of traditional braces but without the unsightly brackets.

Six Month Smiles uses tooth-colored brackets along with memory wire, which applies constant low-force pressure to safely, comfortably, and quickly move your teeth into an esthetic alignment. We treat only those teeth that are visible, which makes your treatment fast and easy. Treatment lasts on average six months.

Step 1: The Initial Appointment

  During this consultation stage, Dr. Magid will examine your teeth and discuss with you what it is that you are looking to do as well as areas that can be corrected using the Invisalign clear aligners.

Step 2: Taking Measurements for your Aligners

  Once it is decided that treatment is desirable and necessary, impressions are taken as well as photographs. These will then be sent to the laboratory where they will be instructed using Dr. Magid's directions to fabricate your custom made Invisalign aligners.

Step 3: Explaining the Treatment Outcome

  Before treatment begins, Dr. Magid will show you a computer 3D rendition of the smile you are aiming for, so you will know exactly what is planned. Since wearing the aligners takes commitment, it is great to have that mental picture to refer to so you can visualize the final successful result and get psyched!

Step 4: Fitting the Aligners

  You will be shown how easy it is to take the aligners in and out. The aligners are replaced every two weeks for another aligner and Dr. Magid will see you every six to eight weeks to make sure that progress is being made as expected and to answer any questions you might have. Depending on the case's needs, treatment times can be nine to fifteen months give or take.

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