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Invisalign Specialist

Bell Family Dental PC

Family Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Bayside, NY

Do you feel embarrassed about crooked teeth, but you worry about the way braces look and feel? Invisalign® can provide an invisible, comfortable, and convenient solution for many orthodontic conditions, like crowded teeth, gap teeth, and overbite. Frank Pappas, DDS, Dean H. Cherpelis, DDS, and the skilled team at Bell Family Dental PC, located in Bayside, Queens, design custom treatment plans using Invisalign that may actually straighten your teeth faster than braces. To schedule an Invisalign consultation at the New York City practice, call the office or request an appointment online.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative system that straightens teeth using clear plastic aligners. These aligners fit comfortably over your teeth; you wear them for at least 20 hours each day. You remove your aligners before you eat, so you can still enjoy eating out, popcorn at the movies, coffee with friends, and all your favorite foods.

Invisalign offers invisible correction for many orthodontic concerns. There’s no brackets or wires, minimal discomfort, and they’re easy to clean, making them a good option for adults and teenagers who have concerns about the look and feel of traditional braces.

Which conditions can Invisalign address?

The experts at Bell Family Dental PC use Invisalign to address mild to moderate orthodontic conditions, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Gap teeth

If you have a severe orthodontic condition, you might need traditional braces or another orthodontic treatment. A consultation at Bell Family Dental PC can determine for sure if Invisalign is right for you.

Both adults and teenagers can benefit from the Invisalign system. Aligners built for teenagers include a blue compliance indicator, so parents can make sure their teen wears their aligners for the appropriate amount of time.

How does Invisalign work?

The first step in determining if you’re a candidate for Invisalign is a comprehensive dental exam. Once your experienced dentist at Bell Family Dental PC decides that you’re a candidate for Invisalign, they use an advanced digital scanner to create 3D images of your teeth. Your dentist then uses specialized software to design your Invisalign treatment plan, creating a “road map” of the path each tooth will make during your Invisalign process. They can even show you images of how your smile will look once you’ve completed your Invisalign plan.

The Invisalign laboratory uses your road map to fabricate your custom aligners. You wear each aligner for 1-2 weeks and see your dentist every few months for checkups. Each aligner gradually shifts your teeth along your road map until you’ve completed your plan, and you’re ready to enjoy your stunning new smile.

If you’ve been wanting to straighten your teeth without having to wear braces, don’t wait to schedule an Invisalign consultation with an expert at Bell Family Dental PC. Call the office today or request an appointment online.