Invisalign

Smolarek Dental Care offers Invisalign! Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to treat misaligned teeth as prescribed. These aligners are made of virtually-clear material, and are custom-made specifically for your teeth.

Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before being replaced, followed by the next one in the series, until you reach your ideal smile.

Invisalign is an FDA-approved alternative to braces, and as of July 2010, over 1 million people have chosen Invisalign instead of braces. While braces work well for many patients, the metal brackets and wires can irritate some patients' mouths.

Plus, Invisalign can be removed during meals and snacks, which allows you to eat some foods that people with braces shouldn’t. These smile straightening aligners can also be removed for brushing and flossing, which makes both activities easier.

After your comprehensive evaluation, our dentists will determine the extent of the smile straightening required, which may include additional orthodontics.

In order to offer Invisalign, dentists and orthodontists must first complete a specific series of training sessions.  Dr. Scott is trained to provide Invisalign, and would love to tell you about the options available to you. If you are interested in talking with Smolarek Dental Care about Invisalign, please call our office at 716- 668-8101.

The Clear Choice
Because Invisalign uses a series of clear trays to shift teeth, patients avoid irritating brackets and the unsightly appearance of metal orthodontia. An estimated 1,000,000 people have chosen to straighten their teeth with Invisalign. Benefits include:

  • Gradual movement of teeth
  • Imperceptible treatment option
  • Less inconvenience
  • Removable aligners
  • Shorter treatment time frame

Invisalign Treatment Overview
During the first step, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth and digitized them. From these impressions, your doctor can create and manipulate a computerized image of the teeth. Using the 3-D model, the dentist will plan out the movement of the teeth. Custom aligners are then generated to fit your specific case. Every couple of weeks, patients change the aligners as prescribed by the dentist. The aligners gradually reposition the teeth little by little until you can enjoy a straight, attractive smile.

FAQs about Invisalign

What are the benefits of Invisalign?
With Invisalign, adults who want to maintain their mature images don't have to deal with the embarrassment of metal braces. Another obvious advantage of Invisalign is that the aligners are removable, so patients can take them out to eat, brush, and floss.

Will Invisalign aligners straighten my child's teeth?
Because they still have baby teeth that need room to come out, dentists don't recommend Invisalign for young children. As well, most kids don't have the discipline needed to wear, care for, and keep up with the Invisalign aligners.

How long does treatment last?
Although the actual length of time depends on the individual case, usually Invisalign will straighten your smile in 6 to 18 months, often less time than with traditional orthodontic therapy. Your dentist will see you every four to six weeks to monitor your progress.

Since the aligners are removable, can I take them out whenever I want?
Most patients love the fact that they can take their aligners out for eating, brushing, or on special occasions. For optimal results, you need to wear the aligners about 22 hours a day on a consistent basis.

     











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Smolarek Dental Care
5121 Clinton St
Elma, NY 14059

P. 716-668-8101
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