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We offer the Invisalign® smile straightening option for both teens and adults at the practice of Orthodontic Associates of Little Neck in Little Neck, New York who have misaligned smiles.

With Invisalign, we use a series of clear plastic aligners instead of brackets and wires to align the teeth. Incremental movements are made with each set of aligners, which are changed out every two weeks or so.

Once our orthodontist, Perry M. Iacovetti, evaluates your smile to determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign, the aligners will be created and you will be on your way to straightening your smile discreetly. Invisalign aligners are clear, comfortable and made of a smooth, thin plastic material. The aligners are removable so you can eat, brush, and floss, as usual.

Caring for your aligners is also very easy. Some patients opt to soak them in Invisalign’s cleaning crystals or with a denture cleaner for their daily cleaning. Once the aligners are clean, just put them back in after you have brushed, flossed and rinsed your mouth with an anti-microbial oral rinse to remove bacterial residue. Also, freshening your aligners is easy, and can be done anytime by taking them out and rinsing them with clear antibacterial soap. Rinse them thoroughly to remove all soapy residue before putting them back in.

Wearing these invisible aligners is easy and so is taking care of them, not to mention cleaning your smile while straightening with them! If you would like to know more about this alignment system and whether or not it is right for your needs, please contact us at 718.224.0040. Our orthodontic team looks forward to helping you create the smile of your dreams.