The Bastida Dental Group

Dentists located in Elmhurst, New York, NY

Few things are more confidence-inspiring than a gorgeous, straight smile. We offer InvisalignⓇ to patients in the New York City area, an innovative alternative to traditional metal braces. To find out what Invisalign can do to transform your smile, book an appointment online or call the office to check for availability.

Invisalign Q & A

What is InvisalignⓇ?

Invisalign is a revolutionary teeth straightening system that uses clear plastic aligners to create your ideal smile. The process is convenient, effective, and has a proven safety track record. Invisalign is only available from dental professionals with additional training, so don’t be fooled by advertisements for knock-off products that promise similar results.

How does Invisalign work?

The process begins with a consultation where your Bastida Dental Groupl provider examines your teeth and takes a series of digital scans to determine if Invisalign is right for you. Proprietary software allows them to plot out your treatment plan and even lets you see what your smile will look like once treatment is complete.

When you’re ready to move forward, those images provide the Invisalign lab with the information needed to create your custom aligners and send them to your dentist. Once they arrive at The Bastida Dental Group, you begin wearing them for the majority of each day, removing them only during meals and dental hygiene.

The aligners place just the right amount of pressure on your teeth, slowly shifting them into optimal positioning. You trade out for a new set of aligners every few weeks as your treatment progresses.

What are the benefits of InvisalignⓇ over metal braces?

Many men and women choose Invisalign solely for the aesthetic benefits. Most people don’t even notice you’re wearing your aligners. Avoiding the glittering metallic smile of metal braces is a big reason people choose Invisalign.

Braces also require a great deal of special care. You need to restrict your diet to avoid foods that could damage your brackets and wires, and if damage does occur you have to come in to have repairs completed. With Invisalign, you can continue to eat your favorite foods throughout your treatment.

All that metal also creates a multitude of new places for bacteria, plaque, and food particles to hide. Preventing cavities with metal braces means spending a lot of extra time brushing your teeth at different angles to sustain solid oral hygiene. Invisalign allows you to continue your normal oral hygiene routine.

To learn more about Invisalign and how the system can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, book a consultation with The Bastida Dental Group at your earliest convenience.