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Invisalign® Specialist

IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Brighton, Rochester, NY

Think you have to choose between misaligned, crooked teeth or a mouthful of metal? Think again. General and cosmetic dentist Indra Quagliata, DDS, at IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Rochester, New York, provides Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments. If you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces, call IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative new way to straighten teeth. It offers a great alternative to traditional teeth-straightening treatments like braces. This treatment uses clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth to gradually align them over time.

It’s best to wear the aligners for at least 20 hours per day, but they can be removed for easy eating and teeth cleaning. Invisalign should stay in your mouth if you’re not eating or brushing your teeth.

Why choose Invisalign over braces?

Invisalign is an increasingly popular means to fix poorly aligned teeth, especially among young adults, due to its ease of use and comfort. Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic approaches, like braces. These benefits include:

  • Invisibility, because people want to see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, because the soft plastic won’t cut your mouth like sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, because you can remove them quickly whenever you need to brush, floss, or eat
  • Timing, because consistent Invisalign treatments work up to 50% quicker than other orthodontic techniques

Are you a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign can solve mild to moderate dental misalignments, like:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Teeth misalignment after braces

If you have major orthodontic and alignment issues, Dr. Quagliata may recommend a different treatment. To see whether Invisalign is the best option for you, visit IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for a consultation.

What should I anticipate from an Invisalign treatment?

First, your teeth need to be examined by Dr. Quagliata to see if Invisalign is the ideal choice for you. To fully examine your teeth, Dr. Quagliata will need to either create a physical impression of them or digitally scan them into 3-D images. With these, Dr. Quagliata will be able to form an individualized treatment plan that suits your specific needs.

After this step, Dr. Quagliata will customize plastic aligners to fit over your teeth. The aligners gently move your teeth into ideal alignment while you wear them. As your teeth move, new aligners may be made to continue progress. Until your smile is perfect, this process will keep going.

If you want to straighten your teeth without unsightly, painful braces, talk to Dr. Quagliata about Invisalign by calling IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry or booking an appointment online today.