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Invisalign Specialist

HP Dentistry PC

Cosmetic Dentistry & Family Dentists located in Mamaroneck, NY

If you have crowded teeth or a misaligned jaw, orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® can transform your smile and improve your oral health. At HP Dentistry PC, Patricia Pasnikowska, DMD, and the team offer Invisalign treatment to adults and teens. To make an appointment at the practice in Mamaroneck, New York, call the office, or click the online booking tool today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment. It uses clear, custom-manufactured mouthpieces to place mild pressure on your teeth and jaw, gradually moving them into the optimal position. 

Each Invisalign aligner is made of SmartTrack®, a thermoplastic free of chemicals like latex, BPS, and BPA. It’s FDA-approved and safe for all people, including individuals with allergies and pregnant women.

What types of alignment issues can Invisalign correct?

At HP Dentistry PC, Dr. Pasnikowska uses Invisalign to correct mild and moderate alignment issues, including:

  • Spaces between teeth
  • Crowding
  • A misaligned jaw
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

You might also benefit from orthodontic treatment with Invisalign if you have crooked or overlapping teeth.

What does treatment with Invisalign involve?

Before prescribing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, Dr. Pasnikowska conducts an oral exam and takes oral X-rays. She uses X-rays to assess the health of your jaw and to better understand the alignment of your teeth.

Next, Dr. Pasnikowska takes scans of your mouth with an intraoral scanner. She uploads the scans to a computer program and uses it to develop a custom orthodontic treatment plan that maps out the movements of your teeth and jaw. 

After walking you through the treatment plan, she sends your scans to a dental laboratory. Technicians at the laboratory use your intraoral scans to design and manufacture a custom set of orthodontic appliances. 

When they complete your appliances, you return to HP Dentistry PC and try them on.  Dr. Pasnikowska makes adjustments as necessary and provides care instructions. Throughout the treatment process, you wear the aligners 20-22 hours each day, only removing them to brush and floss or to eat. 

How long does treatment with Invisalign take?

Most people complete orthodontic treatment with Invisalign in 6-12* months, but it can take longer. To speed up the process, carefully follow Dr.  Pasnikowska’s instructions and attend each checkup. In addition, wear your aligners for the prescribed amount of time each day.

Do I need to clean my Invisalign aligners?

Yes. Invisalign aligners are just like dentures and mouthguards in that they collect saliva, food particles, and plaque. To prevent buildup, Dr. Pasnikowska recommends rinsing your aligners off several times a day in tap water and brushing them with a soft-bristle toothbrush before going to bed at night.

To learn more about the benefits of treatment with Invisalign, make an appointment at HP Dentistry PC by calling the office, or clicking the online booking tool today.