Orthodontic care has been revolutionized and revitalized with the use of Invisalign invisible aligners. Dr. Lotardo is a Riverhead NY Invisalign provider and offers this convenient, discreet and comfortable option for teens and adults who can benefit from mild to moderate orthodontic treatments. Invisalign can be used to treat:
Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners that have been custom made for you using special CAD/CAM software for advanced treatment planning and predictable results. The clear aligners are made from a durable, smooth material that does not irritate the soft tissues in the mouth. Invisalign can be a successful treatment for both adults and teens.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are many benefits to choosing clear aligners over metal braces. Invisalign treatment is typically shorter than traditional braces. Some people cannot handle how noticeable braces are and would prefer a more discreet treatment to avoid embarrassment. Patients can enjoy their normal diet without restriction while straightening their teeth. Because they are removable, they can be taken out to eat allowing you to consume a well-balanced diet. You won’t need to worry about food getting stuck in your braces either. You will also be able to remove them to properly care for your teeth. You can brush and floss without any obstructions which means you have a less chance of getting cavities. For young adults, Invisalign means still being able to participate in extracurricular activities without having to worry about braces like playing an instrument or playing sports.
I love it! Thanks for being such a great dentist and changing my smile forever.RG
Dr. Lotardo is the best! I had been going to the same dentist since I've HAD teeth. I was a little nervous having a cavity filled by a "new" dentist. Dr. Lotardo was amazingly gentle. I now realize that I…AD
I love my teeth... can't believe the difference. I'm so glad I decided to give Invisalign a try. I'm not self-conscious when I smile anymore. You and your staff are wonderful... a really nice group of people I'm already missing… Thanks again!!!LT
Invisalign What to Expect
The Invisalign process is actually very simple. It will begin with Dr. Lotardo taking digital impressions and a scan of your teeth and jaw. He utilizes the CAD/CAM software for planning your treatment and also to show you the end results so you can see what your smile will look like by the end of your treatment. These images are also used to fabricate your custom aligners.
Dr. Lotardo will forward your treatment plan to the Invisalign lab where your set of custom clear aligners will be made and sent back to our Riverhead dentist office. Once ready, Dr. Lotardo will go over how to place the aligners over your teeth and how often to use them before moving on to the next set. You will replace the aligners about every two weeks to slowly reposition your teeth.
You will visit with us periodically during your treatment for assessing your progress and ensuring your oral health is optimal. They should be worn for 22 hours a day. This allows you to remove them to eat and continue your normal oral hygiene routine. The length of treatment is dependent on the number of aligners and the severity of your dental health or cosmetic concern.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re considering Invisalign® in Roslyn, NY or Riverhead, NY, contact Bella Smiles today. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Lotardo at his cosmetic dentistry office to find out how to get a straighter smile that you’ve always wanted.
Why choose Bella Smiles?
Dr. Salvatore Lotardo is a highly experienced and trained dentist who takes pride in the lasting relationships he has built with patients. Our family friendly dentist offices in Riverhead and Roslyn, NY are your local dental home for maintaining, restoring or enhancing your natural smile. Dr. Lotardo and our team of dental professionals provide personalized care for all of your dental health needs and desires.
Bella Smiles offers comprehensive cosmetic and restorative dentistry to address dental concerns that affect the health or aesthetics of your smile. Dr. Lotardo is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and remains committed to providing the latest treatment options using quality materials and advanced technology.