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If you have minor alignment issues or you simply would like to improve your smile, you might want to talk to Ora R. Canter, DDS Orthodontics about having your teeth adjusted using Invisalign. The clear, durable plastic material used for the aligners make it hard for the casual observer to even notice.

The first step in the Invisalign process involves Ora R. Canter, DDS Orthodontics examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays. This will give us a clear understanding of the structure of your mouth and help to define your alignment goals. Then Ora R. Canter, DDS Orthodontics will take an impression of your teeth, which is sent to the Invisalign laboratory where a series of aligner trays will be made to custom match your teeth.

Each set of aligners is designed to gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments anchoring your teeth, to move them a little bit closer to your ideal smile. You will need to wear the Invisalign for 20 to 22 hours each day.

Every two weeks you will switch to another set of aligners that are tuned a little closer to your alignment goals. The number of aligners needed will vary. Most people meet their alignment goals in the course of three or four Invisalign trays.

While you can drink normally while wearing Invisalign, you will need to remove them before eating. You should also not smoke and avoid chewing gum while the aligners are in your mouth. When you are not wearing invisalign you should keep the aligners in the case provided.

If you are interested in being fitted for Invisalign, please call Ora R. Canter, DDS Orthodontics at 718-278-2441 to schedule an appointment.