Ehrenman & Khan Pediatric Dentistry

Invisalign® Clear Braces

Ehrenman & Khan Pediatric Dentistry

The Invisible Way to Straighten Long Island’s Teen Smiles

Your teenager’s teeth may be crooked or there may be gaps that should be closed – but he or she really doesn’t want braces. Are there any options other than metal braces? Yes, there is! Invisalign clear braces are a great choice for teen smiles that don’t need major orthodontic work.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a dental straightening system that gently and effectively moves teeth to their ideal position, correcting crooked, misaligned teeth and closing gaps without metal wires. Instead, Invisalign uses custom made, clear aligners that are virtually invisible in your teenager’s smile.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Instead of using wires, as traditional braces do, Invisalign utilizes a series of aligners to gradually straighten and perfect the alignment of young teeth. These aligners place gentle yet consistent pressure on teeth to encourage them into their ideal position. Your child will wear each aligner in the series for about two weeks.’

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

Using Invisalign is easy and comfortable. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic that fits snugly over teeth without interfering drastically with speech or the playing of musical instruments. They are a great choice for teens involved in activities like drama, chorus or who play musical instruments as they can be removed for performance or practice. Invisalign aligners can also be removed to brush and floss, so teeth stay healthy and clean. They can also be removed when eating or for a special occasion. Best of all, Invisalign aligners are clear, so they are not very visible in any smile. Most people never notice that they are there!

For more information or to find out if your teenager is a candidate for Invisalign, call us today.