Achieve a Healthier, Straighter Smile with Invisalign®
Patients with gaps, overcrowding, or misalignment may be able to treat their issues without traditional braces thanks to Invisalign® treatment. Dr. Daniel P. Duggan is a preferred provider of Invisalign® and, together with Drs. Nellab Hashimi and John E. Seylar, can help you determine if you are a good candidate for treatment. Our office in Bay Shore, NY, also offers Invisalign® Teen and Express, to provide completely tailored treatment.
Candidates for Invisalign®
In general, Invisalign® can effectively correct:
- Gapped teeth
- Crossbite or open bite
- Overbite or underbite
- Overcrowded teeth
Although Invisalign® can treat most orthodontic issues from mild to complex, there are certain cases where traditional orthodontics may be a better treatment option for you.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
During your consultation, you will receive a comprehensive dental examination to evaluate your overall oral health and determine whether your particular case will be treatable with Invisalign®. If you have any periodontal or oral hygiene issues, we will treat these prior to beginning treatment to make sure we build from a healthy foundation.
Our doctors use iTero intraoral scanning to create digital impressions of your smile to send to the Invisalign® lab. Digital impressions allow us to accurately obtain images of your mouth without the messy and uncomfortable putty trays that are often used. Your digital impressions will help Invisalign® technicians efficiently design your treatment and provide you with an accurate timeline.
Our doctors enjoy performing Invisalign® treatment since it can provide life-changing, functional, and aesthetic results for the patient
If you are happy with the proposed treatment outcomes and timeline, we will then schedule your next appointment. During this visit, our office will provide you with custom Invisalign® aligners. Every two weeks you will transition into a new set of aligners as you seamlessly work toward your end results.
Invisalign® aligners should be worn at least 22 hours a day and removed only when brushing your teeth or eating to ensure treatment success. You will visit our office once every every six weeks so that we may monitor your progress. Although the length of treatment will vary from patient to patient, most Invisalign® patients are able to complete their treatment within nine to 15 months.
The Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® treatment boasts several advantages over traditional metal braces. In addition to the aesthetic benefits that Invisalign® aligners provide for patients who do not want others to notice their metal braces, this option can also help you maintain your oral health better than braces.
The aligners can be removed for brushing, flossing, and eating, making oral hygiene easy. Brackets and wires can be obstacles when brushing and can increase your risk of cavities. Since the aligners are removable, you can also enjoy the foods you love without worrying about food particles getting trapped between your orthodontic appliance.
Why Choose Our Office?
Our doctors will admit that Invisalign® is one of their favorite procedures to perform since the treatment can provide life-changing, functional, and aesthetic results for the patient. Our office provides comprehensive Invisalign® options to best meet your needs.
We provide every step of Invisalign® treatment: initial consultation, digital imaging, as well as post-treatment retainers. As a preferred provider, we are able to offer Invisalign® Teen and Express treatments in addition to full case Invisalign® treatments. Your treatment will be entirely tailored to your specific needs.
Straighten Your Smile Today
Our friendly and helpful staff looks forward to helping you keep your newly straightened smile looking and feeling healthy for years to come. To schedule a consultation and determine whether your case can be treated with Invisalign®, call our office at (631) 586-6300 or submit an online contact form.
"We love Dr. Duggan and his staff. Everyone is friendly and professional and we feel that they would do anything for our family. We highly recommend to anyone!"Colleen Kelly V.