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1835 Cynthia Ln
Merrick, NY 11566
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1835 Cynthia Ln
Merrick, NY 11566

Invisalign® Treatment in Merrick, NY

Elite Family Dental Care provides Invisalign in Merrick, NY. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 516-608-0001.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses innovative alignment technology and a series of clear, smooth, BPA-free plastic aligners to correct crooked, gapped, uneven, slanted, and misaligned teeth. Invisalign can also be used to correct problems with a bite such as an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite. As you progress through each set of trays in your series, your teeth gradually move into proper position and alignment.

As an alternative to traditional braces, which are bonded to your teeth, removable Invisalign trays offer discretion and the flexibility of eating whatever you want.

Benefits of Invisalign

Millions of teens and adults have chosen to correct imperfections in their smiles with Invisalign. At a comparable price to traditional braces, Invisalign offers a host of benefits not available with traditional braces.

A partial, but not an exhaustive list of reasons people love Invisalign includes:

  • Nearly invisible appearance
  • Ability to remove alignment trays while eating, or playing contact sports
  • No special tools are required for cleaning and flossing
  • Aligners are smooth and comfortable
  • Shorter treatment time
  • Aligners are easy to clean and maintain
  • Fewer treatment appointments 

Dentists love Invisalign, too. Some of the reasons that Invisalign is highly regarded by dentists include:

  • Being able to floss normally reduces the risk of bacteria, plaque, and calculus buildup
  • Wireless aligners are less abrasive to tissues in the mouth
  • No risk of metal wire cutting the patient
  • Patients don’t require special tools to thoroughly clean between teeth
  • The entire surface of teeth can be brushed, which can prevent staining
  • Aligners are custom made for each patient’s mouth

Why Choose Us for Invisalign Treatment

Elite Family Dental Care is a gold-tiered Invisalign provider. This indicates significant experience in treating teens and adults with Invisalign. Our award-winning practice boasts all of the onsite technology you need to get started with Invisalign today. From our intraoral cameras to 3D renderings of what your smile will look like once you’ve completed your treatment, our practice is equipped for comfort and results for patients.

Our experienced dentists can correct a variety of alignment and bite problems with Invisalign including:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Slanted teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

FAQs about Invisalign

How long is treatment with Invisalign?

The length of treatment will depend upon the type of correction you require. If you only need a few teeth aligned, treatment may be completed in less than six months. Many people complete treatment within a year. If you need to correct a bite issue, treatment may possibly last around 18 months.

Are braces better than Invisalign?

Both treatments can provide the desired results for the overwhelming majority of patients. However, there is little doubt that Invisalign is far more comfortable and far less noticeable than traditional braces.

Is Invisalign more expensive than braces?

The price difference is often negligible. Invisalign may be slightly more expensive than traditional braces, but you’ll have fewer checkups during treatment, which can save time and money.

Does Invisalign hurt?

You may experience some discomfort when first switching to a new set of alignment trays – after all, you are moving your teeth. But the smooth aligners won’t scrape your cheeks, and you won’t have to worry about a wire snapping either. All digital scans and impressions are also completely painless.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 516-608-0001.

Elite Family Dental Care

1835 Cynthia Ln
Merrick, NY 11566
Read more about our dental services

Cosmetic Dentistry
Our experienced dentists help patients enhance their smiles by offering the latest in cosmetic treatments including Zoom! teeth whitening, Invisalign, and natural-looking dental implants.

Restorative Dentistry
Restorative treatments preserve your natural teeth wherever possible. Whether it be tooth-colored fillings, same-day crowns (made in our onsite dental lab), or natural-looking dental implants – our team will restore your smile to health and beauty by leveraging the recent advancements in dental technologies.

Dental Implants
As the premium option for replacing missing teeth, dental implants not only improve the appearance of your smile, they also improve your oral and overall health. Matching your natural teeth in color, size and shape, dental implants help restore your bite force, preserve your jawbone, and improve your confidence.

Invisalign offers discretion, comfort, and freedom to enjoy your favorite foods – all while getting a perfectly aligned smile. Our dentists have years of specialized experience in using these clear aligners to create beautiful, brilliant smiles.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening
Painless, professional-grade teeth whitening gives patients a megawatt smile – in just a single visit. Safer and more effective than store-bought whitening kits, Zoom! teeth whitening can bring out the best in your smile in just about an hour.

Periodontal Disease
Gum disease has the potential to lead to serious health problems. Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for periodontal disease are essential to maintaining good oral health – and overall health.

CEREC Crowns
CEREC crowns – also known as same-day crowns – are available at Elite Family Dental Care. Using computer assisted design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM), your permanent crown can be made while you wait, eliminating the need for multiple visits to restore a damaged tooth.

Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are included in our preventative dental care. At your bi-annual checkup, you will be screened for any warning signs. Our digital imaging technologies also allow for the identification of symptoms beneath the surface of the mouth, cheeks, and gums.

Emergency Dentistry
Emergency dental services are available for patients who experience a loose crown, knocked-out tooth, or trauma to the teeth and jaws.