88 Smile Designs

Edly Destine, D.D.S.

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry located in Fleetwood, Mount Vernon, NY

When your teeth are crooked or have gaps, you no longer need braces or bulky orthodontic appliances to get the smile of your dreams. 88 Smile Designs, located in Mount Vernon, New York, offers Invisalign®, a transparent alignment system with no metal parts at all. To learn more about invisible teeth straightening with Invisalign, use online booking or call the office today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a teeth alignment system that, like braces, moves your teeth into optimal positions over time. Unlike braces, Invisalign is invisible: the Invisalign straightening trays are made from a clear thermoplastic material called SmartTrack®. 

Invisalign improves an overbite, underbite, open bite, crowded mouth, and gaps between teeth. Both teens and adults can wear Invisalign. 

Invisalign aligners are custom-made after your 88 Smile Designs dentist analyzes your digital mouth impressions and designs a personalized teeth movement plan. 

With this treatment preplanning, your dentist manages the movement of all your teeth, both individually and as a group.


What is wearing Invisalign like?

Invisalign trays, which are known as aligners, are very thin and fit your teeth perfectly. This makes them incredibly comfortable and easy-to-wear. 

You’ll wear each set of aligners for between one and two weeks, depending on the treatment plan your 88 Smile Designs dentist creates for you.

Typically, you’ll wear the aligners for around 20-22 hours every day. Remove them for meals, brushing your teeth, and when you drink anything other than water. 

Keep your portable Invisalign holder with you whenever you plan to eat or drink away from home and be sure to rinse the trays off before placing them back in your mouth after eating. Most Invisalign wearers find Invisalign an easy way to improve teeth alignment, pain-free. 


How long does Invisalign treatment take?

That depends on your specific circumstances, so your 88 Smile Designs dentist gives you a projected total treatment time before you get started. Most patients wear Invisalign for 12-18 months. 


Do I need a retainer after Invisalign?

Yes, because a retainer is the best way to keep your results long-term. Most patients wear a retainer full-time for around the same time they wore Invisalign. 

No worries about uncomfortable metal with the retainer, either: the Vivera® retainer, made by Invisalign, is custom-fabricated for you, just like your aligners are. The Vivera retainer material is 30% stronger than other clear retainer materials, which means you don’t have the wear it as long as other clear retainers. 

If you want to straighten your teeth without braces, Invisalign may be just what you need. Call the 88 Smile Designs office or click online booking to schedule your consultation now.