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Hartsdale Dental Care

Andrew Woo, DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry located in Hartsdale, NY

If crooked teeth make you self-conscious about your smile’s appearance, cosmetic dentist Andrew Woo, DDS, and his team have a simple orthodontic solution at Hartsdale Dental Care in Hartsdale, New York. They offer noninvasive Invisalign® treatment to straighten misaligned teeth and restore your gorgeous smile. Schedule an appointment with Hartsdale Dental Care by phone or book online today to determine if Invisalign is right for you.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign at Hartsdale Dental Care is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of comfortable plastic aligners to straighten your teeth into a desirable alignment over time. With Invisalign, you don’t have to deal with bulky brackets or metal wires associated with traditional braces.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Some of the many benefits you can experience during and after Invisalign treatment include:

  • An aesthetically pleasing smile
  • Straighter teeth
  • Easier teeth cleaning
  • No brackets or wires
  • More self-confidence
  • A better quality of life

Because Invisalign aligners are clear and discreet, many people won’t notice you’re wearing them. You can take the aligners out of your mouth to eat and brush your teeth.

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

To find out if Invisalign is right for you, the Hartsdale Dental Care team carefully examines your teeth and gums. They review your oral health history, take dental X-rays, and discuss your desired outcome. Unless you have severely crooked teeth requiring traditional braces, you’re likely a candidate for Invisalign treatment.

What should I expect during Invisalign treatment?

During your first Invisalign appointment, Dr. Woo and his team digitally scan your mouth so a dental lab can create comfortable, custom-fit aligners. When the aligners are ready, begin wearing them 20-22 hours every day, taking them out to brush your teeth, floss, and eat. 

Switch to the next set of aligners in your series every week or two, as instructed by Dr. Woo. You should see Dr. Woo and his team periodically to ensure your treatment works effectively. Many Invisalign patients undergo treatment for about 12-18 months before achieving their desired alignment.

How do I care for my aligners?

Keep your aligners clean by rinsing them in warm (not hot) water, brushing them with a toothbrush and toothpaste, or using an Invisalign cleaning system. Call Hartsdale Dental Care if your aligners get damaged or lost. Attend routine dental cleanings, exams, and follow-up appointments as needed.

If misaligned teeth bother you and you’d like to perfect your beautiful smile, schedule an appointment with Hartsdale Dental Care by phone or book online today to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.