Croton-on-Hudson Clear Aligners Dentist

What are teeth aligners and how do they work?

Invisalign is the most trusted type of clear aligners, which are also known as clear braces or invisible braces. These devices are a more inconspicuous method than traditional braces for fixing misaligned teeth and correcting bites. A convenient and flexible alternative to braces, clear aligners are removable, mostly invisible trays that are placed over the teeth to align and straighten them.

Plastic aligning trays are custom-made for each patient and are designed to move teeth gradually into alignment. Periodically, the plastic trays are replaced by altered versions that keep the teeth moving more and more into position as time goes on.

Teeth aligners can address a variety of cosmetic dental issues, and are best used to correct:
  • Crowding and overlapping of teeth
  • Underbites, overbites, and open bites
  • Gaps between teeth

Clear aligners vs. braces for teeth straightening

While traditional braces have been the standard treatment for misaligned teeth in the past, clear aligners like Invisalign are becoming more and more popular. That’s because these teeth aligners have a ton of benefits, including:
  • 5More comfortable to wear
  • 5Removable functionality (they just need to be worn 22 hours per day)
  • 5Faster than braces in some cases where misalignment is mild
  • 5More affordable than braces in some cases
The proper treatment for your alignment issue, however, depends entirely on your unique oral situation. For example, severe tooth or jaw misalignment may require the use of traditional braces to ensure the extensive movement of the teeth is precise.

How we help

The benefits of in-office vs. at-home teeth aligners

While at-home teeth aligner kits have gained popularity, these products are best for mild cases of misalignment. In fact, visiting a clear aligners dentist is the safest route for any misalignment correction for a few reasons:

  • You’ll get a proper diagnosis from a professional dentist and dental imaging scans.
  • You’ll prevent harmful bite issues that could result in improper use of teeth aligners.
  • Unsatisfactory results with at-home aligners leads to additional visits to the dentist, so you could save money in the long run.

What to expect: Croton-on-Hudson clear aligners

  • 1. The initial consultation involves an oral exam, digital scan, CBCT, and any needed xrays.
  • 2. Teeth impressions are made and a treatment plan is determined.
  • 3. Aligner trays are custom-made and you’ll begin wearing your clear aligners.
  • 4. Aligner trays are swapped out every 1 to 3 weeks, depending on your established treatment plan.

All your invisible braces questions, answered

Is Invisalign the best clear aligner brand?
Invisalign was the very first version of clear teeth aligners, and are considered to be the fastest, most comfortable, and most accurate brand on the market. In fact, it’s the #1 recommended brand in the aligner industry by orthodontists and dentists.
What happens if you don’t wear Invisalign 22 hours a day?
If you find yourself failing to wear your clear aligners for the recommended amount of time per day, your discomfort could be lengthened since it will take longer to get used to the devices in your mouth. Additionally, your desired results could be delayed, or you may need to start from scratch with new impressions and trays if you fall too behind schedule with your alignment.
How do I maintain my alignment after I finish my Invisalign treatment?
Once your treatment has come to an end, a clear retainer will be custom made from a mold of your newly aligned teeth. You’ll need to wear your retainer every night while you’re asleep to ensure your teeth don’t move out of place over time.

Enjoy your time at the dentist

Calming Office

You’ll feel at ease in our open and inviting office with comfy patient chairs.

Friendly Staff

Patients rave about our amazing team of assistants and hygienists!

Honest Care

We only recommend the treatments you need and want what’s best for you.

Easy Payments

We accept checks, cash, credit cards, and some dental insurances.

Meet your dental service providers

Dr. Robert Gold & Dr. Demetra Malamatenios provide good, honest care. Their Croton-on-Hudson dental services start with comprehensive patient education and are backed by a commitment to the best possible results.

From the time you walk in, you feel comfortable and welcomed. Dr. Gold explains in detail any procedure he’s going to do. I can’t say enough good things.

— Diane L.

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We look forward to welcoming you to our office and providing quality care.

Our Croton-on-Hudson dental office

2018 Albany Post Road
Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520


Monday - Friday
7:30am - 5:30pm
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