Posts for tag: invisalign

By Sandra J. Eleczko D.D.S.
April 25, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Invisalign makes it possible to straighten your smile discreetly without the brackets and wires associated with braces. Invisalign relies on Invisaligncustom aligner trays to gently straighten the teeth and move them into the desired position. The trays offer several advantages, including being clear and removable. Dr. Sandra Eleczko in Livonia, NY can determine if Invisalign might be right for you.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an exciting alternative to wearing braces when you wish to straighten your smile. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign utilizes soft plastic aligner trays to straighten the teeth. Patients receive a set of two aligner trays to start. One tray fits over the top row of teeth, and the other fits over the bottom row. The trays are custom made for each patient for a perfect fit. Each set of trays is replaced with a new set every week. Each new set has slight modifications to gently move the teeth closer to their final position. Treatment time can oftentimes be completed in under a year.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign offers multiple benefits. A primary benefit is that it is discreet because the aligner trays used to straighten the teeth are made from a clear plastic material. The clear trays are not readily noticeable to others, in contrast to the readily noticeable silver brackets and wires associated with braces. Additionally, since the trays are made from a soft plastic material, they fit comfortably over the teeth. There are no hard metal or ceramic brackets and wires to poke or irritate the mouth and gums.

Another benefit of Invisalign is that the aligner trays can be removed, as needed. The trays should be worn most hours of the day and night, but can be conveniently removed to more easily brush and floss. They can also be removed when eating to prevent food particles from becoming trapped in the trays. Additionally, the aligner trays can be taken out for photographs and important occasions, if desired. Your dentist can help you decide if Invisalign is the right teeth straightening option for you.

Invisalign allows you to straighten your smile comfortably and discreetly. To find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, schedule an appointment with Dr. Eleczko, your Livonia, NY, dentist and serving the Geneseo, NY, area and surrounding communities, by calling the dental practice at (585) 346-2320.

By Sandra J. Eleczko D.D.S.
January 05, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Learn about Invisalign from your dentist in Livonia, NY and serving Geneseo and surrounding area.invisalign

Have a crooked smile? Invisalign can help you achieve your dream smile. Offered by Dr. Sandra Eleczko in Livonia, NY and serving Geneseo and surrounding area, Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces. Here are the top five advantages of Invisalign!

1. Fix Your Smile Problems

Invisalign can correct a wide variety of teeth straightening issues including underbites, crossbites, gapped teeth, crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, and protruding teeth. Invisalign can be as effective as metal braces for the most common teeth-straightening issues. However, with advancements made recently, many Invisalign cases can be completed more quickly than those that use metal braces. Before, Invisalign aligners were changed every two weeks, but now most are changed every week which dramatically reduces treatment time and means treatment is often completed in less than a year.

2. Avoid Embarrassment

You can straighten your smile without a mouthful of metal. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. Unlike conventional braces, there are no metal archwires and brackets. No one will even notice that you're wearing aligners. Research shows that because the aligner trays are nearly invisible, there's a high level of patient acceptance with Invisalign treatment.

3. Invisalign is Removable

Invisalign aligners are removable giving you the flexibility to drink and eat what you want during treatment by removing the aligners. You can also remove the Invisalign aligners to floss and brush as you normally would. Therefore, it’s easier to maintain good oral hygiene throughout the course of treatment.

4. Invisalign is Comfortable

Traditional metal braces can be uncomfortable to wear. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, comfortable, BPA-free clear plastic. The aligners offer more convenience and comfort compared to traditional braces. You can get started with Invisalign by locating an Invisalign-trained dentist in your area and booking a consultation.

Over 1,000,000 people from across the globe have straightened their smiles with Invisalign. Don't wait another minute. Call our dental practice in Livonia, NY and serving Geneseo and surrounding area at 585-346-2320 today to schedule your consultation. Invisalign won't just improve your smile; it will also change your life for the better.

By Sandra J. Eleczko D.D.S.
August 03, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces. Invisalign gradually moves your teeth using a series of virtually invisible aligners. Dr. invisalignSandra J. Eleczko is an outstanding Invisalign dentist serving the Livonia and Geneseo, NY area. Here are six brilliant reasons to consider Invisalign.

1. Correct Dental Issues

The Invisalign system effectively corrects a variety of dental issues, including: an overbite, protruding teeth, cross bite, overcrowded teeth, underbite, gapped teeth, and crooked teeth.

2. Improve Speech

Your ability to speak clearly is largely determined by the position of your teeth. In some cases, speech disorders may result from poorly positioned jaws and teeth. Repairing a bad bite with the Invisalign system can help improve your speech.

3. Comfortable to Wear

While metal braces are effective in repositioning the teeth, wires and brackets can irritate your gums and be uncomfortable to wear. Many individuals find Invisalign aligners to be much more comfortable to wear.

4. Improve Oral Health

Invisalign aligners are removable for good hygiene. With Invisalign aligners, you can brush and floss your teeth normally, which can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Studies show that periodontal tissue health may improve with the treatment of the of Invisalign system.

5. Eat Your Favorite Foods

With traditional braces, you have to avoid eating foods like chewing gum, candy, and popcorn because they can easily become stuck in your braces. With Invisalign aligners, you're free to eat your favorite foods whenever you want and never have to worry about your diet damaging your aligners.

6. A Gorgeous Smile

You don't need unattractive metal wires, bands, and brackets to correct crooked or crowded teeth. Straightening your teeth with the Invisalign system will give you the confidence to show off your gorgeous, healthy smile.

Contact your Dentist Serving the Livonia and Geneseo, NY​ area
Dr. Sandra J. Eleczko is a highly skilled dentist who specializes in cosmetic dentistry services. Call our practice serving Livonia and Geneseo, NY area at 585-346-2320 to book your Invisalign consultation today. It's never too late for a beautiful smile.

By Sandra J. Eleczko D.D.S.
January 28, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: invisalign  

While the social pressures and trauma of early adolescence are often compounded by the words "you need braces," the dilemma can be even worse for adults, for whom a mouth full of metal wires and brackets is not as easily dismissed as an awkward, but adorably invisalignquirky and necessary rite of passage. On the one hand, sacrificing 16 - 18 months with a terrible smile is a reasonable compromise to make for a lifetime of straight, aesthetically pleasing teeth. On the other hand, 16 -18 months can seem like a social lifetime in which to accumulate mortifying tales of embarrassment at the hands of metal wires, rubber bands, and errant pieces of spinach.

However, with the advent of Invisalign, a modern alternative to traditional braces, it is now possible for teenagers and adults to get straighter teeth, without sacrificing a year and a half of their lives to a silver smile.

Get Straighter Teeth with Invisalign in Livonia

The idea behind Invisalign is revolutionary but simple. Using clear, removable, plastic aligner trays, teeth can be repositioned and straightened over time, no wires, rubber bands, or tears necessary! At her practice in Livonia, NY, Dr. Sandra J. Eleczko has helped many patients get straighter teeth with minimal disruptions to their quality of life.

So how does Invisalign work? Using 3D imagining technology and good old fashioned dentistry, the aligner trays are custom designed for each patient. Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks, for at least 22 hours a day, after which it is replaced with a new tray as the teeth slowly begin to shift into their desired position.

Advantages of Invisalign over Traditional Braces

In addition to being attractive and discreet (people are usually unaware that someone is wearing Invisalign!), the fact that they are removable allows for comfortable eating, as well as easy brushing and flossing for the necessary oral health and hygiene upkeep. The general timeframe for Invisalign is 9 - 15 months, with a dental check up every six weeks to measure progress. Invisalign is a flexible, non-invasive investment in straight, beautiful teeth at either age 15 or 50!

To learn more about how Invisalign works and whether it is right for you, contact Livonia, NY dentist Dr. Sandra J. Eleczko at (585) 346-2320 to schedule a consultation today.

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Sandra J. Eleczko, DDS

6133 Big Tree Rd Livonia, NY 14487-9608
(585) 346-2320