Invisalign®

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Drs. Gottesfeld and Ciccone are Preferred Providers of Invisalign® in Merrick, NY!

Consider Invisalign treatment to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted — without braces. A complimentary consultation at our Merrick orthodontic office can determine if Invisalign clear aligners are right for you.

Why choose Gottesfeld & Ciccone Orthodontics for your Invisalign treatment?

Drs. Gottesfeld and Ciccone have taken extensive continuing education courses on Invisalign, led by the leading authorities on the ever-changing landscape of Invisalign treatment modalities. They have provided Invisalign to patients throughout the Merrick/Bellmore, NY community as well as the surrounding towns of East Meadow, Wantagh, and Rockville Centre for more than 20 years and have earned the status of Preferred Provider because of their success.

What is it?

Invisalign treatment uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign clear aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to administer Invisalign treatment, and Drs. Gottesfeld and Ciccone are two of them!

Why would I want it?

Not only are the aligners virtually invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces, with no metal or wires, which also usually means you spend less time in our Merrick orthodontic office getting adjustments. Invisalign treatment also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

How does it work?

You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final positions. You'll visit Gottesfeld & Ciccone Orthodontics about once every four to six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9 to 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

Any orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign, requires retention to prevent the teeth from shifting out of alignment. Vivera® is a special retention system developed by Invisalign to prevent this shifting from occurring. Our orthodontists will give you instructions on how to use your retainers when you receive them.

For more information on Invisalign, you can visit the Invisalign website.