Invisalign Dentist of Woodbury: Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling
Invisalign Dentist of Woodbury welcomes you. Our Invisalign website serves as a reservoir of information to help guide you through your orthodontic journey. Although our patients are given information regarding their treatment during their office visits, we hope that our website serves as an additional resource for orthodontic information.
...Invisible ...Removable ...Comfortable
Invisalign is a state-of-the-art alternative to braces that is virtually undetectable to other people. Invisalign straightens your teeth, not with brackets or wires, but with a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners.
Invisalign uses the latest 3-D computer technology to create your customized aligners. After you and your orthodontist determine what you'd like to correct, your orthodontist will develop precise treatment instructions. Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to translate those instructions into a sequence of finely calibrated aligners - as few as 12 or as many as 48.
You'll wear each aligner for about two weeks and only take it out for eating, brushing, and flossing. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will move - gradually - week by week, until they move into the final alignment your orthodontist prescribed. Then, you'll be smiling like you've never smiled before.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign can help you get the great smile you've always wanted because it's... Invisible, so no one can tell you're straightening your teeth. So now you can smile more during treatment as well as after.
So you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are no problem.
Because it has no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments.
Invisalign 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. Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces, aided by computer imagery uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Invisalign has been proven effective in clinical research.
How Does Invisalign Work?
You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Each set of aligners, move the teeth about 0.25 millimeters per aligner. 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 the final position. You'll visit Dr. Fulop-Goodling about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
How Are Aligners Made?
The aligners are made through a combination of your orthodontist's or dentist's expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology. (click here to learn more about how technology plays a vital role in the Invisalign® process Invisalign distinct advantage to give you the great smile you have always wanted:
No one can tell you are straightening your teeth. So now you can smile more DURING treatment as well as after.
You can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are no problem.
There is no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments.
There are also six major factors in why oral hygiene is improved Invisalign allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start, so you can see how your straight teeth will look when you treatment is complete.
1. May reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease when compared to wire braces that trap food and plaque.
2. Visit dentist only 1x every 6 weeks
3. Is usually faster than conventional braces
4. No metal braces
5. In most cases the aligners are doing multiple tooth movements simultaneously. Commonly, in conventional bracketing, some movements get ignored until another movement is completed by the current mechanics
6. Work usually completed in 15 months conventional braces takes on the average of 2 years
Dentistry has moved beyond just treating the teeth and oral cavity. They can now give patients beautiful faces and alleviate a multitude of medical problems. Braces for AdultsOptions available: Metal braces: made of high-grade stainless steel and attached to the front of teeth, are the most common. Some patients may complain about discomfort from metal brackets rubbing against the skin. If you experience any pain or discomfort, ask your dentist or orthodontist for some dental wax to place over the brackets.
Clear ceramic braces: worn on the front of the teeth just like traditional steel braces. Unlike metal braces, they blend with the color of the teeth for a much less noticeable appearance. They may look better but also may break more easily than metal braces.
Invisible braces: series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. Not only are these braces invisible, but they also are removable so they won't trap food and plaque between your teeth like metal braces. You'll wear each aligner for about two weeks and only remove it for eating, brushing and flossing. This may be an option for individuals with mild spacing problems
The latest reports indicate that 25% of all individuals or 1 million adults wear braces. Benefits of braces for adults: Reduce decay and gum disease due to crowding and other benefits, including:
1. Relieve headaches and earaches
2. Improve speaking, biting or chewing problems
3. Prevent or improve TMD troubles
How do I adjust to life with braces?
You probably will experience some discomfort or difficulty speaking or eating at first. While wearing braces, keep your teeth and brackets clean. If you wear cemented, non-removable braces, food and plaque can get trapped between teeth and gums. To reduce your risk of cavities, follow a regimen of brushing, flossing and rinsing, and reduce your consumption of sweets and carbohydrates. Plaque and sugar combine to make acid, which can cause decalcification (white spots) on teeth and tooth decay if left behind.
Which foods should I avoid?
It's a good idea not to eat foods that can damage or dislodge braces. Hard foods such as candy, raw carrots, corn on the cob, pretzels, nuts, popcorn and crushed ice are off limits. Sticky foods to avoid include caramel, taffy and gum. These foods can get stuck between teeth and gums or bend wires and knock bands or brackets loose. If this results in damage to braces, treatment may be extended.
Do I need to see my dentist during orthodontic treatment?
Yes. Remember that going to the orthodontist is not a substitute for regular dental checkups. If you're going to invest time and financial resources in a healthy smile, be prepared to go the distance to achieve results. That means you should consult your dentist for a schedule that's appropriate for you. No matter your age, it is never to late to improve your dental health and beautify your smile Since braces are being worn by more adults.
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What Makes Us Special
Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling and her staff excel in providing the highest quality of orthodontic treatment for their patients in beautiful state-of-the-art offices conveniently located in the heart of New York City and suburban Long Island.
Her practice caters to children, teens and adults and functions both in open area or private room settings. Patients can sit next to their friends or spouses and have treatment done simultaneously or they can have complete privacy and have their treatment done in private luxurious rooms.
Her office on the North Shore of Long Island in Woodbury, is colorful and playful, with patients having access to their own TV's, web surfing and video games.
Dr. Fulop-Goodling describes her NYC office as a little pearl oasis in a busy bustling city with patients constantly on the go. It is a Spa-influenced office specializing in a clear orthodontic technique known as Invisalign®. Because she utilizes the latest techniques in computerized orthodontics and advanced orthodontic wires, her patients are able to increase the time between their visits from monthly visits to every 2-4 months, while seeing the most amazing results.
Both of her offices are equipped with the latest digital computer imaging systems and digital radiographic equipment to show her patients their cases along with similar completed ones. At your initial consultation, the team welcomes you with a tour of the office and Dr. Fulop-Goodling will conduct a complete evaluation and discuss your specific needs and different treatment options. We look forward to meeting you...
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#1 Female Orthodontist in NYC for 2005-2006
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Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling
Invisalign Dentist of Woodbury