Dr. Lopatkin is an Invisalign® Elite Preferred Provider of 2013. For prospective Invisalign patients, it is helpful to know that Astoria Family Orthodontics has earned the distinction of being an Elite Preferred Invisalign provider. Dr. Lopatkin has earned "Elite" provider status with Invisalign, meaning that he has an exceptional amount of expertise and experience, and is ranked in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in North America.
Invisalign® is one of our most popular methods of treatment. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. Not only are the aligners invisible, and removable, you can brush and floss your teeth normally for better periodontal health. Please ask the orthodontist at your initial examination if Invisalign braces are right for you.
Benefits of Invisalign:
The field of orthodontics has seen a number of innovations over the years, and one of the biggest advances to date is Invisalign. This effective method of straightening your teeth involves no metal braces and reduces much of the hassle associated with traditional orthodontic techniques. Invisalign is a system of removable, clear tooth aligners that gradually pull your teeth into the desired position in a more comfortable treatment process. With Invisalign, you can achieve straighter teeth and a brighter smile with clear aligners that are virtually unnoticeable to others!
Many people would like to fix the malalignment and the“crookedness” of their teeth; however, they can often be put off by the discomfort of traditional metal braces, not to mention the less-than-pleasing aesthetic effects of metal and wires in the mouth. Invisalign addresses these issues by utilizing clear, removable aligners to straighten the teeth. The aligners can be taken out for eating, drinking, and brushing and flossing. Plus, many Invisalign patients often achieve optimal results in less time than it takes with metal braces. Simply put: Invisalign is a wires-free, more comfortable, and less hassle-prone experience for a large number of patients who would like to straighten their teeth.
During the Invisalign procedure, Dr. Lopatkin will first take an impression of your teeth so that the Invisalign aligners can be custom-created for your mouth. Once the aligners have been designed, you will be given a series of trays to take home with you. Each set of clear tooth aligners is worn for about two weeks, and is then changed out for the next tray in the series. The aligners are each slightly modified from the tray that comes before it, progressively pulling your teeth into a straighter position over a period of about 6 to 15 months.
Take a look at some of our Invisalign before and after photos here.
Astoria Family Orthodontics
23-12 31st Street
Astoria, NY 11105
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Appointments & Info
Office hours are by appointment only. For more information or to make an appointment, call the office or use our contact form.
Monday 1:00 pm-6:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm-6:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Two Saturdays a month
8:30 am-1:30 pm
Closed Mon./Wed. 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Closed Tues./Thurs. 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Closed Fridays and Sundays