Long Island, NY cosmetic dentist Dr. James Ciancarelli is proudly offering Invisalign® orthodontics to his patients seeking to straighten their smiles without the application of metal braces. Traditional orthodontics with metal braces may take years, cause long-term pain and discomfort, can be extremely expensive and are burdensome to wear and be seen wearing. They interfere with basic daily life, making it difficult to eat, talk, sleep and brush. Teens are often recommended to wear braces when they become old enough and their crooked teeth concerns become apparent. They then must endure embarrassing, painful metal braces and wiring for extended periods of time with repeated tightening, adjustment and even possibly tooth pulling. Even though these traditional methods are highly effective at achieving straight, healthy smiles, their bulkiness, painfulness and highly conspicuous appearance have made them a dreaded necessity for generations.