Invisalign® (Clear Aligners for Teeth Straightening) – New York, NY (Midtown)

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Overview

Properly aligned, straight teeth aren't just beautiful, they're more comfortable and healthier. An improper bite and crooked teeth may lead to future dental problems that may be expensive to fix and painful. This is why Dr. Marianna Farber is pleased to provide Invisalign — clear, removable aligners for her patients in New York, NY. Made custom to fit your teeth and your unique goals, Invisalign is more comfortable and attractive than traditional metal braces because they may be taken out to make cleaning your teeth and eating easier. The innovative design of Invisalign uses a series of clear teeth aligning trays that gradually shift your teeth into a more desirable position. If you're interested in having healthier, straighter teeth with the Invisalign system, make an appointment at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry to get more information from Dr. Farber.

Best Candidates

There are several factors that may decide the alignment of your teeth: if you sucked your thumb, genetics, missing a tooth or teeth, and trauma to your face. Dental misalignment may cause more oral health concerns, such as a bad bite (dental malocclusion), uneven wear on the enamel, difficulty chewing and speaking, plus jaw pain and toothaches. If Dr. Farber sees one of these issues during your annual examination, she can suggest an orthodontic procedure like Invisalign.

The Invisalign system is wonderful for both teens and adults who would like straighter, healthier teeth minus the hassle, pain, and look of braces. Even though the aligners should be in the majority of the day, Invisalign trays may be removed for cleaning your teeth and eating, plus for special occasions and physical activities. Much less obvious than traditional metal orthodontics that poke and cut your cheeks, your friends and family will typically not know that you're using your Invisalign aligners. Invisalign can also require less visits to the dentist and shorter treatment times. 

What To Expect

The initial Invisalign aligners will be made with impressions made using the iTero intraoral scanner at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry. When your aligners are ready, you will come back to our office to receive your initial trays with instructions from Dr. Farber. You need to keep your aligners in for at least 20 hours every day for your treatment to work properly, ideally taking them out only for cleaning and eating. In time, you'll go to your next set of trays as they carefully shift your teeth closer to alignment. You should have follow-up appointments about every 4 – 6 weeks at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry to have your aligning trays assessed and to get new impressions done so your next trays can be ordered. How long you need to use Invisalign trays will differ considering the initial condition of your teeth and your goals; however, many patients need to wear trays for around a year.

Follow-Up

When your bite is aligned, it is crucial to stop your teeth from shifting into their original position. Vivera retainers by Invisalign are made using the same materials to keep your teeth in their new position once your Invisalign treatment is complete. Every retainer is made custom at the Invisalign dental lab based on impressions taken after your orthodontic treatment. Dr. Farber will discuss with you how many hours a day you should wear your retainer, plus how to clean it after it is sent from the laboratory. Dr. Farber will also keep watching the alignment of your teeth and bite during your annual examinations to make sure your teeth stay in their new place.

Insurance Coverage

Many of our patients find that part of their treatment cost is paid for by insurance. Our office will be able to determine your coverage and figure your out-of-pocket fees. Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry offers several methods of payment if you are not using insurance. In your consultation, Dr. Farber will discuss an estimate of costs and how our office can help to make your Invisalign treatment affordable for you through payment plans and medical financing.

Invisalign Teeth Straightening

If you or someone in your family is curious about getting healthier, straighter teeth without the pain and hassle of traditional metal braces, make an appointment with Dr. Farber to decide if you are a candidate for the Invisalign advanced teeth straightening system. Dr. Farber will create your unique treatment plan with Invisalign at your consultation at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry and help start you on the journey to a beautiful smile.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.