If you’re looking for a way to straighten your teeth, but don’t want to deal with the hassle or upkeep that’s required with traditional braces, then Invisalign may be exactly what you’re looking for. Dr. Marianna Farber with Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York City has seen an increase in patients who have requested Invisalign and these patients are doing so for many good reasons.
Invisalign is an excellent option for teens and adults who are interested in straighter teeth, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of traditional braces. Invisalign consists of multiple clear aligners that are made based off of digital molds of your teeth. These aligners are created for both the top and bottom teeth and liners are replaced every few weeks in order to help the teeth shift into their correct position.
So why has Invisalign become one of the most popular teeth straightening treatments in NYC?
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Unlike traditional braces, there are no bands or wires that need to be tightened. Invisalign simply uses custom aligners that are created based off the structure of your mouth. You’ll be fitted for multiple aligners that will be worn throughout course of the treatment. These aligners make slight adjustments to your teeth as they straighten and align them.
Corn on the cob, popcorn, chips, and other tasty options are no longer off the menu with Invisalign. While you must where your trays the majority of the day and night, you do take them out when eating. This means you can eat certain food that are sometimes not safe to do with metal braces. So you can eat what you like, brush and floss, pop the aligners back in and go back to your normal routine.
Invisalign visits are shorter and quicker than traditional metal braces where wires have to be placed and adjusted. With Invisalign, Dr. Farber will check the progress of your teeth, hand you your new set of trays, and you are done! You’ll check in with our New York City dental practice every couple of months and with Invisalign, time seems to fly as patients are excited to get their new aligners.
Gone are the days of the shiny metal and rubber bands taking over your mouth. Invisalign is a clear, discreet option used to straighten your teeth. The aligners are molded to fit over your teeth so precisely it’s hard for anyone to detect their presence. In fact, many of our patients report that their friends and family did not even know they braces!
The most important reason anyone uses Invisalign is to see results and you will not be disappointed. Invisalign can effectively treat multiple orthodontic issues including underbites, overbites, overcrowding, and gaps. Your teeth will be transformed in a matter of months and appear straight, even, and symmetrical.
Brushing and flossing are simple when you can remove the aligners and have full access to your teeth. You simply remove the aligners, brush and floss, pop the trays back in and go about your day. You do not have to worry about brushing or flossing around brackets or wires. In addition, patients notice less issues that can occur inside the mouth such as canker sores which can sometimes be caused by metal brackets.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that can be covered by many dental insurance policies. Many dentists offer monthly payment plans to assist patients and make payments more affordable. You’ll be able to discuss these options in greater detail at your initial appointment with Dr. Farber.
How does Invisalign work?
You will come into our New York City dental practice and have several photographs taken of your smile, and a laser camera will take an “impression” of your teeth. This will allow Dr. Farber to assess how many trays you will need and the overall duration of time you’ll wear Invisalign.
These photos are used to make the custom aligners that are based off the structure of your mouth. The custom aligners are made to slowly, but precisely shift your teeth into the correct position so they end up straighter and more aligned. The aligners move the teeth 1/10mm at a time. This limited movement helps avoid pain and discomfort while your teeth are shifting. The aligners should only be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. Your teeth will gradually move into their new positions over time as a long as you follow your treatment plan and wear the aligners as much as possible.
Am I a good candidate?
Invisalign is an effective way to treat many common orthodontic issues including crooked or protruding teeth, wide gaps, crossbites, and mild overbites and underbites. Children and young teenagers are not good candidates as their teeth are still growing and moving. The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign is to make an appointment at our dental office.
How long is the treatment?
Depending on your specific orthodontic condition, and the amount of aligners necessary to straighten your teeth, the treatment time can take anywhere from 12 to 18 months. During your initial exam you’ll be able to get more information on your specific treatment plan, including how many aligners you may need and what kind of results to expect.
How to learn more
In order to learn more about Invisalign and to determine if you are a good candidate, please give our New York City dental office a call today. You can schedule an appointment and meet with Dr. Farber to discuss your dental concerns. Dr. Farber will be able to assess your teeth and suggest a plan of action. If you decide to move forward with Invisalign you’ll be able to see how long your suggested treatment plan is and how many aligners will be required. The total cost of the treatment will also be discussed at this appointment and you’ll be able to inquire about any payment options that may be available to you.
A beautiful smile is within your reach with Invisalign. The NYC staff at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry would love to work with you so you can see for yourself why so many patients choose Invisalign for straighter teeth and a fabulous smile.