Manhattan Invisalign® Provider
Many of our patients are professionals who want to straighten their teeth, but aren't fond of the idea of wearing metal braces for a year or two. Invisalign is the ideal solution for these patients, allowing them to fix misaligned teeth in a discreet way.
Invisalign aligners are an advanced treatment system that gradually straightens your teeth over time. These clear plastic aligners are custom-made by Invisalign, combining our specifications with your treatment goals and Invisalign's state-of-the-art technology. Invisalign can be used to adjust the alignment of teeth, as well as under-bites, over-bites, and cross-bites. No one will realize you're undergoing orthodontic treatment because the aligners are virtually invisible. When all is said and done, you'll have the beautiful smile you've always wanted––on your terms.
Here are some questions our patients often have asked before getting Invisalign treatment:
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Does Invisalign treatment take longer than traditional metal braces?
Invisalign treatment often takes slightly longer, simply because the aligners can be removed, while braces are worn 24/7 during treatment. If you rarely remove your aligners, treatment time may be comparable to or even shorter than treatment time with traditional metal braces.
Patients who consistently wear their aligners see treatment times that range from 9 to 18 months, but everyone is different, so your treatment time may vary. You'll wear each set of aligners for a week or two, and most patients require 20-30 sets of aligners to complete their treatment.
Do Invisalign aligners work as well as metal braces?
Most of the time they do. There are some circumstances when orthodontic issues are so complex, Invisalign is not an option. In these cases, we will refer you to a qualified orthodontist.
Why should I choose Invisalign?
We recommend Invisalign not only because it works, but also because our patients are very happy with the system and its results. You should choose Invisalign because:
- You can remove your aligners for special occasions.
- You can remove your aligners for eating; no foods are off limits. You can still eat nuts, gum, candy, popcorn, and steak.
- Oral hygiene is better with Invisalign. Brushing and flossing are easier and you can reach areas that wouldn’t be accessible with metal braces.
- Metal braces draw attention to your orthodontic treatment. With Invisalign no one will know you're receiving orthodontic treatment because the aligners are virtually invisible.
- Metal braces are uncomfortable, with brackets and wires that poke and cause sores. Invisalign is comfortable.
How often do I need to follow up with you for Invisalign treatment?
We understand that many of our patients have busy schedules, coming to our Wall Street dental office during breaks from work and lunch. With Invisalign, you can switch to the next set of aligners right at home every two weeks. We'll only need to see you at our office every six weeks to make sure your treatment is on the right track.
How do I know if I am a candidate for Invisalign?
We'll meet with you in our office and look at your teeth to ensure that Invisalign is right for your orthodontic needs. During this visit, we'll also ask questions to make sure Invisalign is right for your lifestyle. Invisalign isn't recommended for young children or anyone else who would have difficulty keeping their aligners in for a minimum of 22 hours a day.
Is Invisalign expensive?
Invisalign is more expensive than traditional metal braces, but your dental insurance may cover at least part of the cost. Many of our patients use FSA or HSA funds towards their Invisalign treatment. Ask us about our corporate rate and preferred rate plans to save on Invisalign and other dental procedures at DDS Group.
Are Invisalign results permanent?
We often see patients who had braces as children and want to get Invisalign as adults after their teeth have shifted. As with metal braces, your Invisalign results will only last if you do the work to maintain them. Once your treatment is complete, we will give you a set of retainers to wear to help you retain your results. Initially, you will wear these retainers all day, just like you did with your aligners, and then you will transition to wearing them only at night.
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