Invisalign in Midtown East NYC
Invisalign offers a completely different approach to orthodontic treatment. Instead of using brackets and wires to push and pull the teeth into place, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners that gradually shift teeth into their proper positions. Not only do these aligners yield more predictable results, patients prefer the Invisalign system because it is discreet, comfortable, and convenient.
Why Choose Invisalign
With Invisalign, you’ll be able to eat whatever you like because you’ll remove your aligners before meals and snacks. Being able to take your aligners out makes oral hygiene a breeze too. Invisalign’s smooth, clear plastic is much more comfortable than bulky metal brackets—and the plastic is virtually invisible, so no one will even realize you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
The Invisalign process begins with 3D imaging that allows us to create a model of your smile to be used to plan your treatment. Next, you’ll receive your aligners; you’ll wear them in a specific order and change to the next set about every one to two weeks. Each new set of aligners brings you a little bit closer to your final results: a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
How painful is Invisalign?
Invisalign is not usually described by patients as painful, but there are times when your aligners will feel uncomfortable or tight. Most patients experience discomfort when starting their treatment, then have a day or two of milder discomfort each time they switch to a new set of aligners.
Does Invisalign change your face shape?
Yes, Invisalign changes your face shape for the better! Any orthodontic treatment will change the shape of your face, usually resulting in an improved profile and better facial symmetry.
Is Invisalign a permanent fix?
Yes, Invisalign is a permanent fix, just like braces and other forms of orthodontic treatment. The key to long-lasting results is to wear your retainers as instructed once your Invisalign treatment is complete.
Is Invisalign worth the money?
Yes, Invisalign is worth the money—most patients are thrilled with their results! We frequently see patients who have spent their whole lives feeling self-conscious about their smiles, but put off orthodontic treatment because they worried they’d feel even more self-conscious with metal braces. Invisalign is a game-changer for such patients, allowing them to achieve the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted without drawing attention to their teeth in the process.
Can I wear my Invisalign only at night?
No, you shouldn’t wear your aligners only at night—doing so will extend your treatment time significantly. You should wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day, and ideally even longer. The advantage of Invisalign is that it’s discreet, so there’s no reason to not wear it during the day.
Can Invisalign work in six months?
If you only need minor orthodontic correction, it’s possible that you may only need six months of Invisalign treatment. Many patients get Invisalign as adults to straighten teeth that have shifted after having braces as teens and often only need a few months of treatment. In addition there is technology available to accelerate all cases and complete them in almost half the amount of time. Make sure to ask if this is an option for you.
Call 212-813-0850 to schedule your appointment.