Benefits of Invisalign
Doctors no longer require obstructive and intimidating metal brackets to provide patients with straighter teeth. Now there is Invisalign, a system of unnoticeable braces that will straighten your teeth discreetly and efficiently. With Invisalign, you can enjoy your daily activities, interacting and socializing with others, without worrying about daunting and embarrassing braces. You can smile and open your mouth as much as you want.
Invisalign gives the same results as metal braces, except without having an unattractive smile or suffering from painful mouth sores. Not only will clear braces help straighten your teeth, but they also alleviate many other issues such as overbites, underbites, and crowding or spacing of the teeth. Furthermore, because the aligners are removed before mealtimes, there are no dietary restrictions such as with traditional braces.
Another benefit is that the cost of Invisalign is nearly the same as the cost of metal braces. Prices may range from around $3500 to $8000 depending on each situation. In some cases, dental insurance plans are able to cover a large portion or even all of the cost of Invisalign.
Moreover, Luxury Dentistry NYC offers accommodating and professional customer service. We will use our best efforts to help you obtain the most insurance coverage and make the process as affordable as possible. If needed, Luxury Dentistry NYC can help create a payment plan and obtain financing for you that will make this procedure convenient and attainable.
Invisalign Treatment Overview
Invisalign uses an innovative technology that straightens your teeth by using effective, BPA-free plastic aligner trays, which are clear and virtually invisible. These sleek and comfortable trays are customized according to your unique needs.
At your convenience, you change your tray at home, approximately every two weeks, and you only need to visit our practice about once every six weeks. In most cases, the entire Invisalign straightening process requires just about one year, however, the new Invisalign Express option allows some patients to finish the process in six months at a reduced cost.
How Long Does the Invisalign Treatment Take?
All patients are different, but in most cases, you can achieve straighter teeth in about 12 months with Invisalign alone. However, our office offers additional advanced technologies that allow patients to achieve the same great results in up to 50% less time. With the use of Dr. D’s Propel or Acceledent regimen, you can achieve excellent results in about half the time. In these cases, patients change their aligners every week, rather than every two weeks.
Using SoftPulse Technology, Acceledent emits gentle micropulses through a small hand-held device. These pulses apply a light force through the root of the teeth and into the bone socket. This gentle pulse quickens bone movement and speeds up teeth shifting.
Similarly, Propel stimulates bone movement through micro-osteoperforation. This virtually pain-free treatment can be applied to both NYC Invisalign and traditional metal braces treatments. With Propel, patients can complete their Invisalign treatment in about half the time.
Ideal Candidates for Invisalign
All Invisalign patients must meet the following criteria:
- Commit to the treatment. For the best results, aligners must be worn 20 to 22 hours a day, so patients who cannot follow treatment procedures will not benefit from Invisalign.
- Have healthy teeth and gums. Patients with periodontal disease or untreated gums are not ideal candidates for Invisalign.
- Have good oral hygiene habits. Patients must thoroughly brush and floss after eating and before putting the aligners back on.
- Must be a non-smoker. Smokers are not eligible for Invisalign, as it interferes with the plastic aligners.
These guidelines are only meant to give you an idea of what constitutes an ideal Invisalign patient and are by no means definite. Each case is unique, and many other factors play into eligibility. Only a qualified, fully trained Invisalign dentist, like Dr. D, can make the final decision as to whether or not Invisalign is the right option for you.
Our experienced dental team will be more than happy to review your case at our Manhattan, New York City office. Please contact our NYC location to book a consultation now, and take the first step to a more beautiful and radiant smile!
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Why Choose an Experienced Orthodontist for Invisalign?
If you are considering Invisalign in NYC to straighten your teeth and improve your smile, you may have noticed that some dental offices have been given Preferred Provider status. There are actually three categories within the Preferred Provider distinction, each correlating to the level of experience the dentist or orthodontist has in treating patients with the Invisalign system. Listed in descending order, the three experience levels are:
- Elite Preferred Provider
- Premier Preferred Provider
- Preferred Provider
Elite Preferred Providers, like Luxury Dentistry in NYC, have more experience treating patients with Invisalign than the other two status designations. Currently, only the top 2% of providers in NYC have been designated as Elite Preferred Providers. Practices that have achieved this status have a significant amount of experience helping patients achieve straighter teeth with Invisalign.
Why Choose Luxury Dentistry for Invisalign in NYC?
The success of your treatment depends on the experience and abilities of the dental team treating you. Dr. D employs his skills and special techniques to deliver superb treatment plans that yield remarkable results that meet his patients’ individual smile needs and desires.
Dr. D was awarded the “Elite Preferred Provider” status by Invisalign due to his vast experience and success. In addition, his use of the latest technological advancements, such as digital impressions and accelerated technologies, allow for shorter treatment times, more accurate results, and a highly pleasant overall patient experience.
To learn more about Dr. D’s Invisalign treatment, get in touch with Luxury Dentistry NYC and our team will be happy to help.
What is Invisalign used for?
The Invisalign treatment is a transparent alternative to traditional metal braces. The treatment uses clear, SmartTrack® plastic trays to straighten crooked teeth over a set period of time. The treatment plan and duration are decided by Invisalign expert Dr. Steven Davidowitz.
Tooth alignment concerns treated with clear-aligners include crowding, spacing, overbites and malocclusion ranging from mild to serious. Invisalign technology closes gaps, adjusts crooked teeth and is clinically proven to rejuvenate and cease the premature aging of the mouth. We're excited to offer Invisalign treatment to adults and adolescents who want a healthier and straighter smile.
Are there any food restrictions with Invisalign?
As opposed to braces, a clear-aligner system eliminates the need to worry about food becoming stuck in brackets or wires. You can still eat all of your favorite foods and create a beautiful smile. Before a meal or snack, take the aligners out and place them in your case. Once you're finished eating, rinse your mouth and the aligners and set them back into position.
How to clean Invisalign?
When wearing Invisalign it's important to maintain healthy hygiene habits to allow for proper tooth movement and to prevent tooth decay. Brushing the trays and custom made aligners is easy. Just brush with room temperature water to keep Invisalign clear and effective. We recommend thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth after each meal to promote proper oral hygiene.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
Patients experience discomfort for the first 7-14 days of the Invisalign orthodontic technique, but the Invisalign procedure is less painful than getting metal braces. Since Invisalign straightens your teeth by gradual movement in 1-2 week intervals, switching to new aligners may cause minor aches for the first day of each new aligner.
To make the transition more comfortable, change your aligners right before bed-time. Temporary discomfort is to be expected and can be treated with Motrin or Tylenol. Please note that with the use of a 5-minute daily accelerator (VPRo5 or AcceleDent) these discomforts can be lessened and treatment can be completed faster and more predictably.
How often should I wear aligners?
Invisalign users should wear the aligners for at least 20 hours per day to maximize success. Though patients can remove the retainers during meals and evening routines, the system should be worn during daily activities. Allowing the Invisalign process to work at a steady pace helps your teeth gently re-adjust for long-lasting results and a predictable outcome.
Written by Dr. Steven Davidowitz. Updated on 4/20/2020.