Transforming Smiles with Invisalign in NYC
At Smile DD Studio in New York City, we believe that everyone deserves a brilliant, straight smile. In a bustling city where first impressions matter, our goal is to provide you with the best options to enhance your smile and conquer the world with confidence. As a leading cosmetic dentist, Dr. Aguebor is proud to bring you the very best in Invisalign in NYC.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign offers one of the most advanced, precise, and convenient options for adult and teen orthodontic treatment today, with clear aesthetic and health advantages over conventional metal braces. Invisalign can give you great results, often with fewer dental appointments and less overall treatment time, at about the same cost as traditional braces.
Invisalign straightens your teeth with custom-made aligners made of a clear, thin, medical-grade polymer that is virtually invisible when worn. Since they are removable, you can eat, brush and floss normally. Our patients love this!
Each aligner moves your teeth little by little until you get to the end of treatment and a new beautiful smile. Since Invisalign employs very gradual movement without brackets and wires, it is a more comfortable and less painful way to move teeth than traditional braces.
Is Invisalign Right For Me?
Invisalign is an effective solution for a broad range of dental alignment issues, including:
- Gap Teeth
- Open Bite
- Crowded Teeth
However, it might not be the right choice for more complex dental issues. Your consultation with our cosmetic dentist in NYC will provide clarity on the best treatment for your individual needs.
The Invisalign Advantage
Invisalign gives you great results with less overall treatment time
With conventional braces, teeth are wired together, which can lead to inadvertent movement of adjoining teeth that must be corrected later in your treatment plan. Invisalign aligners are carefully calibrated to move only the teeth you want to move. This precise, targeted correction means more efficient movement, which can result in less overall treatment time. According to current research, in many cases, orthodontic treatment is faster with Invisalign as compared to traditional orthodontics. On average, treatment with Invisalign® takes about six months to a year for adults, and about a year for teens, depending on the complexity of the case.
No wire tightening means fewer dental appointments
The wires on conventional braces usually need to be tightened every four weeks, but since the Invisalign treatment plan is mapped out from the start, we can give you several aligners at each appointment. That means for many patients, appointments need to be made only every eight to ten weeks, instead of every four weeks.
It’s easier to keep your teeth clean and healthy
Invisalign aligners are removed to eat, floss and brush. There are no wires to trap food and plaque, and no obstacles that make brushing and flossing difficult.
Get a beautiful smile, discreetly
Unlike with conventional braces, most people won’t know you’re using Invisalign unless you tell them! This gives you a discreet and convenient solution to correcting dental misalignments.
What To Expect
A great feature of the process is the use of advanced 3D computer technology. Invisalign combines proven orthodontic science with 3D computer graphics to project teeth movement. Each one of your aligners is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit snugly over your teeth and gently move them through every stage of your treatment plan. Both you and Dr. Aguebor can view your treatment plan on the computer, from beginning to end, even before you begin treatment.
Most appointments take just 15 to 30 minutes and are usually scheduled every eight to ten weeks, depending on the level of adjustment needed. Invisalign fees are comparable to traditional braces, and orthodontic insurance usually covers Invisalign to the same extent as traditional orthodontics.
Common Questions about Invisalign in NYC
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
Treatment duration varies among patients, but on average, most individuals wear Invisalign for 12 to 18 months. It’s essential to wear the aligners 20-22 hours a day to achieve the best results.
How to Maintain Your Clear Aligners
To ensure your Invisalign treatment is effective:
- Clean Regularly: Rinse your aligners when you remove them. Brush and floss your teeth before putting them back.
- Avoid Staining Foods & Drinks: While wearing aligners, steer clear of beverages like coffee and red wine.
- Store Safely: When not wearing your aligners, always keep them in their protective case.
How often do I need to visit the dentist during treatment?
Typically, you’ll visit Dr. Aguebor every 8 to 10 weeks to ensure your teeth are aligning as expected and to receive your next set of aligners.
Will Invisalign affect my speech?
There may be a short adjustment period, but most patients acclimate quickly and speak clearly within a few days.
Is Invisalign painful?
While you might experience minor discomfort when starting a new set of clear aligners, this sensation usually subsides within a few days.
What happens after my Invisalign treatment?
To maintain your new alignment, you may need to wear a retainer. We’ll discuss the best post-treatment plan for you.
Reveal Your Best Smile with Invisalign in NYC
Your journey to a radiant smile begins here. At Smile DD Studio, our dedication to cutting-edge technology and individualized care ensures you’ll receive the best Invisalign in NYC. Ready to take the next step? Contact our office today to schedule your appointment. Dr. Aguebor and his team look forward to crafting your perfect smile!