Invisalign® – the modern way to comfortably straighten teeth (without braces!)
Invisalign® fits our practice in New York, New York, to a “t.” Led by Dr. Imran Ahmed, the Let’s Smile Dental team practices modern, high-tech dentistry. These advanced tools and technologies help us provide the most comfortable, pleasant, and precise treatment experience possible.
Invisalign® is considered the modern approach to straightening teeth and correcting “bad bite,” overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, and other imbalances. Instead of using braces that are secured or fixed to the teeth, Invisalign® uses a series of clear aligner trays to reposition the teeth incrementally. The aligners are made on digital scans and 3-dimensional models of your teeth. So, they precisely fit your mouth to facilitate predictable tooth movement throughout treatment.
The aligners are also:
- Smooth, they do not rub up against the insides of the mouth
- Nearly invisible in the smile because they are made from a transparent plastic
- Removable, so you can eat your favorite foods throughout the process and effectively clean your teeth
Periodically, our dentists will visit with you to ensure that treatment is on schedule. You will also receive the next sets of aligner trays that correspond with the upcoming treatment during your visit. It is critical to wear the aligners as directed by us. Typically, that means wearing the aligner for at least 20 to 22 hours each day. A good rule of thumb is to only remove the tray when eating, brushing, and flossing. Be sure to wear the trays in the correct order. Failure to wear as directed can delay treatment.
On average, patients straighten their teeth in about 12 months. However, each patient’s needs and experiences are unique. Invisalign® can correct mildly crowded or crooked teeth, as well as more complex bite problems. Total treatment time generally corresponds with the extent of misalignment that needs to be corrected, as well as patient compliance (proper wear).
Call (212) 404-7010 to schedule your Invisalign® consultation. Invisalign® technologies allow for us to create a virtual model of your mouth, as well as an animated simulation of Invisalign® treatment. We share this model with our patients. So, they can see precisely how the aligners gradually move the teeth. They love to see the result!
We look forward to helping you achieve a more confident, healthy smile.