Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth.
Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you.
The aligners are easily removable, so you can continue to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. Cleaning your aligners is just as easy with the Invisalign cleaning kit. Or you can simply brush and rinse them in lukewarm water. That's it! Achieving that great smile couldn't be easier!
You'll also remove the aligners each time you eat. This means you can continue to eat all the foods you love without any restrictions or worrying about food getting stuck in your wires and brackets. With other teeth-straightening methods, the simple act of eating can often be troublesome.
"I'm usually pressed for time in the mornings, and I appreciate how Invisalign doesn't slow me down. I just pop out the aligners, brush my teeth and pop 'em back in."Emma Adamson, CA
"I love how I can pretty much eat whatever I want and not have to worry about whether it's going to damage anything during my treatment."Olivia Benson, TX
"Soccer is my life, which means there's a lot of contact. Wearing braces would definitely make me a little hesitant to go all out"Ruby Boston, MA
Open bite often occurs when some teeth are unable to make physical contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite. Most often caused by a genetic abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb-sucking, an open bite can cause poor or painful chewing, and even speech impairment. It can also lead to greater issues like thermo-mandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
Underbite can occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It's usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.
Teeth crowding occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can get worse over time, and result in severely crooked teeth. This crowding can lead to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and an increased chance of gum disease
What people commonly refer to as an "overbite" is known to dental professionals as "overjet." It occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It's typically caused by genetics, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. This can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth, and can cause painful jaw and joint problems.
Gaps between teeth can occur with abnormal continued growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth can also cause the surrounding teeth to shift due to the extra space, creating gaps in your teeth. Spacing issues and gaps between teeth can lead to gum problems (due to lack of protection by the teeth), periodontal pockets and increased risk of periodontal disease.
Crossbite can occur when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on both the front and the sides of the mouth. This can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease and bone loss.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost for a full Invisalign treatment is individule. This includes any necessary refinements for the duration of the treatment. Please call our office to schedule an appointment for a free consultation and we will happily answer all your questions. Financial options are available. tel. 212.741.1100
Invisalign Braces in New York
At Village Dental Medicine we keep up with the latest technologies and are aware of all the upcoming trends in the dentistry field. Invisalign is definitely one of them. Invisalign is a series of custom-made transparent aligners, which are new alternative to wire braces, made from BPA-free plastic. Being smooth and comfortable, they don’t cause any irritation and are very easy to wear.
Invisalign Treatment Plan
Any treatment plan starts with the dental examination. Doctor will take an impression of your teeth to check whether they can be straightened using the Invisalign System. Once confirmed, a detailed treatment plan will then be developed using ClinCheck®, our virtual 3D treatment plan. ClinCheck shows the series of movements your teeth are projected to go through over the course of the treatment – so you can see how your teeth are expected to look at the end of your Invisalign treatment before it even begins. The time it takes to complete the treatment varies from person to person, depending on the complexity of each straightening issue.
Based on the treatment plan, a series of clear, custom-made aligners is then made especially for you. They are very comfortable and absolutely transparent, in most cases people won’t even notice you have them on. You are to wear them the whole day with the breaks for eating and brushing. Aligners will make your teeth gradually shift into place, improving your smile. Every two weeks you will wear a new set of aligners. During the treatment you will have several regular checkups with the doctor, during which he will monitor your progress and ensure you’re getting the best results.
Invisalign has many advantages in comparison with the traditional braces. It provides wonderful results for teeth straightening and helps treat such dental issues as crooked teeth, overcrowding, crossbite, spacing and underbite. At the same time it’s very comfortable – you can take it off any time you want, it doesn’t irritate your gums and allows you to brush and floss your teeth easily. With Invisalign you may eat any food you like – it won’t restrain you from any certain foods consumption like traditional braces do. It also helps you maintain good dental hygiene, avoiding plaque buildup and tooth discoloration.