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Living with Invisalign

One of the best things about Invisalign is the minimal impact it has on your everyday life. Since the aligners are so comfortable, you should be able to wear them for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day without much effort.

How Invisalign works

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.

Treatable Cases

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.

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Why Invisalign

Sure, there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, but none offers the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you'll find with Invisalign. And no matter what stage you're at in life, you'll appreciate how our cutting-edge approach to treatment has minimal interference in how you live, but has a significant positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself.

Sure, there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, but none offers the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you'll find with Invisalign.

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

Some comments from patients

"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

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!

Dr. Oleg Goncharov

"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

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.

Dr. Timothy Culotta

"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

For those who are active in contact sports, Invisalign allows you to continue wearing your aligners without having to worry about any sharp brackets cutting your mouth. If your sport requires wearing a protective mouthguard, simply remove your aligners and you're good to go!

Dr. Igor Chikunov

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.

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.

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.

What is the best time for Invisalign?

Nowadays a good and healthy smile is a guaranteed way to success. But life can play an evil joke with everyone and "reward" you, for example, with the wrong bite. Many people refer to medical help and get the recommendations for installing a brace system in response. Fortunately, orthodontics doesn’t stand still and offer lots of new products in the treatment of this problem. One of the best solutions is invisalign, which is becoming even more popular technique of treatment of wrong bite among people from New York to Los Angeles.

Of course, there are other opportunities to set your teeth right, but be prepared for discomfort, inconvenience, feeling the lack of confidence. All you need is invisalign, which has the most up-to-date approach of treatment, the minimal interference with how you live and what you do. It has a significant positive effect on how you look and feel during the day.

This system consists of imperceptible variables of aligners that allow straightening the teeth in a very cautious way. Each aligner is made exclusively for each patient, which you must periodically replace in accordance with the course of bite correction. Step by step, your teeth will change the position until they are finally aligned as it was determined by your dentist.

Invisible dental braces are made exclusively from medical thermoplastic material, which makes them unnoticeable on the teeth. Before implementing such kind of system, you need to go to the dentist, who specializes in this orthodontic sphere. At first, the replica of your teeth is produced on the basis of which a complete set of individual aligners are made. From the beginning of the treatment course the invisible teeth braces are worn for 2 weeks, and then they should be changed with a new modified version or the replacement can be done partly for separate aligners. In this way teeth will gradually level out and your dream of a perfect smile will become a reality.

Invisalign is a revolution in orthodontics. If you are worried about the restricted choice of food, forget about it! This system of braces can be removed at any time. You can easily enjoy either solid meat dishes or desserts. But it's worth remembering that invisalign is prone to light staining. So be careful with drinks that contain dyestuff. Hygiene is also a guarantee of a good smile. Unlike unchangeable braces, you only need to drink simple non-carbonated water as much as possible and rinse your mouth after each meal.

If it turns out that you fall into the above categories of defects, you will easily adjust your smile. Usually, along with the invisalign, the orthodontist should develop your virtual treatment system using the 3D technology, which will show a series of movements that predict the change of teeth location during the treatment. The overall treatment period is individual, depending on the complexity of the work. But in general, it can be compared with long-term treatment of the standard system of braces!

Unfortunately, the Invisalign system does not deal with all types of orthodological problems and dental defects. In this case, the only way out is to install the usual unchanged braces.

The cost of complete Invisalign treatment is individual. This includes any necessary clarifications for the duration of the treatment and, in general, its complexity.

Due to the excellent method of treatment with Invisalign, it is difficult to notice that you are undergoing treatment. Since Invisalign aligners are transparent and invisible, they allow you to enjoy your life!

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