About Invisalign Trays
Properly aligned, straight teeth are not only attractive, they are healthier and more comfortable. Crooked teeth and an improper bite can lead to long-term dental problems that can become painful and expensive to fix. This is why our cosmetic dentists at SmilesNY Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry are pleased to offer Invisalign — removable, clear teeth aligners for their patients in New York, NY. Custom made for your teeth and your specific needs, Invisalign is more attractive and comfortable than traditional metal braces that can be removed to make cleaning your teeth and eating much easier. If you are interested in getting straighter teeth with the Invisalign system, schedule a consultation at SmilesNY to learn more.
"Smiles NY is a very special group. Dr. Chase and the entire team have gone out of their way to make sure all my needs have consistently been met. They are very conscientious and always start on time. Everyone is courteous, professional and thorough. They use the most up to date technology and process. Highly recommend..."- J.M. / Google / Sep 24, 2019
"I've been receiving my dental care at Smiles for 10+ years. Treatment has included several crowns, periodontal surgery, Invisalign, creation of a night guard to protect my teeth from constant grinding and finally — in fact, just today — Veneers. Dr Roth is phenomenal. He lets you know what’s going to happen before it happens and he’s a gentle perfectionist. I’ve also had numerous outstanding and truly pain free cleanings with Janice. She is super nice and she really has honed her craft. The entire staff is exceptional and very good at what they do. This is the place you want to go to for expert care and super friendly providers. Impossible as it may seem, you may actually love going to the dentist! My teeth look amazing and I can thank this dental practice for that fact."- M.G. / Google / Mar 28, 2019
"I've been receiving my dental care at Smiles for 10+ years. Treatment has included several crowns, periodontal surgery, Invisalign, creation of a night guard to protect my teeth from constant grinding and finally — in fact, just today — Veneers. Dr Roth is phenomenal. He lets you know what’s going to happen before it happens and he’s a gentle perfectionist. I’ve also had numerous outstanding and truly pain free cleanings with Janice. She is super nice and she really has honed her craft. The entire staff is exceptional and very good at what they do. This is the place you want to go to for expert care and super friendly providers. Impossible as it may seem, you may actually love going to the dentist! My teeth look amazing and I can thank this dental practice for that fact."- M.G. / Google / Oct 03, 2019
"You wouldn’t believe me if I shared with you my search for the perfect smile. That search has finally come to and end thanks to Dr. Chase.Dr. Chase effortlessly has transformed my smile - initially, through whitening treatments then through Invisalign, and finally through Veneers. Dr. Chase is the best! Professional, attention to detail, and patient. Not to mention their staff! I received follow up calls to check in on how I was feeling which was very nice, and text reminders so I didn’t miss any important appointments. I couldn’t be happier going to SmilesNY for my cleanings and cosmetic work. I am beyond grateful to Dr. Chase for creating a smile that I absolutely love!!I look forward to recommending this office."- C.S. / Yelp / May 25, 2022
"I moved to Scotland 3 years ago and have been at the mercy of British dentistry. I never knew I needed to worry because I have always been in such good hands with Smiles NY and their wonderful talented dentists and team. A crown of mine came off while there and needed to be recemented, a pretty easy task you would think?WRONG!! The dentist had to re-cement it a few times as I’m not sure what kind of glue or bond she was using. She then finally did it the right way unfortunately she didn’t seat it all the way causing me to bang the tooth constantly causing me severe trauma after months of trying to adjust the tooth the right way because the occlusion was off. Finally I asked her to take it completely out of occlusion because I was suffering daily with a sore jaw and tooth pain. After a month of this back and forth the tooth finally needed a root canal as it was aggrevated. I was very upset about this happening but now in pain and needed emergency root canal. As if matters couldn’t get worse I was sent to a Root canal specialist (so they say so) who then couldn’t find one of my canals and perforated my canal which means the tool they were using drilled right through the side of my canal and gum leaving me numb now for 2 years in half my lower lip. I live with this daily. I tried another dentist as one of my front teeth chipped and just needed a simple bonding and they screwed that up too by shortening both my front teeth by at least 1mm making me look like I now had a reverse smile. I cried my eyes out and had to pay another dentist to try and fix what they did wrong and they did an ok job but still very hard to fix shortened teeth. The moral of the story is I will never have anyone touch my again accept for Dr chase or Dr Roth to fix my teeth because I trust them and know I won’t leave the office crying. I also would like to point out that the cleanings and or hygiene visits are so much better as they hardly scale your teeth or feel like they did anything after you leave a UK cleaning. Unfortunately I still live in the UK for a few more years but I will make sure that I plan a visit to NY and work my dental needs around my visit as I know I’m in the best of hands by some of the most talented and caring dentists and team I have ever been around. Thank you smiles for fixingThe mess they made of me!! You guys rock and I’m so appreciative and grateful for your services!"- D.D. / Google / Apr 10, 2019
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign treatments?
There are several factors that can determine the alignment of your teeth: genetics, thumbsucking as a child, the loss of a tooth or teeth, and trauma to your face. Dental misalignment can lead to other oral health problems, including dental malocclusion (a bad bite), abnormal enamel wear, trouble speaking and chewing, as well as toothaches and jaw pain. If your SmilesNY dental specialist sees any of these issues during your annual exam, they may recommend an orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign.
The Invisalign system is beneficial for both adults and teens who want straighter teeth without the pain, hassle, and appearance of braces. While they do need to be worn for most of the time, Invisalign trays can be taken out for eating and when brushing your teeth, as well as for special events and to play sports. Far more discreet than traditional metal braces that cut and poke your cheeks, your friends and family will typically not know that you are wearing your Invisalign tray.
What Can I Expect from my Invisalign appointments?
Your first set of Invisalign trays will be created using digital impressions at SmilesNY. Once they are ready, you will return to SmilesNY to get your first sets along with care instructions. You need to wear your aligners for at least 20 – 22 hours each day for the system to be effective, ideally removing them only for eating and cleaning. Over time, you will go to the next set of trays as they gently move your teeth into alignment. You should schedule follow-up appointments about every 4 – 6 weeks at SmilesNY to have the fit of your aligners assessed and to have more digital impressions taken so your next aligners can be made. The length of time that you use Invisalign trays will vary based on the original position of your teeth and your cosmetic goals, but most patients wear aligners for about one year.
What can I expect after my Invisalign treatment?
When you have reached your Invisalign goals, it's crucial to stop your teeth from moving back to their old position. Invisalign's Vivera retainers are made with the same comfortable materials to help keep your teeth in their new position after your treatment is complete. Each retainer is custom made at the Invisalign dental laboratory based on digital impressions taken once your treatment is complete. Your dentist will talk to you about how many hours a day you should wear your retainer, plus how to care for it once it is sent from the lab. They will also continue to watch your teeth alignment and bite during your annual exams to ensure your teeth remain in the correct position.
Will insurance cover my Invisalign treatments?
For most patients, some of their Invisalign treatment cost is covered by dental insurance. Our office will confirm your benefits and calculate your out-of-pocket costs. SmilesNY accepts several methods of payment for patients who don't have dental insurance. During your consultation, a member of our team can discuss an estimate of costs and ways to make your treatment affordable for you, including flexible payment plans and medical financing.
How long do you have to wear Invisalign aligners?
Invisalign aligners are worn for at least 20 — 22 hours each day. You can take them off to eat, brush your teeth, play sports, or for a special occasion. For most people, the typical Invisalign treatment will last about 12 months.
How often are the Invisalign trays changed?
Every 4 — 6 weeks, you will have a follow-up appointment to check the progress of your teeth. At that time, your dentist may take digital impressions of your teeth to create your next set of custom aligners.
Does Invisalign really work to straighten teeth?
Some patients with more severe misalignments or dental issues may need other treatments, but for the majority of people, Invisalign aligners are just as effective as braces and able to achieve dramatically straighter teeth.
Does Invisalign work for children?
Yes, it does. With Invisalign Teen, the specialized trays are adapted to take into account the changing facial structure of a developing body.
Straighten your teeth with Invisalign trays
If you or your child are curious about getting straighter, healthier teeth without the pain and hassle of traditional metal braces, schedule a consultation to decide if you are a candidate for Invisalign advanced teeth straightening system. One of our cosmetic dentists can develop your unique treatment plan with Invisalign at your appointment at SmilesNY and get you started on the path to a beautiful smile.
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