Invisalign® in NYC

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Smiles on the Upper Westside provides Invisalign in NYC. Call 212-222-5225 to schedule your first appointment.

Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. Billed as “the clear alternative to braces,” Invisalign uses smooth, clear, medical grade aligners to gently shift the teeth into the desired position.

What Is Invisalign?

Rather than attached metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of customized, removable aligners. You will wear each set for two weeks, 20-22 hours per day, or as directed, and then switch to the next set at home. You will visit our office once every four to six weeks for progress monitoring.

3-D Modeling

Invisalign treatment begins with a 3-D digital model of your current smile. We will morph the image to show you exactly how you will look at each stage of treatment, including the results, and then use the model to create your customized series of aligners.

Aesthetics and Comfort

Though it may be frustrating to think about, first impressions truly do make a difference. Flashing a mouthful of metal on a first date or at an important job interview can erode your self-confidence. Invisalign’s virtually invisible aligners let you smile and talk without worry.

Invisalign is also far more comfortable than braces. While wires and metal brackets can easily irritate the sensitive soft tissues of the mouth, and adjustments can hurt, Invisalign’s smooth aligners have no rough edges. They gently shift your teeth without undue force.

Daily Life

If you get traditional braces, your dentist is in control. We will put them on your teeth, perform all adjustments, and remove them. If a bracket comes loose or a wire pops, you will need to see us on an emergency basis. You cannot eat certain foods such as popcorn or whole apples, and you must learn a whole new oral hygiene routine.

With Invisalign, you are in control. We will place attachments on your teeth and teach you how to take care of the aligners, but otherwise it is up to you. You can remove your aligners to enjoy your favorite foods and to perform your regular brushing and flossing routine. You will change aligners at home, and see us only for treatment monitoring.

Cost Considerations

Invisalign was once more expensive than braces, but this is not as true as it used to be. Upgrades such as colored metal can raise the price of braces, as can the costs of adjustments and emergency visits. Invisalign’s transparent pricing model includes all visits to the dentist.

Dental insurance is highly complex, and benefits vary widely between plans, even with the same insurer. Some plans cover both Invisalign and traditional braces, some cover one or the other, and some do not cover orthodontic treatments at all. Our experienced staff will help you understand your insurance coverage and out of pocket costs before we start treatment.

If you are searching for Invisalign on the Upper West Side, call 212-222-5225 to schedule your first appointment.