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Invisalign – Gramercy Park, NY

The Discreet Way to Achieve a Straighter Smile

If you’re in need of orthodontic treatment but don’t want to end up stuck with noticeable metal braces, Invisalign could be the subtle alternative you’re looking for here at Gramercy Dental Studio. It is the ideal solution for many adults who want to maintain their professional appearance while they’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. As a Silver level provider, your cosmetic dentist in Gramercy Park, Dr. Ira Newman, has already helped a high number of patients to take advantage of this innovative, discreet teeth straightening method. Could you be a candidate for Invisalign? Don’t wait — contact us today to learn more.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Instead of using conventional brackets and wires, Invisalign in Gramercy Park relies on clear, customized aligners that gradually move teeth into their ideal position. The Invisalign process is simple — first, state-of-the-art computer imaging software will lay out your complete, personalized treatment plan, allowing the Invisalign lab to craft the perfect set of aligners. Then, you will wear each aligner for a certain amount of time (usually two weeks) before you switch to the next one. Dr. Newman will evaluate your progress during brief checkups every six weeks or so to ensure that everything’s going smoothly.  After your treatment period concludes, you’ll need to wear a retainer so you can prevent your teeth from drifting back out of place.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

Some of the most outstanding benefits of Invisalign include:

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  • Invisalign will do more than give you more attractive smile. By moving your misaligned teeth into their proper places, it will lower your risk of tooth decay, TMJ problems, and other significant oral health problems.
  • The aligners are removable, which means you can continue eating all of your favorite foods throughout your treatment and brush and floss like normal.
  • The comfortable plastic material doesn’t create the same oral irritation and discomfort that can occur with traditional braces. You won’t even need to attend unpleasant adjustment appointments.
  • The aligners are discreet. Although they are not totally invisible, they won’t be the first thing that other people notice about your appearance.
  • The average treatment time is faster than that of traditional braces. The average treatment time is about one year, but you may begin to notice a difference in your smile much sooner than that.
  • The experienced team at Gramercy Dental Studio will always be ready to help you if you ever have questions or concerns during your treatment.

Who Are Candidates for Invisalign?

Invisalign is able to address most types of orthodontic issues, including:

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  • Gapped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Malocclusion (overbite, underbite, and crossbite)

During your consultation, Dr. Newman will evaluate the specific nature of your dental misalignment. He’ll also make sure you fully understand all of the pros and cons of Invisalign. Our team will provide you with an estimate of the cost of your treatment and help you explore payment options. Then, you and Dr. Newman can decide together whether you should move forward with the treatment. Most patients who decide to invest in Invisalign have no regrets about their choice! 

Invisalign FAQs

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Invisalign in Gramercy Park is an excellent solution to get the straight smile you’ve always wanted, but Dr. Newman understands you have several questions about the treatment before you’re ready to commit to it. That’s ok. He takes the time to explain your treatment plan and address your concerns to help you make the right choice for your smile. In the meantime, here are a few answers to some of the top questions about Invisalign to help determine if it’s right for you.

Why should I straighten my teeth?

Although you’ve always wanted to feel confident about your smile, you’re not sure if you should spend the money on orthodontics. Did you know braces and clear aligners offer more benefits than just improved aesthetics? Correcting your bite and alignment is actually an investment in your dental health. Your teeth are easier to clean when they are in their ideal positions, decreasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. You also lessen your risk for several other complications, including dental emergencies, jaw pain, and unevenly worn teeth.

How long will I need to wear the aligners?

Typically, Invisalign provides a shorter treatment than metal braces. On average, you can expect to finish your series of aligners after 12 months; however, the duration is determined by your individual treatment plan. There are several factors that influence the length of time you need to wear them, such as the complexity of your case. Dr. Newman explains how long you can expect to need the aligners during your initial consultation.

How much does Invisalign cost?

There’s no easy way to estimate how much you’ll pay without first performing a consultation. Your personalized treatment plan determines the cost, such as how many aligners you need. It’s often thought Invisalign costs more than metal braces, but this isn’t necessarily true. There are several ways to keep your new smile affordable, such as using your dental coverage.

Many insurance policies that include orthodontia now cover a portion of the cost of the aligners. We work on your behalf with your insurance company to reduce the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. We accept a variety of payment options to cover any remaining balance, such as third-party financing with CareCredit.

What happens if I break an aligner?

Your aligners are made from a thin, comfortable material. Although they are strong, they can break. If an aligner cracks, it’s best to call our office right away. If you have only been wearing it for a couple of days, you may need to have it replaced. If it’s almost time to switch to the next one, Dr. Newman may just have you progress to a new aligner.

You can help reduce the risk of an aligner breaking by handling them carefully. Use two hands when removing and inserting them. Always keep them in their protective case if they aren’t in your mouth.

If you still have questions about Invisalign, don’t hesitate to contact our office. Schedule a consultation with your dentist in Gramercy Park today!