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Invisalign in NYC can help patients achieve a variety of cosmetic goals. However, this type of clear aligner treatment is not suitable for all cases. This is why Dr. D conducts a thorough examination to ensure that Invisalign is the best alternative.
After you receive Dr. D’s approval, he will run a few tests to begin working on your Invisalign treatment. Using the state of the art Itero digital impression technology, he reduces the discomfort associated with traditional impressions and cuts treatment planning time considerably.
If you are considering Invisalign in NYC to straighten your teeth and improve your smile, you may have noticed that some dental offices have been given Preferred Provider status. There are actually three categories within the Preferred Provider distinction, each correlating to the level of experience the dentist or orthodontist has in treating patients with the Invisalign system. Listed in descending order, the three experience levels are:
Elite Preferred Providers like Luxury Dentistry in NY have more experience treating patients with Invisalign than the other two status designations. Currently, only the top 2% of providers in NYC have been designated as Elite Preferred Providers. Practices that have achieved this status have a significant amount of experience helping patients achieve straighter teeth with Invisalign.
All patients are different, but in most cases, you can achieve straighter teeth in about 12 months with Invisalign alone. However, our office offers additional advanced technologies that allow patients to achieve the same great results in up to 50% less time. With the use of Dr. D’s Propel or Acceledent regimen, you can achieve excellent results in about half the time. In these cases, patients change their aligners every week, rather than every two weeks.
Using SoftPulse Technology, Acceledent emits gentle micropulses through a small hand-held device. These pulses apply a light force through the root of the teeth and into the bone socket. This gentle pulse quickens bone movement and speeds up teeth shifting.
Similarly, Propel stimulates bone movement through micro-osteoperforation. This virtually pain-free treatment can be applied to both NYC Invisalign and traditional metal braces. With Propel, patients can complete their Invisalign treatment in about half the time.
The success of your treatment depends on the experience and abilities of the dental team treating you. Dr. D employs his skills and special techniques to deliver superb treatment plans that yield remarkable results that meet his patients’ individual smile needs and desires.
Dr. D was awarded the “Elite Preferred Provider” status by Invisalign due to his vast experience and success. In addition, his use of the latest technological advancements, such as digital impressions and accelerated services, allow for shorter treatment times, more accurate results, and a much more pleasant overall patient experience.
What is Invisalign used for?
The Invisalign treatment is a transparent alternative to traditional metal braces. The treatment uses clear, SmartTrack® plastic trays to straighten crooked teeth over a set period of time. The treatment planning and duration of time is created and decided by Dr. Steven Davidowitz. Tooth alignment concerns treated with clear-aligners include crowding, spacing, overbites and malocclusion ranging from mild to serious. Invisalign technology closes gaps, adjusts crooked teeth and is clinically proven to rejuvenate and cease the premature aging of the mouth. We're excited to offer Invisalign treatment to adults and adolescents who want a healthier and straighter smile.
Are there any food restrictions with Invisalign?
As opposed to braces, a clear-aligner system eliminates the need to worry about food becoming stuck in brackets or wires. You can still eat all of your favorite foods and create a beautiful smile. Before meal or snack time, take the aligners out and place them in your case. Once you're finished eating, rinse your mouth and the aligners and set them back into position.
How to clean Invisalign?
When wearing Invisalign it's important to maintain healthy hygiene habits to allow for proper tooth movement and to prevent tooth decay. Brushing the trays and custom made aligners is easy, just brush with room temperature water to keep Invisalign clear and effective. We recommend thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth after each meal to promote proper oral hygiene.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
Patients experience discomfort for the first 7-14 days of the invisalign orthodontic technique, but the Invisalign procedure is less painful than getting metal braces. Since Invisalign straightens your teeth by gradual movement in 1-2 week intervals, switching to new aligners may cause minor aches for the first day of each new aligner. To make the transition more comfortable, change your aligner’s right before bed-time. Temporary discomfort is to be expected and can be treated with Motrin or Tylenol. Please note that with the usage of a 5 minute daily accelerator (VPRo5 or AcceleDent) these discomforts can be lessened and treatment can be completed faster and more predictably.
How often should I wear aligners?
Invisalign users should wear the aligners for at least 20 hours per day to maximize success. Though patients can remove the retainers during meals and evening routines, the system should be worn during daily activities. Allowing the Invisalign process to work at a steady pace helps your teeth gently re-adjust for long-lasting results and a predictable outcome.
328 East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021