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63rd Street Dental

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Have you put off orthodontic treatment because you thought traditional braces were your only treatment option? If so, you may want to consider Invisalign®. Dana Kapparova, DDS, Amanda Golub, DDS, and the team at 63rd Street Dental in New York City, regularly use Invisalign oral aligners to address mild and moderate orthodontic issues. To see if you’re a candidate, request an appointment today by calling the office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or using the online booking tool.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a cutting-edge orthodontic treatment system that uses a series of clear, nearly invisible plastic aligners to gradually straighten your teeth and align your jaws. 

Unlike traditional braces, there are no rubber bands, wires, or brackets involved; Invisalign aligners are made of SmartTrack®. SmartTrack is an FDA-approved thermoplastic free of all allergens, including BPA, BPS, latex, and gluten. 

What types of issues can Invisalign treat?

At 63rd Street Dental, the team usually recommends Invisalign to correct mild or moderate orthodontic issues, including: 

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Underbite
  • Overbite

You might also benefit from Invisalign treatment if you have gaps or spaces between your teeth. 

What is the Invisalign treatment process?

Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation at 63rd Street Dental. During this appointment, your dentist does an oral exam and asks you a series of questions about your goals for treatment. Next, your dentist evaluates your teeth and gums and maps out a custom treatment plan that showcases the step-by-step transformation of your smile. 

After approving your plan, your dentist sends your digital impressions to a laboratory that manufactures your first set of aligners. You return to the office about a week later to try them on. To achieve the best possible outcome, you wear your aligners between 20-22 hours each day and change into a new set of aligners every 1-2 weeks as prescribed by your dentist. 

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The length of Invisalign treatment varies from person to person. However, most people achieve their desired results within 12-18 months. Following treatment, you wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving out of place. Make sure to follow your dentist’s instructions accordingly. 

How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?

Caring for your Invisalign aligners is easy. First, make sure to rinse them off with cool tap water at least twice each day. In the evenings, take the time to gently brush them with toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush. For more thorough cleanings, ask the team at 63rd Street Dental about the Invisalign Cleaning System.

Because Invisalign aligners are nearly see-through, they’re also susceptible to collecting stains. To keep yours in top shape, avoid eating foods that stain like tomato-based pasta sauce, blueberries, and dark-colored beverages like soda and coffee. 

If you dream of achieving a straight, healthy smile, Invisalign is worth considering. Make an appointment at 63rd Street Dental today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.