Invisalign is an advanced and popular orthodontic treatment for all ages. Dr. Andrew Reingold at Everlasting Smile consults with young patients and their parents, as well as older patients, who want to improve the alignment and spacing of their teeth. In our New York, NY dental practice, we make a mold of your mouth and have a set of custom Invisaligners (clear aligners) made for you to wear.
This contemporary treatment (in leu of traditional metal braces) will gradually move and shift your teeth into a more appropriate position. No one has to know you are wearing them! You can easily remove the aligners while you are eating (no food debris will get stuck in them) or cleaning them, so there are no special ways to floss or brush your teeth. There are no brackets to break and no damage to the teeth from improper brushing as can sometimes happen with patients with traditional braces. We would like to offer you or your child a consultation for Invisalign. Please call and schedule an appointment today.
What to Expect
If you and your dentist decide that Invisalign is right for you, your treatment will start with digital X-rays and dental impressions that will be used to create your first set of teeth aligners. Your dentist will help you understand how to wear and care for your aligners, as well as when and how long you can remove them (Invisalign should be worn 20 – 22 hours per day). Most aligners will be worn for two weeks before the patient switches to a new set, but this can vary based on the patient's progress and treatment plan. Dental visits should be scheduled about every six weeks to check the fit of the current aligners and take impressions for new trays. During your treatment, your dentist will be able to give you a better estimate of how much longer you will be wearing Invisalign, but the average patients wears aligners for about one year.
Once the patient's teeth are in proper alignment, it is important to use a Vivera retainer to maintain the results. A retainer does not need to be worn as many hours a day as Invisalign teeth aligners, most patients only wear their retainer at night, but this will be determined by your dentist. Patients should continue to visit their dentist twice a year for professional dental cleanings and exams and follow a good home oral care routine to keep their newly straightened teeth healthy.
The total cost of Invisalign will depend on the complexity of the patient's case and how many different sets of aligners are created during the treatment period. Dental insurance may cover some of the cost of Invisalign, but this varies greatly depending on the insurance company and policy. Our Financial Coordinator can contact your insurance to calculate what will be covered by your insurance and what will be billed directly to you. Our office can also help make Invisalign more affordable through our payment options and financing plans.
Plan Your Procedure
For adults and older teens who have a nice smile, but need a little extra help getting to a perfectly straight and beautiful smile, Invisalign clear teeth aligners can help you get to your goal in comfort and style. With a series of clear aligners that can be easily removed when needed, you can have your best smile without cumbersome, unattractive metal braces. Talk to Dr. Reingold about your teeth straightening concerns and decide if Invisalign is right for you.