The Invisalign Process
Have you heard of Invisalign® and want to determine if it is the right teeth-straightening method for you? At DentAlign NYC, our Invisalign specialists have practiced dentistry for more than 30 years and can assist New York and Tri-State area clients of all ages with fast and effective smile correction at affordable prices. Led by Dr. Kenn Kakosian, DDS, one of New York’s premier Invisalign orthodontists as a Diamond Plus provider, our orthodontic team works diligently to bring our patients incredible results in our state-of-the-art facilities. Regardless of your age, you deserve to have a smile that makes you feel proud and exudes confidence. On this page, our professionals have compiled a short guide to the Invisalign process to help prospective patients learn more about this orthodontic treatment. Contact our Manhattan, NYC orthodontic office at 212-661-9777 today!
Clear Braces at DentAlign NYC
At DentAlign NYC, we are committed to providing our patients with exceptional orthodontic care at highly affordable prices. Our Invisalign braces process starts with a consultation at our Manhattan, NYC office. During your consultation, Dr. Kenn Kakosian will sit down to speak with you about your individual orthodontic goals and determine if you are a candidate for the Invisalign procedure. The appointment can take about 30 minutes. When you are ready to begin treatment, intra-oral pictures and a 3D scan of your teeth will be taken by our experienced orthodontic team. Dr. Kakosian will evaluate your dental records and collaborate with Invisalign to create a customized treatment plan for you. Invisalign, along with DentAlign NYC, will then create a ClinCheck®, or a virtual model, of the treatment plan we send them.
Once this complete, we will call to schedule another appointment. During this appointment, Dr. Kakosian will have the virtual model of your teeth on hand and discuss the details of your treatment. This appointment usually lasts about 30 minutes, and once you have approved the proposed treatment plan, we will place the order and Invisalign will create your custom aligners. The smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic aligners will usually be delivered to our office within 10 days of approval. When we receive the trays, we will call you to schedule an appointment. When you receive your aligners, you will need to be seen by Dr. Kakosian every 2-8 weeks for new aligners and an evaluation of the treatment’s progress.
How Invisalign Braces Work
Unlike traditional braces, which use metal brackets and wires to straighten teeth by means of gradual adjustment, Invisalign braces use clear plastic aligners to slowly move the teeth into place over time. Both systems are gradual, but Invisalign braces are far more comfortable and virtually unnoticeable — unlike traditional braces, which are not only noticeable but can also be uncomfortable. Plus, Invisalign braces can be removed for eating and oral care.
The Final Step: A Totally-Transformed Smile
The last step of the process, of course, is to reveal your new, beautiful smile. For teens, Invisalign can take anywhere from a year to a few years, while most adults can achieve straight teeth within a year. It is imperative that you follow the treatment process so you can have a straight smile as soon as possible. For the best results, only remove your aligners to eat, floss, and brush your teeth.
If you would like to learn more about Invisalign and Invisalign technology, please contact our office at 212-661-9777.