How Invisalign Aligners Can Effectively Straighten Your Teeth

Dr. Steven Davidowitz, also known as "Dr. D" by his patients, is one of the Upper East Side of Manhattan’s leading celebrity cosmetic dentists that specialize in designing and maintaining beautiful smiles. Dr. D is among the world’s most prominent cosmetic dentists. Dr. Steven Davidowitz practices general and cosmetic dentistry with a true love for smile makeover through clear aligner and porcelain veneer treatment. Dr. Davidowitz was recently named a member of the RealSelf Medical Review Advisory Board for cosmetic dentistry content on their website and platform at RealSelf Medical Review Advisory Board. He was also recognized as an Invisalign Elite Provider in 2012 which signified his extraordinary amount of education and experience in using Invisalign. This distinction also placed him in the top 3% of Invisalign providers in the United States. Haute Beauty Smile Expert Dr. Steven Davidowitz explains Invisalign in-depth, along with the benefits and treatment plans available. 

InvisalignPhoto Credit: ShutterstockInvisalign has become hugely popular as a clear alternative to traditional metal braces. Luxury Dentistry NYC is one of the few "Elite Preferred Providers" of Invisalign in NYC. Dr. Davidowitz draws on his vast experience in cosmetic dentistry to obtain great-looking results for his patients.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are a breakthrough technology used to straighten or adjust teeth without the need for traditional metal braces, bands, and wires. These invisible braces are effective in treating the vast majority of dental problems in adults and teens, including overcrowded or widely-spaced teeth, overbites, underbites, and even crossbites. With decades of experience using plastic aligners, Dr. D is able to use Invisalign clear aligners in many orthodontic treatment plans.

Benefits Of Invisalign

Doctors no longer require obstructive and intimidating metal brackets to provide patients with straighter teeth. Now there is Invisalign, a system of unnoticeable braces that will straighten your teeth discreetly and efficiently. With Invisalign, you can enjoy your daily activities, interacting and socializing with others, without worrying about daunting and embarrassing braces. You can smile and open your mouth as much as you want.

Invisalign gives the same results as metal braces, except without having an unattractive smile or suffering from painful mouth sores. Not only will clear braces help straighten your teeth, but they also alleviate many other issues such as overbites, underbites, and crowding or spacing of the teeth. Furthermore, because the aligners are removed before mealtimes, there are no dietary restrictions such as with traditional braces.

Another benefit is that the cost of Invisalign is nearly the same as the cost of metal braces. Prices may range from around $3,500 to $8,000 depending on each situation. In some cases, dental insurance plans are able to cover a large portion or even all of the cost of Invisalign and we work with most dental insurance plans.

Moreover, Luxury Dentistry NYC offers accommodating and professional customer service. We will use our best efforts to help you obtain the most insurance coverage and make the process as affordable as possible. If needed, Luxury Dentistry NYC can help create a payment plan and obtain financing for you that will make this procedure convenient and attainable. Interest-free financing is available for all cosmetic treatments.

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Invisalign Treatment Overview

Invisalign uses an innovative technology that straightens your teeth by using effective, BPA-free plastic aligner trays, which are clear and virtually invisible. These sleek and comfortable trays are customized according to your unique needs.

At your convenience, you change your tray at home, approximately every two weeks, and you only need to visit our practice about once every six weeks. In most cases, the entire Invisalign straightening process requires just about one year, however, the new Invisalign Express option allows some patients to finish the process in six months at a reduced cost.

How Long Does The Invisalign Treatment Take?

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 treatments. With Propel, patients can complete their Invisalign treatment in about half the time.

Ideal Candidates For Invisalign

All Invisalign patients must meet the following criteria:

  • Commit to the treatment. For the best results, aligners must be worn 20 to 22 hours a day, so patients who cannot follow treatment procedures will not benefit from Invisalign.
  • Have healthy teeth and gums. Patients with periodontal disease or untreated gums are not ideal candidates for Invisalign.
  • Have good oral hygiene habits. Patients must thoroughly brush and floss after eating and before putting the aligners back on.
  • Must be a non-smoker. Smokers are not eligible for Invisalign, as it interferes with the plastic aligners.
  • These guidelines are only meant to give you an idea of what constitutes an ideal Invisalign patient and are by no means definite. Each case is unique, and many other factors play into eligibility. Only a qualified, fully trained Invisalign dentist, like Dr. D, can make the final decision as to whether or not Invisalign is the right option for you.

Our experienced dental team will be more than happy to review your case at our Manhattan, New York City office. Please contact our NYC location to book a consultation now, and take the first step to a more beautiful and radiant smile!

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