If you have misaligned teeth or a gap in your smile, but want a discreet alternative to metal braces, consider Invisalign® at our Manhattan, New York, office. Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic aligner trays instead of brackets and wires. The custom-made mouthpieces will gently and comfortably shift your teeth into place, usually in the same amount of time needed for traditional braces. At Lux Smiles, Jai H. Shin, D.D.S., will meticulously plan your treatment for the best results possible. The Invisalign® lab will also carefully craft your aligners so that they are comfortable and nearly invisible during use.
Invisalign® can generally achieve the same effects as traditional braces, but the treatment is far more discreet. When you choose Invisalign®, we will provide a sequence of clear aligner trays. The aligners will exert a gentle force on your teeth and you will switch to a new set approximately every two weeks. Because each one will have a slightly different shape, the successive aligners will gradually shift your teeth over time. To ensure effective treatment, it is important to follow Dr. Shin’s instructions carefully. Most importantly, you will need to wear the aligners 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, brush your teeth, and clean the trays.
Invisalign® is a highly personalized treatment, since the trays are custom-made for each patient. To provide your aligners, Dr. Shin will take 3-D digital scans of your teeth. He will upload the images to a computer, where he can design your trays according to your exact needs. He will also explain the entire treatment, showing you the expected movement of your teeth over time.
Invisalign® can correct a range of orthodontic issues. The treatment can even be suitable for widespread misalignment, along with relatively minor cosmetic concerns. Invisalign® may be right for you if you have:
Invisalign® is suitable for both adults and teens. Nevertheless, to achieve the best possible results, you must be committed to your treatment. To promote better patience compliance, Dr. Shin offers the specialized Invisalign® Teen system which many of our younger patients find beneficial.
Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible and can easily be removed so you can continue to enjoy all your favorite foods.
Our patients select Invisalign® for its range of benefits:
A straight, uniform-looking smile can enhance nearly every area of your life. To find out if Invisalign® is right for you, contact Lux Smiles and schedule a consultation.