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Invisalign Specialist

East Village Dental Center

Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in East Village, New York, NY

If you want straighter, more beautiful and functional teeth, but don’t want the pain and embarrassment of traditional braces, Invisalign® clear aligners can give you the smile of your dreams. As certified Invisalign providers, the caring and skilled dentists at East Village Dental Center in New York City help you decide if this revolutionary, nearly invisible alignment system is right for you. Whether you have a minor alignment problem or a complex issue, contact East Village Dental Center today by phone or online form for your Invisalign consultation.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a discreet, pain-free way to move your teeth into better alignment using a series of custom-designed, nearly invisible aligner trays that fit directly over your teeth. Invisalign is made of patented SmartTrack® materials that move your teeth by a fraction of a millimeter at a time until they reach their desired positions.

Who should get Invisalign?

If you’re embarrassed by your smile, or if your dentist tells you that you have malocclusion (a dysfunctional bite), you may benefit from Invisalign. The aligner trays gradually correct alignment problems such as:

  • Overbite — upper teeth extend too far forward
  • Underbite — lower teeth extend too far forward
  • Crossed bite — upper and lower teeth cross over one another
  • Open bite — teeth don’t close completely
  • Crooked teeth — teeth are rotated off center
  • Gapped teeth — too much space between teeth
  • Crowded teeth — teeth overlap
  • Uneven teeth — some teeth not fully descended

The East Village Dental Center Invisalign experts resolve complex alignment issues with the use of clear SmartForce® attachments.  

How does Invisalign work?

Your Invisalign correction begins with a digital scan of your teeth. Your dentist sends those images to the Invisalign lab and also uses them to plot the correction of your teeth. The lab uses this information to create a series of graduated aligner trays that gently nudge your teeth into the desired position over time.

You wear the Invisalign trays for at least 20-22 hours per day. You remove them for eating and cleaning, but must wear them while you sleep.

Every 1-3 weeks, you switch to a new aligner tray. The Invisalign Teen® system features a blue compliance dot on the trays, so you know when to change them. You come back to East Village Dental Center periodically so your dentist can verify that your teeth are responding to treatment.

How long does Invisalign take to work?

Most women, men, and teens need between 10-40 aligners. The average treatment time is about 18 months.  

Can anyone give me Invisalign?

Invisalign is a precise system that requires training to administer. The dentists at East Village Dental Center have undergone intense training and certification so that they can realign your teeth beautifully and functionally with Invisalign.

To set up your Invisalign appointment, call today or use the East Village Dental Center online contact form.