Invisalign New York

Helping You Achieve a Straighter Grin

Are you tired of jagged or crooked teeth affecting your self-confidence? Do you want to straighten your teeth without succumbing to traditional braces or metal brackets? If so, you may want to consider Invisalign in New York from Lux Smiles.

Lux Smiles offers first-class Invisalign treatment plans that can straighten teeth without braces or invasive procedures. Our Invisalign solutions will correct your crooked, jagged, and gapped teeth, enhancing your smile while boosting your self-confidence. If you want healthy, straighter teeth that make your smile better than ever, our professional Invisalign treatment options are for you.

What Is Invisalign?

Several Invisalign aligners with one pair in their carrying case

Invisalign is a viable alternative to traditional braces. It uses advanced technology to create custom teeth aligners that straighten your smile without metal brackets or retainers. Treatment durations are manageable for all patients, and the procedure can give you a healthier-looking smile that you will enjoy for many years to come.

One of the best aspects of Invisalign is the near-invisible aligners. The aligners rest over your teeth and restore your smile without drawing unwanted attention. Invisalign offers an efficient and pain-free process to help adults and teens achieve the smiles they want.

Invisalign doesn’t just straighten jagged or crooked teeth. It also helps people overcome underbites, overbites, and crossbites, making it the go-to choice for many dental professionals.

We use iTero digital scanners at our Gramercy Park dental office – no more messy impressions! We are able to get you into treatment efficiently and without discomfort.

Benefits of Invisalign

Hand holding an Invisalign clear aligner in New York

Invisalign offers patients several benefits that traditional braces can’t provide. Some of the most evident advantages include:

  • No metal braces or brackets
  • Fast and efficient results
  • Nearly invisible aligners
  • Safe and pain-free process
  • The aligners are removable
  • Nearly maintenance-free
  • The aligners don’t draw attention
  • Comfortable
  • Enables you to brush and floss your teeth without dealing with braces

Who Is a Candidate for Invisalign?

Smiling blonde woman holding an Invisalign aligner

As long as you don’t have very severe orthodontic issues, you will usually be a good candidate for Invisalign. Clear aligners can be used to treat most jaw and teeth alignment problems. This includes overbites, underbites, crossbites, crooked teeth, uneven teeth, and more. Invisalign has a wide variety of treatment methodologies for patients of all types, so it’s more flexible and powerful than ever. If you’d like to straighten your teeth and improve your oral health without braces in New York City, Invisalign will typically be a good option for you.

However, there are some patients who cannot get Invisalign. If you have severe orthodontic problems, traditional metal braces may be a better option. Along with necessary oral surgeries and other orthodontic treatments, metal braces provide a more versatile and powerful treatment option for patients who are facing complex orthodontic issues.

The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign in New York City is to schedule a consultation with Lux Smiles. During this consultation, Dr. Anthony Leonetti will assess your oral health and your orthodontic needs, and he will help you determine whether or not braces-free treatment with Invisalign is right for your unique situation. Contact us online to get started today.

Is Invisalign Better Than Braces?

Young woman holding an Invisalign tray

As previously mentioned, braces are sometimes a better option for treating severe and complex orthodontic issues. However, in most respects, Invisalign is a better option for people who qualify for clear aligner treatment. It has lots of unique benefits that make it a superior option for eligible patients.

There are many reasons for this. First, Invisalign typically offers faster results than braces. Many people are able to get through Invisalign treatment in less than a year. If you only have minor orthodontic problems, you may be able to correct your smile even faster.

Invisalign also is more comfortable than braces. Switching between aligners usually causes less discomfort compared to having braces adjusted. Invisalign also does not have any sharp metal components that can poke, prod, cut, or irritate your mouth. You may even forget that you’re wearing your aligners!

Unlike braces, Invisalign is also removable. You can take out your aligners to eat and drink, so there are no dietary restrictions. You can eat whatever you want. You’ll also take your Invisalign out to brush and floss, which means it’s easier to keep your mouth healthy. Braces add some complexity to brushing and flossing and tend to trap more food and debris that can cause cavities and other oral health issues.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Invisalign is completely invisible when worn, and it won’t affect your speech once you’re used to wearing your aligners. Unless they look very closely, it will not be possible for other people to see your aligners. In contrast, braces have a very noticeable effect on your appearance, especially if you’re an adult. If you’d like a more subtle way to straighten your smile, Invisalign in New York City is certainly a better option than traditional metal braces.

How Long Do I Need to Wear Invisalign?

Hand holding an Invisalign tray with dental x rays in background

This depends on the specifics of your case and the severity of the orthodontic issues you’re facing. Most patients will wear Invisalign for around 12 months. However, some patients may be able to complete their treatment in just six months, while others may need to continue using Invisalign for up to 18 months.

If you’d like to get a more accurate estimate of how long your Invisalign treatment will take, Dr. Leonetti is here for you. At Lux Smiles, he can examine your teeth, put together a treatment plan, and give you all the details you need to determine if Invisalign is the right choice for straightening your grin.

Is It Possible to Speed Up Invisalign Treatment?

Smiling person holding an Invisalign tray

There are some steps you can take to keep your Invisalign treatment on track, and following these tips may even speed up the process. Firstly, and most importantly, make sure that you’re wearing your aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day. You should only remove your aligners to eat and drink as well as to brush and floss.

Wearing them for 22+ hours per day is ideal and may speed up your overall Invisalign treatment process. You should also make sure you swap to new sets of aligners whenever instructed to do so by Dr. Leonetti. If you don’t follow your treatment schedule, your treatment may be delayed.

You also need to come to Lux Smiles as scheduled for checkups with Dr. Leonetti. During your visit, he’ll make sure your treatment is on track, and he’ll provide you with a few new sets of aligners and instructions on when to switch to the next set.

You can also use Invisalign “chewies” to keep your treatment on track and even speed it up. These are small pieces of foam that you can chew when you switch to a new set of aligners. Chewing on them helps “seat” your aligners properly and ensure the proper fit on your teeth.

Is Invisalign More Expensive Than Braces?

Young woman grinning while holding an Invisalign aligner

The costs of braces and Invisalign will vary depending on the patient, their oral health and orthodontic challenges, and other details about their case. Because of this, it’s not possible to provide an accurate cost estimate for treatment without a visit to Lux Smiles.

Generally speaking, though, Invisalign is not usually more expensive than braces. The two treatments are typically comparable in price. In fact, Invisalign is sometimes a cheaper option compared to braces, since it’s a simple treatment and requires fewer dental visits overall.

At Lux Smiles, we understand that costs can be a barrier to dental patients in Rose Hill, the Flatiron District, and other nearby areas who want to straighten their smiles. That’s why we do our best to provide accurate cost estimates for every patient. We also offer convenient financing options that allow you to split the cost of dental care into monthly installments. Schedule your orthodontic consultation at our dental office in New York City today to learn more.