INVISALIGN DENTIST IN THE BRONX,
- Dr David Pinkhasov.
Get your teeth straightened - The Clear Way With INVISALIGN
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The invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. To discuss clear braces in the Bronx NY area, please feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment.Invisalign David Pinkhasov, DDS
It is an unfortunate fact that the majority of us are not born with perfectly straight or nearly straight teeth. That lends itself to not having the foundation for a perfect smile. This is where Dr. Pinkhasov and his team come in - providing experienced INVISALIGN treatment that will over time improve your dental health, improve your gum health, reduce decay and help your teeth stay strong and perfectly aligned.
It is now a fact that you can get beautiful teeth without the need for unsightly braces. INVISALIGN has been changing people’s smiles all across the US with millions of people having had the INVISALIGN treatment and straightening their teeth forever.
INVISALIGN is the process of offering a series of clear and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you are wearing, unless they are up close. Dr Pinkhasov discusses his new technology in the Q and A below.
Here we answer some of the most important questions about INVISALIGN aligners.
Q: Dr Pinkhasov, how exactly is the Invisalign treatment different wearing traditional metal braces?
A: Fortunately INVISALIGN does not only straighten teeth but they are also comfortable allowing patients the ability to wear them all day and all night with minimal disruption to their lifestyle. This means that patients can socialize, smile and not feel inhibited asw well as enjoying all their favorites sports and activities. INVISALIGN offers a set of clear aligners that are virtually invisible to the naked eye and can only really be seen up close. Most of all the aligners are removable, which allows patients to be able to floss, remove their aligners at mealtimes and to be able to brush their teeth and maintain a healthy lifestyle during their orthodontic treatment. It also allows for fewer orthodontic emergencies due to the fact that there are no wires or brackets that can stick or break and cause the patient’s injury.
Q: How does the process of INVISALIGN work?
A: 3 d computer technology is used that will create clear aligners in a lab and these are created after we take an impression of the teeth which is used to create the aligners. The aligners are then placed on your teeth and will be done so at your first appointment at the office.
These clear virtually invisible aligners will straighten the teeth gradually. You will be given a clear set of aligners every two weeks and these will cause your teeth to shift from their current position. After two weeks, when you receive your new set of aligners they will then begin to move to the new position. This process will be continued changing the aligners every two weeks until they finally move into their new position. Once they are in their final position you will wear retainers that will keep them in this position until your teeth have become accustomed to this position and will not move. This is the most modern way to straighten your teeth without it interrupting your lifestyle, and eventually you will get the smile you have always wanted.
Q: Is INVISALIGN as effective a treatment as regular braces?
A: Often it depends on the case. However sometimes INVISALIGN may be more effective than braces. However in certain cases we may think that traditional braces will work in which case we will send you to an orthodontist that we recommend.
Also if we were to compare INVISALIGN with TRADITIONAL BRACES then INVISALIGN may be more suitable for somone who is self concious and needs to be able to remove the braces at certain times. With INVISALIGN you are able to do all these things such as drink, eat and brush and floss your teeth. It is also important to remember to brush after each meal before you put your aligners back in, in order to avoid staining.
It is unfortunate that INVISALIGN has not been around long enough to gather long term data. The reality is that INVISALIGN depends on the success and determination of the person who is wearing and their ability to follow the treatment regimen for INVISALIGN. This is the main factor that will determine it’s success.
Q: How long does the INVISALIGN treatment take?
A: The length of treatment depends on the severity of each case and can only be determined by a visit to Dr. Pinkhasov’s office where he will take an impression of your teeth and send the results to the lab. Once the lab comes back with a treatment regimen he will be able to tell you how long the treatment time that the procedure will take.
Q: Is the treatment for INVISALIGN painful?
When initially you are given INVISALIGN and you place your aligners some patients will experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning. This is completel normal and most patient describe it as a feeling of pressure. It is actually a good sign that INVISALIGN is working and is due to the process of INVISALIGN moving your teeth into place. Most patients will find that the discomfort subside after a few days.
Q. Can wearing INVISALIGN affect my speech?
INVISALIGN aligners will temporarily affect your speech and you experience a sligh lisp. After a week teh lisp will go away.
Q.When you wear INVISALIGN are there any restrictions on what you can eat?
There are actually no restrictions on what you can eat due to the fact that you can remove INVISALIGN aligners so that you can eat or drink. It is unlike your traditional treatment where food particles can become stuck in the wires. It is also important to brush your teeth after each meal and before inserting the aligners so that you can keep your breath fresh and have proper hygiene.
Q. Can smoking stain the aligners?
We do not encourage patients to smoke during the INVISALIGN treatment due to the fact that the aligners can become stained. They also will partly retain a smell of smoke unless thoroughly cleaned.
Q. What is the best way to maintain my INVISALIGN aligners?
The best way is to use your INVISALIGN cleaning kit. You can also brush them and rinse them in lukewarm water which is just as effective.
Q. How often should a patient wear their aligners?
For the best results patients should wear their aligners all and only remove them for eating, flossing and brushing.
Q. How often will I visit Dr Pinkhasov once I get my first INVISALIGN aligners?
We will schedule for you to meet us every four to six weeks. The purpose of this treatment is to ensure that the treatment plan is going as planned.
Q. What happens once my treatment is finished and what happens to make sure that my teeth will stay in their new position?
Many people and some dentists says that it is ok to wear your last INVISALIGN tray as a retainer. We strongly advise against this due to the fact that trays can get dirty over time and the tray is not designed for long term wear. I will make sure that you have the proper retainers for your post-orthodontic treatment and if you have problems we are always here to take a look at how your treatment has performed and ask any questions.
For information on Invisalign, please visit www.invisalign.com.
- Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
- The aligners are made through a combination of Drs. Pinkhasov, Skevas or Kenigsburg’s expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.
- You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position Drs. Pinkhasov, Skevas or Kenigsburg has prescribed.
- You’ll visit Drs. Pinkhasov, Skevas or Kenigsburg about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
- Total treatment time averages 9 – 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.