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By New York Dental Studio
July 31, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: invisalign  

If you’ve given up on having a straight smile, you need to discover Invisalign. If you think that you have to wear uncomfortable, unsightly braces to have a straight smile, you need to learn about Invisalign. If you want to have the most comfortable, most discreet orthodontic treatment available, you need to consider Invisalign. Dr. Brandon Huang at New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY, offers Invisalign treatment to give you an outstanding smile.

Invisalign offers benefits that you won’t enjoy with conventional brackets and wires. Consider that Invisalign is:

  • Discreet, because the appliances are made of clear plastic; when you are wearing them, no one will notice them because the appliances are virtually invisible to people around you.
  • Comfortable, because the appliances are made of smooth plastic; they have no sharp metal parts to irritate your cheeks, gums or mouth.
  • Convenient, because you can remove the appliances to eat the foods you love; you don’t have to worry about catching food in your braces.
  • Healthy, because you can remove the appliances to brush and floss your teeth normally; Invisalign makes it easy to keep your smile healthy.

The Invisalign process is fast too. You get your first set of Invisalign appliances, called aligners, which you wear for two weeks. Then you move up to another set of aligners, which you wear for another two weeks. You progress to a new set of aligners every two weeks as your teeth gradually and comfortably move into proper position. Invisalign treatment is completed in as little as nine to fifteen months.

Invisalign aligners look beautiful, but they are strong enough to correct many of the same issues as conventional brackets and wires. Invisalign is the perfect choice to correct:

  • An overbite or underbite
  • Open bite or crossbite
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Poorly-positioned or rotated teeth

If you’ve been thinking about straightening your smile, the best choice is Invisalign. Find out the benefits of Invisalign by calling Dr. Brandon Huang at New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY. Call today and discover how Invisalign can help your smile!

June 07, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: invisalign  

Just because you have braces doesn’t mean the whole world has to know.

More and more adults are turning to our Midtown Manhattan dentist Dr. Brandon Huang to fix their crooked and misaligned smiles because Invisalignthey can do so without every needing to wear metal brackets or wires. In fact, with Invisalign people may not even notice your braces at all, which is just one reason why they have become so popular.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign uses a set of retainer-like trays that are custom-made to fit over your teeth. They are made from a transparent, flexible thermoplastic so they are less visible when worn. Before getting your aligners, our Midtown Manhattan general dentist will need to take a mold of your teeth.

From there, we will also use special computer software to determine which teeth will need to move and exactly how much they will need to move during the course of your treatment to give you the results you want.

The dental molds along with our tailored treatment plan are then submitted to an Invisalign dental lab, which uses this information to create customized aligners that will apply just the right amount of pressure throughout the course of your treatment to fix your smile problems.

What issues can Invisalign address?

Invisalign technology has certainly come a long way over the last two decades and now it can handle a wide range of common dental issues no matter how minor or significant they may be. Common problems that Invisalign can treat include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Cross bite
  • Open bite
  • Crowding or overlapping
  • Gaps between teeth
  • An overall crooked smile

Invisalign is able to handle a wide range of misalignments; however, it’s important to keep in mind that in some cases it might not be the most efficient approach. This could be the case for those with extreme overbites or those who require repositioning of the jaws to improve their bite. We would be happy to talk about your options when you come in for your consultation.

How often should I wear my aligners?

We know how tempting it can be to leave your aligners off when you just don’t feel like wearing them but if you want to see results then you need to wear them whenever you aren’t eating something or getting ready to brush and floss your teeth. This means, wearing your aligners for around 22 hours every day. If you think you may be too tempted to keep your aligners off then this may not be the best orthodontic treatment for you.

New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY, wants you to feel more confident in your smile. If you feel that a gap between your front teeth or a slightly crooked smile is holding you back then call our office today to find out if Invisalign is right for you.

September 07, 2018
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: braces   invisalign   Clear Braces  

Find out how this clear set of aligners could fix your crooked smile.

Invisalign Straightening TeethMore and more adults are realizing the importance of having a straighter smile. Not only does it enhance and improve your appearance it also provides benefits for your oral health for the long term. After all, a crooked smile can increase your risk for cavities. Our Midtown Manhattan dentist Dr. Brandon Huang understands that getting braces a little later in life isn’t always ideal, but with Invisalign, we can make the orthodontic process a whole lot easier.

Most teens and adults looking to get a straighter smile are often interested in whether Invisalign could be right for them. After all, it sounds pretty amazing that a clear orthodontic system exists that can move and shift teeth around to fix common misalignments and malocclusions (“bad bites”).

Of course, some people will say that Invisalign works better than other braces, but that’s not entirely accurate. Don’t get us wrong; Invisalign has and can benefit a whole lot of people with crooked smiles, but it’s important to understand that Invisalign is just different from other orthodontic options.

So, how is it different? Well, the most obvious difference is that instead of wearing metal brackets and wires across the front of your smile, our Midtown Manhattan, NY, general dentist will have a special Invisalign dental lab create a set of clear, plastic aligners. These aligners look like whitening trays and are designed to apply pressure in certain areas of your smile to shift teeth around. These transparent aligners should be worn about 22 hours out of the day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss. You’ll also change out the aligners about every two weeks.

Each aligner is custom-made based on the measurements we take of your smile, as well as your treatment goals. From there, our computer software helps us determine which teeth need to move around, and exactly how much, in order to get the results you want. From this information, your aligners are created.

Invisalign is a great option for healthy older teens and adults who are dealing with:

  • Crowding
  • Minor crookedness
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite, underbites and open bites

Are you ready to talk to the experts at New York Dental Studio to find out if Invisalign is the best approach for getting your dream smile? If so, then there has never been a better time to call our Midtown Manhattan, NY, dental office for a consultation.

March 13, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics   invisalign  

When patients of the New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY have gaps, crowding, and spacing issues, one of their orthodontic invisalignoptions is Invisalign. This treatment offers a number of advantages over getting traditional metal braces, which is why it is so popular. Learn how Invisalign, a popular alternative orthodontic procedure, can help improve the alignment of your teeth.

The Invisalign Way
Clear, plastic dental trays are what make Invisalign treatments so easy for patients. When you wear the trays, the teeth will begin to move to take on their shape. The process is so gradual that you won’t feel it or notice a change until you go to the dentist for a check-up. After about six to 18 months of wearing your custom trays, the treatment plan is complete. You have to make a personal commitment to wear your trays for at least 20 hours per day to stay on schedule and get the best results.

Invisalign Advantages
Your Midtown Manhattan dentist will examine your teeth and recent X-rays to see if Invisalign is the right option to explore. These are the advantages of choosing Invisalign over other orthodontic options:

- Because the trays are removable, you can take them off to enjoy a meal or to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth daily.
- When you’re wearing your trays, they are barely noticeable, so you can have light conversations with friends, family, and colleagues without feeling insecure.
- The aligners fix your smile in about a year compared to two or three years with metal braces.

Improve Your Smile
Straightening your crooked, gapped, or crowded smile can give you a great boost of confidence. Invisalign can also help with bite issues. Realigning your teeth can benefit you personally, socially, and professionally. A Harris poll conducted in conjunction with Invisalign found that eight out of 10 adults say that straightening their teeth was one of the best dental decisions they made.

See a Dentist for an Invisalign Consultation 
Dr. Brandon Huang at New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY can tell you if your orthodontic problems can be fixed with Invisalign after a short examination. Call 212-588-1809 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brandon Huang.

May 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics   invisalign  

Invisalign is an orthodontic solution that requires the use of custom-shaped lightweight, transparent aligners. Patients choose Invisalign invsalignbecause it is a discreet alternative to wearing clunky, uncomfortable metal braces. A dentist at New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY, may be able to improve your smile with Invisalign braces instead of using traditional metal ones -- find out how.

The Magic of Invisalign
Before Invisalign was created, patients who had minor orthodontic imperfections had to wear metal or lingual braces to fix them. Now, thanks to the magic of invisible plastic aligners trays, certain spacing issues can easily be corrected without wires, brackets and rubber bands. Each tray is custom-designed using imaging software and X-rays. You’ll wear each one for about two weeks before getting your next aligner until your teeth are where they need to be. 

A Discreet Solution
Many patients of New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan are busy professional adults who can’t afford to wear permanent metal braces for years. They prefer Invisalign because it is a more discreet solution to their cosmetic issues. The trays are clear and fit snugly around your teeth, so they're barely noticeable. They can also be taken out at any time, though you’re encouraged to wear them for at least 20-22 hours per day.

More Invisalign Benefits
Besides general discretion, there are more reasons why patients choose Invisalign:

  • The trays are comfortable to wear and move the teeth gently, unlike braces which can be painful to wear in the early stages
  • Because the trays can be removed, eating your favorite foods is easier compared to standard braces
  • The treatment length is relatively short compared to metal braces (about six to 12 months compared to years)
  • There's no uncomfortable removal process at the end of the treatment plan—just continue to wear your last aligner tray at night as a retainer

Consult with an Invisalign Dentist
If you’re interested in joining the many patients who have chosen Invisalign over metal braces, make time to consult with Dr. Brandon Huang at his Midtown Manhattan, NY, office. Call (212) 588-1809 today to schedule an appointment.