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Invisalign


If you have crowded teeth or a misaligned jaw, consider orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®. Treatment is quick, pain-free, and much more discreet than traditional metal braces. At his practice, experienced general and cosmetic dentist Daniel Wank, DDS, provides Invisalign treatment to both teens and adults. To make an appointment for Invisalign services, call the office on the Upper East Side, New York City, New York, or book online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is an advanced type of orthodontic treatment. It uses clear, plastic aligners, instead of metal brackets, archwires, and rubber bands, to improve the position of your teeth and jaw.

When your teeth and jaw are properly aligned, they can be more aesthetically pleasing and easier to care for. As a result, you’re less likely to experience potentially serious problems, like gum disease, cavities, and tooth loss.

What types of issues can Invisalign treat?

Dr. Wank uses Invisalign to treat a variety of alignment issues, including:

  • Crowding
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Misaligned jaws
  • Gaps between teeth

You may also be a candidate for Invisalign treatment if you have a bite abnormality, such as a crossbite, underbite, or overbite.

How does treatment with Invisalign work?

Before prescribing Invisalign treatment, Dr. Wank reviews your dental records, takes digital X-rays, and conducts an oral exam. 

If he determines that you can benefit from Invisalign treatment, Dr. Wank takes 3D impressions of your mouth with an intraoral scanner. Then, he uploads your scans to a computer-aided design program and creates an Invisalign treatment plan that maps out the step-by-step movements of your teeth and jaw.

Dr. Wank sends your impressions to an Invisalign lab, after finalizing your treatment plan. There, the lab manufactures your first pair of Invisalign aligners.

Over the course of Invisalign treatment, you need to visit Dr. Wank’s office every few weeks. At each checkup, he has you change into a new pair of aligners. To ensure treatment goes smoothly, make sure to wear your aligners 20-22 hours a day, only removing them to eat, brush, or floss. 

How long does treatment with Invisalign take?

The length of time that Invisalign treatment takes depends on several factors, including the severity of your alignment problems and your commitment to Dr. Wank’s treatment plan.

You might achieve your desired results within 12-18 months*, but it could take longer. After you’re done wearing the aligners, you transition to an orthodontic retainer.

Do I need to keep my Invisalign aligners clean?

Invisalign aligners are just like traditional braces because they also collect food particles, saliva, and bacteria. As a result, it’s important to keep them clean. Dr. Wank recommends taking your aligners out before bed and rinsing them in cool tap water. If there’s any buildup, gently brush them with a soft-bristle toothbrush.

To make an appointment for Invisalign services, call the office of Daniel Wank, DDS, in New York City, New York, or book online today.

*Individual results may vary.

Daniel Wank, DDS
✆ Phone (appointments): 607-300-6787
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 212-867-0345
Address: 115 E 61st Street, Floor 6, Upper East Side, New York, NY, 10065