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 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.
Dr. Wank uses Invisalign to treat a variety of alignment issues, including:
You may also be a candidate for Invisalign treatment if you have a bite abnormality, such as a crossbite, underbite, or overbite.
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.
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.
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.