Invisalign

Svetlana Yampolsky, D.D.S.

Cosmetic Dentistry located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Are you interested in a straighter smile but unwilling to endure the hassles of traditional metal braces? Dr. Svetlana Yampolsky can help you reach your goals with the InvisalignⓇ teeth alignment system, a popular option among men and women in Midtown West, NoMad, Kips Bay, Murray Hill, and throughout New York City. There’s no need to live with misaligned teeth when there are safe, effective, and incredibly convenient solutions available. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about Invisalign through online scheduling tool or by calling the office directly.

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What is InvisalignⓇ?

Invisalign is a revolutionary teeth alignment system that provides a safe and effective alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalignstraightens your teeth using a custom-made series of transparent aligners created just for you. The Invisalign trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. The trays move your teeth, little by little, in a precise, controlled manner, towards the desired final position. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten.

Invisalign has a definite aesthetic and functional advantage over standard metal braces. The Invisalign trays are comfortable and  removable. That means you can continue doing all the things you normally would, from brushing and flossing, to eating whatever you like.

Invisalign has quickly become a highly sought-after solution for misaligned teeth and offers a more comfortable and expeditious path to a smile you’ll love.

How does Invisalign work?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Yampolsky uses digital scanning technology to create an accurate 3D image of your teeth. The Invisalign smile-mapping software uses that data to plan your progress. You can even see what your new smile will look like before you begin treatment!

The Invisalign lab creates your customized set of clear plastic aligners. When they arrive, Dr.Yampolsky shows you how to fit the upper and lower aligner trays over your teeth.

The aligners fit snugly over the surface of your teeth and place gentle pressure that moves your teeth closer to optimal positioning. Those changes are gradual, just like with traditional metal braces.

You wear your aligners throughout the day and night and remove them only during meals and to complete your dental hygiene routines. Every few weeks, you switch to a new set of aligners. Every six weeks or so, you visit Dr. Yampolsky to track your progress.

What issues can Invisalign address?

The purpose of Invisalign treatment is to correct the positioning of your teeth so that it improve your teeth function and appearance. Invisalign can correct many common dental alignment problems:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Crowding
  • Gapped teeth

Sometimes Invisalign treatment can be an initial stage for a dental implant placement or prosthodontic treatment, especially during comprehensive smile makeovers. This is one of the most efficient tools in aesthetic dentistry.  Also, women and men who’ve already had metal braces choose Invisalign to correct shifted teeth.

Why choose Invisalign over metal braces?

The most common reason to choose Invisalign over traditional metal braces is the aesthetic difference. Invisalign offers the same results as metal braces but without the metallic smile. Most people won’t even notice you’re wearing your aligners.

Additional benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Ability to eat your favorite foods
  • Far more comfortable to lips and gums than metal braces
  • Faster treatment due to no broken wires or dislodged brackets

To find out what Invisalign can do for your smile, schedule a consultation with Invisalign Premier Provider Dr. Yampolsky today.

Frequently asked questions

What alternative do I have if I don’t wont to do Invisalign treatment?

Simple cosmetic cases can be treated with porcelain veneers, if your case is more complicated you might need a combination of Invisalign treatment and porcelain veneers/crowns.

What are the advantages of the Invisalign Treatment?

The goal of Invisalign treatment is to correct the positioning of your teeth so that the function and the appearance are improved. It’s not just for aesthetic reasons that people seek this treatment; it’s also for health reasons, as it can reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Undergoing invisalign treatment to fix a problem that is making you unhappy can be life-changing. After Invisalign treatment you are likely to experience the following benefits:

  • Feel more confidence
  • Express greater self-assurance
  • Improve pronunciation and mastication
  • Enjoy a comfortable, well-aligned bite
  • Clean your straight teeth more effectively
  • Live without TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) and muscle tension
  • Avoid tooth wear, crowding and other problems that can be caused by misalignment

Do I need To take out my teeth In order to have Invisalign Treatment?

Dr. Yampolsky strongly believes in minimally invasive treatment.  Therefore, before suggesting a treatment method, we preform thorough examination on each patient.  Based on the findings we suggest an individualized treatment plan.

Tooth extraction is sometimes recommended in order to achieve the best functional and aesthetic results. However, the modern techniques we use allow for performing more advanced invisalign procedures, which require tooth extraction less and less frequently.