clear dental aligners

Invisalign® New York, NY

Adults who want or need a straighter set of teeth may dread the idea of having to wear braces again. Afraid of what people will say to a grown man or woman wearing braces, some may avoid the dental treatment they need for straighter and healthier teeth. Fortunately, there is a clear option to help align one’s teeth without being obvious about it.

Invisalign is an affordable aligner solution that can straighten teeth without alerting others to the use. Patients may not need to bother with metal wires, ceramic brackets or other forms of braces and can use a no-hassle solution. With Invisalign, cleaning is not difficult as patients can remove the aligners and clean separately.

Patients may believe that products like Invisalign are too good to be true. In reality, Invisalign is a simple but effective process. While metal braces are still effective, adults will greatly benefit from Invisalign. At NY1 Dental Associated, PC, we understand that patients may have a few questions about Invisalign.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the clear aligner that can straighten teeth through a tray-style system over time. Customized for each individual, Invisalign will include a series of aligners that the patient alternates through every two weeks or so. The gradual process will straighten the teeth without pain. Once the time to change to a new set arrives, the patient will switch to another pair of aligners that matches the current state of his or her teeth.

Invisalign is made of crystal clear thermal plastic that is durable and long-lasting. After using Invisalign, patients will have the aesthetically pleasing and fully functional smile they desire.

The process to straighten one’s teeth with Invisalign may only take a few months, depending on the condition of the patient’s teeth. While other methods are effective, Invisalign has the fusion of both a desirable appearance and an effective treatment method. The system will gradually straighten teeth as the patient goes about everyday business.

What is the process like?
The patient will want to visit an orthodontist and see if Invisalign is the right choice for his or her situation. Depending on the situation, another treatment option may be a better recommendation for the patient. By visiting NY1 Dental Associated, PC, we can help discern if Invisalign is right for you.

At NY1 Dental Associated, PC, we will make sure the lab customizes the Invisalign trays to each patient. Once we take a mold of the teeth, we will go over a treatment plan, switching aligners every 2 to 3 weeks or so. The appointment to create the mold for the aligners will not be painful as our staff will make sure the patient is comfortable.

Fortunately, the patient will not experience an incredible amount of pain with each new aligner. The only problem can arise if the patient switches aligners too early or does not take care of the aligners. At our office, we will go through all the necessary steps for taking proper care of the teeth and the Invisalign aligners.


Patients choose Invisalign for several key reasons. The first key reason is that Invisalign is clear and not very noticeable. People do not need to feel embarrassment when visiting friends, speaking at an important meeting or other social situations. With Invisalign, patients can avoid the long procedure to install metal braces and the trouble of cleaning teeth that comes with them.

With Invisalign, patients will have no issues removing the aligner to clean their teeth any time of the day. The patient will wear Invisalign for around 20 hours per day, but can easily remove the aligner as necessary. This effective solution will help patients receive the smile that they deserve, boost confidence and produce a straighter set of teeth.

Regardless of if you had braces as a child or not, teeth can move back out of alignment over time. Crooked teeth are not only less appealing to the eye but can also lead to tooth infection over time. When gaps appear between teeth, food and plaque can become caught in there. If the plaque or food particles are left there for too long, they can lead to infection.

Straight teeth will help to avoid this scenario. An adult who is in need of straighter teeth can seek Invisalign at our office as an easy, efficient and strong alternative to braces. With Invisalign, a patient can continue through life as normal while straightening his or her teeth over time.

At NY1 Dental Associated, PC we will help you obtain the perfect and healthy smile you have always wanted. With Invisalign, patients can have a straight smile and a fully-functional set of teeth. Invisalign will not drastically obstruct one’s daily schedule and may be the right choice for you.

Call our office today! If you are interested in Invisalign clear aligners or need us to replace some lost aligners, give us a call to schedule an appointment. We will go over options and determine if clear aligners are the best treatment for straightening your teeth.

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