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Posts for: May, 2018

By Dr. Joseph Sachs
May 22, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

woman inserting Invisalign trayIf you would like straighter teeth but don't want to wear metal braces, Invisalign may be just what you've been looking for. In addition to being a discreet and minimally invasive alternative to traditional metallic braces, Invisalign clear aligner trays also offer a number of benefits that make it easier than ever to invest in a straighter, healthier smile. Dr. Joseph Sachs and Dr. Robert Cruz offer Invisalign and full dentistry services in New York, NY.

A Better Smile with Invisalign

The Invisalign system consists of a series of removable trays that help to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position and alignment. Because the trays can be removed for up to two hours per day, they help to address many of the problems with braces, such as eating and practicing your oral hygiene routine. You may continue to enjoy your favorite meals and brush and floss regularly, as long as you can commit to wearing the trays for the required time every day (up to 22 hours).

Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks and then replaced with the next tray in the series to accommodate the shifting position of your teeth. Depending on your situation and dental needs, the treatment period may be shorter than with traditional braces.

One of the biggest and most obvious benefits of Invisalign is that the trays are virtually undetectable while you are wearing them, so they won't disrupt your professional and personal life or require a major adjustment to your lifestyle.

Find a Dentist in New York, NY

For more information about Invisalign and to determine if they are the right option for you, contact our office by calling (212) 929-7718 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sachs or Dr. Cruz today.


By Dr. Joseph Sachs
May 04, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

A straighter smile can be yours at any age.invisalign

It can be a big step deciding that you need to get braces. Of course, older teens are facing their high school and college years and adults are face-to-face with clients and colleagues every day. We know that they don’t want people noticing their crooked, misaligned smiles but they also don’t want to wear unsightly metal brackets and wires, either. Luckily, our New York, NY dentists, Dr. Joseph Sachs and Dr. Robert Cruz, have a better solution: Invisalign.

Instead of the metal braces you might think of when you think of getting orthodontic treatment, Invisalign offers you a nearly invisible approach to getting the straighter smile you want. Thanks to amazing computer technology, our New York general dentists can map out your entire treatment plan (which includes specific tooth movements) to give you the desired results.

From there, an Invisalign-approved dental lab will get to work creating your set of custom aligners. Each aligner is made from clear, flexible medical-grade plastic. Unlike mouthguards or whitening trays, these aligners fit close to your teeth, to provide the right amount of force to shift teeth into the proper position.

Invisalign is a great option for both older teens and adults who want to get a straighter smile but worry about the social and professional ramifications of wearing braces. We know high school years can be tough enough without having to add braces into the mix; however, Invisalign offers a way for teen and adults to get the smiles they want without ever having to wear metal braces.

The length of treatment will vary from patient to patient depending on the issues you are dealing with and how extensive they are. On average, an adult can get the results they want from Invisalign treatment in about one year. Teens who choose to get Invisalign will often have a similar length of treatment to traditional braces (18 to 24 months).

Do you want to find out more about Invisalign? Ready to see if this is the orthodontic treatment you’ve been searching for in New York, NY? If so, then let’s take the next step and schedule your consultation. Call our office today and let us know that you or your teen is interested in Invisalign.