Invisalign Specialist

Brody Dental Group -  - General & Cosmetic Dentist

Brody Dental Group

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Theater District, Midtown West, New York, NY

When working to create straight teeth, metal braces are not the sole option. We offer the Invisalign® System which can straighten teeth and provide a practically invisible look. Patients in and around Midtown Manhattan, Times Squares, and throughout New York City can get help at our practice.

Invisalign® Q & A

InvisalignWhat are Invisalign® Aligners?

Invisalign® is an orthodontic system which is utilized by dentists to correct a person’s misaligned or overcrowded teeth without the use of traditional braces. The Invisalign® system is not like metal braces because the aligners are crafted from transparent, BPA-free medical plastic and they are virtually invisible when being used. The Invisalign® aligners are designed to fit a patient’s teeth and mouth. The dentist will use 3D impressions and x-rays to get exact specifications for their teeth and gums and send the information to the dental lab where the aligners will be fabricated.

How do the Aligners Straighten Teeth? 

The exact time frame and number of aligners will vary depending on the severity of the patient’s alignment issues. Typically, the dentist will begin by creating a treatment program and ordering a set of aligners for the patient. The aligners should be worn throughout the entire process and only be removed to change out the set, when practicing dental hygiene, or when eating specific foods. Typically, the aligners will be switched for a new pair every 14 days and must be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours each day. The aligners are very comfortable and won’t irritate the cheeks and gums like traditional braces can. The aligners will be worn for approximately 12 months. However, this will depend on the person’s crowding issues. 

What are the Advantages of the Invisalign® System?

Metal braces which have been used the most in the past, cannot be removed during the straightening process. The Invisalign® aligners can be taken out whenever the person has the need to, such as when eating or brushing teeth. Invisalign® aligners are also clear making them ideal for a person who does not want to feel self-conscious about visible metal devices on the teeth. They also make hygiene easier because they can be removed and the person doesn’t have to brush around brackets and wires.

Insurance

We will be more than happy to submit all insurance forms for you and help you recover the most from your benefits. We will do everything we can to help you afford the treatment you need and want. For patients who require major work, a complete payment plan is designed with an appropriate payment schedule. Forms of payment accepted by the office are check, cash, or any major credit card.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Cigna
Delta Dental
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Guardian
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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