What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a popular and effective way to straighten teeth without the use of traditional metal wire braces, which, if not properly cared for, often lead to teeth damage and developing periodontal disease. By using a series of removable and transparent aligners (as seen in the photo), Invisalign straightens your teeth without any damage to the enamel (the hard, outer layer) of your teeth. In experienced hands, Invisalign has years of a proven and successful track record.
Today, you can see advertising for Invisalign everywhere – in any popular magazine, on city buses and yellow cabs, on buildings, billboards and in the subway. Dentists offer Invisalign right and left with greatly reduced fees. Some even offer Invisalign for free, as a bait, just to get patients through their doors.
Consumer beware! You get what you pay for.
How to scan patient’s existing teeth and send the image to a special lab is a no-brainer (“something so simple or obvious that you do not need to think much about it” – Cambridge English Dictionary). Any first-year-out-of-school graduate dentist legally can do it. The question is, when all is said and done, what is the final result.
How do you properly assess the bite; is the final alignment of your teeth is correct; what is the positioning of upper teeth against the lower ones; can there be a potential problem, leading to eventual damage to your teeth? All these and other questions must be addressed and understood in every individual case. What about the shape, size, anatomical proportions, discoloration of your teeth and the gum-teeth relationship at the completion of your Invisalign sequence? Who is going to correct and adjust those unresolved issues?
That is where you need an experienced, knowledgeable and highly skilled aesthetic clinician, who is qualified to oversee and correlate the process. Otherwise, you might be throwing your money away.
One of the best New York cosmetic dentists, Dr. Svetlana Yampolsky, carefully monitors and supervises the progress of every case and makes necessary and critical adjustments, if and when needed.
You are always welcome to call us at 212-564-6686 and schedule a free consultation.
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