Madison Dental Loft
General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in New York, NY
When it comes to getting the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted, it’s important to work with an expert dental team who can offer you the very best knowledge and care. Yohan Kim, DMD, FICOI, and the team at Madison Dental Loft in the Bryant Park area of Manhattan in New York City are one of New York’s preferred providers of Invisalign™, a discreet set of aligners aimed at straightening your smile. Call or go online today to schedule your first appointment.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Traditionally, when someone wanted to straighten their teeth it required clunky, unsightly braces. While braces still serve an important role and continue to create beautiful and bright smiles around the world, it is possible to straighten your teeth in a more discreet way. Invisalign is the industry-leading method for doing so. Invisalign is a series of clear devices, called aligners, that are worn over your teeth, gradually moving them into a more appropriate position. As your teeth move, each successive aligner is used in order to achieve the perfect placement. Since Invisalign is clear, it blends into your mouth, appearing just like your teeth.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
While there are some occasions where traditional braces are required, there are some benefits of using Invisalign when possible. For starters, the Invisalign aligners virtually disappear in your mouth when worn, allowing you to keep your appearance even while they are at work, and avoiding the need to have intrusive braces. Since they are removable, you can actually take the aligners out to brush and floss your teeth, as well as for special occasions, before putting them back in.
In addition, in contrast with braces, you can eat what you want when using Invisalign. Having straighter teeth can also have benefits other than improving the appearance of your smile. Straight teeth are easier to clean, improving the health of your gums, and can also experience less wear and tear compared to crowded or crooked teeth
What can I expect from treatment?
The team at Madison Dental Loft is proud to offer their patients free Invisalign consultations. During this consultation, Dr. Kim will discuss whether Invisalign is right for you and use the latest TRIOS™ digital scanning system to develop precise impressions of your teeth. During your second appointment, a detailed plan of treatment is developed, including the specific movement of your teeth and duration of treatment. When you receive the set of aligners, each aligner is usually worn for about two weeks before switching to the next. You will likely have an appointment with Dr. Kim about every six weeks to monitor your progress, ensuring the best results. Treatment usually lasts about one year, depending on your needs.
To learn more, call or go online today to schedule your initial consultation with the team at Madison Dental Loft.