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Invisalign

Invisalign is a nearly invisible orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth without braces. Dr. Alex Shalman is an Invisalign dentist in Downtown Manhattan who’s received specialized training and certification. At his boutique dentistry practice serving the West Village, East Village and Chelsea neighborhoods, Dr. Shalman gives you the attention you need during the Invisalign process. For teenagers and adults who want straighter teeth without metal braces, Invisalign is an ideal solution to complete a thorough smile makeover. Take advantage of this cutting-edge technology and call Dr, Shalman today for an appointment.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic option for straightening teeth without braces. Using this approach, misaligned teeth are slowly moved into place using comfortable, removable and virtually invisible clear aligners. It’s a revolutionary method of teeth straightening with no metal wires or brackets.

To get the best treatment from a trained, certified Invisalign dentist in Downtown NYC, visit the boutique practice of Dr. Alex Shalman. In Dr. Shalman, you have a dentist who’s focused on improving both the health and appearance of your smile because he’s both a family dentist and a cosmetic dentist. And because he runs a boutique practice, he can give you the attention you deserve at every visit.

How Can I Straighten Teeth without Braces?

When you rely on Dr. Shalman, you’ll be fully prepared to begin and complete the Invisalign process. You’ll be well-armed with all the important information you need to make a decision about whether the aligners fit in with your lifestyle and your goals, including:

If you’re unhappy with crooked teeth and avoid smiling for photos because of self-consciousness, Invisalign may be the answer you’re looking for. It’s an ideal solution for adults and adolescents who don’t want to wear ugly metal braces. Invisalign straightens your teeth without most people noticing.

Why Consider Invisalign for Teeth Straightening?

Crooked teeth can cause problems that go beyond your appearance. When teeth are misaligned, they’re difficult to clean, which can lead to a greater chance of tooth decay or eventual tooth loss. If you’re reluctant to get traditional braces, reasons to consider Invisalign include:

  • They’re virtually invisible and less likely to be noticed by others.
  • They’re removeable; you take them out to eat and brush. You do need to wear them for 20 to 22 hours a day.
  • There’s no need to avoid foods that you love, like apples, corn on the cob and other foods that braces forbid.
  • Invisalign pain is minimal compared to traditional braces. Aligners are comfortable and safe with no metal wires or sharp edges to irritate the inside of your mouth. Without braces, there’s no chance of food getting stuck in the device.

Traditional braces make brushing and flossing difficult. With Invisalign, you’re able to brush and floss your teeth normally. You aren’t likely to see an increase in cavities. Another benefit of Invisalign is that treatment time is shorter than traditional braces, usually lasting six to 18 months, depending on how much straightening your teeth need.

What Types of Dental Problems Does Invisalign Correct?

Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces for treating several types of misalignment problems with your teeth or your bite. It’s especially popular with adults who would rather not have traditional braces for cosmetic reasons. Dental problems that Invisalign may be able to correct, depending on the severity, include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Open bite
  • Gaps between teeth

The most important part of correcting bite or spacing problems is having the treatment plan prepared by a practitioner who has the expertise and experience to know what’s possible. This is what you’ll find when you trust Dr. Shalman with your alignment problems and other dental care.

What Does a Treatment Plan with Invisalign Involve?

The first step to teeth straightening with Invisalign is to set up a consultation with your Invisalign dentist. Once your Lower Manhattan cosmetic dentist determines that Invisalign is right for you, the steps of your treatment plan typically include:

  • Taking an impression of your teeth using x-rays and digital technology
  • Creating your unique aligners out of extra-strong clear plastic
  • Wearing your aligners 20 to 22 hours a day
  • Changing to new aligners every one or two weeks as determined by your dentist

Your teeth shift gradually during this process, but you may begin seeing results in a matter of weeks. You need to visit your dentist regularly to be sure your teeth are moving as planned and to pick up your next set or two of aligners.

Cutting-edge Visualization Technology

iTero Element 5D | Invisalign Scanner

In our practice we use the latest technologies available on the market in the USA including the iTero Element 5D.

Befits of iTero Element 5D imaging system are:

  • Near-infrared imaging (NIRI) technology can scan the internal structure of the teeth in real-time.
  • 3D digital impressions
  • Interproximal caries detection
  • No harmful radiation
  • Simulation capability

Where Can I Get Invisalign in Downtown NYC?

Your smile can be transformed by Invisalign under the care of Dr. Alex Shalman at his boutique dental practice in Downtown Manhattan, serving all of Lower Manhattan, including the West Village, East Village and Chelsea neighborhoods.

(212) 658-1093

Dr. Shalman also offers an array of cosmetic dentistry services, in addition to teeth straightening. At his boutique practice, you can get teeth whitening and dental bonding, as well as family dentistry for routine care and emergency dental care when you need it. Contact Dr. Shalman today for an initial consultation.

This page was published on Jan 31, 2021, modified on Apr 10, 2021 by Dr. Alex Shalman (Dentist) of Shalman Dentistry

Shalman Dentistry
44 W 10th St #1A
New York, NY 10011
(10th St, between 5th & 6th Avenue)
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DISCLAIMER: PLEASE READ CAREFULLYThis website's purpose is to provide general dentistry information. None of the details given is intended to be taken as authoritative dental advice. It's important to speak with a dentist in NYC about your problems, as it may be a symptom of a serious underline condition. For an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, a detailed oral examination should always be performed. Make an appointment with your nearest healthcare provider or call our Lower Manhattan practice to set up a consultation.

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