Invisalign Specialist

Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry of New York

Jessica A. Pandich, DDS

Prosthodontist & General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Midtown, New York, NY

For many adults, traditional braces are not a good fit for their needs or lifestyle. At Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry of New York, Dr. Jessica A. Pandich offers Invisalign, a flexible yet powerful alternative to traditional metal braces that provides patients near Bryant Park and Grand Central in Midtown Manhattan with lasting results.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a cutting-edge system designed to straighten teeth without the use of traditional metal braces. The system was created to provide results while having a minimal impact on a patient’s life. Invisalign uses a system of clear plastic trays to move and straighten teeth. That allows the wearer to remove the trays while eating, brushing their teeth or at any other time they choose. For individuals who do not want to commit to traditional metal braces for two or more years, Invisalign offers an alternative.

How does Invisalign work?

The process begins with a comprehensive dental examination, during which the dentist will evaluate the patient’s dental health and the alignment of their teeth. This usually involves taking X-rays and making impressions of the teeth. Next, a series of clear plastic alignment trays are crafted. The patient begins wearing the first set of trays, removing them to eat and complete oral hygiene tasks. The trays place a gentle yet constant pressure on the teeth, which causes them to move into alignment. Every few weeks, the patient will return to the dentist to have progress checked, and to receive the next set of trays. It doesn’t take long for patients to notice the changes and to get excited about the improvements in their smile and bite alignment. Once the treatment period is complete, patients are provided with a custom-made retainer that is similar to the trays, and which can be worn at night to ensure that the teeth remain in proper alignment.

Is Invisalign a good fit for everyone?

Invisalign is a great alignment option for most people, and the system brings about results for many different dental challenges. That said, there are certain cases in which traditional metal braces are better for a patient’s alignment needs. That is why the initial consultation process is so important; it allows the patient and the practitioner to discuss the patient’s specific needs and goals, and to determine if Invisalign is the best possible option for reaching those goals.