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Who is Not a Candidate for Invisalign or Clear Aligner Therapy?

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Advertising for Invisalign and clear aligner therapy is a part of life for busy New Yorkers! You can only go a few blocks in Greenwich Village without seeing an advertisement for straightening your teeth without braces. You might wonder if you are a candidate for Invisalign? You can find plenty of positive Invisalign stories, affirming the treatment is right for you, but keep reading this blog post if you want to learn who isn’t a good candidate for Invisalign. So, who is not a candidate? 

  • The Non-Compliant Patient – For Invisalign to work properly, the clear aligner must apply a constant force to the teeth.  The emphasis here is on ...

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Invisalign Vs. Other Clear Aligners

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Yes, it is 2019 and if you open your social media of choice, you will see plenty of catchy ads with colorful marketing of clear aligner systems.  As a dentist in the West Village, my personal facebook account and Instagram are bombarded with ads for a variety of do-it-yourself clear aligner systems. These ads make their clear aligner systems appear safe, effective, and equal to a doctor-prescribed system like Invisalign and better than traditional braces. This will not be a blog post about the politics of clear aligners, we have no interest in bad mouthing startups Smile Direct Club or competitors. Rather, Keith Bracy, DDS wants to point ...

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Finding an Invisalign Provider in NYC

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Finding the Best Invisalign Provider in NYC

Are you starting your search for an Invisalign dentist in NYC? It can be a daunting task with so many different treatment options. We encourage you to do your research instead of googling "invisalign near me".  Keith Bracy, DDS is a top Invisalign provider in NYC with a convenient West Village, Chelsea location.

Here are some things to consider as you search for Invisalign in NYC

“Do It Yourself” Clear Aligners or “Doctor Directed” Clear Aligners

You might be tempted to choose a clear aligner method that skips the dental office. DIY clear aligners are heavily marketed by for-profit corporations and might seem like a ...

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Can I do Invisalign on just the top or bottom teeth?

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In Keith Bracy, DDS experience for very limited number of cases, it is advisable to do one arch of Invisalign. You might just be concerned about straightening just your upper or lower teeth with Invisalign. Yes, Invisalign can be done to just treat one arch of teeth, but it most cases both arches must be treated. The reason why is because you must have a stable bite or occlusion at the end of your Invisalign treatment. If you solely move or straighten your bottom or upper teeth, the opposing teeth will not align properly when you bite down. You might end up with a bite that is not stable ...

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6 Things to Know About Invisalign Treatment

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6 Things to Know About Invisalign Treatment

Are you looking for an Invisalign dentist in the West Village? Curious to know some more about Invisalign treatment? Here are 6 things patients often don’t know about Invisalign before starting treatment. Keith Bracy, DDS is always here to answer your Invisalign questions in person! Just call us at 212-390-8399 or book an appointment online for a complimentary Invisalign consult.

 

1) The Invisalign Diet!

Invisalign clear aligners must be worn 20+hours a day. Ideally, 22-23 hours to achieve optimum results. They can easily be removed for eating and drinking, and your teeth should be brushed and flossed before reinserting the aligners. Thus, many of our ...

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Cleaning Invisalign Aligners

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At our West Village dental office, we get a lot of questions about keeping Invisalign aligners clean. There seems to be a lot of confusion out there over aligner cleaning methods. Dr. Bracy has heard and read about all sorts of methods from denture cleaner to special scrub brushes. However, the real instructions for cleaning Invisalign aligners are simple!

You want to clean your aligners at least once a day, and usually before putting them back in after a snack or meal. Clean them before bedtime and also when you wake up, as part of your normal hygiene regime. Remember, for best Invisalign results you need to wear your clear aligners ...

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Will Invisalign hurt?

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This is a common question of patients in our West Village dental office! When you chose Invisalign or clear aligner therapy, it is only natural to wonder if it will hurt a little? After all, clear braces and aligners can drastically push and move your teeth!

In Dr. Bracy’s experience, the most common discomfort occurs at the start of Invisalign treatment and when the patient changes into a new aligner set. At the start of the Invisliagn treatment, you are getting used to wearing plastic in your mouth for the first time! Sometimes the edges of the clear aligner may rub your gum or cheek and cause some minor irritation. ...

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