Invisalign Clear Braces

Invisalign and clear aligner therapy is an excellent option to improve the look and health of your smile. Patients of all ages and lifestyles come to Dr. Bracy for Invisalign treatment and chose it as an investment in their health, well-being, and confidence. Perhaps you walked by our West Village dental office and saw the Invisalign branding or hopped on the subway in Chelsea, and noticed a clear aligner advertisement and were wondering if Invisalign is right for you? You might even notice the many do-it-yourself orthodontic clear aligner options advertised on Facebook and Instagram. Understandably, you might be confused about your clear aligner options and Invisalign. Our goal is to offer straightforward and honest dental advice to determine if Invisalign is the correct treatment option for you. Call us at 212-390-8399 or click on one of the booking options above to schedule a complimentary Invisalign consultation.

What Does Invisalign Do?

Invisalign and clear aligner therapy works by using a series of aligners or trays that move your teeth into proper position. Each tray is worn about one to two weeks before moving on to the next set. The trays look very similar to whitening trays and barely noticeable. If you are ever in the West Village or Chelsea area, please stop by our dental office and ask to take a look at a sample aligner. After your Invisalign treatment is complete, Dr. Bracy will fabricate retainers for you to wear at night, so your teeth do not move back to the original position. The brand of retainers we often fabricate are Vivera Retainers by Invisalign.

Benefits of Invisalign

Many patients chose Invisalign to cosmetically improve dental conditions like crowded or shifted teeth. However, properly aligning teeth with Invisalign can also have health benefits. Straight, properly aligned teeth are easier to clean and may lower risk factors for developing gum disease. Also, improving and fixing some types of malocclusions may reduce dental conditions such as receding gums and damage caused by grinding the misaligned teeth at night. 

What Are My Options for Invisalign?

Invisalign is a clear aligner solution to correct a variety of orthodontic issues including crowded and misaligned teeth, overbites, and underbites. Keith Bracy, DDS is a certified Invisalign provider, but can also offer other brands of clear aligners such as ClearCorrect. Dr. Bracy can discuss with you the differences between brands during your dental visit.  

Are Braces Better Than Invisalign? 

Invisalign aligners are clear and transparent, smooth and comfortable, and can easily be removed for cleaning. Traditional braces are obviously more noticeable and uncomfortable. However, some dental orthodontic conditions are best treated with traditional metal braces and also under the care of an orthodontist and even an oral surgeon. If your case requires this, Dr. Bracy will refer you to an orthodontist close to our West Village location. Dr. Bracy’s goal is to get you the best orthodontic care for your dental conditions. 

What Is the Process to Get Invisalign?

Book an appointment by clicking on one of the "book now" buttons above or give us a call at 212-390-8399. Mention that you read about Invisalign on our website, and ask for a free Invisalign consultation. At the consultation, Dr. Bracy will examine your teeth and let you know if you are a candidate. 

If you are interested in proceeding, the necessary dental x-rays, photographs, and molds of your teeth will be taken. Dr. Bracy will work with the Invisalign treatment planning software and communicate your treatment goals. Invisalign will then generate a computer simulation of your teeth through the treatment, and you can review the treatment plan with Dr. Bracy. Moving ahead with Invisalign treatment is simple. At your first appointment, you will try on your Invisalign clear aligners and have some invisible attachments or small buttons placed. At this visit, Dr. Bracy will generate a schedule for aligner wear and check-in visits to ensure your treatment is going as planned. Once started with Invisalign, office visits are easy and quick. 

The Invisalign Provider Dentist and Orthodontist Difference

Any patient seeking Invisalign, clear aligners, or braces should start by seeing a general dentist or orthodontist. Proper screening and examination for dental conditions such as cavities, gum disease, and dental infections is a must before starting any orthodontic therapy, including Invisalign. Using clear aligners over teeth with cavities or gum disease can have devastating consequences, such as the loss of teeth, making these conditions worse. Invisalign patients need to maintain proper dental care throughout their treatment for the best results and to minimize any risks from orthodontic treatment. When you receive your care with an Invisalign dentist like Dr. Bracy, your progress through treatment is monitored closely, and any issues with treatment can be easily corrected during treatment. 

Is Invisalign Expensive?

Dr. Bracy strives to make Invisalign an affordable and accessible treatment option for everyone. The cost of your Invisalign treatment depends largely on the length of treatment and your treatment needs. We are happy to work with you to provide you interest-free monthly payment plan options and maximize insurance benefits for Invisalign. Many patients are surprised at how affordable Invisalign can be. Periodically, Dr. Bracy offers an Invisalign special and various discounts. Please call the office today to ask about any Invisalign offers or incentives. 

Our dental office is located in the West Village and Chelsea area and is easily accessible from Union Square and Flatiron. Most Invisalign dental visits do not involve any waiting and are quick.