Invisalign Clear Braces in West Village, NYC
Do you have crooked or protruding teeth that you hide in pictures? Do you wish you could get your teeth straightened without embarrassing traditional metal braces?
At Keith Bracy, DDS Dentistry, we work hard to provide our patients with amazing long-term results that Invisalign clear braces can offer. If you want the results of beautiful, straight teeth without the bracket and wires, call us today!
- What Is Invisalign?
- What Does Invisalign Do?
- Benefits of Invisalign
- What Are My Options for Invisalign?
- Are Braces Better Than Invisalign?
- What Is the Process to Get Invisalign?
- The Invisalign Provider Dentist and Orthodontist Difference
- Is Invisalign Expensive?
- Call to Schedule Your Invisalign Appointment
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign and clear aligner therapy is an excellent orthodontic option to improve the look and health of your smile. Invisalign clear braces straighten your teeth and make them more symmetrical and aligned. Having straight teeth is beneficial beyond looking attractive; crooked teeth are hard to clean, putting you at risk for cavities and gum disease. 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 maybe you hopped on the subway in Chelsea and noticed a clear aligner advertisement, and wondered 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?
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 are 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 is Vivera Retainers by Invisalign.
Benefits of Invisalign
Many patients chose invisible braces to cosmetically improve dental conditions like crooked, crowded, or shifted teeth. However, properly aligning teeth with Invisalign can also have health benefits. Straight, well-aligned teeth are easier to clean and may lower risk factors for developing gum disease and tooth decay.
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 plastic 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, smooth, and comfortable, and can easily be removed for cleaning. Traditional braces are obviously more noticeable and uncomfortable. Patients of all ages enjoy Invisalign for various reasons, including:
- Comfort–The soft plastic aligners have no hard edges that cut your cheeks or gums
- Removable–One main draw to Invisalign is the ability to remove your clear aligners in order to enjoy your favorite foods. After your meal, you can brush and floss your teeth easily.
- Invisible–Would you prefer to make a dramatic change to your appearance without showing the world? Clear plastic aligners are virtually impossible to notice so that you can smile without worry.
- Faster–Invisalign can shorten the time it takes to straighten your teeth; typically, the treatment can take as little as 12 to 15 months.
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.
Call to Schedule Your Invisalign Appointment
If you would like to enjoy a straighter smile in New York, NY, but don’t want the inconvenience of uncomfortable traditional braces, call Keith Bracy, DDS Dentistry to schedule a dental assessment.
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 and stress-free. Your journey to a new, straighter smile starts today.