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Finding an Invisalign Provider in NYC

January 28, 2019
Posted By: Keith Bracy
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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 trustworthy, convenient option.  Trust between the consumers by reassuring them that there is a dentist “directing” the treatment or approving the treatment plan.  This type of clear aligner treatment model presents several inherent risks and there are a few points prospective patients should consider:

  1. How will my current dental condition be assessed? If you have active gum or periodontial disease, dental cavities or caries, these can interfere with your clear aligner treatment. Will the “dentist” or “doctor” that is directing your clear aligner treatment plan assess you for these types of conditions?  Gum disease is a silent, most patients do not know that they have it. Yet, if you proceed with clear aligners before treating your gum disease, you risk losing your teeth or making them more mobile. At the very least if you are thinking of this option, visit your general or cosmetic dentist in NYC for a check-up and cleaning first.
  2. Is it really cheaper? In NYC, the price of Invisalign has a large range. There are many Invisalign diamond pricing specials for $2,999 or $3,499. Furthermore, if you have a simple Invisalign case, the price might even be lower. Many NYC dentists charge average Invisalign fees for $5,000 to $7,000, but offer many financing options like low monthly payments with no interest and also include additional services like retainers, whitening and cleanings bundled with treatment. In many cases, the monthly payments the pricing is similar.
  3. Will you be presented with treatment options? Many times patients go to a do it yourself clear aligner store or present to a dental office, asking for Invisalign treatment, but there might be better or different treatment options. For example, dental veneers might be an alternative treatment option for spaces or perhaps clear aligners would not work well for the patient due to their small teeth size. Perhaps, your case is best suited for an orthodontist? Will they tell you that?

Invisalign Vs. ClearCorrect

Complicating your search for an NYC Invisalign provider, is that there are many different brands of clear aligners today. ClearCorrect is one of the leading competitors of Invisalign. Keith Bracy, DDS can offer you both brands of clear aligners. Invisalign has been the leading brand of clear aligners and is the dominant player in the market place. The company has been a pioneer in clear aligner research and development, with many patented processes. There are differences in the clear aligners between the different brands but they all have the same goal to align and straighten your teeth.

Orthodontist Vs. General Dentist For Invisalign

Cosmetic dentists are general dentists. Orthodontists are dentists that have additional training in straightening teeth such as completing a residency program in orthodontics. General dentists, cosmetic dentists and orthodontist provide Invisalign treatment in NYC. Keith Bracy, DDS is a general dentist in NYC that provides Invisalign. However, there are many cases that are better in the hands of an Orthodontist and we can refer you to one if your case requires. Such cases include Invisalign for teens and growing adults, phase 1 orthodontics, and orthognathic case. Also, sometimes using traditional metal braces can be combined with Invisalign clear aligners.

Types of Invisalign Cases

There are a variety of different Invisalign case types. Invisalign cases vary by the number of aligners and amount of teeth movement needed. Keith Bracy, DDS will select the case type most appropriate for you.

Invisalign Express and i7

For cases of minor tooth movement requiring 5, 7, or 10 clear aligners. These are the most affordable Invisalign case types in NYC.

Invisalign Go

This treatment is for those esthrically driven cases for movement of mostly the front teeth.

Invisalign Lite

If your cases is 14 clear aligners or less, you will qualify or Invisalign Lite

Invisalign Teen

Invisalign teen is for growing adults and has features like compliance indicators to monitor usage.

Invisalign Full or Assist

These Invisalign types are for comprehensive treatment involving the most teeth movements and complexity.

Vivera Retainers

Vivera Retainers are the brand of retainers manufacturing by the makers of Invisalign. Ask Dr. Bracy how you can keep your teeth straight by using clear Vivera retainers after treatment.

 What types of cases can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign clear aligners can treat a variety of cases such as overbite, underbite, crowding, spacing, and openbite. Treating your malocclusion with Invisalign not only helps improve the looks of your smile but also your dental health and function.

Invisalign Treatment at Keith Bracy, DDS

Start your Invisalign treatment off right with Keith Bracy, DDS in our NYC office. The first step is to call us to make a complimentary Invisalign consult appointment. Our West Village, Chelsea office can be reached at 212-390-8399. At your visit, Keith Bracy, DDS will provide a dental exam and let you know if Invisalign is right for you. If it is, you will take necessary x-rays, photos, and a digital scan of your teeth. Your Invisalign treatment plan will take about a week to develop. You then will review your treatment plan with Dr. Bracy and complete an informed consent for treatment. You can also discuss a payment plan option that works for you. Now you are ready to begin your treatment! Every 4-6 weeks, Dr. Bracy will do a progress check on your treatment and make sure you are on track. After your treatment is complete, you will wear Vivera retainers to ensure your teeth remain straight.

Call Keith Bracy, DDS in his NYC office today to get started!

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