Crooked, misaligned teeth can negatively affect the appearance of a beautiful smile, but help is within reach with holistic dentist Victor Zeines, DDS. At his office locations on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City and Shokan, New York, Dr. Zeines offers Invisalign® to straighten crooked teeth without wires or brackets. Call the office to schedule a consultation or book online today.
Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten crooked teeth over time without metal brackets. Aligners give you the beautiful straight teeth and perfect smile you desire in a short amount of time. See Dr. Zeines for an evaluation to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
The many benefits you can expect from Invisalign treatment with Dr. Zeines include:
Since they’re clear, Invisalign aligners aren’t easily noticed by other people. They fit perfectly over the entire surface of your natural teeth and you can take them out as needed to eat and brush your teeth.
At your consultation, Dr. Zeines examines your teeth and gums to determine if Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment for you. He uses kinesiological testing and tongue assessments as a natural means of evaluating oral health, and he takes dental X-rays if needed.
Dr. Zeines reviews your oral health history and personalizes your treatment to match your needs, lifestyle, and goals for treatment.
The first step when getting Invisalign aligners is a digital scan of your teeth and mouth. Dr. Zeines sends the information to a dental lab, where technicians develop a series of custom-fitted aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth.
When your aligners are ready, you need to wear them for 20-22 hours each day. Keep them clean by taking the aligners out of your mouth and brushing them with a toothbrush and toothpaste. You could also use the Invisalign cleaning system.
Every 1-2 weeks, you switch to another set of aligners that gradually shifts your teeth a little closer to your goal. The average time for Invisalign treatment is 12-18 months.
After you complete Invisalign treatment, you can stop wearing the aligners and start enjoying your beautiful new smile. Dr. Zeines may recommend you wear a retainer while you sleep to keep your teeth in their ideal alignment over the long term.
And to maintain your new smile, it’s important to brush your teeth after meals, floss daily, and see Dr. Zeines every six months for professional teeth cleanings and exams.
To learn more about Invisalign treatment at Victor Zeines, DDS, call the office or book an appointment today.