- Read up on the causes and symptoms of common malocclusion with this National Institutes of Health resource.
- Visit Invisalign.com to learn more about how Align Technology’s advanced teeth straightening system works.
- Check out this WebMD article to learn about the correction of crooked and misaligned teeth with dental braces or Invisalign aligners.
- Learn more about modern braces, which patients are abandoning in droves for Invisalign aligners, in this American Dental Association publication.
- Orthodontists have marketed Invisalign aligners heavily to the adult community because they are an effective way to straighten teeth in a discreet manner. Read more in this New York Times article.
If you are interested in further exploring Invisalign technology and the many dental problems it can correct, then explore the following resources. To consult an experienced Manhattan dentist who is fluent in English, Russian, and Armenian about using Invisalign to straighten your teeth, call Dr. Kenn Kakosian, D.D.S., P.C. at (646) 833-0582!
No more goop, gagging or discomfort with impressions! iTero is a digital impression system designed to replace the uncomfortable and imprecise method of conventional impression taking.
Powered by proprietary imaging technology, iTero allows the dentist to take a digital scan of the patient’s teeth and bite. After the digital file is transmitted, the model is milled, sent to the laboratory, and the final restoration is fabricated.
With iTero, both you and your dentist will benefit from better fitting Invisalign aligners, material cost savings, reduced chair-time and improved patient comfort. Call the offices of Dr. Kenn Kakosian D.D.S. P.C. today at (646) 833-0582 for more information about iTero.
Metal bracket braces have been around for more than 100 years, whereas Invisalign aligners have been used for just over a decade. Because Invisalign is still a relatively new dental solution, the details of the process are not as widely known as those of traditional braces. For a helpful overview of the start-to-finish process involved in straightening one’s teeth with Invisalign, read on.
Initial Dental Consultation: Before your dentist can order custom-designed Invisalign aligners for your teeth, he must determine that you are a good candidate for Invisalign correction. Most adolescents and adults with malocclusion are candidates for Invisalign treatment, but in certain cases a patient can be better treated with a different dental procedure.
Shaping of the Mold: The purpose of your second meeting with the cosmetic dentist you select to facilitate your Invisalign treatment will be to take impressions of your teeth. These impressions are scanned into a computer and sent to Invisalign’s headquarters, where aligners are made specifically for your teeth based on a virtual model that your dentist has created.
Application of First Aligners: Once your aligners have been fabricated by Invisalign’s engineers and shipped to your dentist’s office, you will make another visit. This time, you will leave with your first set of aligners in place and your next several sets in tow.
Changing Out Aligners: Every two weeks, you will be expected to swap the pair of aligners you have been wearing for a new one. With each new set you insert, you will be one step closer to having the straight smile you’ve been dreaming of.
Result Enjoyment: As long as you follow the Invisalign wear and care guidelines your dentist gives you and visit his office every six to eight weeks as instructed, you will have a beautifully straight smile when your treatment is complete. You will experience a surge of confidence at job interviews and in other social settings that may improve the quality of your life dramatically.
Are you a Manhattan-area resident who would like to find out whether or not you are a good candidate for Invisalign? If so, Dr. Kenn Kakosian D.D.S., P.C. can assess the placement of your teeth and devise an effective treatment plan for you. To find out more about Invisalign, dental implants, teeth whitening, or any of the other cosmetic dentistry services we provide, call our office at (646) 833-0582.
When Invisalign first became available to dental patients in 1999, the technology was hailed as revolutionary. Adults who wanted to have their teeth straightened were given an option they could have only dreamed of in years prior. Since Invisalign was introduced in dental offices around the country, more than one million people have successfully had one or more of the following conditions treated with Invisalign dental aligners:
Two malocclusions that have traditionally been treated by metal braces, but for which Invisalign is now frequently prescribed, are overbites and underbites. If your top teeth rest in front of or behind your lower teeth rather than on top of them, then Invisalign can help correct your bite.
In some people, the jaw continues to grow abnormally after all of their teeth have grown in. This often results in gaps between the teeth, which can have a negative impact on a person’s smile and gum health. Invisalign can eliminate gaps between your teeth, even if the gaps are from missing teeth.
The converse problem to gapped teeth, crowded teeth are difficult to clean and make people feel dissatisfied with their smiles. To prevent your crowded teeth from becoming crooked and decayed, speak with your dentist about Invisalign as a possible treatment option.
From mild to severe, Invisalign can correct a range of malocclusions. In addition to those already discussed, open bites and crossbites of varying degrees can also be treated with the invisible teeth straightening technology.
Are you a NYC resident who is eager to have your teeth straightened without having to endure the drawbacks of traditional brackets? With the help of Dr. Kenn Kakosian D.D.S., P.C. and Invisalign technology, you can improve your smile and your confidence in an easy and painless manner. To find out more about the technologies we employ at our Manhattan cosmetic dentistry office, call (646) 833-0582.
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