With the advent of state-of-the-art dental technology, you can now straighten your teeth for a gorgeous smile without having to undergo the hassle and discomfort of traditional metal braces. Invisalign® is an innovative system of transparent teeth aligners that discreetly and effectively straightens the teeth. Worldwide, over 1,000,000 patients have straightened their teeth with Invisalign® clear aligners and the numbers continues to grow. The Invisalign® aligners are completely removable, so you can continue with a normal diet and lifestyle, they are also virtually invisible, so no one will even know when you have them in. Dr. Michael Kosdon is one of the only Elite Invisalign® providers in Manhattan and he offers this effective treatment right here at his New York City-area practice.
Contact The Cosmetic Dentistry office of Michael Kosdon DDS for more information on Invisalign®, or to schedule an appointment.
What is an Elite Invisalign® Provider?
Selecting a dentist for any of your dental needs is an important decision and choosing an Invisalign® provider is no different. When a dentist or orthodontist has undergone and accomplished the certain level of training required, they will become an Invisalign® Preferred Provider. Dr. Kosdon is an Elite Invisalign® provider, meaning he has surpassed the Preferred Provider status through experience and clinical training, thus achieving the highest possible Invisalign® distinction. This places him among an exclusive crowd and Dr. Kosdon is one of a select few in the Manhattan area to be able to offer this exceptional level of care, while creating stunning, straight smiles for his patients.
Invisalign® offers several benefits and advantages over traditional methods of straightening your teeth and correcting over- or under-bites. These include:
- Clear aligners that are virtually invisible
- Less painful than traditional metal braces
- Removable for eating, drinking, sleeping, brushing, and flossing
- No food limitations because they are removable
- Often takes less time than traditional methods to achieve successful results
- No need to return to the dentist’s office for fixes, adjustments, and maintenance for broken wires and other problems associated with metal braces
- Computerized treatment planning allows prospective patients to see projected results, thus allowing them to make a more informed decision regarding the Invisalign® process
How Invisalign® Works
The first step in the Invisalign® process involves Dr. Michael Kosdon taking an impression of your teeth here at our New York practice. This will ensure the most accurate, custom-designed fit possible for your aligners. Once the aligners are made, you will receive a system of trays that you will use over a period of about 9 to 15 months. Every two weeks, you will change out the aligners you are wearing for the next set in the tray. Each set is designed a bit differently from the last, made for the progression of your teeth as they take a more straightened position over the time of treatment. The aligners should be worn with consistency throughout each day; however, they can be removed for eating and drinking, as well as cleaning your teeth and gums.
Smile Makeover with Invisalign®
In some cases Invisalign®, when combined with teeth whitening treatment, can achieve smile makeover-type results, at a fraction of the cost. Once you have undergone the Invisalign® treatment and it is complete, you will have a straight set of teeth resulting from a procedure that’s virtually invisible! However, to take your smile to the next level, Dr. Kosdon can combine Invisalign® with other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening. This will leave you with the vibrant smile makeover of your dreams.
Candidates for Invisalign® are typically adults and teens; however, Dr. Kosdon can recommend a number of effective alternatives for children.
Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment for Invisalign®.