Orthodontic Treatment For Adults
At Gramercy Orthodontics, we are Diamond Plus Invisalign providers and provide a full range of orthodontic treatments for adults. Our experienced team understands that every adult patient is unique, with distinct needs that must be taken into account when deciding on an appropriate course of treatment. When it comes to orthodontic treatment for adults, many believe they missed their opportunity to change their smile. We’ll show you that it’s not too late!
Am I A Candidate For Invisalign?
While the best way to determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign for adults in New York, NY, is to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Elaahi and Dr. Berk, there are a few factors that need to be considered.
It’s essential that you have the discipline to follow Dr. Elaahi and Dr. Berk’s instructions and wear your trays as recommended. This means that your trays need to be in for 22 hours per day for the duration of treatment. You also need to be sure that you are dedicated to brushing and flossing after each meal so that there’s no food particle build-up on your teeth or the aligners, putting you at risk for cavities.
If you have active cavities or gum disease, we may recommend you complete treatment for those conditions before moving forward with Invisalign. Finally, if there are certain issues regarding your bite or misalignment of the teeth that require more precise movements to be made during treatment, Invisalign may not be ideal for you.
Conditions Invisalign Can Correct
Invisalign is proven to be effective for most mild to moderate cases, including orthodontic issues such as:
- Gaps between teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Crooked teeth
If you are noticing any of these issues, our orthodontists can discuss them with you in detail during your consultation and determine the right course of action for your particular case.
The Invisalign Process
If you’ve been thinking about getting Invisalign for adults in New York, NY, but don’t know where to start, here’s how our Invisalign process works in three simple steps!
- Schedule A Complimentary Consultation – The first step is to make an appointment with our team for a complimentary consultation. To find out if Invisalign is right for you, we perform a full oral exam and digital records are taken. If Invisalign is right for you, we’ll fully review our recommended treatment plan including cost and length of treatment.
- Receive Your Custom Trays – Once you decide to move forward with treatment, we will use digital imaging technology to design a series of custom-made Invisalign aligners. These trays are made of plastic that is smooth and almost invisible. As you replace each aligner in the set, your teeth will slowly and gently move into place, based on the exact movements that Drs. Elaahi and Beck plan for you.
- Regular Check-Ins – Although fewer appointments will be needed with Invisalign, you will still need to see your orthodontist regularly to ensure treatment is progressing as planned. The treatment length for each patient varies, with the average total treatment time between nine and fifteen months. However, we will fully review your treatment length and the number of aligners at your consultation.
Are you ready to start the journey toward a straighter, healthier smile? Request a complimentary consultation with our team at Gramercy Orthodontics today to find out more about what we can do for you!