Choosing an experienced and qualified orthodontist is important when considering Invisalign® treatment. Orthodontists are specialists in procedures designed to straighten the teeth, correct bite and jaw alignment, and enhance the appearance of your smile. Our highly-skilled New York orthodontist, Dr. Mita Parikh, has gone through extensive Invisalign® training. She has completed the two-year postgraduate orthodontics program at the New York University College of Dentistry, and regularly attends continuing education courses on the latest orthodontic techniques. Her education and training in Invisalign® allows her to provide you with an effective treatment plan which can help you achieve the best possible results.
Invisalign® clear teeth aligners offer a revolutionary new way of straightening your teeth and correcting over- and under-bite issues without having to wear traditional metal braces. This innovative treatment utilizes a system of clear aligners that are removable, comfortable, and virtually invisible. Many patients who have Invisalign® achieve optimal results in less time than it takes with other orthodontic treatment methods. Dr. Victor Oelbaum leads a skilled team of dental care professionals, including an orthodontist with extensive experience performing advanced Invisalign® procedures.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Metal braces can not only be aesthetically unpleasant, they can also be somewhat difficult to deal with and uncomfortable to wear for such an extended period of time. Invisalign® offers many of the same benefits as traditional braces, as well as relief from the disadvantages of wires and metal on your teeth. Benefits of Invisalign® include:
- Virtually invisible teeth aligners
- Aligners that are removable for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene regimens
- No broken wires or other problems associated with braces that may necessitate an office visit for fixes and adjustments.
- Invisalign® treatment often takes less time to achieve optimal results than other treatments
The Invisalign® Procedure
The Invisalign® procedure begins with an impression of your teeth being taken by Dr. Victor Oelbaum here at our practice. Based on this impression, the Invisalign® clear teeth aligners will be custom-designed for your teeth for the most accurate fit possible. After the aligners have been made, you will receive a series of Invisalign® trays that you will use over the treatment period. Once every two weeks, you will discard the set you are wearing and replace it with the next tray in the series. Each set is a bit different from the last one, ensuring a gradual progression of teeth realignment over a period of about 9 to 15 months. Although the Invisalign® clear teeth aligners should be worn consistently throughout the day, they are completely removable and can be taken out for daily brushing and flossing, eating, drinking, and sleeping as directed by your Orthodontist.
When you have completed your Invisalign® treatment, you should have much straighter teeth and a beautiful new smile!
Although candidates for this procedure are usually adults, Dr. Victor Oelbaum and Associates can recommend a number of effective alternatives for adolescents and children who require teeth straightening or correction of overbite/underbite issues.
PROPEL® for Accelerated Orthodontic Treatment
With PROPEL® Orthodontics, our patients can accelerate orthodontic treatments such as traditional metal braces or Invisalign® and abbreviate the average treatment time. Taking advantage of the adaptive nature of the bone structure that supports the teeth, PROPEL® utilizes micro-perforations to encourage teeth to move more quickly into their ideal position. Though PROPEL® uses very gentle force, the system can increase the precision and predictability of your Invisalign® results, giving our patients straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile faster than ever before.
PROPEL®’s micro-perforations stimulate the bone surrounding the teeth, allowing for greater movement. The average treatment time for Invisalign® without PROPEL® is about one year. However, when combined with PROPEL®, our patients can typically reduce the duration of Invisalign® or another orthodontic treatment by 30-60%, allowing them to enjoy their results sooner and show off their new smile. After treatment is complete, Dr. Parikh may recommend that patients wear a set of retainer aligners at night to maximize results and preserve the final outcome.
Please contact Dr. Victor Oelbaum for more information on Invisalign® clear teeth aligners.