Invisalign Specialist

Sharde Harvey, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Upper East Dental Innovations

Sharde Harvey, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in The Upper East Side, New York, NY

Invisalign® has comfortably straightened more than 5 million smiles over the years, and yours could be next. Upper East Dental Innovations is a talented dentist and certified Invisalign provider in the Manhattan borough of New York City on the Upper East Side. If you want to improve your smile without the hassle of traditional metal braces, call the Upper East Dental Innovations team or schedule an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a teeth straightening system that’s virtually invisible, as the removable clear aligners are custom-made from a thermoplastic material that comfortably fits your teeth. Your teeth gently straighten as you progress through your aligners during your treatment period.

There are several advantages to Invisalign compared to traditional metal braces, including:

  • Easily removable for eating and drinking
  • Virtually invisible with predictable results
  • No broken brackets or wires requiring emergency care
  • Better oral health because of cleaning and flossing

Invisalign aligners are an effective teeth straightening system for both adults and teens. The Invisalign Teen Guarantee promises results: The Invisalign blue compliance indicator ensures teens wear aligners for the appropriate amount of time by indicating usage.

How does Invisalign work?

Your Invisalign program is developed using innovative computer software and digital technology. Dr. Harvey and her team can create simulations of your smile using digital impressions of your teeth so you can see the results of your treatment before it’s underway.

After outlining your treatment strategy, your aligners are custom-made in the dental lab. These strong and flexible aligners are designed for comfort so you can wear them for 20-22 hours a day. Aligners are removed to eat, drink, brush and floss.

Each set of aligners makes one minor adjustment to your teeth. This targeted approach keeps the movement of your teeth at a manageable pace, which keeps you comfortable during the process.

Dr. Harvey and her team monitor the process of your Invisalign treatment at regular appointments every four to six weeks.

The number of aligners needed to straighten teeth varies from person to person but averages 18-30. Total treatment time usually takes between 9-15 months.

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign?

The advanced innovations with Invisalign provide greater control and predictability, making it an effective tooth straightening option for several conditions, including:

  • Gap teeth
  • Open bites
  • Underbites
  • Overbites
  • Crossbites
  • Crowded teeth

Dr. Harvey and her team provide an initial consultation to see if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. To learn more about Invisalign teeth straightening solutions, call Upper East Dental Innovations or schedule an appointment online today.