Invisalign Specialist

M.Y. Dental Spa

Cosmetic Dentist located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Your smile is a crucial part of interacting with others, so it’s vital that you feel confident about it. A healthy smile makes a great impression on others, but if you have crooked teeth, you might feel reluctant to let others see them. Invisalign® makes it possible for you to flash a beautiful smile without having to put up with traditional metal braces. At M.Y. Dental Spa, Dr. Mimi Yeung offers Invisalign for patients in New York City who want to straighten their teeth. Call or schedule an appointment online to take the first step towards a better smile.

Invisalign Q & A

M.Y. Dental Spa

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a dental treatment that aligns your teeth using a combination of 3D imaging technology and clear aligners.

The system gently causes your teeth to shift their position, providing you with improved alignment. You wear a set of these aligners for about two weeks at a time for several months to straighten your teeth.

Why should I consider Invisalign?

If you’re looking for a way to straighten your teeth, wearing braces has been the traditional method. However, braces can be uncomfortable, awkward to care for, and even embarrassing to wear.

Invisalign offers an alternative form of alignment that allows you to wear custom-made aligners for improved comfort. These aligners are easy to care for, and their clear design makes them difficult to notice.

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

If you have a mild case of any of the following, you might be a good candidate for Invisalign. Dr. Yeung will evaluate your condition to determine if Invisalign is right for you or if you’ll need to consider other options.

  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Underbite or overbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crossbite

How long does Invisalign treatment last?

It varies from person to person depending on specific factors, such as how crooked your teeth are and how quickly the aligners are working. Dr. Yeung lets you know how long you can expect to wear your aligners.

You may wear these aligners for anywhere from nine to 18 months. Dr. Yeung will see you every few weeks to check on your progress and ensure that your aligners fit comfortably and are working correctly.

How long do I have to wear the aligners each day?

You’ll need to keep your aligners in for 20 to 22 hours a day. Since these aligners are comfortable, they shouldn’t cause you any inconvenience when you have them in.

You should take them out when brushing and flossing your teeth, while eating, and when you clean them. You can sleep and even play sports while wearing your aligners.

Does Invisalign hurt?

Invisalign might cause slight discomfort when you first change to a new set of aligners. However, this is only temporary while your teeth adjust. In fact, this minor discomfort means that the aligners are working as they should.

If you have teeth that need straightening, please contact M.Y. Dental Spa to make an appointment with Dr. Yeung.