Invisalign

Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Yorktown, Shrub Oak, NY

If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, Invisalign® provides a safe, effective, and discreet orthodontic treatment. Elliot Ledner, DDS, Janet Zaiff, DDS, and the team at Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs in the Shrub Oak and Yorktown, New York, area, proudly offer state-of-the-art Invisalign treatment to adults and teens. To see if you’re a candidate for orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, make an appointment by calling the office today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, nearly invisible plastic aligners to gradually straighten and reposition your teeth over time. 

Unlike traditional braces, there are no rubber bands, wires, or brackets. Invisalign uses an FDA-approved thermoplastic known as SmartTrack®. SmartTrack is incredibly durable. It’s also free of BPS, BPA, latex, and gluten, making it an excellent treatment option for people with allergies. 

If the position of your teeth leaves you feeling self-conscious, Invisalign provides a safe and effective orthodontic treatment to help you achieve a beautiful smile. 

What types of issues can Invisalign correct?

The team at Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs usually recommends Invisalign to correct mild or moderate orthodontic issues such as:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Overbite

You may also benefit from Invisalign treatment if you have noticeable gaps or spaces between your teeth. 

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

Only a trained dentist, like those at Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs, can determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. Following an oral exam, discussion of your goals for treatment, and review of your dental history, your dentist develops a customized plan.

Your dentist takes digital impressions of your teeth and uploads them to a computer. Next, they use your impressions to map out a step-by-step treatment plan. Then, your dentist sends your impressions to a laboratory that manufactures your first set of aligners. 

You return to Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs every 1-2 weeks to receive a new set. Slowly but surely, each set of aligners moves your teeth into place. 

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The length of Invisalign treatment varies from person-to-person, but most people achieve their desired results in 12-18 months. If you want to speed up the process, make sure to wear your aligners 20-22 hours each day and attend all of your follow-up appointments. 

How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?

Caring for your Invisalign aligners is easy. Simply rinse them 2-3 times each day using cool tap water and brush them with toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush before bed each night. 

For more thorough cleaning, ask your Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs provider about the Invisalign cleaning system. 

The team at Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs doesn’t offer traditional metal braces, but they do offer orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. To request your consultation today, call the office; a straighter, healthier smile awaits.