Last updated: Apr 19, 2022

Invisalign® braces are an effective method of teeth straightening for both teens and adults. Clear aligner trays are a great alternative to traditional metal braces for correcting bite, teeth crowding, or spacing. As Platinum Invisalign® Dentists, we are certified and highly experienced in helping you to straighten your teeth and close gaps in your smile. You can straighten your teeth with invisible braces when it’s most convenient for you by visiting our cosmetic dentist, who is open on Saturday and Sunday. Allow Yonkers dentist to handle your Invisalign treatment.

What Is Invisalign®?

Before and After
Invisalign® Before and After

Invisalign® is a type of clear orthodontic device that is used as an alternative to metal braces for adults and teens. These custom-made clear braces are practically an invisible way to adjust your teeth.

Before this aligner braces system, you had to wear metal braces to get a straight smile or make do with the way your teeth looked. Straightening your teeth no longer has to entail a mouthful of metal. In fact, when it comes to a smile makeover, metal braces have become an outdated orthodontic treatment.

Clear aligners allow you to maintain your appearance without feeling out of place, as you may with clunky, unsightly metal braces. Your teeth will slowly straighten out each day and no one will even notice your teeth braces.

This is due to the fact that the aligners we use are nearly invisible. You’ll practically forget you’re wearing clear aligners once you become used to them! The clear trays are practically invisible, but the results they create are not. In about six weeks, you will see a difference.

Platinum Invisalign® Dentists in Yonkers, NY

We are Invisalign® Platinum Providers and orthodontic treatment dental experts who have worked with invisible braces for a long time and have successfully treated over 300 patients. That means our doctors have received the most advanced training and are properly licensed to straighten teeth using clear teeth braces.

Farzin Farokhzadeh DDS
Farzin Farokhzadeh DDS
Invisalign® dentist
John Habib DDS
John Habib DDS
Invisalign® dentist

Yonkers invisalign

We have vast knowledge and experience treating a wide range of orthodontic cases as leading clear braces experts. Check out Dr. Farokhzadeh’s provider page to learn more about our extensive experience. He won the Galler Cup in 2017 and was named one of the Top Invisalign® General Dentists in North America.

Where is the best Invisalign orthodontist in Yonkers? Come meet Dr. Farokhzadeh, DDS if you’re looking for the best invicible braces. Dr. Farokhzadeh is a national Invisalign Platinum Provider, which means she is the best of the best when it comes to your treatment. Our practice is the best place in the neighborhood for ckear braces treatment because of Dr. Farokhzadeh’s orthodontic training and experience, the latest dental technology we use to treat our patients, and our friendly and helpful office team. Dr. Farokhzadeh can help you achieve a lovely smile with clear braces.

The Invisalign® Story

By using clear aligner trays, Invisalign® aligners offer a new way to straighten teeth without the problems associated with traditional braces. With this aligner braces system, you don’t have to worry about carrying a toothbrush with you when something gets stuck in your teeth. You get the same straight teeth you achieve with braces, but without sacrificing the way you look and feel.

Before and After Invisalign®
Invisalign® Before After

You and your licensed dentist develop a plan to achieve the straight teeth and smile you desire. Your dentist determines how long you need to wear the invisible braces based on how your teeth are currently positioned — for example, if you have an uneven bite (malocclusion), for example, or overlapping teeth.

Because they’re virtually undetectable, these clear braces for teeth are an excellent choice if you’re concerned about how dental treatment will affect your appearance. To learn more, make an appointment with one of our top-rated dentists.

How Does Invisalign® Work?

After X-rays and an examination, your dentist estimates how long it will take you to achieve straight teeth and a flawless smile. Some dentists chose to show you 3D scans of your teeth, whereas others base their assessment on molds.

The molded clear aligner trays are custom-made using a BPA-free plastic and slide over your teeth seamlessly. As your teeth move into the correct position, you receive new teeth aligners from your Sunday dentist to accommodate the movement. You switch out the clear alignment retainers every week or so during your orthodontic treatment. You can take out the clear aligners whenever you want to achieve a straight smile without interfering with your daily activities.

How Long Does Invisalign® Take?

If you’re an adult, our dentists suggest that you should expect to wear clear aligners for a minimum of a year. When it comes to Invisalign® Teen® for teens, the needed duration varies based on the individual’s age and the development phase of the teeth. After a thorough examination, our qualified dental specialist will be able to determine the appropriate length of treatment for your individual case.

What Bites Can Invisalign® Correct?

Bites that Invisalign Can Correct

  • Open Bite
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Gapped Teeth
  • Underbite
  • Overly Crowded

How Much Does Invisalign® Cost?

The cost of clear teeth braces treatment varies because it is tailored to specific needs of each patient. The overall cost will be determined by the complexity of your individual dental issues as well as the number of follow-up appointments required to complete treatment. Although the cost is more than that of traditional braces, most patients agree that the benefits greatly justify the initial investment. Contact us today to learn more about our flexible payment plans.

Am I A Good Candidate for Invisalign®?

Teeth straightening with clear plastic aligners is not the best choice for everyone. If you have a large gap or gaps in your teeth, traditional braces are a better option. Your teeth need to be properly taken care of before you attempt invisible aligners, so get any cavities filled or teeth pulled, as needed.

You’re also not the best candidate for Invisalign® braces if you:

  • Have bridgework
  • Need to have your teeth resituated vertically
  • Don’t have the willingness or ability to keep the trays on for 22 hours a day
  • Have bite issues on your back teeth

Do Clear Aligners Hurt?

Invisible braces create a perfect smile and straight teeth without the pain associated with traditional braces, which might feel heavy at first. For severe malocclusion cases, the treatment with clear braces may need to be combined with traditional braces if your dentist thinks the clear aligners won’t be able to correct your problem on their own.

Clear Braces vs. Metal Braces

When your dentist suggests the choice between clear vs. metal braces, they take your personal preferences into account. Metal braces, which are often the least expensive type of teeth straightening treatment, may be covered in part by your dental insurance. However, depending on your lifestyle, clear bracket or clear ceramic braces may be preferable. If so, they’re worth the investment.

Metal braces are stronger and more durable than clear braces or invisible braces for teeth. They may be more suitable for active teens because they can withstand more pressure. Cleaning and care of traditional metal braces do require vigilance, though.

Clear ceramic braces get the job done just as well, though you may have to wear them for a longer period of time. Maintaining the effectiveness and durability of both metal and clear braces requires daily oral hygiene practices, as well as check-ups and professional cleanings twice a year.

How to Prepare Before, During and After Treatment

You must be fitted for the trays by your dentist. Contrary to popular belief, invisible aligner attachments can be uncomfortable. Although they aren’t as heavy as traditional braces, they put constant pressure on the teeth and gums and can rub against them. After your first set of clear braces is put, your Saturday dentist can provide pain relievers to help you adjust.

Keep in mind that you must revisit the dentist’s office at least once a month, if not more often, during your orthodontic treatment. You may need to replace your clear teeth braces as your mouth adjusts.

It’s still important to take care of your teeth and remove your retainer to brush and floss at least twice a day.

Recovery After Invisalign®

You should be able to resume normal activities the day after your new invisible braces are provided by your trained cosmetic dentist. Take the rest of the day off to recover, as there’s a decent chance you’ll be in some discomfort from your aligners. Make sure to leave them in for at least 20 to 22 hours every day so they can properly straighten your teeth and you don’t stray from the orthodontic treatment plan you created with your dentist.

Everyone’s needs vary, so keep that in mind when using the product, especially with Invisalign® Teen® for teens. If you keep your appointments, you should notice a difference very quickly. By the time your treatment period is over, you can expect to have a whole new smile.

Some of our reviews

Dr. Farzin is a great doctor. I have major (!) dentist phobia and he helped me through the Invisalign® process with much care, attention and professionalism, and the end result looks beautiful! His entire team is also super friendly and supportive which I really appreciated throughout the journey.
Shiri Karasikov
Google Review
Good experience!! Took good care of me, definitely recommend on getting the Invisalign®, it’s life changing! You won’t regret it. & assistant Michelle was very great & very helpful! Dr. Farzin is the one!
Sharleen Fernandez
Google Review
I did my Invisalign® here and I must say I am so impressed at how perfect my teeth is now. Not only that, the staff customer service is awesome. They take their timeout to listen to you no matter the amount of questions you might have. Dr. Farokhazdeh is the best !
Shantell Gordon
Google Review
I had an awesome experience with my Invisalign®! My teeth look amazing and my treatment was less than one year! Dr. Farzin is very knowledgeable about Invisalign® and overall dental care. I’m was very impressed by the services that was provided. I would recommend that anyone who desires to have Invisalign® to go to Park Avenue Smile, because they care and are attentive to the needs of their patients.
Kianna Chambers
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Invisalign® Effectiveness and Efficiency

According to the controlled study published on PubMed that analyzed the treatment outcome, duration, and improvement of clear aligner trays and traditional braces, those wearing invisible aligners finished the treatment 5.7 months faster compared to patients that wore metal braces.

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Do you have any questions about teeth straightening with Invisalign® in Yonkers, NY? Would you like to schedule an appointment with one of our dental specialists at Park Avenue Smiles in Westchester County? Please contact us for a consultation.