Invisalign® oral aligners provide a comfortable and discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. At Prestige 5th Avenue Dental, in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Midtown Manhattan, general dentist Yelena Simkha, DDS, prescribes Invisalign to teenagers and adults. These invisible braces quickly correct alignment problems like crooked and crowded teeth. Call the New York City office today to schedule an Invisalign appointment, or book your visit online.


I don’t want to wear braces. Should I consider Invisalign?


Yes. Invisalign oral aligners are removable appliances that correct tooth and jaw misalignments. They’re made of SmartTrack®, a clear plastic without latex or gluten, making treatment safe for everyone, including those with allergies.

Invisalign works similarly to traditional braces because it places mild pressure on your jaw and teeth. Over time, that pressure moves and changes its position, transforming your smile.

But unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners aren’t noticeable, uncomfortable, or limiting. They’re removable, so you can eat what you want.


What types of alignment problems does Invisalign treat?


At Prestige 5th Avenue Dental, Dr. Simkha uses Invisalign to treat various alignment problems, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowding
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Misaligned jaw

Invisalign also corrects bite abnormalities, including underbite, overbite, and crossbite.


What happens during Invisalign treatment?


At Prestige 5th Avenue Dental, Invisalign treatment typically takes 12-18 months.*

Dr. Simkha reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and takes 3D digital X-rays. If you have alignment problems, like crooked or crowded teeth, you qualify for Invisalign treatment.

Using digital scans of your mouth and a software program, Dr. Simkha develops a personalized orthodontic treatment plan. She maps out the precise movements of your teeth and jaw and sends the plan to an Invisalign lab. Technicians there create a series of custom oral aligners. 

During treatment, you visit Dr. Simkha every 3-4 weeks. At each Invisalign checkup, she monitors your progress and provides you with a new set of Invisalign aligners. You wear the aligners 20-22 hours daily, only removing them to eat, brush, or floss.


Do I need to clean my Invisalign braces?


Yes. Invisalign braces collect food particles, saliva, and bacteria, just like your teeth. To prevent buildup, rinse your aligners in cool tap water every time you take them out to eat; never use hot water, as it can warp the appliances.

Gently scrub your Invisalign braces with a soft-bristle toothbrush before going to bed each night. If you notice significant buildup, ask Dr. Simkha about Invisalign cleaning crystals. 

Call Prestige 5th Avenue Dental today to schedule an Invisalign consultation for yourself or your child, or book your appointment online.

*Individual results may vary.