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New Century Smile

Cosmetic Dentists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Crooked or misaligned teeth can impact the function of your smile as well as your self-confidence and quality of life. If you’re looking for an alternative to metal braces, New Century Smile in Midtown East, Manhattan, is a leading provider of Invisalign® clear aligners. Led by George Manthas, DDS, the team specializes in patient-centered cosmetic and general dentistry. To find out if Invisalign is right for you, call the New York City office to book an appointment today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative solution to crooked and misaligned teeth allowing you to straighten your teeth without the use of unsightly metal braces. In many cases, Invisalign is a safer, lower-risk alternative to metal braces. Invisalign aligners are removable and don’t irritate the teeth or gums, lowering your risk for infection.

Invisalign aligners are discreet and allow you to eat and brush regularly. With Invisalign, patients can effectively improve the alignment of their teeth without the food restrictions or discomfort of metal braces.


How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign consists of a series of clear aligners that gradually shift the alignment of your teeth. Invisalign is used to address several common issues like overbites, underbites, and crowded teeth. During your appointment at New Century Smile, the team evaluates your smile and works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. 

Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made. Depending on the alignment of your teeth and your desired results, the average treatment takes about 12 to 18 months. During this time, you wear a different clear aligner for one or two weeks at a time.

Each aligner differs slightly, slowly shifting the alignment of your teeth. You also meet with your dentist every four to six weeks to ensure successful treatment. 

Is Invisalign painful?

Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are quite comfortable. Some patients experience temporary discomfort when moving on to a new aligner, but this typically subsides within a few days. Because Invisalign clear aligners are custom made for your smile, there’s little chance for irritation of your gums or teeth. 

To get the best results and to avoid oral health complications, it’s important to maintain your clear aligners. Rinsing them regularly and brushing after every meal helps you avoid issues like staining and plaque build-up.

Once the treatment is complete, you wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving back to their original position. 

Invisalign is a safe, effective, and discreet alternative to metal braces. To speak with the team about straightening your teeth with Invisalign clear aligners, book an appointment at New Century Smile by phone today.