Park Slope Orthodontics
Peter Jahn'Shahi, DDS
Orthodontist located in Brooklyn, NY
Invisalign® is a clear, comfortable alternative to traditional braces, using removable trays that are almost invisible while being worn. Dr. Jahn’Shahi at Park Slope Orthodontics has extensive experience using the Invisalign® system to help patients from Park Slope & Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York and throughout New York City enjoy straighter, more attractive smiles.
Invisalign® Q & A
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a teeth straightening system utilizing clear, medical grade, BPA free plastic trays, to adjust the position of teeth over time. The aligner trays are custom made to fit the shape of the patient’s teeth using an invisible, smooth plastic that allows for comfort and discretion. This system can correct issues of misaligned, crooked, and overcrowded teeth.
What happens during Invisalign® treatment?
Treatment begins with impressions of your teeth, which are sent to a lab where the aligners will be created. Each aligner is created based on images developed using three-dimensional modeling software for a custom fit. Between 18 and 30 aligners will be created for most patients. During treatment, each aligner is worn for about two weeks, then exchanged for the next aligner in the series.
Does Invisalign® work the same way as traditional metal braces?
Invisalign® is designed to straighten and properly align teeth just like metal braces. However, instead of relying on metal bands or ceramic plates and wires that are attached to the tooth surfaces, the Invisalign® system uses a series of clear removable trays, similar to the trays used in teeth whitening procedures, to help move teeth into their proper positions over time.
What benefits does Invisalign® offer compare to other types of braces?
Invisalign® is made of clear, medical-grade plastic, so the aligners are very difficult to see while they're being worn. The aligners are smooth, so they don't irritate lips and other soft tissues, and they can be removed for cleaning, making it much easier to brush and floss for better oral health during treatment. Plus, they can be removed for eating, so there are no dietary restrictions. Finally, because each aligner is custom-made for the individual patient, Invisalign® may bring teeth into alignment faster than traditional braces.
Does insurance cover Invisalign®?
Some insurance plans provide at least partial coverage for Invisalign®, but other dental plans do not. When insurance doesn't cover the costs, there are financing plans available to help make the cost of treatment more affordable.
Words from our patients
"I have already recommended friends to Dr. JahanShahi because of his professionalism and dedication to his patients."
"Dr. Shahi is the best orthodontist in town! I was recommended to Dr. Shahi through a friend. He is very caring, detailed oriented and will get you a perfect smile!"
"Thank you very much Dr. Jahn'Shahi and staff for your outstanding service, and the wonderful orthodontic care experience!"
"Dr Shahi is a very nice and caring person and is always there to help. He is very friendly and knows what he is doing. "
"Dr. Shahi gave me a smile I can be proud of. I'm literally grinning from ear to ear every chance I get."
"Thanks to Dr. Jahn'Shahi for giving me the GREAT smile I had always been searching for. For him I am grateful."
"Park Slope Orthodontics is a great place! Dr. Shahi is very knowledgable and super friendly. All the staff members there are competent and accommodating."
"Dr Jahn'Shahi is a spectacular orthodontist and I refer everyone who needs braces or invisalign to him."
"If you are looking for a great orthodontist to fix your smile, I highly recommended Dr. Shahi." I'm very glad that I found such professional orthodontist."
"Doctor Jahn Shahi is very friendly, he took time to listen about all my concerns and answered all my questions."
" I truly enjoyed this experience and highly recommend Dr Shahi to everyone who is looking to improve there smile."
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