Invisalign Reaches 6 Million Patients

Invisalign Reaches 6 Million Patients

Invisalign Reaches 6 Million Patients

Invisalign reaches an industry milestone with their 6 millionth patient. Invisalign is known as the most advanced clear aligner teeth straightening system in the world. It has now reached 6 million patients including 1.4 million that are teenagers. There is 150,000 Invisalign trained dentist around the globe, and Dr. Jacquie Smiles is among one of the most experienced Invisalign providers in the world.

Invisalign treatment is conducted by a licensed, well trained professional orthodontist. The clear aligners are custom-made to suit the individual patient’s needs. The process is comfortable and easy to maintain at home. Patients change their clear Invisalign aligners about every two weeks in the comfort of their own home. The best thing is being under the supervision of a trusted orthodontist that has years of experience treating patients with Invisalign.  Patients that have mishaps with their aligners such as accidentally throwing them away or damaging them can immediately contact their orthodontist for further assistance.

invisalign-nyc (1)Dr. Smiles is part of the Invisalign prestigious faculty department which means she offers patients the best quality care. Dr. Smiles says, “Being a faculty member and brand ambassador for Invisalign was easy and fulfilling because I was able to discuss, teach and have brainstorming sessions with doctors and students all over the U.S. & rest of the world. It’s something that comes naturally to me, and therefore I never consider it work.”

Dr. Jacquie says, “My favorite patients are the ones with smiles referred to me by other doctors asking me to treat them with Invisalign. It is a great compliment to have my colleagues believe in me and entrust their patients with me, my office and my team.”

Invisalign patients often say the process is comfortable and convenient. Patients put their trust into their orthodontist and feel confident they are receiving high-quality care. Patients report the opportunity to remove the aligners to eat and drink is one of the extraordinary perks of using Invisalign to straighten their teeth.

Dr. Jacquie’s most rewarding experience is one that she says she witnesses all the time when she removes a patient’s braces or finalizes their Invisalign orthodontic treatment. At the beginning of their treatment, when Dr. Jacquie evaluates a patient for the first time, she says that many patients don’t reveal their true self. Often they are covering their mouth and hiding their smile. Dr. Jacquie says, “The end of treatment is always the most rewarding when I witness how my patients sit up a little taller in my dental chair and become more confident, radiant and expressive. This feeling simply never gets old!” This moment is what Dr. Jacquie says is the most rewarding feeling.

Invisalign treatment is expected to increase around the globe for years to come. It’s already the chosen teeth straightening treatment above standard metal braces. The convenient, safe, and discreet way of straightening teeth is encouraging patients in the United States and worldwide to choose Invisalign as their number one treatment.

Are you ready to choose Invisalign as your teeth straightening treatment? Get started today by contacting our office for an appointment!

tag-imgDr. Jacquie Smiles began her career in orthodontics dentistry at Boston University and became the first female Director of B.U.’s Predoctoral Orthodontic Department. Since then she has become an expert in orthodontics and opened several offices in New York and New Jersey. She is a VIP Platinum Invisalign Provider and has been recognized as a top provider every year since 2003. In September 2005, Dr. Jacquie Smiles became Invisalign’s Spokesperson for a hygiene campaign. In 2009, she became a Spokesperson for Invisalign Teen treatment which was featured on the Tyra Bank’s show.

 

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Contact us today for your no-obligation Invisalign appointment in NYC. You may also call Dr. Jacquie Smiles at 212-972-3522Our office is conveniently located near 30 East 40th Street Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

Rivalry Intensifies with New Lawsuit Among Clear Aligner Companies

A new lawsuit intensifies the rivalry between clear aligner companies. The two companies involved in the federal lawsuit are 3Shape and Align Technology.  The suit is specifically against Align Technology for allegedly illegally blocking the competition in the marketplace for scanners for orthodontic treatment.

Align Technology is the manufacturer that makes Invisalign brand clear aligners. The California-based company also created the iTero intraoral scanner that is used to create Invisalign aligners.

 The company 3Shape alleges that Align Technology is illegally forcing dental professionals to purchase Aligns intraoral scanner and holding on to their Monopoly of clear aligners.

The company 3Shape is also alleging that Align Technology is prohibiting competition that would result in increased choices for patients at less of a cost.

Align Technologies announced last month that they decided to terminate their Invisalign interoperability contract with the Denmark-based company 3Shape.  Align also advised they will no longer accept digital scans for new Invisalign treatment from TRIOS scanners.  The company made the decision due to two lawsuits it launched against the company 3Shape,  which includes six patent infringement lawsuits that asserted 3Shape’s TRIOS Intraoral scanning system along with dental system software which infringed on Aligns patents.

As soon as 3Shape learned of the lawsuit against them they responded with their own lawsuit against Align Technologies. The counter-lawsuit claims that iTero elements scanner infringed 3Shape ’s own patented technology.  Co-CEO and co-founder Tais Clausen of 3Shape revealed in a statement posted on the company’s website, “ We cannot allow competitors to copy our hard-earned technology breakthroughs or infringe our patents. Normally, because we believe in cooperation and openness, we would try to settle this directly and quietly with Align. However, recent events and aggressive actions by Align, not only towards 3Shape but also actions affecting doctors using TRIOS with Invisalign, compel us to vigorously defend our intellectual property by filing this complaint in the federal district court.”

Align Technology was contacted multiple times for a response. The company did not respond to the numerous requests for comment, but a representative responded to email questions. Vice president of corporate and communications for Align Technology, Shirley Stacy replied that less than 1% of their dentist was affected by the discontinued acceptance of TRIOS  scanners buy Align Technology.

“It is very important that we protect [our] investment by defending our intellectual property where third parties like 3Shape infringe it,” Ms. Stacy wrote. “We must do this to protect both Align’s investment in technology, and the investment Align customers have made in our products and services. Align does not and never will allow or endorse unlawful competition, and that’s what we would be doing by continuing to accept scans from U.S.-based TRIOS scanners. Align believes in a fair and lawful marketplace and there is nothing fair about a competitor copying Align’s patented technology.”

The outcome of the lawsuits is expected to resolve the situation between the two companies.

Are you ready to start your Invisalign treatment with clear aligners? 

Dr. Jacquie NYCDr. Jacquie Smiles began her career in orthodontics dentistry at Boston University and became the first female Director of B.U.’s Predoctoral Orthodontic Department. Since then she has become an expert in orthodontics and opened several offices in New York and New Jersey.

SCHEDULE YOUR INVISALIGN APPOINTMENT  

Contact us today for your no-obligation Invisalign appointment in NYC. You may also call Dr. Jacquie Smiles at 212-972-3522Our office is conveniently located near 30 East 40th Street Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.


Invisalign Leads Teeth Straightening Boom

Invisalign leads the industry with 1.3 million people worldwide expected to begin treatment this year. Remember the days of standard metal braces? As a teenager, your only choice for straightening your teeth was probably conventional braces. Many parents and teenagers decided not to straighten their teeth due to the discomfort and inconvenience of the metal brackets from standard braces.  Fast forward to today, Invisalign created clear comfortable and removable aligners that in most cases straighten teeth quicker than metal braces.

Invisalign is the brand that leads the straightening boom in the industry.  Orthodontist offices around the globe are offering Invisalign to their patients. As the news spreads about the benefits and easy process of wearing clear aligners more and more patients are choosing Invisalign.

Common Reasons People Choose Invisalign to Straighten their Teeth

  • Comfort
  • The ability to remove the aligners
  • Opportunity to eat anything you want
  • Discretion
  • Boosted self-confidence
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Achieving the goal of a straight smile
  • Convenience

Invisalign is known as the industry leader for clear aligners. It’s the most popular choice among patients seeking to straighten their teeth. The impressive treatment allows patients to live a normal life, eat what they like, be comfortable during treatment,  and maintain healthy oral care during treatment.

Using the Invisalign treatment to straighten your teeth is an easy process from beginning to end. It begins with an office visit to your orthodontist and a discussion about your treatment. Your orthodontist does a thorough exam and takes a mold of your teeth. The mold is used to create customized clear Invisalign aligners for your treatment. The aligners are usually changed every two weeks in the comfort of your home. Each week the new aligners guide your teeth into place to gradually reveal a straight smile.

Orthodontists are seeing an increasing amount of adults that neglected to straighten their teeth as teenagers choose the Invisalign straightening treatment. It allows adults to go on with their daily activities, their social life, attending events and continuing their career without anyone realizing they are straightening their teeth. This option provides comfort and convenience to all patients and especially adults.

Teenagers also choose Invisalign as their first teeth straightening option since it is more comfortable, discreet and works quicker than standard metal braces.

Orthodontist around the globe can treat a variety of alignment issues and are finding new and innovative ways to use Invisalign to correct overbites and other pressing oral issues. The industry expects teeth straightening options to continue to grow, and Invisalign is expected to remain at the top for years to come.

Are you ready to start your Invisalign treatment with clear aligners? 

Dr. Jacquie NYCDr. Jacquie Smiles began her career in orthodontics dentistry at Boston University and became the first female Director of B.U.’s Predoctoral Orthodontic Department. Since then she has become an expert in orthodontics and opened several offices in New York and New Jersey.

SCHEDULE YOUR INVISALIGN APPOINTMENT  

Contact us today for your no-obligation Invisalign appointment in NYC. You may also call Dr. Jacquie Smiles at 212-972-3522Our office is conveniently located near 30 East 40th Street Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.


New Year’s Resolutions for Invisalign Teeth Straightening

Social media is here to stay, and that means you are going to be smiling in pictures more than ever before. Chances are you already have thousands of pictures on social media at this very moment. A straight, beautiful smile is required in our society today. Straight teeth help boost your confidence and self-esteem. Healthy straight teeth you are proud of will encourage you to smile more often. Soon you’ll find yourself laughing in every picture instead of hiding behind a shy grin or your hand. The following information explains why Invisalign teeth straightening is an excellent New Year’s resolution.

 Benefits of Straight Teeth

  • Improved overall health
  • Fewer periodontal problems
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Easier to eat
  • Less soft tissue injuries
  • Easier brushing sessions
  • Fewer headaches
  • Clear speech

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a tooth straightening option that allows you to discreetly straighten your teeth. The clear aligners are custom made and changed about every two weeks. The average treatment lasts from 6 to 18 months. Adults and teens often choose Invisalign as their number one choice to straighten their teeth because of the clear aligners. One of the best advantages of using Invisalign to straighten your teeth is the ability to remove the aligners and eat anything you like.

 How do you take care of Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign aligners are easy to care for and use. Your orthodontist will give you specific instructions on how to use your aligners and replace them about every two weeks during treatment. Generally, you need to wear the aligners for a majority of the day, preferably 20 hours. You have the option to remove your aligners before you eat any meal or snack which is a big difference compared to standard metal braces. You are also required to remove the aligners when drinking any hot liquids or drinks that can damage or discolor your aligners. Cleaning the aligners is quick and easy. You can use plain cool water to rinse them off when needed or you can soak the aligners while you are eating for a good cleaning.

Benefits of Using Invisalign to Straighten Your Teeth

  • Improved self-esteem
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Invisibility
  • Easier to care for compared to standard metal braces
  • You got to eat anything you want
  • Nobody knows you are wearing braces

The Reason Straightening Your Teeth Should be Your Number One New Year’s Resolution

The general definition of New Year’s resolution is a promise to yourself that you are going to do something good so you can live a better life,  be happier, or improve your health. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight while the increasingly popular option is straightening your teeth. Choosing Invisalign treatment to start at the beginning of January means you can have a beautifully straight smile by this time next year.

Straining your teeth has an overall positive impact on your self-esteem, your health, and your state of mind. You can achieve all of these things simply by straightening your teeth with Invisalign.

Are you ready to start your Invisalign treatment with clear aligners? 

Dr. Jacquie NYCDr. Jacquie Smiles began her career in orthodontics dentistry at Boston University and became the first female Director of B.U.’s Predoctoral Orthodontic Department. Since then she has become an expert in orthodontics and opened several offices in New York and New Jersey.

SCHEDULE YOUR INVISALIGN APPOINTMENT  

Contact us today for your no-obligation Invisalign appointment in NYC. You may also call Dr. Jacquie Smiles at 212-972-3522Our office is conveniently located near 30 East 40th Street Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.


Temporary Office Closing In Response To COVID-19

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