Wedding Smile Makeover

Wedding Smile Makeover

Wedding Smile Makeover

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. Looking your best is essential to creating lasting memories in pictures that you will look at forever. At the moment your attention might be focused on your dress and other important wedding details but make sure you don’t forget about your smile.

How to Have a Nice Smile for Your Wedding

You will spend most of your wedding day smiling during the ceremony, greeting guests, laughing at the reception and taking beautiful pictures throughout the entire day. Your smile is important and improving your smile before your wedding day is easier than you think!

Dr. Jacquie Smiles specializes in wedding smile makeover for her patients in NYC. She will help you smile for all of the photos that will be taken during the day and night.  

Your wedding smile makeover in NYC may include some or all of the following services and procedures:

  • Invisalign – This popular teeth straightening treatment involves clear custom made aligners that get changed every two weeks until your treatment is complete. The average treatment time ranges from six months to one year or longer depending on your specific situation. It’s an easy way to straighten your teeth without anyone seeing bulky standard metal braces.
  • Teeth whitening – A bright, beautiful smile is a must on your wedding day. Professional teeth whitening treatments such as Zoom! Teeth whitening system is done in an orthodontist office and produces fantastic results quickly!
  • Cosmetic dentistry – Other orthodontic treatments can correct your smile such as veneers, bonding, enamel shaping, and crowns. An orthodontist will discuss the best procedures and options that are best suited for you.

Come in for your no-obligation cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign consultation before your wedding to see if we can give you your perfect wedding smile. We accept insurance, financing, HSA, and FSA.

Schedule your appointment today to use your $500 OFF Invisalign treatment!
Many brides-to-be are adding the services of an orthodontist to their wedding planner list.

To learn more about wedding smiles and accelerated orthodontic treatments in NYC, please call us at 212-972-3522 or use our contact form to receive additional information on how you can achieve your wedding ready smile.
We are conveniently located near 30 East 40th Street, New York, NY 10016.

Benefits of Correcting Your Smile

Here are some of the benefits of correcting your smile with cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic treatments for brides and grooms: 

  • Improved self-esteem
  • You will look amazing in your wedding pictures and videos
  • Improved bite
  • Healthier mouth
  • Fewer headaches
  • Easier to eat
  • Less jaw pain

Planning Ahead

As you work on your wedding plans, it’s essential that you make your smile your top priority. Call Dr. Jacquie Smiles today at 212-972-3522 or use our contact form after you get engaged to begin your journey to a beautiful straight white smile. Remember average teeth straightening treatment for Invisalign is six to twelve months, but clear braces and other options can take longer. You need to make sure your treatment is complete, and you are happy with your smile before your wedding day arrives.

Common Questions

Does my insurance cover orthodontic treatment?

Contact your dental insurance company or carefully read your policy to find out more about your coverage. Remember that most orthodontist offices accept other forms of payment so don’t lose hope if your dental insurance doesn’t cover the entire cost. Always discuss other payment options with our dental office.

Will my teeth be straightened in time for my wedding?

Dr.Jacquie Smiles and her team of licensed orthodontist and dental professionals will give you a timeline when your Invisalign or other teeth straightening treatment begins. It’s best to set your wedding date at least one month after your treatment is scheduled to be complete. This extra time allows room in case your treatment is extended longer than initially expected. Accelerated orthodontic treatments are also available which may take only about 3 to 9 months to achieve the desired smile you have always wanted. 

How long does it take to whiten my teeth?

It depends on which teeth whitening treatment you choose. Dr. Jacquie Smiles will recommend a procedure that will provide you with the fastest and best results. Keep in mind that some procedures need to be done a few times to reach the level of whiteness you desire.

Dr. Jacquie Smiles will provide professional and helpful advice that will guide you to your straightest and brightest smile in time for your wedding. Always discuss all of your options and the time frame it takes for each one. It’s also important to think about long term results and maintenance.

Are you ready to take your first step towards your perfect smile for your wedding? 

Schedule Your Wedding Smile Makeover Appointment 

Don’t wait! To schedule your wedding smile makeover consultation in NYC, please call us at 212-972-3522 or use our contact form to receive additional information on how you can achieve your wedding ready smile.

Invisalign Launches SmileView Tool to Simulate Your New Smile

Invisalign has announced the launch of their new online SmileView tool at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany. This innovative technology allows potential Invisalign patients to visualize their straighter smile before they decide for Invisalign treatment.

How It Works

  1. Take a selfie
  2. Our software locates similar cases as yours
  3. We will show you what Invisalign treatment can do for you 

The SmileView tool is easy to use and involves the potential Invisalign candidate taking a smiling selfie of themselves and using the tool to discover how their smile will look after treatment. Anyone can use the tool on their tablet or smartphone to see the results.

Simulate your new smile before you begin your Invisalign treatment.
Schedule your no-obligation consultation in our NYC office by calling 212-972-3522.

About Align Technology and SmileView

Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN), a manufacturer of 3D digital scanners and Invisalign clear aligners used in orthodontics, has created this technology to meet the demand of consumers interested in straightening their teeth with Invisalign. Allowing consumers to see the final results without even beginning the treatment helps them make their decision confidently.

This online tool takes the process a bit further by directing users to nearby orthodontists that offer Invisalign treatment. Consumers can choose an experienced orthodontist in their area and make an appointment in one easy step.

The SmileView tool uses a sophisticated learning algorithm system that is automated and leverages information from a database of tooth movements from more than six million Invisalign consumers. The algorithm locates similar issues in previous patients and determines possible results for the potential new patient. The six million cases are confidential, and no medical information is released. Only the visual aspect of the cases are referred to in order to create a possible outcome for the new patient. 

Align’s new SmileView online tool is gradually being rolled out in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Poland, and the United Kingdom. More markets are expected to follow later this year. Currently, the new online tool is available on some consumer websites.

Ready to set up a consultation?

Please contact Dr. Jacquie Smiles today to learn more about SmileView and Invisalign by calling 212-972-3522 or filling out the contact form to receive additional information. Our office is conveniently located near 30 East 40th Street Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

Paying for Invisalign with FSA or HSA for NYC patients

There are many different ways to pay for and to make Invisalign treatment affordable for NYC patients. You may also be able to use your dental insurance, pay with tax-free dollars from your FSA or HSA, or arrange a monthly payment plan with CareCredit.

Read below to find out how to pay tax-free using FSA or HSA for your Invisalign treatment to help straighten your teeth. 

What is an FSA?

A flexible savings account, or FSA, is an account you may be able to use to pay for medical, dental, and orthodontic costs, including Invisalign. Your FSA is managed by your employer, usually through a deduction from your paycheck. You may set aside up to $2,600 annually. Please note that not all employers in NYC offer an FSA.

Dr. Jacquiline Fulop-Goodling has been quoted on SingleCare.com about FSA. 

“For individuals that have FSA money to spend and have dental issues such as an overbite or crooked teeth, a flexible spending account may cover the costs for orthodontic treatment,” says Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling, DMD, PC, an orthodontist in New York City. “Some of the treatments include invisible clear aligners with Invisalign, ceramic, metal braces, and accelerated orthodontics.”

What is an HSA?

A health savings account, or HSA, is a special savings account designed for people with a high-deductible health insurance plan. You put money into the account and may use it to cover medical, dental, and orthodontic costs, including Invisalign. You may set aside up to $3,400 for an individual or $6,750 for a family annually. To open an HSA, you must meet IRS eligibility requirements.

Advantages of FSA or HSA

What are some of the benefits of an FSA or HSA? The advantages are that you don’t pay taxes on the money you put in an FSA or HSA.

Using FSA or HSA to pay for Invisalign

Before you begin your Invisalign treatment to help straighten your teeth, it is recommended to first speak to your NYC orthodontist like Dr. Jacquie Smiles and your employer’s benefits manager. Your benefits provider may also be able to pay an orthodontist directly.

Ready to set up a consultation?

Please contact Dr. Jacquie Smiles today to learn more about paying for Invisalign with FSA or HSA by calling 212-972-3522 or filling out the contact form to receive additional information. Our office is conveniently located near 30 East 40th Street Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

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Compare Braces vs Invisalign for NYC patients

Braces vs Invisalign

For NYC patients who are considering braces vs Invisalign to straighten their teeth or your kid’s teeth, you may have many questions. What are the costs, which is more effective and how long is each treatment? So, are braces or Invisalign the better choice for you or your child? Read the information below to learn more. 

Braces vs Invisalign

Both braces and Invisalign were designed to help straighten teeth while improving your smile. 

Braces are made of metal brackets that are glued to your teeth and tied together by wires and tiny rubber bands. Nowadays, you can get brackets to more closely match your enamel color which makes them more discrete. or you can get them in different colors.

Invisalign, on the other hand, is designed to be invisible. Clear aligner trays made of smooth, comfortable, BPA-free clear plastic are worn over your teeth to gently move and correct your teeth. Dr. Jacquie Smiles uses X-rays, pictures, and digital impressions to create a precise 3-D image of your teeth to configure and customize your aligner trays.

Can’t decide between Invisalign vs braces? Call us at 212-972-3522 or fill out the contact form to receive additional information. 

Braces vs Invisalign, Which Will Work Best for You?

While both braces and Invisalign can help straighten your teeth, they both have pros and cons.

Can’t decide between Invisalign vs braces? Dr. Jacquie Smiles has created a detailed brace vs Invisalign comparison chart below for her NYC patients. 

Braces (irremovable) vs Invisalign (removable)
Metal Color Clear/invisible
24/7 for an average of 2 years, depending on patient needs Treatment time 22-24 hrs/day for 6 to 18 months, depending on patient needs
$1,800-$5,500 Cost Average of $5,000
Brush brackets and wires regularly while brushing teeth; water pick may be helpful. Maintenance Invisalign Cleaning system, or brushing and rinsing trays in luke warm water
About every month Follow up visits Change aligner trays every 2 weeks; visits every 4 to 6 weeks
Positioner or retainer likely needed ongoing, maybe only at night Follow up to treatment Positioner or retainer likely needed ongoing, maybe only at night
  • More effective for more complex issues
  • No temptation to leave them out, so less self-discipline is needed for success
  • No extra cleaning steps required besides regular brushing and flossing
Pros
  • Invisible
  • Removable
  • No issues with food getting caught
  • No difficulty eating
  • No discomfort from wires
  • May have some pain, sores or discomfort from wires, brackets or tooth movement
  • May have tooth discoloration due to difficult hygiene, bracket breakage and tooth wear
  • May have difficulty eating sticky, hard foods
Cons
  • May have discomfort from tooth movement
  • Must remove before eating or drinking anything but water
  • Must brush after each meal to avoid staining
Patients who play rough contact sports on a regular basis NOT ideal for

Patients with:

  • back tooth bite issues
  • the need to rotate canines or premolars
  • the need to move teeth vertically
  • lack of discipline to keep trays in for at least 22 hours daily

Straightening your teeth to improve your smile and overall oral health should not be taken lightly. If you need help deciding which option is best for your braces or Invisalign, consult with an experienced orthodontist like Dr. Jacquie Smiles.

Schedule your no-obligation consultation today by calling 212-972-3522 or fill out the contact form to receive additional information. 

Is Fast Teeth Straightening Possible with Invisalign?

Do you want to straighten your teeth as fast as possible using Invisalign? You might be in a mad rush to reach your goal of a straight, beautiful smile, but is there a safe way you can speed up the process? Chances are you have already visited an orthodontist to confirm you are an ideal candidate to straighten your teeth using Invisalign. Now it’s time to learn how you can speed up the process to achieve maximum benefits as quickly as possible. Dr. Jacquie Smiles specializes in accelerated orthodontics treatments for her patients in NYC. 

How long is the average Invisalign treatment?

The average Invisalign treatment time ranges from six months to one year. Sometimes its longer depending on your specific issues or setbacks during treatment. If you comply with your dentist’s recommendations and wear your Invisalign aligners 20-22 hours per day, you will see results with few months of starting your orthodontic treatment! 

The following tips will help you speed up your Invisalign treatment:

  • Brush your teeth – This tip might seem like a no brainer, but some patients get lazy and pop their Invisalign aligners into their mouth without brushing. Always brush your teeth and floss after every meal to remove food particles. Otherwise, bacteria can grow between your teeth and the aligners causing odor, tooth decay and gum infections which can delay progress with your treatment.
  • Add attachments – Discuss adding attachments with your orthodontist. Keep in mind attachments for Invisalign are also referred to as buttons. These helpful attachments can be used to help move teeth into position at a faster pace.
  • Take good care of your aligners – This might sound easier said than done. It’s vital that you take good care of your aligners by cleaning them regularly and always remove them from your mouth before eating. Avoid consuming hot beverages or chewing on the aligners. These actions can cause damage to your aligners which lead to ordering replacements and delaying your treatment process.
  • Wear aligners for 22 hours per day – This is easy to do since the only reason you remove your aligners is to eat. Wearing your aligners less than 22 hours per day can slow down your treatment process. Make sure you stay dedicated to your treatment by wearing your aligners at least 22 hours per day or more. You can set daily reminders on your phone to remind you and help you stay on track.
  • Use AcceleDent – Ask your orthodontist about the innovative system AcceleDent. The AcceleDent system distributes micro-pulses into teeth which stimulate blood flow and helps the jawbones remodel which can speed up treatment up to 50% in some cases. It allows you to change your aligners more frequently than originally intended and speeds up your treatment process.
  • Talk to your Orthodontist – Discuss your desire to speed up your Invisalign treatment process with your orthodontist. Every patient has a unique situation, and some patients might not be ideal candidates for a faster process. Listening to your orthodontist and adhering to their advice will prevent discomfort, pain and produce the best results.

Dr. Jacquie Smiles and her entire team excel in providing high-quality accelerated orthodontics care in NYC to patients using Invisalign. You can achieve your best smile by getting started today!

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.

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