How Does Invisalign Work: Guide for NYC Patients

Invisible braces are the answer to many people’s wishes. Adults and teens in NYC who prefer to avoid wearing conventional braces can feel joyous wearing Invisalign clear aligners to straighten their teeth. If you are considering Invisalign in NYC to help you reveal your best smile, chances are you wonder how the system works and if it will benefit you. The following information provides you with valuable information about Invisalign braces for NYC patients.

Invisalign Treatment Process

The process begins with a consultation with an experienced orthodontist like Dr. Jacquie Smiles. During the consultation, your doctor will determine if Invisalign is suitable for your needs. Once you are approved for the treatment plan, your doctor uses a 3-D image of your teeth to create the course of treatment. The images from the 3-D image are used to create custom-made clear aligners.

Dr. Jacquie NYCTo schedule your no-obligation Invisalign consultation with Dr. Jacquie Smiles in NYC, please call 212-972-3522 or fill out the contact form to receive additional information. Her office is conveniently located near 30 East 40th St @ Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016. 

Dr. Jacquie Smiles is an Elite Invisalign provider, which is reserved for the top 1% of overall Invisalign providers in the world. She has completed her DMD degree and orthodontic residency at Boston University and after graduation became the first female and youngest Director of B.U.’s Predoctoral Orthodontic Department.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign clear aligners are custom made to straighten your teeth using a series of trays. As you use each tray it gradually shifts your teeth into the proper place, eventually revealing a straight beautiful smile. Your orthodontist carefully customizes the trays so your teeth move up to 0.25 mm per aligner set. Usually, you will receive a new set every two weeks unless otherwise directed by your orthodontist.

Invisalign before and after photos

View before and after photos of actual Invisalign treatments of NYC patients treated by Dr. Jacquie Smiles. See our Invisalign before and after photos from some of our very happy customers below. Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces and wires for teens and adults.


View more before and after photos of NYC Invisalign patients. 

Treatment Timeline

All cases are treated on an individual basis. However, for an average adult patient Invisalign treatment in NYC takes about 12 months or longer, depending on the situation. The amount of time it takes for teens varies and is determined by the orthodontist on a case-by-case basis.

What type of dental problems can Invisalign fix?

Below are some of the treatable cases, dental problems Invisalign may successfully correct:

Does Invisalign interfere with your daily life?

Invisalign is created to be a convenient way to straighten your teeth and achieve a healthy smile. Patients can go about their daily life as usual with no interference due to wearing Invisalign. 

How many hours per day do Invisalign aligners need to be worn?

The recommended amount of time NYC patients need to wear their Invisalign aligners is 20 to 22 hours a day for optimum results.

Can you eat while wearing Invisalign aligners?

Removing the Invisalign aligners every time you eat or drink is recommended. The chewing motion combined with hot food or drinks will damage the aligner and prevent you from achieving the best results. Always brush your teeth and floss after every meal to prevent plaque and bacteria from building up.

How do you clean your Invisalign aligners?

Keeping your Invisalign aligners clean is easy. Invisalign created a specific cleaning process to help keep the aligners clean and your mouth healthy. Your orthodontist will provide the details and instructions. You can also rinse the aligners when needed. Carrying a toothbrush and toothpaste with you at all times is recommended for good oral hygiene practices. Read our travel guide with Invisalign.

Invisible braces allow you to straighten your teeth without anyone knowing you are wearing braces. Invisalign clear aligners are rarely noticed by others. If you are ready to start your journey towards straight teeth and a beautiful smile, contact us today for further an appointment.

Invisalign Consultation 

If you are interested in Invisalign consultation in NYC, please contact the offices of Dr. Jacquie Smiles today for an appointment by calling 212-972-3522 or filling out the contact form to receive additional information. Her office is conveniently located near 30 East 40th Street Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.