Invisalign NYC

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Today more patients are choosing “invisible” or clear braces. Both adults and teen patients enjoy the freedom of clear plastic aligners versus conventional or metal braces. At 172 NYC Dental, we are proud to have the top Invisalign provider in NYC — Dr. Sang (Ben) Ahn — as a member of our multidisciplinary team. His completion rate is 100%, and patients are thrilled to have a dazzling, straight smile that they cannot wait to show off. Choosing to have Invisalign therapy is an important decision. One must choose a skilled, experienced doctor. The fees and payment plans must be reasonable and helpful. Ultra-modern equipment like the Itero #3D scanner makes the Invisalign journey pleasant and easy. At 172 NYC Dental, we meet all your needs.

Invisalign in New York City is an opportunity to enhance one’s well being. Placement of teeth in their proper position enhances the health of our mouth. When teeth are occluding properly, food is deflected away from the spaces between them. Contact points between the teeth are tight. This ensures that bone levels will remain high, gums will be tight and pink. The dreaded gum recession that comes with bruxism and aging will be averted. 

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What does that mean in today’s tumultuous world? 172 NYC Dental is aware and responsive to the Covid pandemic. Our brand new ultra-modern office is at the forefront of protecting and isolating our patients for a completely safe and wonderful experience. Our state of the art air filtration system literally eliminates 99.2% of all foreign substances in the air. What a wonderful time to start treatment. In eight to twelve months when masks come off, Viola!! Your new beautiful smile will appear.

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“This is first dental practice I look forward to going to. The front desk staff, hygienist and dentists are some of the friendliest and best in Manhattan.” Erin | yelp
“I’ve been seeing Dr. Ahn for my Invisalign and I’m very happy about the service at 209 NYC Dental and the result. Dr. Ahn is knowledgeable, detailed and patient.” Kana | yelp
“Having Invisalign was honestly a wonderful experience and the smartest thing I’ve ever done for myself. Dr. Ahn is very easy to talk to and makes you feel like a close friend, which makes the process feel very quick and [...] Brendan Prince | yelp
“Dr. Ahn is a very experienced professional, extremely dedicated and patient. He was always available and supportive.” Sandra | yelp
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What Is Invisalign in NYC?

Invisalign braces are clear plastic aligners custom-fabricated to perform small tooth movements with each new set. This treatment is trademarked and manufactured by Align Technology, the pioneer of invisible braces. 

The aligners, also known as trays are almost invisible and fit snugly over your teeth. Generally, every six to eight weeks, you will receive a new set of aligners. Invisalign trays allow your teeth to shift slightly, moving your teeth vertically, horizontally, or even rotating them if needed. This is because your aligners are perfectly designed to use just the right amount of force in the correct places and at the appropriate times. The trays are completely invisible, unobtrusive. No one will ever know that you are under treatment. They are worn twenty-two hours a day. The trays come out when one is eating. In NYC where communication is a must we are happy to say that the trays do not affect speech in any manner. In our busy metropolitan society, time is of the essence. After the initial scanning takes place the follow-up visits to obtain the next set of trays take only fifteen minutes.

What to Expect When Getting Invisalign

Invisalign is a safe, effective, comfortable, and convenient method of straightening teeth, especially when compared to traditional braces. However, you must wear the removable trays at least 22 hours each day to ensure optimal results, so patient compliance is critical. 

Here is what you can expect when you come to 172 NYC Dental for Invisalign treatment:

    • Consultation: Our consultations are complimentary. At that time Dr Sang (Ben) Ahn, a highly-skilled, nationally renowned Invisalign provider, will discuss whether Invisalign is the right option for you.
    • Scans: Our team takes precise  Itero 3D scans that will help our Invisalign expert to determine a treatment plan, including exact teeth movements and the duration of your treatment. There are no messy, gooey impressions taken. A tiny wand is placed in your mouth that makes a 3D representation of your mouth that allows you to see the finished results before treatment.
    • Treatment: You will wear each new set of clear aligners for about two weeks. Every eight weeks or so, you will need an office checkup to ensure treatment is progressing properly. At that time you will pick up your next set of aligners.
    • Results: After a few short weeks, most patients see a noticeable difference. However, most people complete their treatment within 6 to 12 months. Complicated cases may last up to two years. 

Invisalign Treatment Options for New York City Patients 

Dr. Sang (Ben) Ahn is highly skilled at achieving incredible results for our patients. In fact, very few people are not a candidate for this type of orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners can help address many different malocclusion problems, including:

  • Crowded teeth: Many times when one grinds his teeth (bruxism), the teeth will shift. We typically observe crowded lower anterior teeth. Differences in the size of the upper and lower jaw and the poor ratio of the size of teeth to the size of the arch will lead to crowding. Usually, teeth are too big with respect to the circumference of the arch which is typically too small.  
  • Gaps: We observe gaps in teeth for many reasons; extracted teeth, congenitally missing teeth, a large labial frenum,  a large arch (jaw), small teeth in relation to jaw size, broken teeth, periodontal disease, and poor restorations
  • Overbites: In this case, the upper front teeth protrude or stick out disproportionately to the lower teeth. This may occur from habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.  In infants, if they are kept on a bottle or pacifier too long. Many times we observe that the lower jaw is too small in relation to the upper jaw
  • Crossbites: This condition may be genetic.  Oral habits like thumb sucking or abnormal swallowing can apply pressure to teeth. When we are young and our  bone is pliable these pressures can distort the bite so that the upper teeth are inside of the lower teeth
  • Open bites: There are two types of open bite, anterior and posterior. Anterior open bites occur when the back teeth touch (upon closing) yet the front (anterior) don’t touch leaving a space. Posterior open bite occurs when front teeth touch and the posterior teeth do not. Many times these problems are dental in origin, ie. delayed tooth eruption, oral habits; if so Invisalign is very effective in correcting this problem. In a small number of cases, this problem is skeletal and may involve surgical intervention
  • Underbites: This is a malocclusion that occurs when the lower teeth protrude in front of the upper teeth. It gives a “bulldog-like” appearance. Most underbites are genetic problems. Severe conditions may need surgical intervention. Dr. Ahn is uniquely trained to treat many of these cases with invisible retainers (Invisalign).

Invisalign Cost in NYC

Invisalign is an investment in one’s health. The ratio of the cost to life long results is simply priceless. Fees are based on several factors, location of practice, the expertise level of the doctor, length of treatment, the complexity of the case. Invisalign has instituted the Express case for very simple limited treatment plans. Thus costs may range from  $1,800-$7,500 In NYC the average cost of a complete Invisalign case is $6,500. In our office, we are happy to announce that an NYC Invisalign case, completed is $5,950.

But that’s not all!! In our office, we have some incredible amazing inclusions

  1. Complimentary consult
  2. Treatment with nationally renowned Invisalign expert, Dr. Sang (Ben) Ahn
  3. Complimentary tooth whitening during treatment
  4. Cutting edge instrumentation using Itero 3D Scanner
  5. FREE unlimited refinements for Full Invisalign case
  6. FREE Vivera Retainers ($750 value)

Payment Methods

Our office wants to work with you in making your NYC Invisalign experience as “painless” as possible. We have found that the major reason for our patients not going forward with their treatment is affordability. So we have developed a comprehensive plan to make this part of your treatment as pleasant as the rest of your work.

  1. We accept most PPO plans ie. Cigna, Aetna, Guardian, Delta Dental It is important to check if your plan has orthodontic coverage, check what age groups are covered, look to see what the orthodontic lifetime benefit is (usually around $1,000-$1,500. Check to see if there has been a change in coverage, if you changed or lost your job or if your employer has changed the policy
  2. We accept FSA (flex spending benefits)
  3. We accept HSA (health savings account)
  4. In office interest free payment plans
  5. Third party financing (Care Credit)
  6. All major credit cards

Our Invisalign Specialist

Another reason that might make people hesitate with Invisalign treatment is that they mistakenly fear extractions.  In the past, some dentists recommended single tooth or multiple teeth extractions to create space. Welcome to the New World of orthodontics. Dr. Ahn uses a gentle conservative approach called IPR (Interproximal Reduction). In his expert hands, he will gently recontour the sides of the appropriate teeth so that the required space is achieved. Then the magic starts. Dr. Ahn is an artist. Your smile is his masterpiece. The results of his efforts are a fuller smile and improved facial contour.  Dr. Ahn has been treating Invisalign cases for almost two decades. Less than 1% of his patients have had the need for a single let alone multiple teeth extractions. 

Let’s talk about the trays themselves. The trays are incredibly thin and extremely comfortable. After the first day or two most patients forget that they are in their mouths. The trays are made of flexible plastic. In fact, Invisalign has patented this material under the name SmartTrack. The trays are easily cared for. We recommend soaking them in a solution of warm water and hydrogen peroxide in a 50:50 ratio. You may gently brush them using baking soda or toothpaste. The key is to be gentle so as not to scratch the surface. Most cases will use twenty to thirty trays. Although very rare,  complicated cases can use fifty trays. Trays are changed every one to two weeks. In our office, you will be appointed every six to eight weeks to see Dr. Ahn so that he may fine-tune any adjustments that are needed and to give you your next set of trays. You will be wearing the trays twenty to twenty-two hours per day. Patients that are compliant do better and get faster results. We recommend that you do not eat with the trays. You may indeed drink water, but alas no alcohol while trays are in place. Patients are able to drink with a straw but again no liquid that could warp or stain the trays. If one forgets to wear their trays for a day or two, nothing tragic will happen. Simply place the last tray that was used (may feel tight) in your mouth and wear it twenty-two to twenty-three hours for one week before moving on to the next tray.

Schedule an Appointment with 172 NYC Dental for Invisalign Today

Invisalign is a comprehensive treatment of your entire mouth. We always treat both arches so that teeth, crowns, bridges, and implants all occlude properly. Many times we see improvement in the height and contour of the gingival tissue (gums) as they drape across the teeth. Dark triangles in the upper front teeth literally disappear as the teeth are gently rotated into the proper position. We treat people not only their teeth. Thus the effect of completed Invisalign therapy transcends the beautiful smile that we create. It redefines the entire individual. One of the most rewarding aspects for Dr. Ahn is not only the perfectly aligned, balanced, harmonious, and beautiful smile that he creates; it is seeing how people grow and prosper with their new smile. Confidence is restored and dignity returns. People excel at work and get promotions. Others meet new people, fall in love, and get married. Invisalign with Dr. Ahn at 172 NYC Dental is a stepping stone to a most healthy, happy, and fulfilling life.

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“I’ve been seeing Dr. Ahn for my Invisalign and I’m very happy about the service at 209 NYC Dental and the result. Dr. Ahn is knowledgeable, detailed and patient.” Kana | yelp
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