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Invisalign Clear Braces2020-08-14T17:41:43+00:00

Invisalign® system provides a potentially ideal alternative to conventional metal braces.

Compared to the traditional wire-and-brackets method of orthodontic treatment, the Invisalign® system offers a multitude of benefits. They are virtually invisible compared to their metal counterparts, but the advantages certainly don’t end there.

At Parshin Dental, we carefully evaluates prospective Invisalign® candidates to ensure that the treatment is well-suited to their particular cases.

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® comprises a series of aligners made of a clear, non-abrasive plastic that are customized to fit comfortably in your mouth. The first aligner in the series represents a slight change in how your teeth are currently aligned, while the final aligner in the series represents the proper alignment of your teeth according to the goals for your orthodontic treatment. Each aligner in between is molded so that it gently guides your teeth closer toward their optimal positions in your mouth.

Before you begin treatment, the Invisalign® you will have the opportunity to view the results you can expect to achieve through the Invisalign® 3D imaging software. The Parshin Dental team will then take impressions of your mouth so that your aligners can be created. However, unlike many Invisalign® providers, the Parshin Dental team will not use putty impressions as a basis for the creation of your Invisalign® aligners. Rather, we will use his in-office CEREC® system, with its advanced CAD/CAM software, to scan your mouth. The resulting digital impression will be more accurate than a putty impression, while being more pleasant and less time-consuming for you. Treatment planning with the CEREC® system will also allow for more predictable and precise movement of your teeth over the course of treatment.

Unlike traditional metal braces, your Invisalign® aligners can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. As long as you wear them as advised for 20 to 22 hours every day, you should achieve the results you desire in roughly the same time that you would braces, but without the conspicuous appearance of metal or discomfort of wire and brackets.

What are the benefits of Invisalign®?

The aesthetic benefits of Invisalign® may well be – no pun intended – clear, but there are other benefits associated with the treatment. Among other benefits, Invisalign® aligners:

  • Allow you to eat whatever you want: Unlike patients who wear traditional braces, there are no dietary restrictions placed on Invisalign® patients. You can remove your aligners to eat whatever you like, including such notoriously off-limits-to-braces-wearers foods as apples and popcorn. You will want to be sure to avoid sugary and acidic foods out of common sense, however, and to brush and floss after each meal; otherwise, you may end up trapping bacteria in your aligners and causing damage to your teeth.
  • Are comfortable: The smooth plastic used in Invisalign® aligners is completely non-abrasive, and the aligners themselves will be meticulously crafted to fit over your teeth. You will experience no pain or discomfort as a result of sores, cuts, or scrapes, quite unlike traditional metal braces.
  • Promote good oral health: You can – and indeed should – remove your aligners to brush, floss, and rinse at least twice a day and after each meal as you normally would. You don’t have to worry about food particles getting stuck in your brackets as you would with metal braces. This can cause demineralization, the formation of permanent white spots on the teeth.
  • Make orthodontic treatment predictable: While treatment with metal braces can present unanticipated challenges mid-treatment, Invisalign® treatment is planned from beginning to end before the first set of aligners are placed in the mouth. It is very rare that treatment ever veers from its planned course as long as patients wear their aligners exactly as recommended.

How long does Invisalign® treatment take?

Invisalign® treatment time will vary from patient to patient. Generally, the treatment timeline with Invisalign® will be much quicker than the treatment timeline with conventional metal braces, given the same orthodontic issue. The average treatment time with Invisalign® is about one year. In some cases, results may even be achieved more rapidly with Invisalign®.

Each set of aligners in the series is worn for approximately two weeks, after which it is exchanged for the next set. Invisalign® check-up appointments at our Staten Island office will be scheduled every six weeks or so. We will use these appointments to confirm that your treatment is proceeding according to plan and address any questions or concerns you might have. This treatment cycle will continue until you have reached your orthodontic goals, at which point you will begin maintenance therapy through the use of a retainer.

Are you a suitable candidate for Invisalign® treatment?

In general, Invisalign® is effective in treating minor to moderate cases of misalignment, crookedness, and overcrowding of the teeth. It can also be used to close small gaps between teeth and treat minor to moderate malocclusion, which is also known as irregular bite, crossbite, or overbite. The Parshin Dental team may consider patients with more severe instances of these orthodontic issues suitable candidates for Invisalign® on a case-by-case basis.

Patients with orthodontic issues caused by jaw misalignment are not likely to be good candidates for Invisalign® treatment. We will recommend alternative treatments to such patients.

If the Parshin Dental team determines that you are a suitable candidate for Invisalign®, then you simply must be willing to wear the aligners from 20 to 22 hours a day and care for the aligners as instructed in order to achieve the healthy, attractive smile you desire.

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Parshin Dental, Dr. Alex Parshin
5.0
Based on 285 reviews
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Eva Zibell
Eva Zibell
16:20 11 Sep 20
I moved to Staten Island recently and was checking out local dentist when I saw that Parshin was very close to where I... live now I looked into them and decided to give them a try. I definitely don’t regret my decision for many reason including that a) I didn’t wait - they were expecting me at my designated appointment time b) the staff was organized, clean, welcoming and professional c) the Dentist was very professional, knowledgeable, respectful and willing to answer all of my questions in a thorough way. I had the best experience I’ve ever had so far at a dentist. I plan on continuing my future dental treatments there.read more
Inna Blyth
Inna Blyth
16:28 09 Sep 20
I’ve been going to Dr. Parshin for years now. He is hands down the best dentist. He is extremely competent,... personable and always makes me feel very comfortable in the chair. The staff is great too - very friendly and helpful. I love the communicative text scheduling updates and flexibility during dental emergencies.I would definitely recommend this practice!read more
Elmija Bojkovic
Elmija Bojkovic
13:37 03 Sep 20
I always dreaded going to the dentist up until I found Dr. Parshin he is calm and explains everything thoroughly, cares... about his patients. The staff is incredible and friendly, especially Annette she is always willing to help and make you comfortable. Highly recommend!!!!!read more
Joseph Sica
Joseph Sica
20:41 02 Sep 20
My experience at Parshin Dental was an amazing one. The staff was extremely friendly, courteous, knowledgeable,... caring, proficient, etc. I’ve been to many dentist offices, and this one is by far the best I’ve encountered. It was a quick, painless, and informative visit. I hope anyone would at least come here at least once, and say they don’t agree.read more
Milana Khlebina
Milana Khlebina
18:20 02 Sep 20
Staff were attentive and fast. Doctor gave candid advice that was very valuable. Highly recommended.
Irving Esponda
Irving Esponda
14:38 26 Aug 20
Doctor Parshin makes you feel very comfortable Shares every detail On the procedure that he doing . great staff very... welcoming. And this is coming from a guy that had a bad experience with a different denial office. say it again a different dental office. there awesomeread more
shandra c
shandra c
14:10 26 Aug 20
Always a great visit with Dr Parshin and his team. Clean, professional and always so nice.
Ruslan Zhukov
Ruslan Zhukov
16:03 17 Aug 20
I’ve known Dr. Parshin for many years and I don’t trust any other dentist than him and his awesome team at Parshin... Dental. I would give them 10 stars if that was possible, they are professional, courteous and are always willing to accommodate me. Simply the best!!!read more
Kayla Lopez
Kayla Lopez
20:38 10 Aug 20
Staff is always so friendly! It is always a wonderful experience visiting the dentist. I definitely recommend Parshin... Dental.read more
Regina Lang
Regina Lang
20:47 05 Aug 20
Today was my first time at this office. Very satisfied. The doctors and the staff are genuinely friendly and attentive.... I got fair opinion on my dental situation, without pushing for any unnecessary procedures (as it was everywhere else). So highly recommended.read more
Enrique Chong
Enrique Chong
16:22 29 Jul 20
Outstanding. Dr. Parshin walks you through the entire process and explains the timelines and expectations. His staff is... fantastic. The office has all the equipment, so everything was done in one visit.read more
gertrudes mana-ay
gertrudes mana-ay
19:38 15 Jul 20
Dr. Parshin & Dr. Cipriano are probably the nicest dentist you'll ever meet, gentle hands, talks you through the whole... process, always making you feel comfortable. The staff also are the nicest people, they are all very supportive and kind.read more
Dennis Aimetti
Dennis Aimetti
18:09 09 Jul 20
I always have a great experience with Dr. Parshin and his wonderful staff! They are always accommodating, pleasant and... on time. Dr Parshin has an excellent bedside manner and is extremely proficient at his craft. I wouldn’t trust anyone else for all of my dentistry needs. I highly recommend anyone to become a patient of his if they are not already. Besides he is the only dentist on the island that can provide you with a crowne and more in the same sitting without the interim wait time due to the advanced equipment he has in his office.read more
nick Longo
nick Longo
14:13 09 Jul 20
Dr Parshin and his incredible staff make you feel comfortable the second you walk in the door. His knowledge ,... professional staff and his state of the art equipment make the office second to none. Great to see everyone back with all this craziness !! Thanks for all you do.read more
Carol Lopez
Carol Lopez
18:29 17 Jun 20
Dr. Parshin and his staff are the best!! I never liked going to the dentist but now I don't mind at all. They are all... so professional and welcoming. I am very relaxed when I go to Dr. Parshin's office. I highly recommend themread more
Jennifer DeSantis
Jennifer DeSantis
00:49 02 Jun 20
My crown fell out and I didn’t know where to go. I had it done after an accident 15 years ago and my dentist had... recently passed away. I was so glad I found Dr Parshin. The entire staff was amazing. They made me feel comfortable not embarrassed. Dr Parahin constantly asked how I was feeling. An hour and a half I was completely fixed. I am so grateful!read more
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Regina L.
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Today was my first time at this office. Very satisfied. The doctors and the staff are genuinely friendly and attentive. I got fair opinion on my dental...
Andre S.
Andre S.
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Found Alex by chance when I was looking for a dentist that uses the Cerec CAD/CAM milling machine. This was close to 4 years ago. Being into Engineering, I...
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Outstanding! Dr. Parshin walked us through the entire smile makeover process. He diagnosed the problem using 3D software, and gave us a solution.He walked...
Melanie N.
Melanie N.
2019-05-29 17:03:28
Dr. Parshin and his staff are truely fantastic. I am typically a very nervous person/ patient, especially when it comes to my teeth. From the moment I set...
Sal C.
Sal C.
2019-04-12 14:39:35
Dr. Parshin and his staff are excellent, friendly and very professional. Considering I cracked my tooth he was able to squeeze me in the next day, no...
Raquel M.
Raquel M.
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