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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.

Reviews

Michelle Medina
Michelle Medina
18:19 26 Oct 22
I came here to do a crown and it was done in one day! They have a 3D printer and all new advanced technology. I was so... happy with my visit I sent my sister over the following day! I would recommend my whole family and everyone I know to this office. Dr Parshin is the best!read more
Oliver Zhang (braniac1)
Oliver Zhang (braniac1)
21:33 12 Oct 22
Great experience with the staff and Dr. Parshin! Very welcoming from the moment you enter the door, teeth cleaning was... very efficient and thorough. Dr. Parshin was very kind engaging, and helpful. Would recommend anyone to visit Dr. Parshin!read more
J K
J K
17:58 04 Oct 22
Dr. Parshin is the unicorn of dentists! Had a root canal done and was very comfortable and pain free throughout whole... procedure. Dr Parshin takes his time to explain everything and answers all questions. Never felt rushed. Unlike any other dentist I’ve been to. His staff is wonderful too, so pleasant and professional.read more
Viktoriya Allakhverdov
Viktoriya Allakhverdov
05:43 05 Sep 22
It is a pleasure to visit Dr Parshin and his team. They are very friendly and professional. The Dr did a great job with... my crowns and root canals.He is very patient and spent enough time with me explaining the procedure and what to expect after. I am happy!The office is clean and comfortable. No wait time!!read more
Natasha Lebedeva
Natasha Lebedeva
17:31 26 Jun 22
I had a pleasure visiting Dr. Parshin’s office for cleaning and some fillings. The service was outstanding! No wait, I... was welcomed in right away. The whole process was very smooth, painless, reasonably fast and precise. Dr. Parshin is very attentive, caring and responsible. His staff is pleasant to talk to. I will definitely recommend Dr. Parshin’s services to anyone who is in search for a good dentist. You will leave his office with a better smile on your face!read more
Nosa Odia
Nosa Odia
20:06 01 Apr 22
Office was clean, nicely lit and staff were very engaged and friendly. Lady at front desk (forgot her name) was quick... with my intake and able to get me into a room almost immediately. Alex, the dental hygienist was very thorough with my cleaning and the Dr gave me a great roadmap of where my dental health stood. Overall a very good experience.read more
Robert LaRocca
Robert LaRocca
17:55 24 Mar 22
Great experience ! The staff were accommodating and pleasant .They squeezed me in within a few days of my call. The... assistants ,and the hygienist were gentle and compassionate. And Dr Parshin was the best. Extremely reassuring and knowledgeable. He put me at ease right away. And took his time to explain what was going on and the course of action needed.Looking forward to my next visitread more
NYC DJ Group
NYC DJ Group
22:52 18 Mar 22
Had a horrible experience with a root canal at another specialist. My gum was infected. The other dentist told me I... needed to have the tooth extracted. I was in severe pain for a week.I went to Parshin today. The staff is so nice and professional, I felt comfortable immediately. They explained everything thoroughly. The Dr told me I did not need the extraction, they will save my tooth. They did not ask for any copays or payments up front. All other dental practices want your money right away. The office was clean and pleasant. They even had the March Madness tournament on a flat screen in the exam room. Looks like I found a great new dental practice a few blocks from home!read more
Mariya E
Mariya E
11:46 07 Oct 21
Highly recommended! Definitely by far the best dental experience I’ve ever had. To start, I have never been a fan of... going to the dentist (I am a big chicken) however, doctor Parshin makes you feel incredibly comfortable, explaining the whole process and never makes you feel rushed. The staff is also super friendly and helpful with scheduling and insurance questions. My dental hygienist did an incredible job and had such gentle hands. The office is clean, modern and runs so smoothly that your not sitting in the waiting room for an extended period of time. Overall great experience and I will definitely be a patient for life!read more
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Barbara F.
Barbara F.
2022-05-20 13:24:11
Excellent Dentist and staff. I highly recommend. His staff is very nice and accommodating
Gary B.
Gary B.
2022-05-19 21:21:44
Staff were accommodating; I was able to get an appointment within 24 hours. Was seen by Dr. Abrahamian, who explained my options and the costs of each...
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Crayola Angel G.
2022-03-07 20:34:02
THE BEST DENTAL OFFICE IN STATEN ISLAND Dr. Arin Abrahamian is an AMAZING dentist, he listened to me and made me feel comfortable every step of the way. I...
Leone J.
Leone J.
2022-02-18 12:26:18
Parshin Dental continues to impress me with their professionalis, compassionate sense of caring for their patience coped with their knowledge of their...
Regina L.
Regina L.
2020-08-05 13:49:22
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.
2020-07-29 13:28:02
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...
Enrique C.
Enrique C.
2020-07-29 09:15:29
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.
2019-02-20 16:30:14
Dr. Parshin is a very qualified dentist who explains every step of the procedure. He does not try to trick you in getting additional work done but works...
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