Brooklyn City Dental

Cosmetic and General Dentists & Endodontists located in Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods in Brooklyn, NY

If you want straighter teeth without a mouthful of metal bands, brackets, and wires, Invisalign® invisible braces may be the solution. Sofiya Shimonova, AGNP, and Nancy Aft, DDS, offer Invisalign clear plastic aligners at Brooklyn City Dental in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn. To discover your beautiful new smile, call the New York City office or schedule an appointment online for an Invisalign consultation.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a type of invisible braces. The Invisalign system is a convenient and versatile way to straighten teeth without the bothersome hardware of braces. Using clear plastic aligner trays made of a flexible material, Invisalign offers adults and teenagers a discreet option for orthodontic treatment.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign treats the same bite and alignment problems as traditional braces, but in a more comfortable and aesthetically appealing way by using clear aligners.

First, your provider at Brooklyn City Dental takes precise measurements of your mouth with 3D digital impressions. They run that information through specialized computer software to create a virtual treatment plan just for you.

Then, you receive a series of transparent, customized aligner trays. The trays gently and gradually shift your teeth as you wear them for 20-22 hours a day. You move on to a new tray approximately every two weeks.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

With advanced orthodontic technology, invisible aligners offer numerous advantages over traditional metal braces. Benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Improved aesthetics due to clear trays that don’t distract from your smile
  • Minimized risk of damage to your tooth enamel from metal brackets and wires
  • Increased comfort from smooth plastic trays without sharp edges
  • Faster treatment time — typically 9-12 months as opposed to several years

Since the trays are removable, invisible aligners allow you to enjoy the foods you love without interference. That also means you can clean your teeth thoroughly and not have to worry about food getting stuck in your braces.

What should I expect from invisible braces treatment?

The treatment process begins with a thorough dental exam at Brooklyn City Dental, where your provider determines whether you’re a good candidate for invisible braces. They find that Invisalign is appropriate to treat most cases, from basic cosmetic corrections to complex alignment issues.

Before fitting you for aligner trays, your provider makes sure your teeth are healthy and any issues — such as gum disease or tooth decay — are addressed. Then, they take 3D digital impressions and use them to generate an individualized treatment plan.

Once you start using the invisible aligner trays, the team at Brooklyn City Dental monitors your progress with brief visits every six weeks.

To get started on your path to a new, straight smile with Invisalign invisible braces, call Brooklyn City Dental, or book an appointment online today.


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