Invisalign services offered in Midtown, New York, NY

Over 12 million Americans have transformed their smiles with Invisalign® clear aligners. Invisalign provides a safe, effective, and discreet way to achieve a straighter and more symmetrical smile. At his self-titled practice located in Midtown, Manhattan, cosmetic dentist Dr. Dorian Cucereanu, DDS, prescribes Invisalign to teens and adults. To make an appointment for yourself or your child, call the office in New York City, or book online today.

Invisalign® Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that uses removable aligners to improve the position of your teeth and jaw.

Invisalign aligners fit snugly over your teeth. They’re made from a plastic called SmartTrack® that’s free of allergens and metal. That means treatment is safe for pregnant people and those with allergies.

Orthodontics with Invisalign is discreet and effective. What’s more, since the aligners are clear, they blend in with your teeth.

What types of issues can Invisalign correct?

Dr. Cucereanu uses Invisalign to treat a wide range of alignment issues, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowding
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Misaligned jaw
  • Spaces between teeth

You might also be a candidate for Invisalign treatment if you have an abnormal bite, like crossbite, overbite, or underbite.

What does treatment with Invisalign involve?

At the practice of Dr. Cucereanu, Invisalign treatment begins with an oral exam and a series of oral X-rays. During the exam, Dr. Cucereanu assesses the alignment of your teeth and jaw and asks what you like and dislike about your smile.

If you have healthy teeth and gums, Dr. Cucereanu takes impressions of your mouth with an intraoral scanner. Then, he uploads them to a computer-aided design (CAD) program.

Dr. Cucereanu uses the program to develop a custom Invisalign treatment plan that maps the movements of your teeth and jaw. After finalizing the plan, Dr. Cucereanu sends it to a nearby Invisalign lab. Techs at the lab design and manufacture your first pair of Invisalign aligners.

Over the course of treatment, you visit Dr. Cucereanu every 2-3 weeks. At each checkup, you change into a new pair of aligners. Dr. Cucereanu also monitors your progress and makes adjustments to treatment as necessary.

How long does orthodontics with Invisalign take?

Orthodontics with Invisalign typically takes 12-18* months, but it may take longer. To ensure optimal results, Dr. Cucereanu recommends attending each of your checkups and wearing your aligners for between 20 and 22 hours a day, only removing them to brush and floss or eat. 

Do I need to clean my Invisalign aligners?

Yes. It’s vital to keep your Invisalign aligners clean. Dr. Cucereanu recommends rinsing them in cool tap water several times a day and gently brushing them with a soft-bristle toothbrush before going to bed. For more in-depth cleanings, ask Dr. Cucereanu about Invisalign cleaning crystals.

If you want a straighter and more symmetrical smile, request an Invisalign consultation at the practice of Dr. Dorian Cucereanu by calling the office or booking online today.


*Individual results may vary.