Cosmetic & General Dentistry of New City

Dentists located in New City, NY

If you’ve put off straightening your smile because you don’t want to go through the hassle of wearing uncomfortable metal braces, then Invisalign® might be for you. Joel Scheir, DDS, and Danielle Scheir, DMD, have helped many patients straighten their teeth and improve their bite with Invisalign’s state-of-the-art technology. Get started on your treatment today and schedule a visit to Cosmetic & General Dentistry of New City in New City, New York, by calling the office or booking online today.

Invisalign® Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses a series of custom-designed aligners to straighten your teeth and properly align your jaw. Your aligners are clear, comfortable, and removable, which makes the process of aligning your smile much more convenient than it is with traditional metal braces.

Invisalign has quickly become a popular orthodontic treatment –– over 8 million people worldwide have used it to improve their smile.

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is well-suited to treat a number of orthodontic conditions, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

You can also use Invisalign for cosmetic purposes, like generally straightening your teeth.

Invisalign is an excellent treatment for adults, who enjoy the discretion their clear aligners provide them, but it’s also an effective treatment for teens who are looking to straighten their teeth with a convenient alternative to traditional metal braces.

How does Invisalign compare with braces?

As a newer and more advanced technology, Invisalign has quite a few advantages over traditional metal braces, including:


Your aligners are made from BPA-free plastic that’s smooth and flexible, and they’re designed from an impression of your smile. This means they sit snugly on your teeth, rest comfortably in your mouth, and don’t tear up the inside of your cheeks as braces do.


Because Invisalign’s aligners are removable, you can take them out whenever you eat, brush, or floss. This means, unlike braces, you don’t need to change your diet or invest in any sort of special tool to keep your mouth clean during your treatment.


Invisalign’s aligners are clear, so they’re virtually invisible when they’re on your teeth. This means that you can straighten your smile without having to endure the mouthful-of-metal look that’s unavoidable with braces.

How do I start my Invisalign treatment?

Your dentist starts by taking an impression of your mouth and using 3D computer imaging technology to create a virtual model of your smile. They use that virtual model to design your treatment plan, which maps out all of the necessary steps your teeth need to take in order to reach proper alignment in your mouth. A dental lab then turns each of those steps into a set of aligners.

You wear your aligners every day and as often as possible, moving on to the next set in your series as your teeth gradually adjust to their new positioning. When you finish going through your series, you have a stunning new smile that’s healthier and more attractive.