Invisalign Specialist

Arkady Pavlov, DDS -  - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Arden Dental Services

Arkady Pavlov, DDS

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Brooklyn, NY

Whether you want a more attractive smile or need to correct functional issues that interfere with your oral health, the Invisalign® system nudges your teeth into more perfect alignment gently and discreetly. Arkady Pavlov, DDS, at Arden Dental Services in South Brooklyn, New York City, recommends traditional Invisalign to ensure that you and your child’s teeth are straight, healthy, and beautiful. To schedule an Invisalign appointment, contact Arden Dental Services by phone or online form today.

Invisalign Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that works without harsh and highly visible wire or plastic brackets and wires. The Invisalign aligner trays are made of soft, cushiony, crystal-clear patented SmartTrack® materials that gently and gradually push and pull your teeth into more perfect alignment. 

The Invisalign trays are custom-shaped to your teeth and gums so that they’re nearly invisible. You switch to a new tray — and a new position — every week or two. You correct your smile in 18 months or less with Invisalign.

Why should I straighten my teeth?

The most obvious reason to straighten your teeth is to create a beautiful, radiant, and confident smile, but that isn’t the only reason you should consider Invisalign or why Dr. Pavlov at Arden Dental Services might recommend it. When your teeth are poorly aligned, it not only affects how well your teeth function, but it also changes the way your jaw works. 

At Arden Dental Services, Dr. Pavlov approaches each patient as an individual and custom-designs all treatments to their needs, including Invisalign. He might recommend Invisalign to correction functional issues such as:

  • Open bite (teeth don’t close completely)
  • Crowded or twisted teeth (can’t properly clean them)
  • Unequal bite (throws jaw out of balance)
  • Jaw pain (including temporomandibular joint disorder, aka TMJ)

In addition, Invisalign corrects alignment problems that affect both the function of your bite and your appearance, such as:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Uneven teeth

If your alignment and functional problems are complex, Dr. Pavlov may recommend SmartForce® attachments. In this case, he attaches SmartForce directly to your teeth to give your aligner trays more leverage in helping your teeth make complex moves.

What is Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign Teen is a division of Invisalign that considers the unique needs and habits of teenagers. Each clear aligner tray features a compliance dot that turns blue when your teen needs to switch to a new tray. 

To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign treatment, schedule an appointment with Arden Dental Services by phone or online today.