Top-Quality Invisalign in New York City

Top-Quality Invisalign in New York City

a person putting in their Invisalign aligner trays to straighten their teeth

When you think of teeth-straightening options, the first thing that usually comes to mind is traditional metal braces and those unsightly bands that come in all sorts of colors. But that doesn’t have to be the case with Invisalign! The second thing you most likely think is, “How much is Invisalign?” which can start an avalanche of cost-related stress. Rest assured, we have all the answers – and solutions – to your questions.

Why Straightening Your Teeth Matters

Your smile is important. It’s one of the first things people notice about you and a huge component when it comes to the way you feel. When you’re not happy with the state of your smile, your confidence can take a hit. So, tell me: does this sound like you?

  • Refusing to smile in photos?
  • Hiding your mouth with your hand when you smile or laugh?
  • Researching and obsessing over teeth straightening procedures but never moving forward with a treatment plan?
  • Missing out on life’s big moments due to self-consciousness about the alignment of your teeth?

It’s time to rebuild your confidence and your smile, and we have just the thing!

The Difference Between Invisalign & Traditional Braces

Our patients often ask us what the best option for straightening teeth is. While every patient is different and has unique needs when it comes to orthodontics, Invisalign is a great option that is more aesthetically pleasing due to the fact that no metal wires or brackets are used during the treatment. So, what is this new and exciting treatment plan and how is an Invisalign system different from traditional braces?

The biggest difference is the material. Traditional braces use metal to straighten your teeth over a long period of time. The treatment time can last anywhere from a year and a half to three years. 

On the other hand, Invisalign is a series of plastic aligner trays custom-fit to your mouth. Both convenient and discrete, it can take anywhere from three months to a year and a half. So if you’re concerned or embarrassed about adult braces, look no further. Invisalign is the solution for you!

Midtown Dental Group Offers Invisalign in New York City

At Midtown Dental Group, we’re proud to provide top-quality Invisalign services in NYC. In fact, we’re official Invisalign Platinum Providers which means each of our dentists have completed 300 or more cases. And the results have not only drastically changed smiles for the better but lives too.

But don’t take our word for it. If a photo is worth a thousand words, these Invisalign before and after photos speak volumes!

Before & After Pictures

a person before they got Invisalign treatment and after

A before and after progress photo showing Invisalign's power

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Your bank account doesn’t have to take a hit just so you and your loved ones can get the beautiful smiles of your dreams. The cost of Invisalign treatment is quicker and cheaper than ever thanks to Invisalign. And being Invisalign Platinum Providers, we get the job done quicker and more efficiently than the average provider. 

A lot of patients are wary that this won’t fit into their budget. Not to worry.

We accept select insurance plans, CareCredit, and even offer flexible payment plans. Also, don’t forget about using your flexible spending account FSA and HSA before the year is through. Use it or lose it as they say!

Don’t let money keep you from a smile you can be proud of. Give us a call, and we’ll happily talk you through your payment options. 

Book Your Free Invisalign Consultation With Us

Diving headfirst into any teeth-straightening treatment can seem daunting. That’s why we offer 100% free Invisalign consultations for our patients. We want you to feel confident in what this treatment can do for you.

Book your consultation today. We’ll show you the difference that Midtown Dental Group can make for your smile

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Meet Your Marine Park Dentists

Your dental health is important, and we understand how difficult it can be to find a dentist you can entrust with the care of you and your family’s smiles. At Midtown Dental Group, we have the best dentists in Marine Park who strive to give you and your loved ones the quality of care you deserve. Whether you’re looking for something as simple as a dental cleaning or as intensive as a dental implant, our team is dedicated to making your experience with us as effortless and comfortable as possible every step of the way. When you walk through our doors, we want you to feel at home and at ease because to us, you’re not just another patient. You’re a part of the Midtown Dental Group family, and family matters.


Our Team

Dr. Langer, Dr. Nawlo, and the rest of the Midtown Dental Group team invite you to experience the difference that excellence can make when it comes to your dental health. 

Dr. Langer

Dr. Langer posing in a suit and smiling

Dr. Laurence A. Langer, D.D.S., has practiced dentistry in Marine Park and the Flatbush area since 1986. As one of Brooklyn’s top cosmetic and family dentists, Dr. Langer believes that everyone who walks through the Midtown Dental Group Marine Park doors should leave with a smile. Once you’ve experienced this level of professional care, your search for a family dentist near you in the Marine Park and Flatbush area will be over!




Dr. Nawlo

Dentist Zohar Nawlo in a suit smiling

Dr. Zohar Nawlo, D.D.S., is a born-and-raised Brooklyn native, and he’s proud to serve his community with nothing but the utmost passion and care. Dr. Nawlo’s approach to dentistry and patient care is giving you all the tools so you can feel confident in making the best decisions for you and your oral health. While he may be one of the resident Marine Park experts in dental implants and esthetic dentistry, Dr. Nawlo is also known for his gentle touch.



Preventative Dentistry 

We believe the best approach to dentistry is a preventative one. Our dentists recommend checkups and dental cleanings every six months. Not only do we enjoy seeing your smiling faces twice a year, but it’s also the best way to catch any dental issues that may arise while they’re easier (and less expensive) to manage. During your bi-yearly checkups, our team not only ensures that your teeth are in tip-top shape; they also perform oral cancer screenings which are an important aspect of assessing your oral health.


Other Services We Provide To Our Marine Park Community

We’re far from your average dentist’s office. We want you to feel comfortable and confident with your smile so we’ve built a team that specializes in a wide range of dental services, including:

Restorative Dentistry

  • Dental bridges
  • Porcelain dental crowns
  • Tooth bonding

Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Teeth bleaching and teeth whitening services
  • Porcelain dental veneers
  • Porcelain onlays and fillings

And so much more. To learn more about what we can do for you and your smile, click here or feel free to call one of our team members. We’ll be happy to help!


Finding an Affordable Dentist in Marine Park

Let’s be honest. Cheap Marine Park dentists are just that – cheap. And while cheap may be fast and easy, what it isn’t is high quality or long-lasting which means you’re going to end up spending more money in the long run. Luckily for you, here at Midtown Dental Group Marine Park, our local dentists believe that everyone should have access to affordable dental care. Our motto: your oral health should never have to suffer and neither should your wallet.

That’s why we have several great options so you and the family can finally get the high-quality dental care you need and deserve. In addition to accepting select dental insurance plans, we also accept CareCredit® and offer flexible payment plan options tailored to you and your budget. 


Come and Visit Our Marine Park Location

Don’t put off quality dental care any longer. To schedule your next dentist appointment with Midtown Dental Group Marine Park, call now or book online!

9 Tips & Tricks To Get The Most From Your Invisalign Braces

9 Tips & Tricks To Get The Most From Your Invisalign Braces

Invisalign is a common orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to adjust your teeth into their correct position over time, much like traditional braces. It’s also one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry. If your cosmetic dentist has recommended Invisalign treatment, it’s important to follow instructions carefully to get the most from your treatment. These Invisalign tips can help you improve your treatment success and make the treatment process as easy and comfortable as possible.

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#1. Wear your aligners!

The biggest mistake you can make is simply failing to wear your aligners as often as you should. The goal is to get as close to 22 hours per day as you can. If you leave your aligners out for too long, it can extend the treatment process or hinder results. During the first 2 days, wear your aligner trays as much as possible, removing them only to brush and floss your teeth.


#2. Change your aligners on time

Dr. Mishaan will give you a schedule for when you should change your aligners and in which order they should be changed. Each set is typically worn for two weeks. We recommend not trying to speed up your treatment by switching to the next set of aligners too soon, because this could ultimately delay the overall treatment period.


#3. Combat tenderness as you adjust to the aligners

At our dental office, we always take extra care to ensure that the aligners will sit comfortably in your mouth. Still, some people do experience some discomfort while adjusting to the aligners.

The good news is you can take steps to combat the tenderness and soreness to feel more comfortable during the adjustment process. We recommend trying these Invisalign tips if you experience sore gums:

When you can have your aligners out, suck on an ice cube to numb your gums.
Avoid crunchy, chewy, and crispy foods when you notice soreness of your gums or teeth.
When it’s time to switch to a new aligner, make the switch early in the day. This gives you plenty of time to adjust to the tenderness before you need to sleep.
If you feel a rough edge, discuss it with your dentist so it can be fixed.


#4. Keep the last set of aligners

Don’t toss your old aligners when it’s time for the new set. Always keep the last set on hand just in case you break or lose your aligners. This way, you have a backup set while you wait for the replacement set. Wear the last set of aligners to prevent your teeth from moving back into their previous position. Once your replacement set comes in, restart the 2-week process to avoid too much delay in your progress.


#5. Rinse, brush, and floss regularly

You will need to take your aligners out at least twice a day to brush and floss your teeth and use mouthwash. Remembering good oral hygiene is still required to ensure your mouth stays healthy and clean while wearing Invisalign.


#6. Practice makes perfect

Fun fact: there can sometimes be a learning curve to speaking normally with aligners in place. At first, you may speak with a slight lisp. Keep practicing talking with the aligners in; it shouldn’t take more than a few days until the lisp isn’t noticeable and you’re back to your normal speech.


#7. Attachments can speed up your treatment

Don’t be afraid to opt for attachments or “buttons” to speed up your treatment. These attachments can hold aligners in place, move a tooth, and treat a broader range of orthodontic cases that the plastic aligners could not otherwise treat. The “buttons” are tiny tooth-colored dots of bonding material usually on the middle of your teeth at strategic locations. These attachments work by ensuring there is the right amount of force in the right places to pull your teeth into alignment.


#8. Take care of the aligners

The aligners are easy to clean and take care of with warm water and antibacterial soap. Regular soap and water are usually fine to clean the aligners but you may also use cleaning products specifically for plastic orthodontics. At our office, we always make sure our patients have the correct and most effective cleaning products for their aligners. We recommend never using toothpaste to clean the trays because it can scratch the plastic.


#9. Wear your retainer after treatment

Once you’ve finished using the Invisalign aligners, you will need to use a retainer to help hold your teeth in their new positions. Unfortunately, some patients think their retainer isn’t all that important because their teeth look straight and perfect. If you skip the retainer though, your teeth may drift back out of alignment. So, we always recommend working with your Invisalign specialist to determine how often and for how long you should wear your retainer upon completing treatment.

Considering an alternative to traditional braces to straighten your teeth? To learn more about how aligners can give you a straighter and more beautiful smile contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our dentists.

The Reason Your Teeth Are Yellow (and What to Do About It)

The Reason Your Teeth Are Yellow (and What to Do About It)

It’s no surprise that some people’s smiles are a tad duller than others. People with yellow teeth tend to feel self-conscious about their appearance, which may make them hesitant to smile. But what causes this yellowish tint? Well, several different factors can cause your teeth to turn yellow in color.


Common causes of tooth discoloration include:

Aging: The enamel starts fading as we grow older, exposing more of the dentin and causing yellow teeth.

Diet: Different types of foods and drinks can stain your teeth and cause them to turn yellow including certain fruits and vegetables, wine, tea, coffee, colas and sweets.

Tobacco use: Tobacco can stain your teeth if smoked or chewed on a regular basis.

Poor dental hygiene: In many cases, tooth discoloration results from poor oral hygiene, hence the importance of making sure you floss, brush and rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash daily.

Medications: Certain antibiotics can cause teeth discoloration when administered to children below the age of eight. High-blood pressure medications, antipsychotic drugs and antidepressants can stain your teeth as well.

Genetics: Because of their genes, some people have comparatively brighter or thicker enamel.

Environment: Exposure to excessive fluoride can lead to teeth discoloration.


How to prevent teeth yellowing

Simple lifestyle changes can help prevent teeth discoloration. For instance, cutting back or quitting habits like smoking and drinking coffee can minimize your chances of developing yellow teeth. Using a straw while drinking coffee/teas can also help discoloration. Practicing proper dental hygiene is also helpful.

But if your teeth are turning yellow without an apparent reason or you’ve noticed other symptoms, you should make an appointment with your dentist immediately.


Treatment Options

Just like there are various causes of tooth discoloration, there are several different ways to whiten yellow teeth. Although do-it-yourself approaches are available, they are not recommended. Professional teeth whitening techniques are a lot safer and much more effective. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, the following treatment options can be applied to whiten yellow teeth:


Teeth whitening

Professional tooth whitening can be achieved in two ways. Medical-grade teeth whitening techniques involve a completely safe and supervised chemical process. We can perform an in-office tooth whitening procedure or provide you with a complete take-home whitening system.

Although in-office tooth whitening employs stronger agents than the take-home option, it’s still the preferred technique of the two. This is because it’s more effective in protecting the rest of the mouth from the materials used. Each of the professional-grade dental products used is completely safe and extremely effective. Advanced whitening systems feature customized mouthpiece trays to help ensure the correct amount of whitening agent reaches the teeth and a buffer in the gel that protects the tooth enamel against damage.

Professional grade whitening products are capable of brightening your teeth by 10 shades within an hour, so it’s both effective and convenient. As such, in-office whitening can transform the appearance of your teeth in just one office visit. Although some people find the take-home whitening approach more convenient, it can take more than 2-4 weeks depending on the strength of the agent used.

Keep in mind, continued exposure to the same substances responsible for staining your teeth can cause them to turn yellow again. Fortunately, teeth-whitening effects can last long with proper oral care. The duration will, however, depend on the level of care provided. You must continue practicing proper oral hygiene because teeth whitening products are not designed to clean teeth. Floss at least once a day, brush twice daily and rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash every day.


Dental veneers

Although veneers are usually made of porcelain, plastic options are not uncommon. When installed, these customized shells cover the front part of the teeth, improving the color and shape of your teeth. Dental veneers can help fix chipped, worn, slightly crooked, poorly shaped, improperly spaced and permanently stained teeth. Apart from being an effective solution to a variety of dental problems, veneers last much longer than bonding and provide much better results.

Prior to the insertion of veneers, Dr. Mishann will take an impression of your teeth first. But since porcelain veneers are formulated in the laboratory, you won’t have them inserted during your first visit. On your second appointment, the dentist will buff your teeth before cementing the veneers in place. Once installed, a beam of light will be used to help harden the cement, effectively securing the veneers to your teeth.



Overall, your teeth can start to take on a yellow tinge for a variety of reasons; anything from diet to age can affect your teeth color. Luckily, there are great ways to restore the white color to your teeth and brighten your smile, such as dental veneers or professional tooth whitening services.

If you’re in the NYC area and looking to explore options for restoring your smile, feel free to contact us or schedule an appointment online. As a leading NYC dentist in this field, Dr. Mishaan is qualified to handle any concern related to tooth whitening treatments and solutions. You’ll be in good, professional hands, and your smile is sure to sparkle!

Questions to Ask Your Dental Provider Before Getting Invisalign

Questions to Ask Your Dental Provider Before Getting Invisalign

Invisalign is a dental treatment for those who need braces. Unlike traditional metal braces, however, it uses clear adjusters to gradually straighten teeth into proper alignment. Although once considered to be cosmetic dentistry, it’s now considered in the category of braces and is also covered by many insurance plans. Many insurance providers cover Invisalign for health reasons such as TMJ and cavity prevention. Those who need braces should ask questions about Invisalign before they commit to the procedure.



Are They Truly Invisible?

The adjuster plates are made with a special medical-grade, clear material and they fit snugly over your teeth, so they are virtually invisible; this is one of the major differences between traditional braces and Invisalign. Certainly, they are less visible than metal braces. Their virtually invisible appearance makes them especially popular among adults and business professionals.

Do The Adjuster Plates (aka “Aligners”) Work As Well As Metal Braces?

Yes, and they may work even better because there are fewer limitations than there are with traditional braces. Those who have metal braces cannot eat certain foods and they can’t remove their braces. With this system however, you wear the adjuster plates for a minimum of 20 hours each day but remove them for eating, flossing, and brushing your teeth.

Many people find they are happier with them than they would be with traditional metal braces simply because of the lack of limitations. In addition, treatment time is often shorter than with traditional metal braces.

Are They Comfortable?

Traditional metal braces can cut, chafe, and irritate the inside of your cheeks and your gums. In contrast, the clear adjuster trays of Invisalign are substantially more comfortable than metal braces. The most common issue is a feeling of pressure for a day or so after installing a new adjuster plate but there’s no pain. The pressure is necessary in order to start the teeth on a new regimen of adjustment.

How Long Does The Treatment Program Take?

Usually, we tell our patients to expect to wear their Invisalign aligners for about a year. This varies by patient but that’s the average length of a treatment and is dependent on wearing the plates for the 20 to 22 hours per day that we recommend.

How Often Are The Aligners Changed?

Approximately every two weeks, you’ll need to come to our office for a new set of plates. They’re custom fit to your teeth so you may feel a slight pressure for a day or two as your teeth begin a new round of adjustment toward the ultimate goal.

Do I Need To See My Dentist Besides For New Adjuster Plates?

In addition to your visits to obtain new aligners, you’ll need to see your dentist every four to six weeks to ensure that your treatment plan is proceeding satisfactorily. Adjustments will be made as necessary to ensure that you ultimately receive beautifully straight teeth.

What Happens If I Lose One Of My Aligner Plates?

We know that things happen and sometimes things get misplaced. If you lose one of your aligner plates, be sure to call us immediately. It’s important that you wear the aligners at least 20 hours each day, so we need to get you a replacement as soon as possible.

Will This System Fix All My Teeth Issues?

Although typically used to straighten crooked teeth, it can also help with teeth that have:

  • Cross-bites
  • Large gaps
  • Overbites
  • Overcrowding
  • Underbites


Is This Option More Expensive Than Traditional Braces?

The cost of the clear adapter trays versus traditional metal braces will be unique to the individual and will depend on several factors. Items that will affect the final cost include:

  • The degree of straightening needed
  • Any additional dental or orthodontic treatments needed
  • Your dental insurance plan coverage
  • Your age

Our highly accessible NYC dental offices makes it easy to see one of our dentists at your convenience – and did we mention that we promise that there will be no wait time when you come in? Call our office to schedule a consultation today.

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