If you are one of the existing Smile Direct Club customers who have been left in limbo following the company’s shutdown of operations, you are not alone. Smile Direct Club – which once promised to revolutionize the oral-care industry with its direct-to-consumer approach to teeth-straightening clear aligners – has recently filed for bankruptcy and ceased all treatments for existing patients who have already paid for services. 

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With few answers and no customer care support available, existing customers are understandably frustrated and uncertain about what comes next. In this post, Midtown Dental Group aims to provide valuable information and guidance to those of you affected by Smile Direct Club, including details about what led to the company’s closure, the implications for existing customers, and possible next steps for finding a solution to complete your treatment.

What Happened To Smile Direct Club?

Smile Direct Club Goes Bankrupt

Smile Direct Club was once an up-and-coming entity in the direct-to-consumer dental appliance  industry, claiming to revolutionize the clear dental aligner industry via telehealth and a direct-to-consumer model that did not require a dental office visit. 

However, multiple factors contributed to its downfall. To begin with, Smile Direct Club faced a barrage of criticism and legal disputes over the quality, effectiveness, and safety of its products. The company’s business model – which eliminated in-person dentist visits – raised serious concerns about patient safety among dental professionals, including us at Midtown Dental Group.  

The final blow came when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, causing a significant decrease in sales. Coupled with mounting legal fees and declining customer trust, Smile Direct Club found their financial stability in a precarious situation which eventually led them to filing for bankruptcy.

How does it work?

Customer’s had two options to submit records of their teeth: They could receive an at-home kit to take an impression of their teeth and submit the molds via mail or they could walk-in to a Smile Direct Club location to have an intraoral scan taken by a sales associate. However, no dentists were present on-site at the locations to perform an examination or to ensure the accuracy of the molds.

Instead, customers were required to attest that they had a recent dental exam and were free of cavities, gum disease, and loose teeth. These claims were based on an honor system, and patients didn’t have to submit any records, photographs, or X-rays to confirm the state of their oral health. The case was then accepted by a telehealth dentist who created a treatment plan.A series of clear aligners were sent to the patient, and the treatment was overseen remotely via an app.

The American Dental Association and other organizations issued warnings about the risks of using Smile Direct Club’s products without proper dental supervision. Despite the risks, many patients found this model appealing due to the low cost of treatment but reported unsatisfactory results and even damage to their teeth and gums.

Implications for Existing Smile Direct Club Customers

The abrupt closure of Smile Direct Club has left its customers in a state of anger and uncertainty. Those midway through their treatment are left with incomplete results and no clear path to completion. With the company’s customer care support non-existent, there is a significant lack of guidance on how to proceed.

Now, customers who have made upfront payments for their treatment are now in a difficult position. With the company filing for bankruptcy, it’s uncertain whether refunds will be possible. The financial loss can be severe for many, especially those seeking to complete their teeth-straightening treatment

Smile Direct Club customer dissatisfied with their lack of customer service upon their shutdown

Even before the bankruptcy, there were health implications to consider. Some Smile Direct Club customers reported discomfort or problems with their aligners. And now without any support from Smile Direct Club, they are left to seek solutions independently. This can lead to additional costs and inconvenience as they scramble to find a dental professional who can help resolve their issues.

It boils down to this; the fallout from Smile Direct Club’s shutdown is not just financial; it’s a significant disruption to their patients’ oral health journey, causing distress and confusion during an already complex process.

Next Steps for Patients Affected By Smile Direct Club

Evaluating Alternative Dental Treatment Options

Though the situation with Smile Direct Club is unfortunate, it’s crucial to remember that there are alternative dental treatment options available. For those left stranded in the midst of their teeth straightening treatment, it’s essential to consult with a dental professional to evaluate the progress and determine the best treatment plan moving forward.

One popular alternative to consider is Invisalign. Like Smile Direct Club’s aligners, Invisalign provides clear aligners to gradually adjust your teeth. However, Invisalign treatment involves regular in-person check-ins with a dental professional to monitor progress and make necessary adjustments, ensuring a safer and more effective treatment.

Traditional braces are another option. Though less discreet than clear aligners, braces have been around for a long time and have reliably straightened teeth for millions of people. 

Invisalign clear aligner therapy at Midtown Dental Group

While it may seem more cost effective to consider other direct-to-consumer clear aligner companies, this may not be the best option for you or your oral health. Though options are available, you run the risk of the same issues popping up including potential bankruptcy, unfinished treatments, products and treatments lacking in quality, and more. Effectiveness and safety of the treatment are important things to consider and should not be disregarded for the sake of saving a few dollars.

Deciphering the Smile Direct Club Refund Process

Navigating the refund process in the wake of Smile Direct Club’s shutdown can be challenging. As the company has filed for bankruptcy, it is unclear whether refunds for undelivered services will be issued. However, it’s crucial not to lose hope or abandon efforts to reclaim your funds.

Start by reaching out to your bank or credit card company. Depending on the payment method used, you may be able to dispute the charges for services not rendered. This procedure varies between financial institutions, so it’s best to contact them directly for information.

If you have insurance, it could be worth contacting your provider. Depending on your policy, some of the costs may be recoverable.

For those who used a payment plan through Smile Direct Club, you may want to consider halting any further payments until the situation is resolved. However, we are unable to give out financial advice on these matters, some affected individuals are filing complaints with the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission.  

Lastly, keep an eye on any communications from Smile Direct Club or a bankruptcy court. There might be instructions on filing a claim as a creditor in the bankruptcy proceedings.

Remember, while the process may seem daunting, it’s important to explore all possible avenues to mitigate the financial impact of this unfortunate situation.

Why Direct-to-Consumer Aligners Aren’t the Best Option For You

Red Flags of Direct-to-Consumer Aligners

The Smile Direct Club situation highlights some red flags associated with direct-to-consumer aligners. One of the most glaring issues is the lack of personalized, in-person dental supervision. Without regular check-ups, potential problems or unexpected teeth movements can go unnoticed, leading to ineffective treatment or even harm to your oral health.

Another concern is the quality of treatment. Direct-to-consumer aligners often use a one-size-fits-all approach. This doesn’t take into account the unique aspects of each person’s oral health. This could result in aligners that don’t fit correctly or a treatment plan that isn’t appropriate for your specific needs.

Furthermore, the customer support from direct-to-consumer aligner companies can be unreliable. As seen with Smile Direct Club, when things go wrong, customers may find themselves with no support or guidance from the company. This situation can be particularly distressing during a complicated process like teeth straightening.

Lastly, the financial aspect can also be a red flag. While these direct-to-consumer aligners might seem cost-effective upfront, the potential for hidden costs, such as those associated with correcting treatment issues, can make them a less economical choice in the long run.

Need for a Reliable Patient-Doctor Relationship

A reliable patient-doctor relationship is a crucial element in any healthcare journey, including teeth straightening treatment. This relationship ensures that your treatment plan is tailored to your specific needs and that any issues are addressed promptly and effectively.

With direct-to-consumer aligners, this patient-doctor relationship is often missing or significantly reduced. Without regular, in-person consultations, it’s difficult to build a relationship of trust and understanding. This lack of personal interaction can result in a less effective treatment plan and potentially even harm your oral health.

A reliable patient-doctor relationship also ensures that you fully understand your treatment process. Your doctor can explain each step, answer your questions, and address your concerns. This understanding can help you feel more confident and comfortable throughout your treatment.

Furthermore, having a local dental professional means you have someone to turn to if issues arise. As seen with the Smile Direct Club situation, having a reliable patient-doctor relationship can provide a safety net that protects you from abrupt disruptions to your treatment.

In conclusion, while the convenience of direct-to-consumer aligners might be appealing, the importance of a reliable patient-doctor relationship should not be overlooked.

Introducing Invisalign® from Midtown Dental Group as a Potential Solution

Understanding Invisalign

Invisalign is a reputable teeth straightening treatment that uses clear aligners, much like Smile Direct Club. However, the Invisalign method incorporates a level of professional oversight and personalized care that sets it apart.

The Invisalign treatment begins with a comprehensive dental exam and consultation. A 3D scan of your teeth is taken to create a precise treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan visualizes the step-by-step transformation of your smile, giving you a clear understanding of the treatment process.

Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly. They are made of a proprietary, FDA-approved plastic that is free of BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten. The aligners are comfortable, virtually invisible, and easy to wear.

Dentist Dr. Daniell Mishaan at Midtown Dental Group demonstrates the commitment to cutting-edge orthodontic care by using advanced iTero scanning technology to create a precise digital impression for a patient's Invisalign treatment.

During your treatment, you’ll have regular check-ins with your Invisalign-trained doctor to monitor your progress. These check-ups ensure that your teeth are moving as planned and allow for any necessary adjustments to your treatment.

In short, the Invisalign method combines the convenience of clear aligners with the safety and effectiveness of professional dental supervision, offering a reliable solution for those affected by Smile Direct Club’s shutdown.

How Midtown Dental Group Can Help

At Midtown Dental Group, we understand the confusion and frustration that Smile Direct Club customers are dealing with. As a team of dedicated dental professionals, we’re here to help guide those affected through this challenging situation and offer reliable solutions for their teeth straightening needs.

As certified Diamond-level Invisalign providers, we can help you transition smoothly from your current situation. We’ll start with a comprehensive dental exam and consultation to evaluate your progress, discuss your goals, and create a personalized treatment plan with Invisalign.

Throughout your treatment, we’ll provide regular check-ups and professional support to ensure your teeth are moving as planned. We’re committed to making your treatment as comfortable and effective as possible.

If you’re worried about the financial aspect, we offer a range of payment options to help make your treatment more affordable. We’re here to work with you in finding a solution that fits your budget while providing you with the high-quality care you deserve.

At Midtown Dental Group, we prioritize patient care and satisfaction above all else. You can trust us to guide you through this process and help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve been working towards.

Schedule your Complimentary Consultation

We want to assure all Smile Direct Club customers that there is a solution for your teeth straightening journey. To help you navigate this situation, we are currently offering a complimentary consultation for all affected individuals.

We invite you to schedule your complimentary consultation today. Let’s work together to ensure your teeth straightening journey continues smoothly, and you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve been working towards. You’ve dealt with enough uncertainty—it’s time to take a positive step forward with a team you can trust.



Invisalign® is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment designed to seamlessly fit into your lifestyle. The process involves clear and removable aligners that are worn for 22 hours each day, only being removed for meals and cleaning. Each new aligner makes incremental changes to your smile until you achieve the perfect result. With Invisalign®, you can achieve a functional and aesthetically pleasing smile without the hassle and discomfort of metal braces.

Advanced Technology for Accurate Treatment

Say goodbye to the traditional and messy dental molds. Our state-of-the-art iTero scanner creates digital models of your mouth in just a few minutes. This advanced technology also allows us to show you an interactive three-dimensional view of your current mouth structure and a preview of your smile post-Invisalign® treatment.

Dentist Dr. Daniell Mishaan at Midtown Dental Group demonstrates the commitment to cutting-edge orthodontic care by using advanced iTero scanning technology to create a precise digital impression for a patient's Invisalign treatment.
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Our Expertise in Invisalign® Treatment

We’re not just providers. We’re Invisalign® Diamond-Level Providers, meaning our team has undergone extensive clear-aligner therapy training and have performed thousands of successful cases. We’ve helped countless satisfied patients attain their dream smiles using Invisalign® technology. Schedule an Invisalign® consultation with us and witness the transformative power of clear-aligner therapy firsthand.

Real Stories: Alex’s Invisalign® Journey

Meet Alex. As a kid, he dealt with the hassle of traditional metal braces in order to straighten his teeth. After several years without using his retainers, his teeth shifted back out of alignment. So when he came to us looking for a solution, we suggested Invisalign®. With Invisalign® clear aligner trays, he regained his straight teeth without the inconvenience of metal braces. His journey is a testament to the efficacy and ease of Invisalign® treatment.


Want to bring in the New Year with a brand-new smile? We are thrilled to announce that we are now offering $500 off Invisalign cases until the end of 2023. Don’t delay your journey towards a straight smile any longer. Start your treatment today and benefit from this offer!

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Did you know you can get a $100 gift card when you refer friends and family via the Invisalign® app? If you’re a patient undergoing treatment, download the Invisalign app wherever you get your apps!
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

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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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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.

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.

Should I Get Invisalign?

Should I Get Invisalign?

Midtown Dental Group offers a range of cosmetic dentistry services that can provide you with straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile. One of the most popular treatments that we offer is Invisalign.

This treatment is similar to braces and can help make your teeth straighter. It uses a set of clear aligners that can be removed and are exchanged with a new set every two weeks.

When you are considering a teeth-straightening solution such as this, you should first be aware of the pros and cons associated with the treatment to determine if it’s right for you.


Is Invisalign Right for You?

When you are trying to identify whether or not Invisalign is right for you, there are a variety of questions that you should ask yourself. For one, what are you looking to fix and two, how severe is the problem?

While this treatment is designed to straighten teeth in the same manner as traditional braces, it is only meant to work with issues that aren’t too extreme. Some of the main teeth issues that can be corrected with this treatment include:

  • Teeth that have large gaps in them
  • Crossbites
  • Overbites
  • Crowded teeth
  • Underbites

Now that we are aware of some of the main dental issues Invisalign helps correct, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of using these clear braces.

If you can follow these guidelines, then this solution may be the perfect fit for you. Our NYC dentist, Dr. Mishaan, will also help you determine if this orthodontic solution is right for you.

Pros of Invisalign

Invisalign is highly popular because of its many benefits. The most notable of these benefits is that the aligners are clear, which makes them practically invisible to your friends and family (a perk especially for adults who need braces!). Additionally, Invisalign is extremely effective at correcting dental problems like crowded teeth and bite misalignments. Using Invisalign treatment alongside Dr. Mishaan will ensure you have a beautiful smile for years to come.

Another benefit of the aligners is that they can be removed for your added convenience. This makes it easy to brush your teeth and eat throughout the day, vs. having to use special brushing techniques that are often a hassle with traditional braces.

You also won’t need to follow the same guidelines as braces about what you can eat and drink. For example, individuals who wear traditional braces will need to avoid eating sticky foods and chips, both of which are known to cause damage to the metal brackets that are used with braces. With Invisalign, you have a lot more flexibility about what you can and cannot eat during the duration of wearing your braces.

The materials used with this treatment are largely comfortable as well. While braces use a hard metal, the aligners used with Invisalign consist of a relatively soft plastic that won’t cause irritation.

This clear alternative to braces has also been known to work slightly faster than braces at straightening teeth. The average treatment time is typically around 12 months.

If you feel as though the Invisalign treatment is right for you or would like to learn more about it, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mishaan to further discuss this treatment and ask any questions that you may have.

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