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Invisalign

Metal braces can be bulky and uncomfortable, but crooked, overcrowded teeth need to be corrected to prevent oral health issues.

Drs. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Lisa Reed provide Invisalign®, a discreet orthodontic alternative to braces that uses clear, removable trays.

Why should you undergo Invisalign at our practice in Brooklyn Heights, NY?

Invisalign Before and After Photos

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This is just one example of the results we can achieve for our patients in Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, and other neighborhoods in Brooklyn, NY. As you can see, the treatment can thoroughly enhance your smile and your overall appearance, making your self-confidence soar. As you progress through each set of aligners, you will notice your teeth coming into alignment, an exciting process to see!

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Cassandra R.

2019

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I have been coming to Brooklyn Heights Dental for 3 years now and It’s always been a 5 Star experience. Dr Stanislaus, is the kindest most patient dentist I’ve ever encountered. I’ve had cavities and many cleanings that have all gone smoothly and painfree. Currently I’ll be starting the journey into Invisalign thanks to Dr. Stanislaus and I’m so excited!!! Not to mention, the staff is so warm, caring, and considerate, especially when it comes to attending to all my scheduling needs! There’s is not a better dentist office out there!!!

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Ndeye Peinda

2021

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Honestly- there are not enough words to detail how GREAT Brooklyn Heights Dental, Dr. Stanley and his staff are. From my very first visit- I was comfortable, tended to, and had every single question answered. I just finished my first of 2 procedures and everything is healing great. If you are looking through reviews to find the best place to go - LOOK NO FURTHER. This is the place you want to be.

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Schedule a Consultation

To ask a question about how much Invisalign will cost, how many aligners will be needed, and how long treatment will take, contact our practice to request a consultation. Our dentists will need to examine your mouth to determine the answers to these questions. Patients from Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, and surrounding areas can also reach our practice by phone:

Are You a Candidate?

Candidates for Invisalign should have good oral health and be looking to address cosmetic and oral health concerns, such as:

  • Gaps
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Open Bite
  • Overcrowded/Overlapping Teeth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder

Additionally, patients should have realistic expectations of their results. Some dramatic enhancements, such as lengthening the appearance of short or worn teeth, might only be possible with porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or dental crowns.

Health Benefits of a Straighter Smile

Reduced Risk of Cavities

Tooth misalignment can make it difficult to maintain your oral health. Even if you follow a disciplined oral health care program that includes regular brushing and flossing, overlapping and crowding teeth can trap food and bacteria. This leads to plaque buildup, tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.

Improve Jaw Alignment

Misaligned teeth can also cause improper jaw placement, which can lead to clenching, teeth grinding, poor nutrition, TMJ disorder, and pain in your neck and shoulders.

Maintain Overall Health

Research has shown that the health of your smile can affect your overall physical health. When tooth decay and gum disease are left unchecked, it not only leads to tooth loss and costly restorative procedures, it can also lead to an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. A straighter smile equals a healthier body.

Contact Our Practice

Our practice in Brooklyn Heights is adjacent to Fort Greene, and we are conveniently located for patients throughout Brooklyn, NY. Contact us online to ask a question or request a consultation. You can also reach us by phone at:

How Does Invisalign Work?

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The Treatment Timeline

Your Invisalign orthodontic treatment will be designed based on your unique needs but patients can generally expect several steps:

Invisalign treatment usually takes between six and 18 months.
 
Invisalign treatment usually takes between six and 18 months.
 

Dental Evaluation

We will evaluate your current dental alignment to determine if aligners are the best treatment for your needs.

Impressions

Dr. Stanislaus or Dr. Reid will use computer imaging and bite impressions of your mouth so the Invisalign aligners can be made to meet your specific needs.

Aligner Fabrication

The technicians at the specialized lab will design and fabricate comfortably fitting aligner trays. They will make a full series of trays, each one with a slightly different shape to exert mild pressure on your dental arches.

Starting Treatment

When your aligners are ready, you will return to our office to pick up your aligners and try on the first set. The aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours a day. You will switch to a new tray approximately every two weeks.

Progressing Through Treatment

When used one after the other, the orthodontic aligners will continue applying the necessary pressure to straighten the teeth. Your progress will be continuously monitored by Dr. Stanislaus or Dr. Reid to ensure you receive the most beneficial effects and optimal results.

Completing Treatment

After you have worn your final set of aligners for the recommended amount of time, your treatment is complete. At this point, you may wish to make further enhancements to your smile with treatments like teeth whitening or the placement of porcelain veneers.

Maintaining Your Results

In order to maintain your results, you will need to wear a retainer at night. Your last set of aligners may be used, or we can have a retainer made for you.

Read Our 5-Star Reviews "I Had a Very Pleasant Visit"

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Hannah Yu

2021

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It was my first time at this dental office and my experience was exceptional from start to finish. The office staff was pleasant and the hygienist and Dr. Reid were expert and gentle in their care. Every question was answered and concerns were addressed thoroughly. I had a very pleasant visit and would highly recommend this office!

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2021

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The Staff was very attentive, understanding, professional and took their time. I didn’t feel like a number I felt like an actual person that knew them for years. I felt very comfortable getting my dental implant. The Dentist and dental assistant can see I was nervous and kept asking me if I was ok and telling me I’m doing doing great. I was a big baby in that chair and wasn’t judge. I had a great experience.

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See How Invisalign Works

Invisalign orthodontic treatment uses a series of custom clear aligners to bring your teeth into proper alignment. Invisalign is ideal for adults who want to straighten their teeth without wearing traditional metal braces.

Invisalign Alternatives

Despite its many benefits, Invisalign is not right for everyone. Most notably, this orthodontic option may not be appropriate for certain types of bite issues and severe malocclusion. During a consultation, we will make your treatment goals our number one priority.

If your doctor does not feel that Invisalign trays can provide the absolute best results, we will discuss your alternative options. The braces that orthodontists use today are more comfortable than in the past and often feature more discreet materials, such as tooth-colored brackets and clear wires. If you decide on standard braces, we can refer you to a trusted orthodontist in the Brooklyn area.

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Braces vs. Invisalign

Both traditional braces and Invisalign operate using the same principles. Both treatments employ constant and gentle pressure to realign teeth, improving both your oral health and your appearance.

Braces

Traditional braces are made up of metal brackets connected by a ligature wire. Small rubber bands, or O-rings, hold the wire in place. If you choose this method, your orthodontist will attach the brackets to your teeth and routinely tighten the wire. Over time, the gradually increasing force will cause your teeth to shift. Overall, treatment usually takes anywhere from 18 to 36 months.

Invisalign

Invisalign trays are made of a smooth, clear, BPA-free plastic material. They are comfortable and virtually invisible, providing teen and adult patients with a more discreet way to realign their smile. Every week or two, you switch to a new set of trays, slowly moving your teeth into alignment. Depending on the severity of your case, treatment can be completed in about six to 18 months.

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Amber Price

2021

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Great service and location! I'll be back for my next cleaning.

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Jonny Frank

2021

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Very professional, courtesy and friendly. Most gentle dentists I've ever worked with.

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Dr. Stanislaus of Brooklyn Heights Dental®

Brooklyn Heights Dental®

The team at Brooklyn Heights Dental® has been committed to caring for our community's smiles since 1956. Dr. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Dr. Lisa Reid are affiliated with several renowned institutions and organizations, including:

  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • The International College of Dentists
  • The Misch International Implant Institute

To set up an appointment or learn more about our services, give us a call at (718) 857-6639 or contact us online.

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"I've been very happy with my experiences at Dr. Stanislaus's office, and highly recommend him to anyone in the New York City area. He and his staff go above and beyond to do the best job possible." -R.B. (Patient)

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