Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

Answers to Your Questions About Invisalign

All of the teeth whitening in the world will never make up for teeth that are not properly aligned. If your teeth are crooked or have gaps between them, then Invisalign is a procedure well worth looking into. This alternative to traditional orthodontic braces is both popular and effective. Here are a few common questions and answers to help you learn more. 

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Q.: What exactly is Invisalign?
A.: Invisalign is an innovative system that is designed to corrected misaligned teeth. It consists of a series of clear plastic trays that are custom-created for your individual teeth. Every couple of weeks, you will move to the next set of trays in the series until the final desired result is reached. Your cosmetic dentist will provide you with a few sets of trays at a time, and you’ll get the next few sets at your regular checkups.

Q.: Is Invisalign uncomfortable?
A.: Invisalign is the most comfortable option out of all orthodontic procedures. While there can be some mild discomfort resulting from the teeth shifting, it is usually not as noticeable as the discomfort resulting from braces. In addition, since there are no brackets to rub against the cheeks, lips, or tongue, you won’t have to worry about abrasions on the soft tissues of the mouth.

Q.: What kind of limitations will Invisalign place on me?
A.: There really aren’t many limitations with Invisalign. Because the trays are removable, you can and should take them out when you eat and brush your teeth. Just be sure to place your trays in their special container when they aren’t in your mouth to avoid having them inadvertently thrown away; replacement trays can be expensive in addition to delaying your treatment. You should clean your trays at the same time you brush your teeth, and keep them inserted at all times except when eating or brushing.

Would you like to learn more about Invisalign? Contact Dr. Charles Marks, D.D.S and Associates here at our Manhattan dentist office. Call (212) 279-1232 to schedule an appointment, or visit our website for more information about our services. 

347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday