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

Questions for Parents to Ask About Invisalign for Teens

Invisalign is a safe, gentle, discreet orthodontic treatment. It involves the use of clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth in place of conventional metal braces. Invisalign has a number of advantages over traditional orthodontic procedures. The aligners are more discreet than the metal hardware associated with conventional braces. The patient can remove the aligners to eat and drink, which makes it possible to consume foods and beverages as normal. Wearers should also remove the Invisalign aligners to brush and floss their teeth. This makes it easier to maintain good dental hygiene during the treatment. If your dentist has recommended Invisalign in New York for your teenage child, there are a few questions you should ask.

Ask your dentist to explain exactly how Invisalign works to reposition your child’s teeth. Ask how long the procedure will take, in total, as well as how many dental visits it will involve. Enquire about the costs of the treatment and make sure you find out about any possible payment options. Encourage the dentist to describe the ways in which wearing Invisalign may affect your child’s speech and eating. If your teen still has some of their baby teeth, ask your dental practitioner how this will impact the process. Make sure you also find out how to check that your teen is using the aligners correctly and what to do in the case of a broken or damaged aligner. Finally, ask about retainers. Will your teen need to wear one? If so, what type of retainer does your dentist recommend?

Dr. Charles Marks is a dental practitioner with experience fitting teens with Invisalign aligners. He can guide you through every step of the process. Call us at (212) 279-1232 to make an appointment. We can help you understand exactly how Invisalign can improve your teen’s dental health. Let us help your teen achieve a straighter, healthier, more attractive smile.

Categories: Invisalign

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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