NYC is considered the fashion capital of the world.  With that, comes a high expectation of beauty and presentation.  This includes, our hair, makeup, clothing and even our smiles.  Although not all New Yorkers are born with naturally gorgeous smiles, the dentists of Esthetix Dental Spa in Washington Heights are here to change how the Big Apple views those pearly whites!



The dental professionals of Esthetix have years of experience in different disciplines of dentistry, including orthodontics.  They realize that not all adults are willing to wear visible, metal braces.  They also realize that traditional orthodontic equipment may not work for the people of Washington Heights, so they have mastered the art of Invisalign.


Am I A Candidate For Invisible Braces?

There are a variety of cases and deformities which Invisalign can help correct.  Some of the most common cases are patients who suffer from overbites or underbites, gaps between their teeth, overcrowding in the mouth and even a phenomenon called crossbite, where the jaw is misaligned.  These cases are very common, as majority of all adults have some form of misalignments or unstraightening of the teeth.  In some cases, these can even develop later in life, from an illness, injury, or even the wisdom teeth growing in.  All of the mentioned cases can be easily treated with the placement of Invisalign at Esthetix Dental Spa.


How Do I Get Started?

There are a few steps which are involved when pursuing the Invisalign process, all of which are very simple and painless!  First, you must schedule an appointment with the dentist, for a full comprehensive evaluation.  Then, x-rays will be taken, as well as impressions, or molds, of your teeth.  These will be used to create an actual 3D model, so that the dentist can create a plan which fits your mouth.  They will then be able to determine exactly where the Invisalign materials will be placed (and hidden!) and the length of time for your treatment.


What Kind Of Maintenance Is Involved?

Maintenance is fairly simple with this orthodontic system, as all you have to do is attend a very brief dental appointment approximately every two weeks.  At this time, you will be fitted for a new aligner.  With each new set of aligners, you will begin to see and feel the transformation of your teeth straightening!  Once your treatment is complete, you may be given special retainers to wear, which will keep your smile in place for a lifetime!

For more information on Invisalign and all of the dental services offered at Esthetix Dental Spa in Washington Heights, visit us online at or give us a call at (212) 795-9675.  We are right here in the neighborhood ready to deliver your new smile!