Questions And Answers About OrthoSnap. Straight Teeth Without Braces.

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OrthoSnap New York – Straight Teeth Without Braces

Orthodontic therapy options available for adults and teenagers that are provided by general dentists and orthodontists are constantly changing. Increasingly, progressive patients and dentists are choosing sequenced removable plastic appliances, such as OrthoSnap orthodontics, instead of traditional metal braces and wires.  Now you can get straight teeth without braces.

OrthoSnap New York is on the forefront of the transition to this sophisticated form of orthodontic care. Every year, more and more patients are seeking wireless and bracket-free teeth straightening at our Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY dental offices. During a question and answer session, you can learn more about our experiences and insights.

What are aligners made of, and what do they look like?

OrthoSnap utilizes clear, FDA-approved materials in the manufacture of its aligners. OrthoSnap aligners don’t change their shape and maintain their effectiveness throughout the two weeks of wear. The virtually invisible aligners which are individually designed for the patient look similar to teeth-whitening trays. A series of OrthoSnap aligners are custom-made. They move your teeth in the correct sequence determined by a doctor to achieve straight teeth.

How do the aligners straighten teeth?

Over the course of treatment, you will be supplied with a series of aligners. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to your teeth position, a process that is mapped out in advance by a doctor, specifically to accommodate your particular case. When the aligners are placed on the teeth, they cause the teeth to gradually shift from their current position. After approximately two weeks, you will begin using the next set of aligners, which will continue the teeth straightening process. OrthoSnap – comfortable way to straight teeth.

How will OrthoSnap effectively move my teeth?

Through the use of patented design and technology, OrthoSnap aligners move your teeth through the targeted application of steady pressure. The main difference is that OrthoSnap not only controls the force, but also the timing of the force application. During each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move. These movements are determined by a doctor who maps out your unique OrthoSnap treatment plan.

What are the primary benefits of OrthoSnap?

OrthoSnap aligners are virtually invisible. No one may even notice that you’re wearing them, making OrthoSnap a seamless fit with your lifestyle. OrthoSnap aligners are also removable. For the best results and a timely outcome, aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day. However, unlike with traditional teeth braces, you have the flexibility to remove your aligners to eat and drink what you want during treatment. OrthoSnap aligners can be taken off and replaced with zero effort. This allows you to brush and floss your teeth in comfort, as you normally would. The aligner will perfectly fit your teeth. There are no metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth or damage tooth enamel, which is a significant advantage over traditional teeth braces. Plus, since your office visits during treatment don’t involve metal or wire adjustments, you’ll likely spend less time in a doctor’s chair. Lastly, OrthoSnap allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straightened teeth will look when your treatment is completed.

How does treatment process go?

The treating doctor will make an assessment and determine your individual needs and treatment timelines. Then, impressions will be taken and sent to the OrthoSnap lab along with pictures and recommendations. Following this, the OrthoSnap lab will create a precise model of your teeth along with a series of aligners and will send it back to the doctor. Aligners will then be replaced consecutively in accordance with your treatment plan. Each aligner will progressively move your teeth to the desired position.

How long will treatment take?

The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by a doctor. However, the average case takes about 12 months for adults. The length of time necessary for a teen patient may vary.

How do I get started with OrthoSnap?

It’s simple. You can receive a preliminary online consultation to see if OrthoSnap is right for you. Next, you may make an appointment with Dr. Feldbein. It is important that you trust your smile to an experienced doctor who uses the latest, best techniques.

Can I go to any dentist to be treated with OrthoSnap?

All dentists interested in treating patients with OrthoSnap must attend and complete specialized training course to become an OrthoSnap provider. In addition, doctors must regularly submit treatment results for review and complete ongoing clinical training classes to earn the designation “Preferred OrthoSnap Provider.”

How often must I wear my aligners?

We find that aligners are most effective when worn 20 to 22 hours per day and removed only for eating, brushing and flossing.

How often must I see my OrthoSnap doctor?

The doctor will schedule regular appointments, usually about once every four to six weeks. The goal of these visits is to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned and to adjust your treatment plan as necessary.

I read about attachments. What are they and why would I need them for my OrthoSnap treatment?

Depending on your specific treatment, some of the movements may require “attachments” to help the aligner grip the teeth. The attachments are small pieces of enamel-colored composite the doctor affixes to your teeth that are then gripped by your aligners. They are unnoticeable and do not create any discomfort.

What are the primary benefits of OrthoSnap?

OrthoSnap aligners are virtually invisible. No one may even notice that you’re wearing them, making OrthoSnap a seamless fit with your lifestyle. So, whether you are at work in the office, partying the night away, or enjoying your favorite sport, your smile can be shown off while OrthoSnap clear aligners do their work. OrthoSnap aligners are removable. Unlike with traditional teeth braces, you have the flexibility to remove your aligners to eat and drink what you want during treatment. You can also remove the aligners to brush and floss as you normally would, for fresh breath and good oral hygiene. There are no metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth, an advantage over traditional teeth braces. Plus, since your office visits during treatment don’t involve metal or wire adjustments, you’ll likely spend less time in a doctor’s chair.

Will OrthoSnap treatment be painful?

While OrthoSnap moves your teeth without the pain and anxiety metal braces can cause, some people experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure. It’s also a sign that OrthoSnap is working, as it moves your teeth to their final destination. This discomfort typically goes away in a couple of days.

How long will treatment take?

The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by a doctor. However, the average case takes about 12 months for adults. The length of time necessary for a teen patient may vary.

Can I just wear the aligners while I sleep?

It isn’t recommended. The aligners should be in place about 20 to 22 hours a day for the treatment to be most effective.

Will wearing OrthoSnap aligners affect my speech?

Similar to other orthodontic treatments, OrthoSnap aligners may temporarily affect the speech of some people, and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as you get used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp caused by the aligners will disappear.

Are there restrictions as to what I can eat while in treatment?

No. Thanks to the removable nature of the aligners, you can eat and drink whatever you want. In fact, you’re required to remove your aligners to eat and drink. So, unlike when undergoing traditional treatment using wires and brackets, there is no need to restrict your consumption of any of your favorite foods and snacks. Also, it is important that you brush your teeth after each meal and prior to reinserting your aligners to maintain fresh breath and proper hygiene.

Will smoking stain the aligners?

We discourage smoking, but OrthoSnap aligners will not become discolored even if you do smoke.

Can I drink alcohol with the aligners in?

Because of the high sugar content in alcohol, a moderate amount would be fine to consume, as long as care is taken to clean the teeth and the aligners soon after so as not to trap sugar between them. The same applies for any sugary beverage.

Can I chew gum while wearing aligners?

No, gum might stick to the aligners. We recommend removing your aligners for all meals and snacks.

Can the aligners slip off while I'm asleep?

It is very unlikely that your aligners would ever fall out, no matter what you were doing at the time: sleeping, talking, laughing, etc. The aligners are designed to fit firmly on the teeth, so this should not be a cause for concern.

Where are OrthoSnap aligners manufactured?

All OrthoSnap aligners and retainers are manufactured in the United States with the main laboratory facility located in Long Island, New York.

How many patients have been treated with OrthoSnap?

OrthoSnap originated in Europe where it has become the most popular teeth straightening procedure. It has become increasingly popular in the United States due to its high rate of success. More than 1 million patients worldwide have been treated with OrthoSnap and the number of OrthoSnap smiles continues to grow each and every day.

What are aligners made of, and what do they look like?

OrthoSnap utilizes clear, transparent FDA approved materials in the manufacture of its aligners. OrthoSnap aligners don’t change their shape and thus their effectiveness while you are wearing them. The virtually invisible aligners uniquely developed for the OrthoSnap treatment, look similar to teeth-whitening trays. A series of OrthoSnap aligners are custom-made for you, to move your teeth in the sequence determined by a doctor. Final result – straight teeth.

Do OrthoSnap aligners contain Bisphenol-A (BPA)?

No. OrthoSnap aligners do not contain Bisphenol-A or phthalate plasticizers. These aligners and retainers are made with medical-grade polycarbonate resins. Tests have been conducted to determine the biocompatibility of these materials, and show that they are biocompatible and pass all applicable regulatory requirements and thresholds for human wear in the mouth.

Has the FDA cleared OrthoSnap?

OrthoSnap aligners are classified as Class II medical devices by the FDA, and OrthoSnap, Inc., received the necessary 510K clearance from the FDA to be able to sell and market the OrthoSnap system.

What is the minimum age of a patient that a doctor can treat with OrthoSnap?

OrthoSnap is appropriate for patients who have shed all of their baby teeth and have at least partially erupted second molars. This includes most teens. Ask our doctor if you qualify to start your treatment now.

What's the best way to clean my aligners?

The best way to clean your aligners is to use the OrthoSnap Cleaning system. As a secondary method, however, your aligners can also be cleaned by brushing them and rinsing them in lukewarm water.

What happens after treatment to prevent my teeth from moving again?

This varies from person to person and depends on the outcome of the treatment. Some patients might need a positioner, or conventional retainer. Other patients might need a clear plastic retainer such as the OrthoSnap Retainer, which is worn at night. Discuss it with our doctors. Every patient is different, and outcomes vary.

I am currently wearing braces. Can I make the switch to OrthoSnap?

We are treating a significant number of patients who had braces and need additional treatment to improve their results. If you want to discontinue using braces and switch to OrthoSnap, it’s possible in the majority of cases. OrthoSnap – today’s best alternative to traditional braces. Consult Dr. Feldbein to determine the best treatment for you.

Since having my braces removed, my teeth have shifted. Can OrthoSnap fix this?

A number of OrthoSnap patients have undergone a previous treatment involving braces at some point in their past, often during their youth. Adults can usually have the shifting that occurs after braces corrected, without having to go through the trauma and social awkwardness of wearing metal braces.

I currently have veneers. Will OrthoSnap aligners work with them?

Yes, the OrthoSnap systen works with veneers. Please consult our doctors about any special orthodontic cases, such as veneers.

I currently have bridgework on several teeth. Will OrthoSnap still work?

Bridgework involves the connection of a tooth to surrounding teeth, but it’s still possible for the aligners to work effectively. The aligners are designed to move each tooth separately, following the exact movements that your orthodontist will map out for you when creating your custom-made aligners.

Is OrthoSnap affordable?

We know cost is a big question for anyone considering orthodontic work. In most cases, OrthoSnap treatment is less expensive than the cost of traditional braces. However, as with other medical treatments, only a doctor can determine the cost, based on your specific needs. Other factors may include your treatment goals, the difficulty of your case, how long you are in treatment, and your orthodontic insurance coverage.

How much does OrthoSnap cost?

While individual treatment plans may vary, OrthoSnap aligners at OrthoSnap New York cost less than traditional braces and many other aligners. Thanks to OrthoSnap New York’s exclusive rights, the price of your treatment will never exceed $5,500 regardless of the severity of your case and the duration of your treatment.

Will my insurance cover OrthoSnap?

Because medical benefits differ significantly from policy to policy, you should review your personal coverage plan. However, in general, if a patient has orthodontic coverage, OrthoSnap should be covered to the same extent as conventional braces.

What payment options are available for OrthoSnap?

We will help you find options to make your treatment affordable. One of the options OrthoSnap New York offers is financing through CareCredit. Specifically designed for health-care expenses, CareCredit is a third-party patient financing program that makes it easier for you to get the treatment or procedures you want and need.

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