Let's talk teeth! Confession: My teeth have always bothered me. I wouldn't say my teeth are awful, but they can definitely be improved. I sucked my thumb for many years as child and it caused my teeth to move forward and create an open bite. My top and bottom teeth have never touched the way they should. I noticed it a few years ago after smiling in a group photo and I stopped myself from smiling in photos altogether after that. As a beauty girl and someone who is constantly laughing, I knew it was time to fix this.
If you follow me on Twitter, you know a few months ago I started my Invisalign treatment with Lyssova Dental Wellness. I didn’t know if I should get traditional metal braces or Invisalign, so when Lyssova Dental Wellness reached out and asked me if I was wanted to change my smile, I jumped at the chance. The team at Lyssova Dental has been wonderful since I met them a few months ago. Dr. Valentina Lyssova is an excellent dentist who really gets to know her patients before starting any sort of treatment. We talked extensively about what I’d like done and what she’d recommend. The first thing I told her is that I never smile in photos. I felt like I aged out of metal braces and I didn’t know what options I had as an adult. After discussing for a bit, Dr. Lyssova recommended Invisalign.
You may be somewhat familiar with Invisalign, but the treatment process starts with the consultation. The first step is talking with an Invisalign provider about how the treatment works and if you’re a good candidate. Once it’s determined that Invisalign is a good option for you, a customized treatment plan is created. Your doctor will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which Invisalign will use to create a 3-D image of your teeth. From these images your doctor will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth. While every case with Invisalign is unique, treatment typically takes a year for adults.
I have to wear a new aligner ever two weeks and have occasional checkups with Dr. Lyssova. For best results and a timely outcome, it’s recommended to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout the entire treatment. This is definitely something to consider when choosing Invisalign. You have to remove your trays before eating and your teeth should be brushed and flossed before reapplying your trays. I’ll share more about my Invisalign journey in the coming months!
Lyssova Dental Wellness can help you get your started on your Invisalign journey or assist with other dental services, such as Porcelain Crowns, Porcelain Veneers, Bleaching, Dental Implants, and more! The offices are conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. You can find Lyssova Dental Wellness at the Architect and Design Building at East 58th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues, Suite 3200. Appointments can be made by calling (212) 752-7937. Best of luck on your dental journey!
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Complimentary Invisalign treatments were provided by Lyssova Dental Wellness for consideration of this story. All opinions are my own.