Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Invisible Braces for you!

Dr. Vardy is a Certified Invisalign Provider

Consider Invisalign to get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted — without braces. A complimentary consultation with Dr. Vardy can determine if Invisalign is right for you.

- What is it? -

Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. So you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology, and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to treat with Invisalign.

- Why would I want it? -

Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, plus brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments. Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start, so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

- How does it work? -

You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Vardy has prescribed. You'll visit Dr. Vardy about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

How to Find Us

- Address -

Vardy Orthodontics P.C.
130 West 78th Street
New York, NY 10024

- Contacts -

Phone: (917) 720-4838
Fax: (212) 579-6871

Emergency Contact

For emergencies, please call our direct phone number 24/7.

- Orthodontic Office Hours -

Monday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Adult Patient Night

Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Invisalign® Night

One Thursday Per Month: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

* Refreshments will be served.

Business Hours, Emergency Care & Cleanings Only

Wednesday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Your First Visit

At the first visit to the orthodontist, diagnostic records are made to determine the best course of treatment. Complete diagnostic records typically include a medical/dental history, clinical examination; photos of the patient's face and teeth, X-rays, and study models. This information is used to develop a custom treatment plan for each patient. These records are also helpful in tracking the progress of treatment as the teeth move under orthodontic care.

- Consultation -

After the doctor has evaluated your records, your treatment plan is discussed in detail, including the cost for your particular case.

- Regular Appointments -

The appointment for appliance placement (braces, expanders, etc.) usually takes from one to two hours. You will then be seen at regular intervals 4 to 8 weeks apart for an adjustment, which takes 20 to 40 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately as your appointment time is specifically held to treat you and may be of value to someone else.

- Payment & Office Policies -

The cost of treatment depends on the severity of the patient's problem. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options before treatment begins. For your convenience, we accept payment by VISA, MASTERCARD, and AMERICAN EXPRESS.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Invisalign Video

I'm working on getting my Queer Eye video up on this blog... it is on my orthodontic website if you want to check it out. I assure you though, this Manhattan orthodontist will have the video up on this blog soon! Until then, I came across an educational video about Invisalign and thought that this would be something worth showing you. If you're considering Invisalign and live in the New York City area, please visit my Upper West Side office... until then, don't hesitate to post questions to this blog!