Invisalign: A Breakthrough in Orthodontic Treatment

Invisalign: A Breakthrough in Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment has come a long way in recent years. Those silver, metal braces are being replaced with one of the most modern methods for straightening teeth. Invisalign is quickly becoming the go-to option for kids as an alternative to traditional braces or as later-in-life treatment for adults who still need to fix an orthodontic problem. And the experts at our office have extensive knowledge and experience with this high-tech form of treatment as thousands of patients have had their orthodontic problems successfully treated.clear braces- invisalign

Why Use Braces?

Let’s face it; you do not want to leave any dental or orthodontic problems at the hands of someone who is not experienced. We are proud to call ourselves one of the top Invisalign providers in the world. In fact we are on the top 1 percent of all Invisalign providers in the nation ranked by experience. Do not believe us? Just visit the official Invisalign website at www.invisalign.com and type your zip code to find the doctor and you will see for yourself who is number one. We treat both teenagers and adults with the understanding that many people find traditional braces cumbersome, uncomfortable and unsightly. This is one of the reasons we focus a lot on using Invisalign as our standard method of treatment. We have thousands of satisfied clients and there is a good chance that many are your neighbors. We could provide you with countless reference of satisfied patient when you ask. Every single one of our dentists are also orthodontic specialists who specialize in bite correction and teeth alignment—two of the biggest problems that Invisalign treats.

Aside from our expert care and vast experience, we treat each patient as an individual. There is no one-size-fits-all with us. Every case is dealt with individually. Your course of treatment is not going to be the same as every other patient we have. We take your orthodontic issues seriously and go about treating it the most effective and efficient way possible.
Finally, we know that cost is important to you. This is why we accept all insurance carriers. We will even file claims with your insurance company to ensure that your Invisalign orthodontic treatment gets covered. This means less worry about how you are going to pay for the treatment and more focus on the treatment itself. And if for any reason, your insurer fails or denies coverage, we will gladly work with you in creating a monthly payment plan that is within your budget. We do not want anyone to not get the orthodontic treatment they need just because of budgetary constraints. So why choose anyone else? Come in for a complimentary consultation to find out more about the cost and insurance coverage. invisalign treatment

What is the cost?

Invisalign treatment does not cost any more than traditional metal braces. While price depends on the patient’s needs and course of treatment, you can expect to pay between $3500 and $5500. This price will include all appointments, refinements, upper and lower retainers as well and up to two years of post treatment follow ups to make sure that retainers are working fine. At our office, we are more than happy to give you a complimentary consultation. During this time, one of our highly experienced orthodontists will review your case, explain your treatment options and answer any questions you may have.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign differs from traditional braces because it is clear and less obvious looking in your mouth. These custom-made invisible aligners are made out of plastic and are simply placed over your teeth. In fact, a computer is used to generate a unique mold for your teeth and you can even see a three-dimensional view of how your teeth will move over the next few days once you begin treatment.

Invisalign is also comfortable to wear and smooth. Over time, wearing the liner will slowly and gently shift your teeth into their proper place. And as your teeth shift, you will be fitted for a new aligner. This is usually done every ten days to two weeks.braces vs invisalign

The best part about Invisalign is that you can remove it when you eat, drink, brush and floss. You cannot do this with traditional braces which sometimes creates problems, especially for younger kids, where food can build up and create dental issues down the road. Throughout the course of treatment, you will visit your orthodontist once every four to eight weeks to make sure that your progress is where it should be and that everything is okay with your aligners. The average patient will use anywhere between eighteen and thirty aligners during the course of treatment. Once you are done, you will be given a retainer to ensure that your teeth do not move back to where they were prior to treatment. Invisalign is perfect for treating not only crooked teeth, but also protruding teeth, overbites, underbites and serious malocclusions. Gapped teeth and overcrowding can also be treated with Invisalign.

Please contact us for your complimentary consultation. We are more than happy to discuss how Invisalign can help you fix your orthodontic problems and put a smile back on your face that you can wear proudly and with confidence.

Improving Your Driving Record | Traffic Violation

Improving Your Driving Record | Traffic Violation

Most states have ways to penalize drivers who have several traffic violations on their records. From parking to speeding tickets, each subsequent offense could mean that you are one step closer to having your license suspended.

In Texas, these violations add up as part of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) driver violation point system. Once a certain number of points is reached within a specific time period, drivers will be assessed additional monetary penalties and could have their licenses suspended or revoked.traffic violations attorney

When you are convicted of a traffic violation, points are added to your total (based on the date the offense occurred, not the conviction date). Once you reach six points or more within 18 months (from convictions after November 24, the DMV will send you a Driver Responsibility Assessment (DRA), which means that you have to pay an annual fee for three years. Accruing 11 points within 18 months results in suspension of your driver’s license.

Points add up quickly. For example, a speeding conviction for 12 mph over the speed limit carries 4 points and a conviction for rolling through a stop sign is 3 points. In two simple convictions, you could have enough points to receive a DRA.

How Do I Know How Many Points I Have on My Driving Record?

Thanks to the technology and information age, it is very easy to find out what appears on your driving record. A driver abstract – which has a driver’s basic personal information, license restrictions and endorsements, and any traffic violations, accidents, suspensions or revocations – can be requested from the DMV. By completing an online order form on the DMV’s website (see www.nydmv.state.ny.us/drivreabstract/default.html) and paying a $10 fee, you will receive a copy of your driver abstract in the mail within two weeks.

This abstract will show you exactly how many points you have under the driver violation point system.

How Can I Reduce the Number of Points on My Driving Record?
The easiest way to reduce points on your driving record is, of course, to simply not be convicted of any traffic-related violations, but that is unrealistic for most drivers as mistakes happen. But the good news is that for many drivers, the DMV has a point and insurance reduction program (PIRP) to help drivers who are convicted of speeding or other moving violations keep their point totals down.

Under the PIRP, you can take a DMV-approved driving safety course. Attending a six-hour safety and education course can result in up to four points being deducted from your driving record and can reduce your insurance premiums by 10 percent or more. For many drivers, the cost of the course and time investment in attending is well worth the ability to keep their license and/or prevent additional fees being assessed through a DRA.traffic ticket lawyers

To find a DMV-approved course, visit the DMV’s website at www.nydmv.state.us.

It is important to note that completion of a PIRP-approved course will not affect:

Licenses that are already revoked or suspended
Violation hearings that have already been scheduled
Licenses that are automatically suspended because of a DWI or DWAI conviction
License suspensions due to receiving three speeding violations in 18 months
Completing a DMV-approved course to reduce driver’s license points can be done only once every 18 months.

Because the PIRP does not apply to any violation hearings that have already been scheduled, if you are facing a conviction that would affect the status of your license, the best method of protecting your driving privileges is to hire a traffic ticket defense attorney who can help you fight the conviction and keep the points off your record. More on this website