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3 Procedures to Improve Your Smile | NYC Smile Design | Manhattan Cosmetic Dentistry

December 7th, 2018 | 2 min read

By NYC Smile Design

Couple SmilingAre you dissatisfied with the quality of your smile? Our NYC cosmetic dentists can help. Bringing over 20 years of experience in producing remarkable smiles in Manhattan, Dr. Mello and Dr. Tabib welcome an opportunity to meet with you, assess your problem areas, and help you decide on the treatments that are best suited to restore strength, beauty, and function to your smile.


Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment for adults and older teens. Faster and significantly more comfortable than braces, Invisalign aligners are made of a clear plastic that is virtually unnoticeable – allowing them to unobtrusively correct mild to moderate malocclusion over the course of 12 to 18 months.

Outside of a straight, even and attractive smile, benefits offered by Invisalign include:

  • No dietary restrictions
  • No interference with oral hygiene
  • No painful manual adjustments
  • No risk of injury to gums and soft tissue

If you have been told you need braces, Invisalign may be the ideal alternative. Call our Manhattan office at 212-452-3344 to schedule a consultation and learn more.

Dental Implants

If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer the most reliable solution. Because they are inserted directly into the jaw, implants work to prevent structural changes brought about by tooth loss. No other tooth replacement option will address jaw shrinkage, making dental implants the most comprehensive and complete option for missing teeth.

Dental implants enjoy several advantages over dentures and dental bridges. Among these are:

  • No risk of implants coming loose or falling out
  • Full restoration of bite strength
  • Natural-looking restorations
  • Prevention of jaw collapse

It should be noted that some of these benefits, like the permanence of dental implants, is contingent upon you taking care of your teeth. Fortunately, dental implants do not require special care. Simply brush after every meal, floss morning and night, and visit us twice yearly for cleanings and examinations for optimal implant performance.

Teeth Whitening

Perhaps the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment, teeth whitening is also fast and effective. Our New York City cosmetic dentists offer two choices for professional tooth whitening:

  • In office laser teeth whitening
  • Personalized tooth whitening kits for home use

If you come to our office for laser teeth whitening, a take home kit will be included for touch ups.

There are several benefits offered by choosing a cosmetic dentist to whiten your teeth, not the least of which is results. Store-bought kits often produced uneven results, whitening some teeth more than others, sometimes with comically awful results. When a cosmetic dentist oversees the whitening of your smile, this issue is eliminated.

In addition to being more effective, teeth whitening from our Manhattan dentists is safer, more comfortable, and longer-lasting than many over-the-counter alternatives – and professional teeth whitening is not as expensive as you’d think. In fact, when considering the time, effort, and additional treatments it saves, tooth whitening from a cosmetic dentist is oftentimes the least expensive option.

What’s Right for You

These three procedures can improve your smile. So too can many other restorative, general, neuromuscular, and cosmetic dentistry services that we offer. If you are unhappy with your smile or if functional issues are preventing you from feeling comfortable, please call 212-452-3344 to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Mello or Dr. Tabib. Located in Manhattan, our cosmetic dentists welcome patients from all surrounding areas of New York.