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Invisalign – Staten Island, NY

The Clearest Method for Straightening Smiles

Many people who want straighter teeth often choose to go with traditional braces. However, you don’t have to go with metal brackets and wires to improve your smile. At NU Dental Staten Island, our team can offer Invisalign to correct your pearly whites. With this treatment, you can quickly and discreetly shift your teeth into a more perfectly aligned position. Read along or contact our office directly if you’re interested in Invisalign in Staten Island, and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your treatment options!

Why Choose NU Dental Staten Island for Invisalign?

How Invisalign Works

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Unlike traditional braces which require metal wires and brackets to move your teeth, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to gradually align your pearly whites. You’ll be required to wear your set of trays for a couple of weeks each before moving on to the next ones. Every set is designed to gradually shift your teeth a small portion at a time until they’re in a more perfectly straight position. You also won’t have to visit us for checkups or adjustments as often compared to traditional braces. You might only visit every six weeks so we can ensure your treatment is running smoothly or to pick up your new aligners.

Indications for Invisalign

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Several orthodontic issues can be addressed with Invisalign treatment. These can include:

Crowded Teeth

You may benefit from Invisalign if you feel like you have too many teeth in your mouth. The clear aligners will apply gentle and focused pressure to various sections of your smile throughout the process, eventually bringing your pearly whites into a straighter position. This will decrease your risk of decay and gum disease, as crowded teeth can often make it more difficult to clean them.

Gaps Between Teeth

Having spaces in your smile can make you vulnerable to cavities and gum infection, as particles and bacteria can easily collect between your teeth. With Invisalign, you can gradually push your teeth together into an aligned and healthier position.

Bite Alignment

An uneven bite pattern can put excessive pressure on your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), causing issues like TMJ disorder and teeth grinding/clenching. If you have an overbite, underbite, or crossbite, Invisalign will be able to correct it.

The Benefits of Invisalign

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Here are several advantages you can enjoy with Invisalign:

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

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Several factors can affect how much Invisalign will cost overall, so there isn’t a set price for it. The best way to get an estimate is to schedule a consultation with us. During your appointment, we’ll assess your dental situation, determine if the treatment is a good option for you, and explain the price of your personalized treatment plan. Our team can also review your dental insurance coverage, if you have any, to help you make the most of your benefits. Read on to learn more about the cost of Invisalign in Staten Island.

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Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign

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There will be three main factors that will determine the cost of your Invisalign treatment:

  • The severity of your orthodontic issue: The more pronounced your misalignment issues are, the more expensive it will be to address.
  • The number of aligners you need: As you may suspect, the number of aligners you need during treatment can potentially increase the final price.
  • How well you adhere to the treatment plan: Finally, patient compliance plays a key role in the cost of Invisalign. If you lose or break your aligners frequently, or if you don’t wear them for the recommended amount of time every day, you could end up increasing the length and price of your treatment.

Invisalign VS Smile Direct Club™: Which Costs More?

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Smile Direct Club™ is a popular brand of mail-in aligners. These DIY braces tout all the benefits of Invisalign without needing to set foot in a dentist’s office. Unfortunately, like many things that are too good to be true, there are substantial hidden drawbacks. Without the direct oversight from a highly trained professional, there are a wide variety of ways your treatment can go wrong. In fact, many people have suffered worse orthodontic problems after Smile Direct Club™, and organizations like the American Association of Orthodontists have filed official complaints against the company.

When you invest in a professional Invisalign treatment, you’re also investing in the peace of mind that comes with knowing your smile is in experienced hands. We’ll be with you every step of the way on your journey towards a straighter smile to answer any questions and ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

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Not all dental insurance companies cover orthodontic treatment. Even among those that do, Invisalign isn’t always covered. Our knowledgeable front desk staff would be happy to help you navigate the details of your insurance policy to ensure your benefits are being maximized.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

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Dental insurance coverage for Invisalign in Staten Island isn’t your only option for making your new smile affordable! We also offer:

  • Flexible financing: With one of CareCredit’s low- to no-interest payment plans, you can break up the cost of your Invisalign treatment into smaller, more manageable monthly payments.
  • In-house membership programs: When you sign up for our in-house membership plan for one flat annual fee, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including a 15% discount on all services!
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