Straightening your teeth can improve the health and appearance of your smile, but braces are uncomfortable and draw attention.
There is an alternative to unsightly metal braces. Invisalign can help straighten your smile easily and discreetly.
Astoria Dental Group helps patients in Queens, Long Island, NYC, and beyond achieve great cosmetic results with Invisalign...
Achieve Alignment without Interrupting Your Life
The trays are crafted using SmartTrack, a BPA-free plastic material. Since the aligners are clear, most people will never even notice you are wearing them.
At Astoria Dental Group, we carefully customize your aligners to fit comfortably. In addition, there are no wires or metal brackets to irritate the inside of your mouth during treatment.
The aligners are removable. During treatment, you can brush and floss normally and enjoy all of your favorite foods. Plus, there is no need for painful adjustments, which means fewer visits to our office during treatment.
Let's take a closer look at how this differs from braces...
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Wondering whether it really works?
So what can we treat with clear aligners?
When the lower teeth extend past the upper teeth, it is known as an underbite.
For patients with crossbites, the upper and lower jaws do not meet properly, which can cause painful symptoms.
If your upper teeth extend far beyond your lower teeth, you may have an overbite.
Excessive spacing between teeth can interfere with your health and appearance.
An open bite occurs when the upper and lower teeth do not line up, so a gap remains when the jaw is closed.
When there is insufficient space in the jaw, teeth become crowded and may overlap.
Invisalign can be an effective orthodontic solution for most teens and adults. Whether you have overcrowding, irregular spacing, misalignment - or more complicated issues such as an overbite, crossbite, or underbite - this treatment can help. Call the Astoria Dental Group serving Queens, Long Island, and the greater NYC area today to schedule a consultation at (718) 571-8680.
You may be a good candidate if:
Many teenaged and adult patients choose this option because the clear trays are much more discreet than traditional braces.
To achieve your desired results, you must commit to wearing the aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours each day.
Clear aligners may not work for patients with severe malocclusion, rotated teeth, or large gaps. Our doctors may recommend another orthodontic option for these advanced concerns.
Because orthodontists are closely associated with braces, many people think that alternatives to braces require an orthodontist. In reality, both dentists and orthodontists are able to become trained in Invisalign treatment. At Astoria Dental Group, Dr. Carmen Every-Degel is recognized as a top Invisalign provider, and she has years of experience helping her patients achieve amazing cosmetic results.
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Many patients worry that they're too old to pursue orthodontic treatment...
It's Never Too Late
When many of us think of orthodontic treatment of any kind, we associate it with teenagers. But today, more and more adults are taking advantage of treatments like this that can allow them to achieve their goals without having to wear conspicuous metal braces.
The truth is that there is no upper age limit when it comes to Invisalign treatment. Even if your high school years are decades behind you, there has never been a better time to talk to us about clear orthodontics. Our office welcomes patients from Long Island and throughout the area.
Take a look at how a clear aligner fits...
Highly Precise Treatment Plans with Advanced ClinCheck Software
When you come in for your consultation, our team will take precise impressions. The information gathered in these impressions will then be applied to the ClinCheck software. Using this advanced technology, we can plan a custom treatment down to the smallest tooth movement to ensure every tooth moves in exactly the right way for comfortable and aesthetically pleasing results.
How long does treatment take?
Although each patient will require a different timeline, the majority of treatments will range from 12 to 18 months. Once the treatment is completed, you will be provided with a retainer that can be used to help you maintain your results.
During a consultation, we will fully evaluate your bite and determine if you are a good candidate for this type of treatment. At this time, Dr. Every-Degel can give you an estimated timeline.
During your follow-up appointment, we will take a series of digital scans, which will then be used to create your custom aligners.
The fabrication of the aligners will typically require three to six weeks, at which point you will return to our office for fitting and adjustments.
At this time, your doctor will ensure that the orthodontics are comfortable and fit properly. You will receive instructions on how long to wear the retainers and instructions for proper maintenance techniques.
Once you receive your new aligners, we recommend that you wear them for at least 20 hours per day. As you continue to wear them, your teeth will slowly begin shifting into proper position. Every other week you will start wearing the next set of aligners in the series.
About every six weeks, you will come in for an exam so that we can assess your progress and then make any necessary adjustments.
With technologies like Invisalign available, there's no reason to go through life feeling self-conscious. Don't wait until tomorrow. Start your journey today and achieve your cosmetic goals in under two years. To schedule a consultation with Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel, contact the Astoria Dental Group serving Queens, Long Island, and the greater NYC area by calling (718) 571-8680.
Want to know more about the results?
Depending on the severity of your misalignment, you will likely complete your treatment within 12 to 18 months. Most patients achieve dramatically straighter teeth as a result of this treatment.
In addition to beautiful symmetry, Invisalign can also:
- Make it easier to brush and floss
- Improve the comfort of your bite
- Reduce headaches
- Prevent excessive dental wear
- Raise your self-confidence
See what a difference clear aligners can make...
You play a major role in maintaining your results after Invisalign. Once you complete your treatment, Dr. Every-Degel will recommend you continue wearing your last set of aligners or start wearing a custom retainer to keep your teeth in their proper positions.
Typically, patients only have to wear their retainers overnight. Because you will need to wear a retainer on an ongoing basis, make sure to take your retainers with you when you travel and keep them clean.
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Wondering how much a beautiful smile will cost you?
Invisalign Typically Costs More Than Braces
The cost of an Invisalign treatment plan is generally slightly higher than that of traditional braces. However, adults tend to prefer the Invisalign system due to the clear aligners and the convenience of being able to remove them.
The final cost will also depend on two very important factors...
In some cases, only a few teeth will need to be shifted to achieve an improved smile. Other patients will require a longer treatment to address many teeth. The more complex the treatment, the higher the cost.
Many insurance providers contribute to the cost of orthodontic treatment, including this one. You can count on our team to work with your insurance company to secure the maximum coverage available.
We want every patient of our Queens, NYC, office to experience the benefits of orthodontics, so we offer several financing options...
In addition to cash, checks, and debit cards, our office accepts all major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
You can also work with a third-party lender such as CareCredit, Wells Fargo, LendingClub, Compassionate Finance, and iCare Financial.
Flexible spending accounts (or FSAs) are a great way to cover Invisalign work using your pre-tax dollars.
Patients from Queens, NYC, Long Island, and beyond find that the benefits of orthodontics far outweigh the costs...
Although the cost of Invisalign treatment may seem significant, many have found that the benefits justify the expense. A straighter smile is easier to maintain, which can provide long-term savings when it comes to your dental treatment. Additionally, it's difficult to put a price on the confidence that comes with a straighter smile. Many patients agree that when they can smile, laugh, or just look in the mirror without worrying about their appearance, the feeling is priceless.
Traditional braces are inconvenient, painful, and unsightly. Invisalign aligners offer an alternative. During your course of treatment, you will not need to have our dentists perform the painful adjustments associated with braces — you simply switch aligners every two weeks and come to our office periodically to check on your progress.
Invisalign aligners are invisible and comfortable to wear. You can remove them when brushing, eating, or drinking — they do not complicate oral hygiene or your daily routine. In addition, the clear aligners have no metal to irritate your mouth, making them easy to wear around the clock. You’ll probably forget you’re even wearing them!
Astoria Dental Group
Our doctors are widely recognized for their contributions to the field of dentistry. They are members of various prestigious organizations, including:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- American Dental Association
If you are ready to transform your smile with Astoria Dental Group, request a consultation online or call us at (718) 278-1123.
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