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What Is Invisalign?

You have probably heard of Invisalign, since it is such a popular treatment for straightening teeth. But you may be wondering what it is exactly. Put simply, Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that avoids many of the negatives that come with traditional braces.

Invisalign straightens your teeth with clear, strong plastic aligners. Clear aligners are much less noticeable than the wires, brackets, and colors associated with traditional braces. The virtually invisible look of Invisalign is one of the biggest reasons so many patients from Queens, NY, and around the world choose Invisalign to improve their lives.

The advantages of Invisalign don’t stop at aesthetics. While regular braces can break and necessitate rush trips to the orthodontist, Invisalign avoids these types of complications. Invisalign’s removability also makes cleaning your teeth as easy as ever.

Clear Aligners 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.

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What We Can Treat With Clear Aligners


When the lower teeth extend past the upper teeth, it is known as an underbite.

Crowded Teeth

Crowded teeth can be harder to clean, which can result in widespread decay.


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.

Open Bite

An open bite occurs when the upper and lower teeth do not line up, so a gap remains when the jaw is closed.


For patients with crossbites, the upper and lower jaws do not meet properly, which can cause painful symptoms.

Reinvent Your Smile With Invisalign

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Problems like tooth crowding, wide spacing, and bite issues can harm your smile, health, and confidence. If you want to take your teeth to the next level, there is no better time to start than today. Invisalign is an investment in your confidence and your health, and the sooner you start this treatment, the sooner you will be ready and proud to show off your smile.

For over 30 years, Astoria Dental Group has had patients come in with problems and leave with healthy, beautiful teeth. Our work has been featured in leading publications like Vogue, Newsweek, Top Dentists, and Cosmo. Your health and happiness are always our priorities. That is why we continuously work to stay at the cutting edge of dental technology, and why we renovated our office so that we could remain one of the most modern dental practices in Queens, NY, and all of New York City.

If you want a straighter, healthier, and more attractive smile, contact us today. You can request a consultation, call us, or fill out our contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Millions of Patients Have Straightened Their Smiles With Invisalign

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It's Never Too Late

Many Patients Worry That They’re Too Old To Pursue Orthodontic Treatment…

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 Queens office welcomes patients from Long Island and throughout the area.

The Astoria Dental Group Difference

Why Choose Us For Invisalign Treatment?

Advanced Technology

Our team will take precise impressions during your consultation. 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.

preferred Invisalign Provider

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 in Queens, 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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Ready to Try It?

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 request a consultation.

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Invisalign is Worth It

Although the cost of Invisalign treatment may seem significant, patients from Queens, NYC, Long Island, and beyond agree that the benefits of orthodontics far outweigh the costs. 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.

The Cost Factors of Invisalign

The final cost will also depend on two very important factors.

Extent of Treatment

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.

Insurance Coverage

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 Offer Several Payment Options

Every patient of our Queens, NYC, office deserves to experience the benefits of orthodontics. Here are some ways we can work with you to make out-of-pocket expenses affordable:

Flexible Spending Account

Flexible spending accounts (or FSAs) are a great way to cover Invisalign or other treatment plans using your pre-tax dollars.

Credit Cards

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.

You May Be a Good Candidate If:

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You Desire Discretion

Many teenaged and adult patients choose this option because the clear trays are much more discreet than traditional braces

You Are Responsible

To achieve your desired results, you must commit to wearing the aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours each day.

Your Case is Mild

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.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

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Results Typically Take 12 To 18 Months

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.

Most Patients Achieve

A Healthy, Beautiful Smile In Less Than 18 Months

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:

Some Patients Are Eligible For Accelerated Treatment

Invisalign® Express can straighten your smile in as little as three to six months. This treatment is not the right option for everyone, but if you are a good candidate you will receive a radiant smile faster than you could imagine.

Invisalign Express is a great fit for patients who have:

The significantly quicker timeline offered by Invisalign Express is preferred by many patients. However, if you have severe misalignment or spacing concerns then the traditional option may be the best for you. Dr. Carmen Every-Degel can make this assessment for you with a simple consultation at our Queens office.

You Can Have a Straight, Beautiful Smile In A Matter Of Months!

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 request 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 us.

Caring for Your Teeth and Aligners

During your treatment, Invisalign will allow you to have more freedoms than braces; however, you should still follow some simple guidelines to maintain the health of your mouth and to keep your aligners intact.

Follow a Hygiene Routine

Your aligners should be taken out twice a day so you can care for your teeth. Your teeth can be cared for just as you did before treatment: brush twice a day, floss once a day, and use an oral rinse to maintain the health of your mouth.

Remove When Eating

Invisalign should be taken out when eating. Drinking colorful beverages should also be avoided because your aligners can become stained. Water is the only thing that should be consumed when you’re wearing your aligners.

Clean Your Trays

Food particles and bacteria can build up quickly on Invisalign trays, so we recommend cleaning them at the same time you brush your teeth. You can also benefit from rinsing them under lukewarm water every time you take them out to eat or drink.

How to Maintain The Results Of Your Treatment

You play a major role in maintaining your results after Invisalign. Once you complete your treatment, there are some simple things you can do to maintain your straighter smile:

Wear a Retainer

Wearing a custom retainer or your last set of aligners will keep your teeth in their newly aligned position. You may be instructed to wear your retainer for several hours a day or every night indefinitely. Because you will need to wear a retainer on an ongoing basis, make sure to keep it clean and take it with you when you travel.

Visit Your Dentist

During your twice-yearly checkups, our dentists serving Queens, Long Island, and the greater NYC area will examine your teeth and mouth for any changes after your treatment. This will ensure lasting results and help maintain your straightened smile and oral health for years to come.

Stunning Transformations Through Invisalign



Invisalign can improve your smile’s look, health, and function in a matter of months. Contact our Queens, NY, practice today to request your Invisalign consultation.

Invisalign vs.Traditional Braces

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!

Braces May Be Necessary For Certain Patients

We always have our patients’ best interests at heart and will never recommend a treatment we aren’t confident will help you achieve your goals. Though Invisalign is a great orthodontic option for teens and adults who want to discreetly align their teeth, it isn’t always the best solution. If you have severe misalignment, our dentist may recommend you receive braces instead. If you get tired of having braces toward the end of your treatment, our office may be able to switch you to Invisalign.

Meet Our Highly Trained Doctors

Our cosmetic dentists Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel provide world-class dental care in a caring and friendly environment. Residents in Queens, Long Island, and throughout NYC trust them to create beautiful, healthy smiles.

Clifford Degel, DDS

With over 35 years of experience helping patients maintain, restore, and revitalize their smiles, Dr. Clifford Degel is considered a top dentist in Queens. Dr. Degel is known for exquisite cosmetic and restorative dentistry work at his state-of the-art, full service practice, Astoria Dental Group.

Carmen Every-Degel, DDS

Recognized as a top Invisalign® dentist, Dr. Every-Degel provides dramatic transformations with the discreet, convenient system, along with various cosmetic treatments such as smile makeovers and other procedures designed to deliver a brighter, more brilliant smile.

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February 25, 2024
Throughout my life, my dental journey has been difficult, painful, and has caused me a lot of anxiety. I am very happy to have found Astoria Dental Group – everyone has been so kind and have taken the time to explain everything to me thoroughly and make sure I am comfortable. Dr. Degel is absolutely wonderful. I know I’m putting my teeth in the right hands and I will soon have my dream smile!
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December 9, 2023
Astoria’s finest! The team here is exceptional – a warm and welcoming staff coupled with highly professional dentists, a husband-and-wife duo who each dedicate three days a week. Their flexibility in scheduling and acceptance of various insurances make it hassle-free. I’ve been a loyal client for years, personally attended to by Dr. Carmen. She’s not only super nice but also patiently listens, possesses extensive knowledge, and most importantly, operates with utmost integrity – you can trust them without a doubt.
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September 15, 2023
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