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How Long Does Invisalign Take?

How long does Invisalign® take? There are various factors that will determine your exact treatment timeline. For some patients with minor crowding, treatment may just be a few months, while patients with more severe misalignment and crooked teeth may require more than a year for the completion of the treatment. During a consultation at Astoria Dental Group in Queens, Dr. Carmen Every-Degel will fully examine your bite, discuss your goals, and give you an estimate of how long the Invisalign treatment may take.

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The Consultation

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During a consultation, we will fully evaluate your bite and determine if you are a good candidate for this type of treatment. Every bite is different, and therefore, we must customize your plan based on your concerns and what you would like to accomplish.

Although each patient will be given a different timeline, the majority of treatment timelines will range from 12 to 18 months.

With Invisalign, we can treat a wide range of conditions, including crowding, misalignment, overbite, underbite, open bite, and crossbite. At this time, Dr. Every-Degel can give you an estimated timeline, discuss with you exactly how the treatment will work, and then set up the next appointment.

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Fitting and Adjustments

The fabrication of the aligners will typically require anywhere between 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 they are comfortable and fit snugly over your teeth. You will receive further instructions, detailing how long each day the retainers should be worn, cleaning instructions, and proper maintenance.

Six-Week Checkups

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 receive a new set of aligners, which will replace your old ones. We will continue to provide you with a new set of trays throughout the course of the treatment. After about six weeks, we recommend you schedule a follow-up so that we can examine the progress and then make any necessary adjustments.


Results Following 12 to 18 Months

Although each patient will be given a different timeline, the majority of treatments will range from 12 to 18 months. Once the treatment is completed, the doctor may also recommend a retainer, which can be used to help you maintain your straighter smile.

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Schedule an Appointment to Determine Your Timeline

Without a full examination, we can only give you a broad timeline for Invisalign treatment. We recommend that you schedule a consultation to get more details and a better estimate. To get started, please give us a call at (718) 571-8680 or send us a message directly from the website.

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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Veronica Delgado
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!
Ahmed Allam
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.
James Venuti
September 15, 2023
Nice office, very fast and professional, great Doctors and the gentle hygienists are wonderful!
Shelly Valherzrosa
August 12, 2023
I’m in pain but I love how they doing me thank u so much the best dentist thank u
Michael Belasco
June 9, 2023
After much research for a “good” dentist in Manhattan, I found Astoria dental group, been a loyal patient for years their expertise & state of the art approach friendly, competent staff, I would highly recommend.
Jennifer Lee (JAMM)
May 6, 2022
Absolutely the best dentist/dental group I have ever been to. Little to no wait time, they fully explain your issues and possible treatment options, and every single person front and back have been incredibly fortunate. They are organized in the front and the dentists know their stuff. So thankful for her and the practice! I’ve had major work done, great work, no pain.
Frank Navas
March 4, 2022
Have been a long time patient. Dr Degel and staff are top notch and professional! He does AMAZING work the whole experience is very comfortable pain & stress free. They also will work with you on how to pay for services and help you improve your dental health which ultimately improves your overall health and well-being!! Thank Astoria Dental and Dr Degel & Staff!!
Jeff Fralick
March 1, 2022
Dr Degel and his staff did outstanding work for me. Very attentive and friendly. I would recommend Astoria Dental Group to anyone looking for quality dental work. I had my entire top replaced with new implants and I feel like a new person. 5 stars all around!

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