Invisalign is a game-changer when it comes to orthodontics. Instead of using brackets and wires to push and pull teeth into alignment, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners that exert gentle pressure on the teeth to shift them into place. The result is orthodontic treatment that’s more comfortable, convenient, and discreet. It’s easy to see why Invisalign is such a popular option with our patients.
As an Invisalign provider on Staten Island, we get a lot of questions about this treatment. Below, we answer some of the most common concerns patients have before starting Invisalign.
How much does Invisalign cost on Staten Island?
The cost of Invisalign on Staten Island is typically between $2,000 and $8,000, depending on the amount of orthodontic correction needed. If your teeth need more correction, you’ll need more aligners, which increases your costs; if your teeth have only minor misalignment issues, you can expect your costs to be at the lower end of this range.
It should be noted that most of the cost of Invisalign treatment is set by Invisalign itself, so there’s very little variation in price throughout the state and country.
Is Invisalign worth getting?
Our patients are overwhelmingly thrilled with the Invisalign experience—not just the results, but also the ease of the treatment process. By straightening your teeth, you’ll achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted and you’ll also be improving your long-term dental health. Invisalign can even change the shape of your face, giving you a more symmetrical appearance.
Is Invisalign cheaper than braces?
Invisalign is cheaper than clear braces and lingual braces, two other options that are popular with patients who are looking for a discreet orthodontic treatment. Generally speaking, Invisalign is more expensive than metal braces, but this isn’t always the case—it depends on your orthodontic needs. The good news is that if your dental insurance covers the cost of orthodontia, it likely covers part of the cost of Invisalign treatment.
Which is better, braces or Invisalign?
There are some orthodontic cases where traditional braces are a better option, but for most patients, braces and Invisalign work equally well. Deciding which orthodontic treatment is better comes down to your lifestyle, personal preferences, and budget. Most patients prefer Invisalign because aligners are more comfortable, convenient, and discreet than braces. At Dynamic Dental P.L.L.C. we will design a custom treatment plan for your specific orthodontic needs.
How painful is Invisalign?
Invisalign isn’t painful, but it can be uncomfortable at times. Patients usually experience the most discomfort in the days after starting their treatment. Over-the-counter pain medications can help alleviate any soreness as your teeth get used to the feeling of wearing aligners.
Can I leave my Invisalign out for a day?
One of the many benefits of Invisalign is that you can remove your aligners for special occasions. That said, this isn’t something you should do on a regular basis—if you take your aligners out often and leave them out for extended periods, you’ll end up lengthening your treatment time.