How Does Invisalign Work?

Closeup of woman smiling as she puts in her Invisalign trays to straighten her teeth in Long Island City, NY

For many years, metal braces were the only option if you wanted straighter teeth. The brackets and wires could be awkward and uncomfortable. Many people felt embarrassed by how their smiles looked during the time they wore braces. Now there’s clear aligner therapy, such as Invisalign®. What is it and what are the benefits over traditional braces? Read on to learn about Invisalign at Queensboro Plaza Dental Care in Long Island City, NY!

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign can correct mild to moderate alignment issues. After your consultation, if Dr. Nguyen decides that Invisalign is the right choice for your smile goals, we’ll take impressions of your teeth. Your aligners will be custom-created to fit securely over your teeth. They will be made of clear, smooth plastic.

You’ll see the best results from wearing the trays for at least 20-22 hours every day. And every two weeks, you’ll switch them out for a new set. Average treatment time is 12-18 months, but you’ll notice your teeth will get straighter with each new set. Cost depends on the severity of your case and how long the straightening will take.

While traditional braces involve bonding brackets and wires to your teeth, you remove Invisalign trays when you eat, drink anything other than water, brush, and floss. This may make mealtimes more enjoyable and oral hygiene less burdensome than with braces. To keep your aligners hygienic, you do need to follow a good cleaning routine.

Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation Today!

You don’t need to settle for a smile you aren’t happy with because you don’t want to wear metal braces. Invisalign is a great option for many people, especially if you want a more subtle way to straighten your teeth. If you have more questions about the Invisalign process, please contact us! We’d be thrilled to set you up with an Invisalign consultation at our Long Island City office.

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Patient Reviews

Karoline PammerKaroline Pammer
20:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are extremely competent, friendly and professional. He is very thorough and explains everything very clearly. Finally I feel like I am in good hands when it comes to dental care.
Matt SmithMatt Smith
21:18 05 Feb 22
Great overall experience getting a dental cleaning. Very friendly staff, beautifully designed office, and a comfortable experience watching calming Netflix nature programming while in the chair. Complimentary beverages are in the waiting room and so is a little play area for kids.It felt to me that this was a patient-focused family practice as opposed to a cold, corporate dental mill trying to churn through as many patients as possible.I’ll definitely be coming back here for all my dental needs and I highly recommend.
Sundup SherpaSundup Sherpa
22:07 02 Feb 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are very welcoming and they provide an excellent experience every time I visit. I’ve only been here twice for annual checkups but would definitely consider and recommend this place to anyone who appreciates good customer experience and a very thoughtful approach to making sure that you feel at home. I have some procedures set up for later in the month and I must actually be the only person in the world actually looking forward to a dentist appointment.
Jayrockem GottemJayrockem Gottem
21:27 09 Nov 21
Great place wonderful staff they will be my go too dentist 100%
shawaf alishawaf ali
22:08 26 Aug 21
Very confident after leaving the office that my teeth are in greatttt hands. Above and beyond patient care. Very informative visits. A sense that they genuinely care about patient concerns. Added helpful guidelines I took home with me to reach dental hygiene goals before my next visits. Highly recommended you leave your old scary dentist ! 😁😁
Queensboro Plaza Dental Care

Queensboro Plaza Dental Care