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Invisalign Treatment
Are you afraid to show your smile because of crooked teeth? Looking for a discreet alternative to braces for straightening your teeth? Consider Invisalign® clear aligners – a comfortable and simplified orthodontic treatment for various misalignment issues. At Healthy Smiles of Staten Island, we can assist you in achieving straighter teeth, bringing back your confidence to smile.


What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign entails a sequence of clear plastic aligners meticulously crafted to fit your teeth, exerting constant yet gentle pressure to encourage gradual teeth straightening. This orthodontic innovation serves as an excellent alternative to traditional metal brackets and wires, particularly for individuals with minor to moderate alignment concerns. Recognized as one of the best dental office’s for cosmetic smile enhancements in Staten Island, Healthy Smiles of Staten Island is ready to guide you through the transformative advantages of Invisalign treatment.


Is Invisalign Right For You?
While Invisalign proves to be an excellent solution for various orthodontic concerns, it's crucial to recognize that it may not be suitable for everyone. Individual orthodontic needs differ, and factors such as case complexity and commitment to treatment influence candidacy. Invisalign can effectively address a broad spectrum of orthodontic issues, including:

Crowded teeth

Open bite

Under bite

Cross bite

over bite

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gap teeth


Benefits of Invisalign
Having straight teeth isn’t just about looking good and feeling confident —
it’s also important for your oral health.
Virtually Invisible
Invisalign aligners are made out of clear, plastic material that is virtually invisible and hard to spot when worn.

This means that you can straighten your teeth without anyone noticing that you are wearing braces on your teeth.
Easy To Remove For Eating, Brushing And Flossing
Invisalign aligners are removable, which means that you can take them out when you eat, brush and floss your teeth. This allows you to maintain good oral hygiene and to eat the foods you enjoy without any restrictions.
Fewer Dental Visits
With Invisalign, you typically have fewer office visits than traditional braces. This is because your progress is tracked through regular check-ins with your orthodontist, who will provide you with new aligners every few weeks.
Comfortable to Wear
Each aligner you wear is made out of smooth plastic and built to custom fit your teeth. As they are custom fit based off the designs taken from your teeth they fit snugly and comfortably without causing any irritation or discomfort.


Cost of Invisalign Treatment

As each individual's dental care plan is distinct, the cost of Invisalign treatment varies for each patient. Generally, Invisalign is comparable in price to traditional metal braces, and many basic insurance plans provide coverage for this treatment. Contact our Staten Island dental office to determine your insurance coverage and explore how we can tailor a custom treatment plan to accommodate any budget.


How to Care for Your Clear Aligners
Sustaining regular dental care and checkups is the initial and crucial step in maintaining optimal oral health for both your teeth and gums. The following tips offer additional guidance to ensure the functionality and cleanliness of your teeth and aligners:
Clean Your Invisalign Trays During Oral Care
Ensure your Invisalign trays are cleaned each time you brush and floss your teeth utilizing the Invisalign Cleaning System. Avoid using excessively hot or cold water during cleaning, as extreme temperatures may alter the shape of the trays, compromising their effectiveness.
Rinse After Eating
   Prevent anything, particularly food particles and bacteria, from accumulating between your teeth and aligners. As Invisalign aligners are removable, thoroughly rinse your mouth with lukewarm water before reinserting them after eating. For enhanced cleanliness, consider brushing your teeth before wearing the aligners.
Know When to Remove Your Aligner
  When consuming beverages like sodas, coffee, or alcoholic drinks while wearing Invisalign, the acids and sugars can linger on your teeth until you remove the aligner. This may lead to oral health issues such as cavities and staining. If you're not consuming water, remove your Invisalign before drinking, and remember to brush your teeth once you've finished.


Invisalign Aligners vs. Metal Braces

When considering orthodontic treatment, it's common to wonder why the old metal braces are not enough. At Healthy Smiles, we offer Invisalign treatment options that offer several advantages over traditional metal braces, including:

Shorter treatment time

Traditional braces required a year or two of wiring, with constant adjustments and visits. Clear aligner trays only take between 6 to 12 months depending on your treatment plan and case.

Normal diet habits

Metal braces can make it very painful to eat solid or tough foods, especially at first. With clear aligners, you will just need to remove the tray before mealtimes, and you’ll be able to eat as normal.

Better oral hygiene

The possibility of getting food stuck between your teeth was an ever-present threat with metal braces. With clear aligners, normal brushing and flossing after meals will be enough.

Protecting your gums and lips

Mouth abrasions and cracked lips are common among those who wear metal braces, especially while doing sports. Clear aligner trays just need to be removed before the football match!

Worried About Insurance?

Fill out our quick online form to determine if your dental treatment is eligible for insurance reimbursement, ensuring you get the most out of your coverage.


Your Experience Matters To Us

At Healthy Smiles of Staten Island, your experience matters most. We understand the apprehension around dental visits and prioritize your comfort, striving to make procedures as pain-free as possible. With transparency and your choices at the forefront, we aim to alleviate dental anxiety. Your satisfaction guides our approach, ensuring you're fully informed and empowered to make decisions aligned with your oral health goals. Trust us to be your partner on the path to a healthier, brighter smile.

​​“Dr. Cipriano is the absolute best dentist with an amazing staff! They truly care about your experience in and out of the office. They know who we are when we walk in, and make us feel like we are part of the family. After a long road of genetic dental issues and quick fixes from other providers, my daughter did not smile with her mouth open until Dr. Cipriano worked his magic on her smile. He listened to her, was patient, kind and would not finish the job until HE, was completely satisfied that my daughter was happy. It might seem like a little thing, but finally seeing my daughter smile with her teeth showing has made a world of difference for this mom. The BEST of the BEST! Thank you Healthy Smiles of Staten Island”

- Mary Q
“I grew up in SI & now live in FL. Even w/ that I have never changed my dentist. I go quarterly for cleanings. But here is why you should go here; I just flew up for Christmas, On 12/22 I needed a full root canal, typically multiple visits. Knowing I live in FL Dr. C stayed & completed the whole job, including using amazing technology to print a crown, in 1 visit. It was unreal. I had no pain & was at dinner in NYC that evening for a Christmas party.  Every person there is super nice, helpful, etc. Hands down, I will fly from FL to Newark just for an appointment here in SI. That’s how good they are, which I know sounds crazy.  But it’s worth it! If you live in Ny or Nj clearly the best dentist in the area.”

- John S
“Dr. Cipriano and his team are incredible!!! Got me right in for an emergency visit and were beyond professional, talented and kind. The office was beautiful they even had TVs on the ceiling to keep you entertained and distracted during your dental work!! I highly recommend Healthy Smiles they will exceed your expectations!!”

- Jacqueline C
“The best dental practice on Staten Island! Dr. Cipriano is great. I went in feeling super nervous and he immediately made me feel comfortable. He extracted all four of my wisdom teeth and it was a quick, easy and painless experience. I would definitely recommend anyone to come see him!”

- Alessandra V
“Healthy smiles is the best dental office on Staten Island! The staff is friendly and courteous.  Dr. Cipriano is kind and gentle , making going to the dentist pleasurable!  Appointment times are kept so there is no long waiting!! It truly feels like one big family!”

- Tara N
5-Star Reviews!


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that uses clear, custom-made aligners to gradually straighten teeth.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign works by applying controlled force to the teeth through a series of custom aligners, guiding them into the desired position over time.

Are the aligners visible?

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, making them a discreet option for teeth straightening.

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case, but it typically ranges from several months to a year.

Is Invisalign painful?

Patients may experience some discomfort or pressure when transitioning to a new set of aligners, but this is temporary and often described as mild.

Can I remove the aligners?

Yes, Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing you to eat, drink, brush, and floss with ease.

How often should I wear the aligners?

Aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours a day for optimal results. They are only removed for eating and oral hygiene. If playing sports, you can easily take off your aligners and safeguard your mouth using a regular mouth guard. Make sure to store your aligners in the tray provided by your dentist and put them back on once your game or practice concludes.

Can Invisalign treat all orthodontic issues?

Invisalign is effective for a wide range of orthodontic issues, but severe cases may require alternative treatments.

Is Invisalign suitable for adults and teenagers?

Yes, Invisalign is suitable for both adults and teenagers, with options like Invisalign Teen designed specifically for younger patients.

How do I maintain my results after Invisalign?

Maintaining results involves wearing retainers as prescribed by your dentist and following a good oral hygiene routine. Regular dental check-ups are also recommended.

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