Understanding Invisalign – Eatontown, NJ

How Invisalign Compares to Nu Smile Aligners

Ever since their invention in 1997, Invisalign clear aligners have become a household name when it comes to modern-day orthodontic services. However, they’re not without their drawbacks. What’s more, they’re also not your only option for clear aligner treatment! We are proud to offer Nu Smile Aligners as a more convenient and less expensive alternative to Invisalign in Eatontown. Read on as we go over how Invisalign compares to Nu Smile Aligners, then give us a call to schedule your next appointment!

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Nu Smile Aligners

  • $2,500 Complete, or $110/month
  • One Price No Matter the Case with All-Inclusive Aligners
  • Just As Effective As Traditional Braces
  • Perfect for Teens and Adults
  • Fixes Mild to Moderate Orthodontic Issues
  • Digital Impressions, Custom Molds, & Personalized Quality Check
  • Aligners Are Created Right Here in New Jersey with Our In-House 3D Aligner Fabrication System
  • Wear Each Set of Aligners for 2 Weeks at a Time
  • Achieve Results Much Faster Than Traditional Braces
  • Free Custom Retainers to Keep Your Results for Life*
  • Digital Smile Preview to See Your Results Ahead of Time
  • Comfortable & Precise Digital Impressions
  • All-Digital Treatment Planning
  • State-of-the-Art Biocompatible & Hypoallergenic Materials
  • Start-to-Finish Personal Concierge
  • Expert Treatment Planning & Oversight
  • Quick & Easy Check-Ins Every 6 Weeks
  • All-Inclusive, Unlimited Aligners


  • $5,000-$7,000 Complete
  • Price Varies Based on Your Case & Number of Aligners Needed
  • Just As Effective As Traditional Braces
  • Perfect for Teens and Adults
  • Fixes Mild to Moderate Orthodontic Issues
  • Digital Impressions, Custom Molds, & Personalized Quality Check
  • Aligners Manufactured in Mexico & Treatment Plan Created in Costa Rica
  • Wear Each Set of Aligners for 2 Weeks at a Time
  • Achieve Results Much Faster Than Traditional Braces
  • Wear a Retainer to Maintain Your Results
  • Digital Smile Preview to See Your Results Ahead of Time
  • Comfortable & Precise Digital Impressions
  • All-Digital Treatment Planning
  • State-of-the-Art Biocompatible & Hypoallergenic Materials
  • Start-to-Finish Personal Concierge
  • Expert Treatment Planning & Oversight
  • Quick & Easy Check-Ins Every 6 Weeks
  • New/Replacement Aligners Come at Additional Cost

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

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The biggest drawback for Invisalign is its price. Treatment can range between $5,000 and $7,000, understandably putting it out of reach for some patients. Alternatively, you can enjoy the same professional results while saving thousands of dollars with Nu Smile Aligners. We offer our Nu Smile Aligners at a flat fee of $1,750, which includes your entire treatment as well as any extra aligners you may need!

Invisalign Has Fluctuating Prices

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Invisalign can cost anywhere between $5,000 and $7,000, which is quite a range! The price of Invisalign in Eatontown can vary widely from patient to patient depending on numerous factors. You may need to have to pay more for Invisalign than another patient depending on your age, the length of your treatment, and the severity of your orthodontic issue. We don’t believe you should have to pay a higher price for your unique situation, which is why we offer Nu Smile Aligners for a flat cost of $1,750! Not only is this a fraction of what you might pay for Invisalign, but you also won’t need to worry about any changes to the cost of your treatment as you complete it.

Invisalign Isn’t Made Locally

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Did you know that Invisalign is an international brand? As such, your Invisalign aligners and plan may not be created in the US. In fact, the majority of Invisalign aligners are printed in Mexico, and most treatment plans are made in Costa Rica! Part of the cost of an Invisalign treatment goes towards shipping these components back to the States, which adds thousands of dollars to the final cost.

One of the biggest reasons why Nu Smile Aligners are less expensive than Invisalign is that we don’t make you pay for any extra shipping or handling costs. Our aligners are designed and created right here in New Jersey! This saves a tremendous amount of both time and money, and we’re happy to pass on those savings to our patients!

The Cost of Invisalign Retainers

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Once you finish any orthodontic treatment, you’ll need to wear a custom retainer to ensure you keep your results. Remember, your mouth is always changing, so your teeth will inevitably shift back out of place without a retainer! The cost of Invisalign treatment does not include the price of a retainer, so this is another added expense you’d need to consider when calculating how much Invisalign will cost you. Fortunately, we’ve eliminated this issue with our Nu Smile Aligners. For added convenience, we provide FREE retainers after your Nu Smile Aligner treatment, with plenty of instructions on when and how long you should wear them for. We are dedicated to helping you make the most out of your investment.

How to Make Your Treatment Affordable

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While Nu Smile Aligners are far less expensive than Invisalign, we want to help make them even more financially accessible for our patients. That’s why we offer $80/ month financing for 24 months! This strategy will go a long way in helping your new smile fit into your monthly budget. In fact, with our special financing offer, your Nu Smile Aligner treatment could cost less than getting a $5 coffee every day! To learn more, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

How Effective Is Invisalign

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Invisalign is designed to address mild to moderate cases of crowded teeth, gapped teeth, and bite alignment issues. Nu Smile Aligners tackle these same issues just as effectively at a fraction of the price! Clear aligners are an excellent choice for image-conscious adults and responsible teenagers.

The Invisalign Process

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Overall, Invisalign and Nu Smile Aligners follow a similar process. You wear a series of custom-made aligners, switching sets every several weeks, and the pressure will gradually move your teeth into their ideal positions. However, there are two key differences between Nu Smile Aligners and the Invisalign process:

  • Aligner creation: Invisalign aligners are created outside of the United States, which increases the length and cost of your treatment. Nu Smile Aligners are made right here in New Jersey, which can help you save thousands of dollars on your new smile.
  • Getting extra aligners. Whether you lost or broke an aligner, or your teeth just aren’t responding to treatment as anticipated, you may need extra aligners during your treatment. You’ll need to pay for each additional Invisalign aligner you need, whereas Nu Smile Aligners offer all-inclusive aligners.

Initial Consultation & Treatment Planning

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During your initial appointment for Invisalign or Nu Smile Aligners, your dentist will evaluate you to ensure that clear aligners will be an effective choice for your case. Additionally, they’ll also determine if you need any preliminary procedures, such as fillings or gum disease treatment.

Next, your custom treatment plan will be created. This will include important details like the approximate length of your treatment and estimated price. With Invisalign, there’s no way to know how much you’ll need to pay until you’ve completed a consultation. Alternatively, Nu Smile Aligners always come at a set price no matter the case, so there won’t be any surprises when it comes to your estimate.

Creating Your Personalized Series of Aligners

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Your personalized series of aligners will be based off of digital scans of your mouth. Each set represents one step closer to your ideal smile. Once your dentist receives your aligners, you can begin treatment. Since Invisalign aligners are created outside of the US, you’ll likely need to wait many weeks for them to be shipped to your dentist’s office. Nu Smile Aligners are printed right here in New Jersey, so you can begin your journey towards a straighter smile right away!

Your Journey Towards a Straighter Smile

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For both Invisalign and Nu Smile Aligners, you’ll wear each set of aligners for about 20-22 hours a day, taking them out only to eat and brush your teeth. Your teeth will gradually shift for about two weeks, at which point you’ll switch to the next set of aligners in the series to continue the movement. Every several weeks, you’ll see your dentist for a quick and easy checkup, where they’ll make sure your progress is going as planned. This process will continue until you achieve a beautifully straightened smile.

Achieving & Maintaining Your Results

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Just like with an Invisalign treatment, Nu Smile Aligners often take less time than traditional metal braces. However, whether you’ve completed metal braces or clear aligners, you’ll need to wear a retainer afterwards to maintain your results. We are dedicated to helping our patients make the most out of their treatment, which is why we’re proud to offer free custom retainers for life for a flat fee. By wearing your retainer and practicing a few other healthy habits, you can enjoy your straighter, healthier smile for a lifetime!

Benefits of Invisalign

Patient and dentist discussing treatments like Invisalign in Eatontown

Straightening your smile with a clear aligner treatment like Invisalign or Nu Smile Aligners offers a bevy of advantages over traditional metal braces, like:

  • Virtually invisible appearance
  • No diet restrictions necessary
  • No sharp wires or brackets
  • Removable for optimal convenience
  • Typically shorter treatment time than metal braces

Nearly Invisible When Worn

a person putting on Invisalign aligners in Eatontown

Similar to Invisalign, Nu Smile Aligners will be difficult to notice without telling others that you’re wearing them. Unlike traditional braces, which require you to wear bulky metal brackets and wires, your clear trays will be made out of incredibly clear plastic material that is specifically designed to fit your smile. This means that without telling your friends or family about your treatment process, your aligners will be practically invisible to anyone who glances at your smile.

No Dietary Restrictions

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Most patients who wear traditional braces know that they’ll have to avoid certain types of food, such as those that are hard, sticky, or acidic, as they can potentially damage the brackets and interfere with the process. However, since your Nu Smile Aligners will be completely removable, you’ll be able to enjoy all of your favorite meals throughout your treatment. You’ll just need to remember to remove your clear trays before eating, then clean them and your teeth thoroughly before wearing them again.

More Comfortable Straightening Process

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While traditional braces are incredibly effective at straightening smiles, they can often be somewhat uncomfortable to have. The brackets and wires can protrude and end up scraping against your tongue, lips, and other soft tissues in your mouth. Fortunately, by wearing Nu Smile Aligners, you’ll be less likely to experience irritation on your tongue, cheeks, and lips, as they’ll be smooth to the touch. Recent studies have even shown that patients wearing clear trays find it much more comfortable than metal braces throughout their treatment process.

Simpler Brushing & Flossing

a woman in Eatontown smiling after undergoing Invisalign

It can sometimes be easier to develop dental health problems while wearing traditional braces, such as cavities and gum disease. Since the metal brackets and wires cover the majority of your smile, it can be difficult to brush and floss every area around your teeth. Patients typically have to get special dental products to help clean, such as an interdental brush to reach behind the wires. However, with clear aligners, you can simply take them off before brushing and flossing your smile like normal! Once you’re ready to wear your clear trays again, you’ll simply need to rinse them off before putting them back in.

Quicker Treatment Timeframe

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On average, the length of treatment for traditional metal braces takes about 18 to 36 months to complete. On the other hand, Nu Smile Aligners and Invisalign can often help patients achieve a straighter smile much more quickly. Generally speaking, clear trays can correct minor orthodontic issues in around 12 to 18 months. This, of course, will depend on your specific bite or misalignment situation, but it’s still at least 4 months shorter than the process for traditional braces. Your team will provide you with a more specific timeframe for your treatment during your initial consultation.

Support During Your Treatment

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When you choose to move forward with Nu Smile Aligners, you can rest assured knowing that your smile is in good hands. Dr. G completed his dental doctorate at New York University as well at nearly 300 hours of additional education each year. Combining his vast experience with his passion for helping others, he’ll work with you every step of the way during your Nu Smile Aligner treatment to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible. Not only will he work with you to create your treatment plan, but he’ll see you every few weeks for periodic checkups to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Give Dr. G a call today to see how Nu Smile Aligners could change your life!

State-of-the-Art Invisalign Technology

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We are proud to use the same-cutting edge technology as Invisalign to create our Nu Smile Aligners. Not only does this advanced equipment help us create precise, comfortable aligners and effective treatment plans, but you can get a preview of your results ahead of time so you can feel confident in your treatment as well. Virtually ever step of straightening your smile with Nu Smile Aligners is improved by the use of our technology! Read on as we go over some of the amazing technology used by Nu Smile Aligners and Invisalign in Eatontown.

Digital Scanning & Impressions

Woman getting digital scan for Invisalign in Eatontown

In order to make sure your aligners are perfectly crafted for your unique smile, impressions need to be taken. In the past, the only way to accomplish this was to make a physical mold using a sticky putty. Most patients found this method quite uncomfortable, especially individuals with sensitive gag reflexes. Fortunately, sticky putty molds are a thing of the past! Nowadays, digital impressions are taken via a quick, touchless scan of the mouth. The information captured is even more detailed, and is much faster and easier to obtain.

Digital Smile Preview

Closeup of digital smile preview for Invisalign in Eatontown

Choosing a clear aligner orthodontic treatment is an investment you want to be confident in. If you are interested in Nu Smile Aligners or Invisalign, you can see your results before you even begin your treatment! The digital smile preview software can digitally alter images of your face and smile to show you exactly what the fruits of your clear aligner treatment will look like. This way, you can begin your journey towards a straighter smile already knowing that you’ll love the results.

Biocompatible & Hypoallergenic Materials

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You may not think about it too often, but your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. As such, you don’t’ want to put any materials or objects in it that could harm you! That’s why Invisalign and Nu Smile Aligners are crafted out of high-quality materials you can count on. The clear, medical-grade plastic the aligners are made from is biocompatible and hypoallergenic. This unique material presents virtually no risk to patients, and is comfortable enough to easily wear for 20-22 hours. What’s more, this plastic is nearly invisible and very durable, making it an excellent choice for all-day wearing.

In-House Aligner Printing System

in-house clear aligner printing system in Eatontown

Unlike most dentists who provide Invisalign clear aligners, our team here at Nu Smile Aligners is proud to print your straightening trays right here in our office. Once your digital treatment plan has been made an the series of aligners has been virtually designed, that information is sent to our in-house aligner printing system. We’ll be able to fabricate, trim, adjust, and get your aligners to you in record time! The majority of Invisalign aligners are created outside of the United States, which adds a lot of extra time and money to have them shipped to your dentist’s office. Our in-house Nu Smile Aligner printing system is one of the key factors that sets our orthodontics above Invisalign.

Invisalign FAQs

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Choosing the best way to improve your smile is a big decision, and we want you to feel confident and well-informed about your investment. That’s why we invite you to come see us for a consultation, where we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions in person. In the meantime, we’ve gathered some of the most common questions we get about Invisalign in Eatontown and Nu Smile Aligners below so you can learn more. If you don’t see the answers you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Are Nu Smile Aligners Really Just as Effective As Invisalign?

Yes! Invisalign and Nu Smile Aligners both use a series precisely made aligners that gradually move your teeth into their ideal positions with specific amounts of pressure. Each set of aligners moves your teeth incrementally, taking you one step closer to your results. What’s more, Nu Smile Aligners utilizes the same state-of-the-art technology as Invisalign to create their aligner system. You’ll enjoy highly effective treatment at a lower cost and with in-person guidance from Dr. G.

Why Is Invisalign More Expensive Than Nu Smile Aligners?

On average, Invisalign costs between $5,000 and $7,000 to complete. The price of your treatment will depend on the severity of your case and how many aligners you need. Meanwhile, Nu Smile Aligners only cost $2,500 for every case, and this flat price includes unlimited aligners! So why are Nu Smile Aligners so much more affordable than Invisalign? It has to do with location.

You can go to a dentist in the United States and start an Invisalign treatment, but the Invisalign aligners themselves will be created in Mexico and shipped back to your dentist’s office. The treatment plans themselves are designed in Costa Rica! The out of state travelling adds up and increases the price of Invisalign. Alternatively, we make our own high-quality, custom-made aligners right here in New Jersey! This saves a ton of time and hassle, and lowers the cost of your treatment by thousands of dollars!

Are Nu Smile Aligners Right for Me?

The vast majority of individuals interested in getting a straighter smile or a healthier bite are great candidates for Nu Smile Aligners. Dr. G. can create a custom treatment plan to address crowded, crooked, and gapped teeth as well as a variety of bite issues, like overbite, underbite, and crossbite. However, it is important to keep in mind that severe orthodontic problems will still likely need to be treated with traditional metal braces. That’s why Dr. G. will first see you for a consultation to ensure that Nu Smile Aligners are the best way to achieve the results you’re looking for.

What Happens If I Lose or Break a Nu Smile Aligner?

Since aligners like Invisalign and Nu Smile Aligners are removable, it’s important to take very good care of them. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, it’s not uncommon to lose or break these clear plastic aligners. With Invisalign, you would need to pay for each replacement aligner you need, and wait for it to arrive as it is created outside the United States. Luckily, this isn’t a problem for Nu Smile Aligners! The flat fee of $2,500 includes all-inclusive aligners, so you can replace missing or broken aligners at no extra cost. Plus, since they’re made right here in New Jersey, they’ll be ready in no time!