Understanding Invisalign Vs Nu Smile Aligners – Staten Island, NJ

Your Best Choice for a Straighter Smile

Since Invisalign clear aligners hit the market in 1997, they’ve truly revolutionized the world of orthodontic treatment. While they are certainly reliable and well-known, they are not without their drawbacks, nor are they your only option for clear aligners. We’re proud to offer Nu Smile Aligners as a faster and less expensive alternative to Invisalign in Staten Island. Read on or call us today to find out how these two services compare, and how to get the convenient and pleasant orthodontic treatment you deserve. 

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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

Invisalign®

  • $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 average Invisalign treatment costs between $5,000 and $7,000. Not only does this price fluctuate depending on the severity of your case, but it doesn’t include any replacement aligners you may need along the way. With Nu Smile Aligners, you don’t have to guess or worry how much your treatment will cost. Our aligners are $2,500 for every patient, and this price includes unlimited aligners! You can enjoy the high-quality care of Invisalign while saving thousands of dollars.

Invisalign Doesn’t Have a Set Price

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Invisalign in Staten Island can cost anywhere between $5,000 and $7,000, which is quite a large range. This is because the final cost depends heavily on the patient’s unique situation. You may need to pay more for your Invisalign treatment based on your age, oral health, and the severity of your orthodontic issues. Understandably, this means you won’t know how much your treatment will cost until you get an evaluation, and even then, the final price could change by the time you complete your series of aligners. At Nu Smile Aligners, we take the guesswork out of getting your new smile. Every Nu Smile Aligner treatment costs a flat fee of $2,500, so you won’t need to worry about fluctuating prices.

Invisalign Isn’t Made Locally

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One of the biggest reasons why Invisalign costs thousands of dollars more than Nu Smile Aligners has to do with where they are made. Invisalign aligners are printed in Mexico and need to be shipped back into the United States. This can add quite a bit of time and money to the cost of your treatment! We cut out this unnecessary expense by designing and fabricating our Nu Smile Aligners right here in New Jersey, and then we pass those savings on to you.

The Cost of Invisalign Replacements

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Since clear aligners like Invisalign and Nu Smile Aligners are removable, they can be easy to lose. It can be all too easy to accidentally throw them away after a meal or bite down on something hard and crack them. If you accidentally break or lose an Invisalign aligner, you’ll need to pay extra to have it replaced. You don’t need to worry about these extra expenses with Nu Smile Aligners! Our flat fee covers all-inclusive aligners, so you won’t need to pay extra for replacement aligners should you need them.

How To Make Your Treatment Affordable

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Nu Smile Aligners are quickly becoming a popular alternative Invisalign treatment since they can provide the same reliable results for thousands of dollars less. However, that’s not the only factor that makes them so affordable. For less than the cost of a $5 coffee a day, we can help you fit your new smile into your budget. We offer $110/month financing for 24 months!

How Effective Is Invisalign?

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Saving thousands of dollars on your treatment doesn’t mean that Nu Smile Aligners are any less effective than Invisalign. Both are ideal choices for responsible teens and image-conscious adults. They can address mild to moderate cases of common orthodontic issues like crowded teeth, gapped teeth, and bite issues. Most importantly, Dr. G will monitor your treatment to ensure everything is going according to plan.

The Invisalign Process

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Invisalign and Nu Smile Aligners follow a very similar process for straightening your smile. Your treatment will be planned out ahead of time, and you’ll work your way through a series of custom aligners that gradually move your teeth into place. However, there are two key differences between Invisalign and Nu Smile Aligners:

  • Where your aligners are made: Invisalign aligners are designed and fabricated outside the US, which adds time and money to your treatment. One of the biggest reasons Nu Smile Aligners can save you so much money is that we create and print our aligners right here in Nu Jersey!
  • What happens if you need more aligners than planned: Should you lose or break an Invisalign aligner, or if your teeth aren’t moving as expected, you’ll need to pay for additional aligners. Alternatively, Nu Smile Aligners offer all-inclusive care, so you can get as many additional aligners as you need without increasing the price of your treatment.

Initial Consultation & Treatment Planning

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Your first step on your journey towards a straighter smile is to visit your dentist for a consultation. During this initial appointment, they’ll review your dental health, take X-rays, and look over your medical history to determine if clear aligners would be an effective treatment for you. They may recommend preliminary procedures like fillings or gum disease therapy if oral health issues are preventing you from being a good candidate.

The next step is to have your custom treatment plan created. This will include all the details of your treatment, including the number of aligners and the estimated treatment timeline. It’s impossible to know how many aligners you’ll need before you see your dentist for a consultation. This can change the cost of an Invisalign treatment, but Nu Smile Aligners will always cost $2,500 no matter how many aligners you need!

Creating Your Personalized Series of Aligners

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Digital scans of your mouth are used to create your series of personalized aligners. Each set of aligners moves your teeth incrementally towards their ideal positions. Invisalign aligners are fabricated outside of the US, so it may be many weeks after your consultation that you finally begin to wear them. Alternatively, Nu Smile Aligners are made right here in New Jersey, so you’ll be able to start your treatment in no time!

Your Journey Towards a Straighter Smile

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You’ll wear each set of clear aligners for about 20-22 hours a day, removing them only to brush, floss, and eat. Gradually, your teeth will shift into their ideal positions. After about two weeks, you’ll switch to the next set of aligners in the series. Every few weeks you’ll visit your dentist for a quick checkup to ensure your treatment is on track. This process will continue until you finish the entire series of aligners and your smile is beautifully straightened!

Achieving & Maintaining Your Results

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Whether you undergo traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners, or Nu Smile Aligners, you’ll need to take certain steps to make sure your results last. Namely, this means faithfully wearing your custom retain as your dentist instructs! We are committed to helping our patients make the most of their treatment, which is why we offer unlimited custom retainers for a flat fee. If you wear your retainer as instructed and practice a few healthy habits, you can expect your newly straightened smile to last a lifetime!

Benefits of Invisalign

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When it comes to straightening your smile, there is simply no easier, more comfortable, or more convenient option than clear aligners. Invisalign and Nu Smile Aligners both offer excellent advantages over traditional metal braces, such as:

  • Nearly invisible
  • No diet restrictions
  • No poking wires and brackets
  • Faster and fewer checkups
  • Removable for easy cleaning
  • Typically shorter treatment time than metal braces

Support During Your Treatment

Dr. G discussing Invisalign alternative in Staten Island

Dr. G created Nu Smile Aligners so that he could help all of his patients achieve healthier, more beautiful smiles without breaking the bank. He’ll work with you to create a custom treatment plan that works for your unique case, and will see you every few weeks for a quick checkup to keep track of your progress. If you lose or break an aligner, or if you have any questions or concerns about your treatment, all you need to do is give us a call and Dr. G will be happy to help!

Invisalign FAQs

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Are you ready to get the straighter smile you deserve? It’s only natural to have some questions before you’re ready to agree to a treatment plan. To help you make a confident and well-informed decision, we’ve gathered some of the most common questions we get about Invisalign in Staten Island and our Nu Smile Aligners below. If you don’t see the answers you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to help!

Why Does Invisalign Cost So Much More Than Nu Smile Aligners?

When it comes to your smile, you want to make sure that you’re investing in a quality treatment that’s right for you. Invisalign and Nu Smile Aligners are both incredibly effective and have the oversight of a trained professional, so why is Invisalign so much more expensive? It all comes down to where the aligners and treatment plans are made.

Invisalign aligners are created in Mexico and their treatment plans are developed in Costa Rica. Having them shipped back to the US adds a substantial amount of time and money to your final cost. Alternatively, Nu Smile Aligners are designed and crafted right here in New Jersey, so you don’t have to pay for any extra shipping and handling!

Is Invisalign More Effective Than Nu Smile Aligners?

In short, no. Invisalign and our Nu Smile Aligners use the exact same process to help you achieve a straighter smile. We’ll create a series of custom aligners, with each set bringing your teeth closer to their ideal positions. Each set of aligners is worn for 20-22 hours a day for about two weeks, when you’ll switch to the next set in the series. Periodically, you’ll visit us for quick checkup so we can monitor your progress.

What Happens If I Lose Or Break An Invisalign Aligner?

Removable aligners come with a lot of freedom, but they also come with an equal amount of responsibility. It’s up to you to keep your aligners safe and secure whenever you take them out. Unfortunately, try as you might, life happens and you may accidentally lose or break an aligner. In most cases, you’ll need to have your aligner replaced in order to keep your treatment on track.

With Invisalign, you’ll need to pay extra for your replacement aligner. You’ll also need to wait several weeks as it’s created and shipped from Mexico to your dentist’s office. This will often take several weeks, which could put you even farther behind on your treatment timeline! On the other hand, if you lose or break a Nu Smile Aligner, we’ll have it replaced for free. The flat cost of Nu Smile Aligners includes all-inclusive aligners, so you don’t have to worry if something happens. Plus, since our aligners are printed right here in New Jersey, you’ll be back on track in no time.

Is Invisalign or Nu Smile Aligners Best for Me?

The only way to know for sure which clear aligner treatment is best for you is to see your dentist for a consultation. When you visit Dr. G, he’ll take the time to get to know you and have a discussion with you about your goals for your smile. Then, he’ll carefully inspect the alignment of your teeth and jaws to get a sense of your orthodontic health. Nu Smile Aligners are ideal for correcting crowded, gapped, and uneven teeth, as well as bite problems like overbite, underbite, and crossbite. To learn more about how Nu Smile Aligners could improve your smile, schedule your consultation with us today!