Affordable Braces & Invisalign Near You in Jackson Heights
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a new form of orthodontic care that creates straight teeth and a healthy smile, without the use of metal braces. Invisalign aligners are completely clear, and removable, providing a discreet, barely-there appearance beloved by patients of all ages. Plus, removable aligners are easy to clean, and are removed for meals and drinking, so there are zero food restrictions with Invisalign.
Invisalign aligners provide all of the effective, reliable results as traditional metal braces, but with a less noticeable treatment design ideal for working professionals or anyone seeking subtle orthodontic care.
Learn more about Invisalign from our full guide.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Rather than a fixed metal appliance like in traditional metal or clear braces, Invisalign uses transparent, removable aligners that fit snugly over your top and bottom teeth. You’ll wear each set for 1-2 weeks, and then switch to a new set. Each set is carefully designed to safely and precisely move your teeth into their correct positions, for a healthy bite and beautiful smile.
Your treatment is usually supplemented with Invisalign SmartForce™ attachments, which are little holds affixed to your teeth to give the aligners added grip. Your orthodontist may also prescribe rubber elastic bands that connect your top and bottom aligners to adjust your bite.
Your Invisalign treatment is carefully planned and supervised by your orthodontist, so finding an experienced Invisalign provider is key to the effectiveness of your treatment.
Invisalign Pros & Cons
- Invisalign aligners are totally transparent, providing a discreet, subtle treatment
- Easy to clean: remove aligners to brush and soak
- No food restrictions: remove aligners for meals and drinking anything but water, and eat anything you like
- SmartTrack™ material is patented by Invisalign for 50% more precise and faster tooth movement
- Aligners are comfortable, no poking wires or brackets
- Fewer office visits when compared to metal braces
- Teeth less likely to stain or become discolored without a fixed appliance
- Easy to whiten teeth during treatment; no discoloration from brackets
- Tends to cost more than traditional braces
- Some cases are too complex for Invisalign and must use braces treatment first
- Must be worn 22 hours a day or risk ineffective results
- Removable aligners are more easily lost, as well as broken, cracked, or crushed
Curious about Invisalign pros and cons? Read the full guide.
Invisalign Cost in Jackson Heights, New York
Invisalign costs range from about $2,800 to $9,000.*
There are a variety of reasons that costs can vary:
- How complex your condition is and whether there are multiple conditions to correct
- The experience and patient volume of the orthodontist who treats you
- The region in New York where you are seeking care
Many orthodontic practices offer consultations where you can receive a diagnosis and a quote for treatment; don’t be afraid to compare several offices to select the right orthodontist for you.
Jackson Heights has many orthodontic providers, but there are a variety of experience levels when it comes to Invisalign: look for a Diamond or Diamond Plus Invisalign Provider who practices in Queens, for the most experienced treatment providers and lower costs.
Insurance is sometimes an option for Invisalign; if you have private dental insurance, it may cover a portion of your Invisalign costs. Talk to your insurance provider and your doctor about how to use your insurance to pay for your Invisalign treatment.
Patients in Queens without private dental insurance still have options when it comes to paying for Invisalign: look for offices with flexible monthly payment plans, so you’re only paying a small portion of your costs each month.
Learn about Invisalign costs and how to pay for clear aligners in Jackson Heights
Types of Braces
You probably know about traditional metal braces: these are the original form of orthodontic treatment. You may be surprised to learn that there are other forms of braces treatment, too!
Traditional metal braces use metal brackets and a thin, flexible metal archwire, which connects to the brackets using colorful rubber bands and secured in the back of the mouth using metal bands with specialized tubes for the ends of the wires. At your regular visits, your orthodontist and their assistants will slowly adjust the archwire and brackets to create precise movements of your teeth, gradually shifting them to their correct positions.
Clear or ceramic braces use a similar treatment method, but instead of metal brackets, use clear or tooth-colored brackets that blend much more subtly into your smile. This allows you to straighten your teeth with much less disruption to your appearance. The archwire may also be made of a white or tooth-colored hue to further blend into your smile.
Lingual or Incognito® braces use brackets and an archwire, but rather than affix the appliance to the front side of the teeth, they are fixed to the back side, facing the tongue. This provides a discreet treatment appearance from behind. Lingual braces tend to be considerably more expensive than traditional metal or ceramic braces, and they are not offered by all orthodontists, so be sure to do your research before pursuing this line of care.
Learn more about all braces treatment types.
Cost of Braces in Jackson Heights, Queens NY
Braces prices vary considerably, between $1,700 and $13,000*
or more. Why the big difference? The type of treatment you select has a large impact on your costs, as well as the severity of your treatment, the orthodontist who treat you, and where in the New York region you seek care.
Many Jackson Heights orthodontists accept insurance; for qualifying patients, state-subsidized plans or federal insurance like Medicaid/CHIP may cover the cost of metal braces. Private dental insurance policy owners may also have their treatment partially or totally covered by their insurance. Learn more about insurance and find out if yours can cover your braces treatment.
Many Queens doctors also offer flexible, low monthly payment plans, so you can pay for your braces care in easier monthly installments. Look for a provider offering $0 down and 0% financing*
so you’re paying only for your smile care!
How to Choose an Orthodontist
If you’re in the Jackson Heights neighborhood, Diamond Braces has world-class braces and Invisalign care right around the corner.
Our friendly staff is ready to care for your family’s smiles at our sunny, patient-centered office on 82nd Street. We offer comprehensive orthodontic care for up to 30% less than the national average. And with over 20 years of experience, we’ve helped more than 100,000 kids, teens, and adults achieve their dream smiles!
Plus, we’re proud of every smile we create, so we offer a Lifetime Smile Maintenance Guarantee
to all our completed patients. How’s that for something to smile about?
If you’re dreaming of a better smile, now is the time: schedule a consultation with our world-class team at Diamond Braces Jackson Heights. We look forward to helping you win your grin!