Straight teeth are an important part of any smile. Misalignment can undermine your appearance and make dental hygiene more difficult.
Invisalign® clear aligners are a discreet, comfortable, and incredibly popular alternative to metal braces.
Dr. Louis J. Buono offers Invisalign at his Long Island, NY, office to improve oral health and self-esteem.
Real Patients. Real Results.
An Invisalign Transformation
Straighten Your Smile Without an Orthodontist
One of the benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces is that you don't have to see an orthodontist for treatment. Dr. Buono can create a customized Invisalign treatment plan right at his Long Island practice. Many existing patients appreciate this benefit, as they already have established trust with Dr. Buono and don't have to worry about finding an orthodontist. New patients can receive the perks of Invisalign treatment while also establishing a new general dentist.
Interested in Straighter Teeth? Schedule Your Free Invisalign Consultation
Dr. Louis Buono of Garden City Smiles is the dentist Garden City and Long Island, NY, patients choose for Invisalign aligners. He uses the latest advancements in digital scanning technology to create your customized treatment plan, so you can get the most spectacular results possible. His iTero® scanner even lets your preview what your future smile will look like.
Dr. Buono has been committed to serving the Long Island area for over 30 years. He and his Garden City Smiles staff can help you achieve the dazzling smile you have always wanted. Set up your free Invisalign consultation by filling out our simple online form or by giving us a call today.
5-Stars for Dr. Buono and Garden City Smiles "Dr. Buono and staff are excellent."
Best dentist hands down. I travel from out east to use Dr Buono. I use to have a huge fear of the dentist now I look forward to my visits. I highly recommend him. His staff is just as pleasant.View on Google
Dr, Buono is a compassionate professional. He explains everything toughly and let's you know what to expect before he does any work. He is top notch in his field & I would highly recommend him. Thanks Louis!View on Google
Invisalign Treatment Timeline
Keep Your Smile Healthy During and After Treatment Invisalign Can Create a Beautiful Smile for Life
Brush and Floss
Continue to brush your teeth twice daily and floss once daily during and after your clear aligner treatment. Removable aligners make it easy to eat, brush, and floss during treatment.
Wear Your Retainer
Wear your retainer (or last set of aligners) as directed by Dr. Buono to maintain your straightened smile and keep your teeth in proper alignment for years to come.
Visit Our Office
We will schedule regular visits to our Long Island practice during aligner treatment to ensure your teeth are shifting into the proper position. Following Invisalign, you should visit our office every six months for regular dental cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Long Island Patients Rate Us 5 Stars "This is a dentist you can trust."
"I tried many different dentists prior to making an appointment with Dr. Buono who was in the office next door to my prior job. I could not be more happy that I decided to make that appointment and highly recommend him and his staff to anyone looking for a dentist. This is a dentist you can trust. His staff are always friendly and upbeat - you will never leave his office disappointed." JoAnna DeVito
Caring for Your Clear Aligners Tips on How To Keep Your Aligners Clean and Safe
Rinse your mouth after you eat or drink anything besides water. You should also rinse your aligners before you reinsert them, to ensure there are no lingering food or beverage particles from a previous meal.
A great way to clean your Invisalign clear aligners is to use the Invisalign cleaning system. However, denture cleaner works as well. Only brush your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush and gentle soap: hard bristles and abrasive toothpaste can leave scratches and a cloudy film, making the aligners more visible when worn.
Being removable is one of the major advantages of Invisalign over metal braces, but it does mean they can be misplaced. Always keep your aligners in a safe place where they cannot be lost or damaged. Lost or damaged aligners can add to your treatment time and cost.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
The Simple Answer? It Varies.
Just like the amount of time you will need to wear your aligners will vary, the cost of your treatment will vary based on your individualized needs. But a beautiful, straight smile is worth every penny.
We Offer Competitive Prices
Dr. Buono's fee structure is very competitive. Plans differ, but it is possible that your insurance could cover some of the expenses. Our warm, friendly staff will work with your carrier to get you the maximum coverage available.
Don't Let the Cost of Treatment Keep You From Smiling Contact Our Long Island Practice To Request Your Consultation
We never want the cost of treatment to prevent you from getting the care you need. Our friendly staff is happy to review your insurance plan to ensure you are maximizing your Invisalign benefits. During your consultation, Dr. Buono will go over all your options and discuss ways to meet your dental needs and budget while still achieving your desired results.
Contact our Long Island, NY, practice to request your free initial consultation.
Our Quality Care Creates 5-Star Results "I highly recommend to anyone."
"Dr. Buono and staff are excellent. GCS have fixed a few of my dental issues this past year and my expectations have been exceeded. I highly recommend to anyone looking for quality dentistry at a fair price." Andrew James
How Long Will I Have to Wear My Aligners?
The answer will depend on your individual alignment needs. Minor misalignments could be improved in as little as six months, while more complex cases could take over a year. Dr. Buono will go over the length of your treatment plan during your complimentary consultation at his practice.
Is Invisalign Permanent?
Yes! The straightening effects of Invisalign can last your entire life. Wearing your retainer regularly ensures your teeth won't shift out of alignment so you can forever enjoy the health and aesthetic benefits of a straighter smile.
Is Invisalign Painful?
Invisalign gradually shifts your teeth, so it should only cause minor to moderate discomfort, the worst of which is felt at the beginning of a new set. Once you have worn that set for a few days, your teeth start to adjust, and the discomfort fades.
Does Invisalign Affect Your Speech?
Invisalign is made of thin, smooth plastic and may mildly affect your speech. Some patients notice a slight lisp at the start of treatment. However, the longer you wear your aligners, the more comfortable you will get speaking in them.
Can I Throw Away My Last Set of Clear Aligners?
It is a good idea to keep your previous set of aligners. If your teeth did not shift correctly, Dr. Buono can check the last trays and make any necessary adjustments. Having your previous set around can help you stay closer to your original treatment timeline if you lose or damage your current aligners.
Looking for a Full Smile Upgrade? Consider Cosmetic Treatments Following Invisalign
Our Friendly Staff Provides 5-Star Experiences "Always a positive experience coming here."
"Always a positive experience coming here. Always feel like I’m going to see a friend rather than just for dental work . Would highly recommend to anyone" J Velez