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An important part of a smile is straight teeth. Misalignment can undermine your appearance and make dental hygiene more difficult.

If you are hesitant to wear traditional orthodontics, Dr. Louis J. Buono offers Invisalign® at our Garden City, NY, practice.

Find out why so many patients are choosing clear aligners over braces to straighten their teeth...

Real Patients. Real Results.

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Invisalign Treatment Timeline

Your first step on the road to straighter teeth is a consultation at our offices. We will analyze your mouth to determine if Invisalign is right for you. The total length of treatment depends on each patient, but overall, treatment time is usually equal to that of traditional braces.

Initial Consultation

Dental Impressions

First, your Long Island, NY, dentist takes digital impressions with our Cadent iTero™ scanner, which eliminates the need for messy gels and waxes. These images are then uploaded to our computer software.

Aligner Fabrication

The digital impressions are then sent to a lab. There, a trained dental technician custom-crafts your aligners according to Dr. Buono's personalized treatment plan. The number of trays necessary depends on your specific case.

First Try-In

Once the aligners have been created, they are shipped to our Long Island dental office. You will be fitted for your first set of aligners. Our team will also provide you with instructions for proper wear during treatment.

Active Treatment

For treatment to shift teeth effectively, your clear aligners must be worn at least 22 hours every day. You should only remove them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. The aligners are typically switched out for the next set approximately every two weeks.


Once treatment is complete, you will need to wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from shifting back into their original positions. Dr. Buono can discuss your options and help you choose a retainer that will fit your preferences and lifestyle.

How do I know if I qualify for this type of orthodontic treatment?

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Lloyd Friedland


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Dr. Buono always makes you feel comfortable and engaged in your own treatment. He explains your options and his execution of the treatment is always mindful, professional and caring. If you need to have dentistry done, Louis j. Buono, DDS is the man for you !

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Scott Boerckel


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Fantastic office staff, always pleasant and helpful. Clean office. Dr. Buono has done extensive work and is caring, gentle and always explains each and every procedure. Highly recommend.

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Garden City Smiles Louis J. Buono, DDS

Dr. Buono has been providing leading smile care to his patients in Garden City and Long Island for over 30 years. Patients choose Dr. Buono because he:

  • Provides comprehensive care to meet all your needs 
  • Invests in using the latest technology for the best possible results
  • Is affiliated with the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 

You can request a consultation with our dentist by filling out our online form
or calling (516) 294-0375.

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"I have been going to Dr. Buono for about 6 years and he’s great. His pricing fit my budget and my teeth can not look any better." Isabella

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