Konikoff Dental Associates Cedar Road
1419 Cedar Rd., Suite 100, Chesapeake, VA 23322
Orthodontic treatment no longer means years of wearing unsightly and uncomfortable metal braces. You can achieve straighter teeth with Invisalign® in Chesapeake.
Invisalign treatment involves using custom-made aligner trays that place pressure on your teeth to gradually move them into the correct position. You wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. The Invisalign aligners are transparent, so they are virtually invisible.
In most cases, traditional braces and Invisalign cost about the same. In the end, your Invisalign cost will depend on the nature of your orthodontic problems. Once the dentist has completed your initial consultation, we will be able to tell you your final Invisalign cost. If you have a dental plan, a portion of the cost of treatment may be covered. Our office staff or your insurance provider can tell you if you have Invisalign insurance coverage. We also offer financing options to help you manage any out-of-pocket expenses.
How long you will need to wear your Invisalign aligners depends on how much your teeth need to be repositioned. Based on your needs, our Invisalign dentists will devise a treatment plan to realign your teeth over a period of 10 months to two years. The average treatment time for adults is about a year. The time for teen patients is a little more variable. Following your treatment, your dentist may recommend that you wear Invisalign retainers so that your teeth remain in the correct position.
Specially trained Invisalign dentists can help you get the best possible results in the shortest amount of time. Invisalign dentists are orthodontists or general dentists who have received training on how to effectively use aligners to correct orthodontic problems.
Braces and aligners are both equally effective in treating mild to moderate orthodontic issues, such as crowding, crooked teeth, spacing problems, and malocclusions. Since you remove aligners when eating, brushing, and flossing, it is easier to keep your teeth clean, which reduces your risk of gum disease and cavities. Traditional braces may be more appropriate for certain complex orthodontic problems. Adults and teens are the best candidates for aligner treatment. Braces are more appropriate for children since their mouths are still developing and their treatment is more complicated. Our dentists will help you make the Invisalign vs braces decision.
Because you can remove the aligners to eat, there are no food and beverage restrictions. You can keep your aligners clean by using the approved cleaning system available at our office or by brushing and rinsing them with lukewarm water. We recommend that you avoid gum, cigarettes, and chewing tobacco when wearing your aligners. You should contact us immediately if your aligner becomes damaged or warped.
To find out if Invisalign is right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.