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Are you interested in improving the alignment of your teeth, but the thought of wearing metal braces is holding you back? Our dentists can help you determine if Invisalign in Chesapeake is the right choice for you.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign treatment consists of wearing a set of custom-made aligner trays that are clear and nearly invisible. The aligners work just like traditional braces by applying gentle pressure to gradually shift your teeth into place. You’ll receive a new set of aligners about every two weeks as you continue the treatment process.
What Is the Average Invisalign Cost?
We understand that price is a concern for many patients, but you might be surprised to learn that Invisalign is similar in price to regular braces. Your total Invisalign cost depends on the extent of your alignment issues and your total treatment time. Our dentists can provide information about pricing and design your treatment plan during your appointment.
How Long Does Invisalign Take to Straighten Teeth?
Your total treatment time depends on the level of straightening and repositioning your teeth require. On average, you can expect your Invisalign treatment to take between 12-18 months, but the treatment time for teenagers can vary. After completing treatment, our dentists recommend wearing Invisalign retainers to maintain your results.
Licensed orthodontists and general dentists receive specialized training to provide treatment with the Invisalign aligner tray system. Invisalign dentists are experienced providers who have helped patients achieve the smile of their dreams in the shortest time possible.
Invisalign vs Braces
Although appearance may be the primary benefit of Invisalign vs braces, choosing the most effective treatment option should be your top priority. If you have mild-to-moderate orthodontic issues, such as crooked teeth or malocclusion, the aligner tray system is just as effective at correcting your smile. Traditional braces are a faster, more effective treatment option that are recommended for extensive orthodontic issues. Our dentists can recommend the treatment option that’s most appropriate for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
How Is Invisalign Better Than Braces?
If you’re considering Invisalign, you might be wondering if it has any advantages over metal braces. Consider the following benefits of straightening your smile with Invisalign:
- You can smile confidently without the embarrassment of noticeable metal braces.
- There aren’t any metal wires to irritate your teeth and gums.
- Easier brushing and flossing compared to metal braces.
- Eat and drink whatever you want without any restrictions.
- Fewer visits to our dentist office (approximately every four to six weeks).
- Nearly invisible aligners help you feel more confident.
Can Anyone Get Invisalign?
Invisalign isn’t a treatment that’s recommended for everyone, such as children, since their mouths are still in the development stage. In addition, you may not be a good candidate for Invisalign if you have severe orthodontic problems, including severe spacing or crowding concerns. To find out if you’re a candidate, contact our office to schedule an appointment with our experienced Invisalign dentists.
Is Invisalign Typically Covered by Insurance?
Many insurance companies provide coverage for orthodontic treatment and your total Invisalign cost. To learn the extent of your Invisalign insurance, check with your insurance provider or contact our office for more information.
How Does Treatment Affect Lifestyle?
Invisalign in Chesapeake fits easily into your lifestyle. You remove the aligners before eating, so there aren’t any restrictions to your diet. Chewing gum isn’t recommended while wearing the aligners, and chewing tobacco or smoking may stain the aligner trays. For cleaning, you can brush the aligners with toothpaste and rinse them with warm water. Alternatively, you can use the manufacturer’s cleaning system, which is available at our dental office. Our dentists recommend wearing the aligner trays for 20-22 hours a day for the best results.