Konikoff Dental Associates Harbour View
5849 Harbour View Blvd, Suite 100, Suffolk, VA 23435
If you have misaligned teeth or an issue with your bite but braces are not the right fit for your lifestyle, Invisalign® aligners may be the answer for you. Invisalign in Suffolk is a fast, discreet, and convenient way to correct common orthodontic problems.
Invisalign treatment can correct a wide range of mild to moderate orthodontic problems without the need for brackets and wires. The treatment uses a series of aligner trays that are worn over the teeth. The aligners place pressure on the teeth and gradually move them into the correct position. The trays are similar to teeth whitening trays and are transparent, so no one will know that you are wearing them. You wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks before switching to the next set in the series.
Your Invisalign cost is based on the length and complexity of your treatment. In most cases, the cost is similar to traditional braces. Our staff will help you determine your exact Invisalign cost following your initial consultation. If you have a dental plan, your insurance may cover a portion of your Invisalign cost. Your insurer can answer any questions that you may have about your Invisalign insurance coverage. We also offer financing and payment plan options to help with out-of-pocket expenses.
In most cases, treatment takes approximately 10 months to two years; however, your exact treatment time depends on the severity and complexity of your orthodontic issues. The average treatment time for adults is about a year. The time for teens, however, is a little more variable. Most patients continue to wear Invisalign retainers following their treatment to keep their teeth in position.
Invisalign dentists are typically orthodontists or general dentists who have completed training regarding the use of orthodontic aligners. They have the experience necessary to create a treatment plan that will provide the desired results in the shortest time possible. Our experienced Invisalign dentists can help you determine if aligners are the right option for your specific orthodontic issues.
Most patients considering Invisalign like the idea that they are virtually invisible; however, it is also important to consider how effective the aligners will be in correcting your particular orthodontic issues. Aligners are effective in treating mild to moderate orthodontic problems, including:
Aligners work best on teen and adult patients. Braces work faster and more effectively for severe or complex orthodontic issues. Our dentists are qualified to help you make the Invisalign vs braces choice.
With aligners, you only have to visit the dentist every four to six weeks. Since you remove the aligners to eat, you can continue to eat your favorite foods. There are no brackets or wires to get in the way when you brush and floss, so you aren’t as likely to develop cavities and gum disease. Best of all, no one has to know that you are wearing the aligners if you choose not to tell them.
The aligners are easy to maintain. You can use the manufacturer’s cleaning system available at our office or simply use a brush and warm water. We do recommend avoiding chewing gum and tobacco products while wearing your aligners. If your aligners become warped or damaged, you should contact us as soon as possible for a replacement.
For more information about how Invisalign can help you achieve your best smile, contact our office today.