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Invisalign® aligners are a discreet and convenient way to improve the bite and alignment of your teeth. Our dentists are proud to offer Invisalign in Virginia Beach and can help you determine if orthodontic aligners are the right treatment for you.
How Do Orthodontic Aligners Work?
During Invisalign treatment, you wear a series of transparent plastic aligner trays over your teeth. Just like braces, the aligners place pressure on the teeth to move them into proper alignment. You change to the next set of aligners in the series according to the schedule determined by your dentist. The best part is that the aligners are virtually invisible. No one will even know that you are wearing them unless you choose to tell them.
How Do I Know If I Can Afford Invisalign?
In most cases, traditional braces and Invisalign cost about the same. Your final Invisalign cost depends on the length and complexity of your treatment. We can give you more information about your exact Invisalign cost following your initial consultation. It is possible that your dental insurance may cover part of your treatment cost. We recommend contacting your insurer to see if Invisalign insurance is included in your dental plan. To help you manage any out-of-pocket costs, we also offer payment and financing plan options.
What is the Average Time for Invisalign Treatment?
Your treatment time is determined by how much your teeth need to be repositioned. Most patients wear their aligners for 10 months to two years. Treatment times for teens can be quite variable; however, adults typically achieve their desired results in about a year. To keep your teeth from shifting out of position, your dentist will likely recommend that you wear Invisalign retainers following your treatment.
How Do I Get the Best Invisalign Results in the Shortest Amount of Time?
Specially trained Invisalign dentists have the skills and experience necessary to create a treatment plan that will allow you to achieve a straighter smile in as little time as possible. Invisalign dentists undergo extensive training regarding the use of orthodontic aligner trays. To find out if Invisalign is the right solution for your orthodontic issues, schedule an appointment with one of our Invisalign dentists today.
What Factors Should I Consider When Making the Invisalign vs Braces Choice?
Most patients are drawn to the idea of aligners because of their discreet appearance. However, it is also important to keep treatment effectiveness in mind. For most teens and adults with mild to moderate orthodontic issues, aligners are just as effective as traditional braces. Aligners can be used to correct crowded or misaligned teeth, close gaps between the teeth, and correct overbites and underbites. Severe or complex orthodontic issues are more appropriately treated with traditional braces. During your initial consultation, our dentist will help you make the Invisalign vs braces decision.
Is Invisalign in Virginia Beach Right for Everyone?
Teens and adults with mild to moderate orthodontic problems are ideal candidates for Invisalign. Children tend to have more complex orthodontic issues, so they may achieve better results with traditional braces.
What Should I Expect During Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment?
You will need to visit our dentist every four to six weeks. If your aligner ever becomes warped or damaged, you will need to contact us as soon as possible for a replacement so that your treatment will proceed as scheduled. You remove the aligners to eat, so there are no dietary restrictions, but you should avoid gum and tobacco products while wearing your aligners.
Contact us today to find out if orthodontic aligners can help you achieve the smile that you have always wanted.