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If you are unhappy with the aesthetics of your smile but don’t want the hassle of traditional braces, Invisalign® aligners offer an affordable alternative. Contact us today to find out more about convenient and discreet Invisalign in Virginia Beach.
What Is the Difference Between Invisalign Aligners and Braces?
Aligners are clear plastic trays, similar to teeth whitening trays, that are worn over the teeth. As with braces, the aligners place pressure on the teeth to gradually reposition them over time. The advantage is that there are no brackets and wires, which means that Invisalign treatment is comfortable and discreet. All that you have to do is switch to the next set of aligners in the series according to your dentist’s instructions.
Is Invisalign Treatment Within My Budget?
We try to make Invisalign in Virginia Beach as affordable as possible. A number of factors go into determining your Invisalign cost, including the length and complexity of your treatment. The dentist will be able to tell you your exact Invisalign cost following your consultation. There are options for making your treatment more affordable. First, your dental plan may include Invisalign insurance that will cover part of your Invisalign cost. We also offer convenient financing and payment plans. Our staff is happy to go over these options with you.
What is the Average Treatment Time for Invisalign?
Orthodontic treatment is a gradual process that moves the teeth into their proper position over a period of months. The length of your treatment depends on how much your teeth need to be moved. In general, treatment can take anywhere from 10 months to two years. Following treatment, most patients continue to wear Invisalign retainers to keep their teeth in alignment.
Where Do I Find Invisalign Dentists?
Invisalign dentists are orthodontists or general dentists who have training and experience in orthodontic treatment using aligners. Our Invisalign dentists can help you determine if aligners are the right treatment choice for you and devise a treatment plan that will get you a straighter smile in as short a time as possible.
The Invisalign vs Braces Dilemma
Making the choice between Invisalign and traditional braces can seem overwhelming. Aligners are an effective orthodontic treatment for adults and teens with mild to moderate orthodontic issues. If you have complex or severe orthodontic problems, braces may provide you with faster and more effective results. During your initial consultation, our dentist will go over all of your treatment options so that you can make the right Invisalign vs braces choice.
Who is Not a Candidate for Invisalign?
Orthodontic aligners are generally not the best option for young children since their mouths are still developing, which makes their orthodontic issues more complex.
Life with Invisalign
Since you only have to visit the dentist every four to six weeks, aligners are a great choice for busy adults. The trays are removable, so there are no off-limit foods. Since there are no brackets and wires to get in the way, brushing and flossing are easy. You should avoid cigarettes and chewing tobacco since they can stain the plastic. You also should not chew gum while wearing the aligners since it can stick to the plastic.
For more information about the benefits of orthodontic aligners, call our office to schedule a consultation.