Konikoff Dental Associates Shore Drive
2829 Shore Drive, Suite 100, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
If you would like to have straighter teeth but don’t feel that traditional braces are right for you, Invisalign® may be the answer. Our dentists are now offering this discreet and convenient orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign treatment uses a series of transparent aligner trays, similar to those used for teeth whitening, that apply pressure on the teeth to correct mild to moderate orthodontic issues. You wear the aligners continuously except to eat or clean your teeth, and you switch to the next aligners in the series according to the schedule determined by your dentist. There are no wires or brackets, so the treatment is completely discreet.
Your Invisalign cost is determined by the length and complexity of your treatment. Once the dentist performs your initial evaluation and devises a treatment plan, we can tell you your exact Invisalign cost. For most patients, traditional braces and Invisalign cost about the same. If you have dental insurance, we recommend that you contact your insurer to see if Invisalign treatment is covered under your plan. If your Invisalign insurance does not cover the full cost of treatment, we do offer payment plans and financing options to help with any out-of-pocket expenses.
Your treatment plan is designed to gradually shift your teeth into the correct position over a period of months, and the actual length of your treatment depends on the severity of your orthodontic issues. Adults typically wear their aligners for about a year; however, treatment times may vary more with younger patients. Most patients continue to wear Invisalign retainers once they finish their treatment to ensure that their teeth remain in the proper position.
Our Invisalign dentists have extensive experience using aligners to correct various orthodontic issues. Invisalign dentists, including orthodontists and general dentists who have received specialized training in using aligners, are able to provide you with results using these clear aligner trays.
The Invisalign vs braces decision should be based on treatment effectiveness. Aligners are as effective as braces in treating mild to moderate orthodontic issues. For young children and other individuals with severe or complex orthodontic concerns, braces are still the fastest and most effective treatment option. Our dentist will help you find the best orthodontic solution for your needs.
Invisalign is convenient since you only have to visit the dentist every four to six weeks. You remove the trays when eating, so you do not have to give up your favorite foods. You also do not have to worry about wires and brackets irritating your mouth. Best of all, no one knows that you are wearing the aligners unless you tell them.
Aligners are appropriate for teens and adults with mild to moderate alignment, spacing, or bite problems. Schedule a consultation with our dentist today to find out if aligners are the right treatment for you.
You should clean your aligners daily using a brush and lukewarm water or a manufacturer-approved cleaning system. A damaged aligner will not work correctly, so please contact us immediately if your aligner becomes warped or cracked. Although there are no dietary restrictions, you should avoid chewing gum since it can stick to the plastic. You should also avoid tobacco products since they can stain the aligner.
Contact us today to find out how Invisalign can help you smile with more confidence.