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If you have an overbite, underbite, or misaligned teeth, you may be able to achieve a straighter teeth without traditional braces. Invisalign® offers a discreet, convenient way to bring your teeth into proper alignment.
What Are Invisalign Aligners?
Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear aligner trays to correct mild to moderate orthodontic issues without the need for unsightly and uncomfortable brackets and wires. You wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks before switching to the next set. Over time, the teeth gradually move into their proper position. The Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, so no one will know that you are wearing them if you choose not to tell them. Call today to find out more about Invisalign in Chesapeake.
Is Invisalign Treatment Expensive?
The cost of aligners is comparable to traditional metal braces. If you have complex orthodontic problems that require extensive correction, the treatment may take longer and add to your Invisalign cost. Our experienced Invisalign dentists will be able to calculate your Invisalign cost following your initial consultation. If you have a dental insurance plan, a portion of your treatment cost may be covered. Our office staff or your insurance provider can help you determine the extent of your Invisalign insurance coverage. We also offer payment plans and financing options to make your Invisalign cost more manageable.
Does Invisalign Take a Long Time?
Treatment time varies depending on the extent of your orthodontic issues. For adults, treatment time averages approximately 12 months; however, treatment may last anywhere from 10 months to two years. Treatment times for teens can vary more than that of adults. Once you complete your treatment, your dentist may recommend that you wear Invisalign retainers to prevent your teeth from shifting out of position.
Are There Specialized Invisalign Dentists?
An orthodontist or general dentist who has undergone Invisalign training can provide orthodontic aligner treatment. If you are looking for Invisalign in Chesapeake, our experienced Invisalign dentists will help you come up with the treatment plan that will achieve the desired results in the shortest amount of time.
What is the Difference Between Invisalign vs Braces?
Aligner trays are often as effective as traditional braces in treating mild to moderate orthodontic issues, such as crowding, malocclusions, misalignments, and spacing problems. Aligners are removed when eating and when brushing or flossing your teeth, which means better oral hygiene and a reduced risk of cavities and gum disease. More complex orthodontic problems tend to respond better to traditional braces. Our dentists will help you evaluate the benefits of Invisalign vs braces for your specific issue so that you can make the right decision.
What Are the Benefits of Aligner Treatment?
The following are a few of the reasons why our patients are choosing Invisalign over traditional braces:
- Less frequent office visits
- No dietary restrictions
- The trays can be removed when eating, brushing, and flossing
- No wires and brackets to irritate the mouth
- The aligners are virtually invisible
Who Is a Candidate for Aligner Treatment?
Aligners are not necessarily the best option for young children whose mouths are still developing or individuals with complex orthodontic problems. Adults and teens typically respond well to aligner treatment. Schedule a consultation with us today to discuss your treatment options.
Will I Have to Make Lifestyle Changes?
You should not eat or chew gum while wearing the aligners. We also recommend not smoking or chewing tobacco while wearing the aligners since the nicotine could stain the trays.
How Do I Care for My Aligners?
You can get a manufacturer-recommended cleaning kit at our office. You can also brush and rinse the trays using lukewarm water. You should contact our office immediately if your aligner should become warped or damaged in any way.
Call us today to find out how aligner treatment can help you achieve the straight, beautiful smile that you have always wanted.