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If you’re considering straightening your teeth, noticeable metal braces aren’t your only treatment option. Our dentists can help you transform your smile discreetly with Invisalign® in Northern Virginia.
Invisalign treatment involves wearing a set of transparent aligner trays that are specifically made to fit the unique shape of your mouth. The aligners work in a similar way to regular braces, placing pressure on your teeth to align them into the correct position. As treatment continues, you’ll receive a new set of aligner trays every two weeks.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost?
The cost of Invisalign is similar to the price of traditional braces, although your final costs depend on how long treatment is required and your specific alignment issues. When you come into our office for your appointment, our dentists can provide information about your treatment plan and expected Invisalign cost. Contact us to learn more about our affordable payment plans and financing options.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
Invisalign treatment time will vary for each patient and depends on the severity of your orthodontic problems, but the average time for adults ranges from 12-18 months. The length of treatment for teenagers will vary. To prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original position, our dentists recommend wearing Invisalign retainers to maintain your results.
Are Invisalign Dentists Specialty Dentists?
Licensed general dentists and orthodontists providing treatment with Invisalign receive specialized training with the aligner tray system. Invisalign dentists have helped many patients achieve a straighter smile in the shortest amount of time possible.
Comparison: Invisalign vs Braces
The near-invisible appearance of Invisalign’s clear aligner trays makes them a popular choice for many patients. When correcting mild or moderate orthodontic problems, Invisalign and braces are equally as effective. For people that have extensive or complex issues, traditional braces are the most effective method of treatment. Our dentists can help you make a decision and design a treatment plan that’s right for you. Get in touch with us to make an appointment.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Many of our patients have discovered the benefits of Invisalign and prefer them over traditional braces. If you’re interested in Invisalign, consider the following advantages:
- The trays can be removed at any time.
- There are no metal wires or brackets to irritate your gums.
- You can enjoy all of your favorite food and drinks.
- With fewer dental visits, you’ll only need to come to our office every four to six weeks.
- Nearly invisible aligners help you smile confidently without noticeable wires or brackets.
Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
Although Invisalign is a popular and effective method of straightening teeth, treatment isn’t ideal for everyone. Since their mouths are still in the developing stages, we don’t recommend Invisalign for children. Additionally, the aligner trays may not be ideal for people with severe bite problems or significant spacing or crowding issues. Call our office today to make an appointment and let our Invisalign dentists help you determine if Invisalign is an option for you.
What Will Be the Cost of Invisalign with Insurance?
Many insurance companies will provide coverage for your Invisalign cost in the same way they cover other orthodontic treatments. To determine if you have Invisalign insurance, please call our office or your insurance provider for more information about your plan.
How Does Invisalign Affect Everyday Life?
Treatment with Invisalign in Northern Virginia won’t significantly affect your daily life. You can take the aligners out before eating, so you won’t have to make any changes to your diet. Chewing gum while wearing the aligners should be avoided, and smoking or chewing tobacco can discolor the aligner trays. The trays are easy to clean with the manufacturer’s cleaning system, which you can get at our dental office. As an alternative, you can brush the aligners with toothpaste and rinse them with warm water. To achieve the best possible results, make sure to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours a day.