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Many patients are interested in improving the alignment of their teeth, but are reluctant about wearing metal braces. At our practice, our dentists provide Invisalign in Manassas as a discreet option for orthodontic care.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Your Invisalign treatment consists of a set of custom-made, clear aligner trays that are worn over your teeth. The aligner trays use gentle pressure on your teeth to gradually align them into the ideal position. As treatment progresses, you’ll receive new aligner trays every two weeks.
What Will Invisalign Cost Overall?
The cost for Invisalign is based on the individual needs of each patient, including the level of correction required and total length of treatment. For many patients, the cost of Invisalign is very similar to traditional braces. Our experienced dentists will outline your treatment plan and explain your total Invisalign cost during your appointment. For more information about our flexible payment options and financing options, please call our office for more information.
How Long Is Treatment with Invisalign?
The level of correction required to straighten your teeth is one of the main factors in determining the length of your Invisalign treatment. The average time for most adults is between 12-18 months, though treatment time will vary for teenagers. After completing treatment, you may need to wear Invisalign retainers.
Is It Necessary to Receive Care from Invisalign Dentists?
It’s important to choose a licensed general dentist or orthodontist who has received specialized training with orthodontic aligner trays. Invisalign dentists are skilled in using the aligner tray treatment system and designing effective treatment plans to help you obtain a straighter smile.
Invisalign vs Braces: Which Should I Choose?
Appearance is a strong factor when choosing Invisalign vs braces, but effective treatment should be the determining factor when making your decision. Unlike Invisalign, traditional braces are an ideal treatment for people who require extensive or complex orthodontic problems. However, Invisalign is just as effective as regular braces when used to treat mild or moderate orthodontic issues. Our dentists can help you make an informed decision regarding the most effective treatment option for your unique needs. Schedule your appointment today.
How Can I Benefit From Invisalign?
When deciding between Invisalign and metal braces, it’s important to weigh the benefits before making a decision. Consider the following advantages of straightening your smile with Invisalign:
- You’ll only have to visit our dentist office about every four to six weeks.
- You can enjoy your favorite food and drinks without any restrictions.
- The trays can be removed at any time.
- There are no metal wires or brackets to irritate your gums.
- Easier to care for compared to traditional braces.
- You can smile confidently without noticeable metal wires.
Who Is a Candidate For Invisalign?
Although Invisalign is an effective solution for straightening teeth, the treatment isn’t ideal for everyone, including children since their mouths are still developing. Additionally, you may not be a candidate for Invisalign if you have significant spacing, crowding, or bite problems. Schedule an appointment today with our Invisalign dentists to learn more about if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.
How Much Is Invisalign with Insurance?
If you have insurance, your plan may cover a specific dollar amount or significant percentage of your total Invisalign cost. Please contact our dental practice or your insurance provider to learn more about the extent of your Invisalign insurance coverage.
Living with Invisalign Aligner Trays
Most people receiving Invisalign in Manassas find that the aligner tray system fits easily into their daily lives. You can still eat and drink whatever you want because the trays are removable. We don’t recommend chewing gum while wearing the aligners, and the trays may become discolored if you smoke or chew tobacco. For easy cleaning, the trays can be brushed with toothpaste and rinsed with warm water, or you can use the manufacturer’s cleaning system, which you can obtain at our dental office. Our dentists recommend wearing the aligners for at least 20-22 hours each day to obtain the best possible results.