The majority of people need orthodontic treatment at some point to achieve a straight, even smile and aligned bite. For many decades, the only option was metal braces. But then Invisalign came along about 20 years ago and changed everything. Now, you can get great results from clear braces that are far more comfortable and discreet.
If you're interested in Invisalign in Alexandria, give us a call today. This fantastic alternative to traditional orthodontics has helped over 6 million people get the smile they've always wanted. And we'd love to help you experience the benefits for yourself!
Just like regular braces, Invisalign works by applying gentle pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into their ideal positions over time. Of course, the main difference is that they create this movement with clear aligner trays rather than metal brackets and wires.
After you've had a consultation to make sure Invisalign is right for you, you can start treatment in just a couple of visits, spaced 3-4 weeks apart. Here's what you can expect:
Throughout your treatment, you'll need to wear your trays at least 20-22 hours per day to finish on time. You'll wear a new pair about every two weeks until you get your final results. You'll also come back for progress visits every 4-8 weeks to pick up additional trays.
As a dentist in Alexandria, we've found that one of the biggest reasons our patients love Invisalign is that it's invisible. But, in comparison to traditional braces, there are many additional benefits. In fact, Invisalign has a 96% satisfaction rating among the millions of patients who have used it over the years. Here's why:
Since each person has different needs, everyone will have a unique treatment plan. If you only need minor adjustments, you'll get fewer trays than someone who has more severe alignment issues (and a lower cost). If you'd like a specific idea of your cost, schedule a consultation with one of our talented dentists. After we've evaluated your needs, we'll be able to estimate your treatment time, number of trays, and cost.
Also, some insurance plans cover orthodontic treatment (including Invisalign), and we'll be happy to look into it for you and explain your coverage. We also accept CareCredit, a third-party financing option that allows you to make low or no-interest monthly payments.
Finally, straightening your teeth is an investment that will pay off for life, and most people's only regret is not doing it sooner! If you'd like to know how clear braces in Alexandria can benefit you, give us a call today.