Invisalign in Virginia Beach, VA
The appearance of braces often deters people from wearing them, causing them to be very self-conscious about their appearance. Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser offer Invisalign® clear braces to patients living in and around Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and those throughout Virginia’s eastern shore who want to improve their smiles but are not comfortable with the appearance of traditional braces. Our patients can start treatment for as little as $99 with low monthly payments.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment using clear aligners to straighten teeth without the appearance of metal braces. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing, and you can still eat and drink what you want. Also, you can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth, and there are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.
How Much Does Invisalign® Cost in Virginia Beach?
The cost of Invisalign® varies with each patient. This orthodontic treatment is customized for each patient based on the number of aligners and length of treatment necessary to achieve the desired results. We discuss the cost of treatment with Invisalign® as well as our payment options at your very first visit. We accept cash, debit cards, and credit cards, as well as offer financing in-house and through CareCredit®. For patients with dental insurance, we can help you determine if the plan includes coverage for orthodontics and our staff will do everything possible to reduce your out-of-pocket expense. We understand it is important to plan financially for orthodontics and want to help you make it more affordable. This is why we offer orthodontic treatment options for as little as $99 down and as little as $200 a month.
How Does Invisalign® Work?
Invisalign® uses clear aligners custom-made for each patient’s mouth to gently and gradually move teeth into their correct position. Each set of aligners are worn for one to two weeks each before they are switched out for another set.
Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser use digital technology to create the aligners by scanning the mouth. This allows them to have custom trays made without the need for messy and sometimes uncomfortable impressions of the teeth and mouth. From there, our doctors map out the best treatment plan to move teeth into the correct position as well as estimate how long the process may take.
Most patients who wear Invisalign® can expect their total treatment time to take between 6 and 18 months to complete. With Invisalign®, patients have an easier time maintaining proper oral hygiene as they can remove the aligners when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
How Do I Know If Invisalign® is Right for Me?
If you are considering orthodontic treatment for mild to moderate corrections, you may be a candidate for Invisalign®. During a complimentary consultation and evaluation, we can recommend Invisalign® or another orthodontic treatment to improve your smile.
Many of our patients had never considered traditional braces, but are now happily and comfortably improving their smiles with Invisalign®. Drs. Savage, Sabol, and Visser are Premier Providers of the Invisalign® treatment approach for teens and adults living in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and those throughout Virginia’s eastern shore. Our patients can start treatment for as little as $99 with low monthly payments. Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation today!
Is Invisalign worth the cost?
Invisalign is a great tool for straightening teeth without traditional braces and surprisingly, can often be completed for nearly the same price as metal braces. See an Orthodontist for an evaluation to see if Invisalign is the right tool to fix your smile and bite. Most Orthodontists are happy to work with you on payment options to make it work for your budget.
To learn how much Invisalign costs call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
Do teeth move back after Invisalign?
As we age our bodies change and your teeth are no exception to that rule. If teeth positions are not maintained with retainers after any orthodontic treatment, there will be some shifting that occurs over time.
To learn more about preventing teeth from shifting after Invisalign call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
Does Invisalign work permanently?
With Invisalign treatment and any orthodontic movement of the teeth, the amazing smile that you create will need to be maintained with retainers to keep it from changing over time. Retainers generally need to be worn at nighttime only in order to keep that Hollywood smile in line for as long as you want.
To learn more how to maintain Invisalign work permanently call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
What can't you do with Invisalign?
There are limitations with any Orthodontic treatment whether you use Invisalign or traditional braces. A visit to a specially trained dentist (called an Orthodontist) is the best way to determine what the optimal treatment option would be for you. Without a specially trained professional controlling your treatment, serious damage can be done to your teeth and bite.
To learn more about limitations after Invisalign call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
Should you go to an orthodontist for Invisalign?
Yes. Invisalign and clear aligner trays move teeth through bone and soft tissue to achieve a beautiful smile. Aligners are a highly sophisticated treatment option and require experience and monitoring. As such, aligner treatment should be provided by a university trained orthodontist who has completed 2-3 years of specialized residency training beyond dental school.
To learn if you should go to an orthodontist for Invisalign call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
How quickly do teeth move with Invisalign®?
Invisalign® moves the teeth gradually over time, so patients shouldn’t expect results overnight. However, after beginning an Invisalign® treatment, you may begin to notice results within two to three months. On average, Invisalign® treatments are completed in about 12 to 18 months, although the exact duration of treatment will vary by patient.
To learn how quickly do teeth move with Invisalign® call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
What is the best age to get Invisalign®?
Similar to braces, practically any age can be a great age to start Invisalign®. The first consideration is whether patients have most of their adult/permanent teeth grown in, because these are the teeth that must be treated for long-term results. For many patients, this occurs during the early teen years. However, thanks to the clear and natural appearance of Invisalign® aligners, Invisalign® is also an ideal treatment for older patients. If you are interested in enhancing the alignment of the teeth without the use of traditional braces, you might be a good candidate for Invisalign® regardless of your age.
To learn what is the best age to get Invisalign® call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
How expensive is Invisalign®?
The cost of Invisalign® will vary by patient depending on a few factors. These include the length of treatment and how many Invisalign® aligners will be needed to complete treatment. However, there are many options in place to help keep Invisalign® as affordable as possible. Drs. Savage, Sabol and Visser offer a variety of financing options, as well as potential discounts for patients who pay for treatment in full up-front.
To learn how expensive is Invisalign® call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
Which is better, braces or Invisalign®?
Both braces and Invisalign® are highly effective treatments for correcting the alignment of the teeth. However, the treatment that is best for you may depend on a number of factors. For starters, braces may be more effective at treating complex orthodontic cases, making them a better treatment for some patients. However, Invisalign® offers many benefits over traditional braces for patients who are eligible. Invisalign® aligners are removable, making them a more comfortable and convenient orthodontic treatment. Without the application and appearance of metal appliances, Invisalign® also offers a more natural-looking treatment.
To learn which is better, braces or Invisalign® call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
What happens if I don’t wear my Invisalign® for 22 hours a day?
It is recommended that patients wear Invisalign® for 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, drink and maintain oral hygiene. If you don’t wear your Invisalign® for 22 hours a day, it’s possible that your treatment progress can slow. This means that your treatment may take months longer than anticipated and a compromised result.
To learn what happens if I don’t wear my Invisalign® for 22 hours a day call Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser.
Does insurance cover Invisalign?
Most forms of orthodontic insurance will cover the cost of the Invisalign treatment similar to any other treatment option.
Do you have to use chewies with Invisalign?
The use of chewies during invisalign and orthodontic treatment is not normally needed unless there is a small issue with the fit of a tray upon its initial placement into the mouth or if the patient is unable to wear their trays the required amount of time. Normally these are not used for most patients
How quickly do teeth move with Invisalign?
Regarding the quickness of movement of teeth with invisalign, it appears from many cases that the teeth do move a little bit faster with the invisible trays than with traditional orthodontic appliances. Orthodontic appliances need to be re-energized every 6 to 8 weeks. Invisalign is re-energized each time a new tray is placed.
What happens if I don't wear my Invisalign trays for the required hours per day?
Most people are able to wear their Invisalign trays from 20 to 22 hours each day. Occasionally, with the busy lives that we all have, the trays may only be worn 15 to 18 hours a day. With the interval of tray changes normally being at once per week, this reduced wear may require the trays to be worn up to two weeks in order to gain the required movement for the next tray to be placed and work effectively.
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