Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry, in the Norfolk, VA area, offers Invisalign, the number one patient requested clear braces system in the United States. Invisalign is a set of clear braces worn for 8 to 14 months to straighten teeth. Invisalign uses a unique, ultra-thin, hard-soft plastic material. The aligners are custom made for the patient using impressions of the teeth. A series of aligners are made for the patient that are designed to slowly move the teeth into the desired position. The total number of aligners a patient will need is dependent on the desired results. Each set of aligners is worn for one or two weeks before moving on to the next set. Throughout your treatment, Dr. Cappy Sinclair will monitor your progress.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that is comfortable, convenient and virtually unnoticeable. This clear aligner system is for patients needing mild to moderate orthodontia for both cosmetic and dental health concerns. It is suitable for both teen and adult patients and used to treat a variety of orthodontic concerns including:
- Crooked teeth
- Tooth crowding
- Spaces between teeth
- Narrow tooth arches
- Underbite or overbite
- TMJ Disorder
Cost of Invisalign
The national average is $5,000 per case, but the cost of Invisalign treatment can vary greatly from one individual to another. The number of aligners needed to achieve the desired results is one of the main factors that go into the cost. Minor straightening cases can be very affordable, often costing as little as $2,000 to $3,000. Unfortunately, dental insurance does not usually cover Invisalign but we offer financing options and convenient payment methods. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Cappy Sinclair in his Norfolk VA cosmetic dentistry office to get an estimate on the cost.
The Invisalign Process
The first step in the process involves taking a mold of your mouth at our Virginia Beach VA dentist office. This mold is sent through specialized Invisalign software to determine how your teeth should look after the treatment. These will be used to accurately plan your treatment.
With this specialized software, Dr. Sinclair can show you each step of the treatment plan, tracking your teeth’s movements with each set of aligners. We will send the files to the Invisalign laboratory that will then generate several sets of clear plastic aligners to be worn for a specified amount of time each day. The number of aligners and length of your Invisalign treatment will depend on the problem(s) being addressed and desired result.
While the aligners should be removed for eating and cleaning your teeth, you should wear them for most of the day (23 hours a day is suggested). This will allow you to maintain a regular oral hygiene routine and eat foods with not restrictions. Your last aligner will be a retainer, which should be worn as directed each day to keep your teeth from shifting and maintain results.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re considering Invisalign in the Norfolk, Chesapeake, or Virginia Beach area, contact Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry today. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Sinclair at his cosmetic dentistry office to find out how to get a straighter smile that you’ve always wanted.