Will The Invisalign Process Hurt?

Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth - VA

One of the reasons so many people in and around Virginia Beach realize Invisalign® is right for them is that the process is quite painless. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign® aligners do not cause extensive discomfort and agitation.

The clear plastic aligners are custom-designed to fit the specific contours of your teeth. This means the aligners fit snugly and comfortably. There are no metal wires to poke your gums and cheeks.

Furthermore, there are no uncomfortable and annoying tightening appointments as there are with traditional metal braces. This is at least partially why so many people prefer Invisalign® to metal braces.

No dentist can promise you that a treatment of this length will not come with any discomfort. But it has been our experience that patients are eminently satisfied with their aligners and have no significant complaints.

Dr. Folck will be happy to answer any questions, address any concerns and help you determine if Invisalign® is right for you.

If you’re looking for safe, pleasant, customized and inconspicuous orthodontic adjustment in the Virginia Beach, Virginia area, Invisalign® might be right for you. Please call Dr. Michael Folck, DDS today at 757-428-7440 for a consultation.

Is Invisalign Right For Me?

Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth - VA

Finding the right orthodontic treatment for you is absolutely crucial. It can be the difference between a pleasant and an unpleasant experience. As such, deciding if Invisalign® is right for you will be one of our most important tasks.

Fortunately, most people in need of an orthodontic adjustment are good candidates for Invisalign®. Put simply, if you’re a candidate for traditional metal braces, you’re likely a good candidate for Invisalign®.

The most important consideration is your overall level of dental health. You need strong, healthy teeth and gums to be a candidate for Invisalign®. If you’re suffering from gum disease or have serious structural issues, you will need to address these before beginning an Invisalign® treatment.

The other thing to keep in mind is that Invisalign® requires a significant time commitment. You’ll have to keep your aligners in for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only for meals and when you brush your teeth. Make sure you’re comfortable with this before pursuing Invisalign.

If you live in or around Virginia Beach, Virginia and you have questions about Invisalign®, please call Dr. Michael Folck today at 757-428-7440 for a consultation.

How can I afford Invisalign?

Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth - VA

If you have been thinking about Invisalign® in Virginia Beach, there is a good chance that you have questions about how much it costs for treatment. The cost of Invisalign® varies substantially based on the length and extent of treatment needed.

Because of this, it is impossible to provide a precise estimate without a thorough evaluation of your own particular smile and desired outcomes.

Paying for Invisalign®

While a beautiful smile can provide a priceless sense of self confidence, the cost of Invisalign® is something many people must weigh.

  • Insurance:  In some cases, you may be pleased to discover that Invisalign® is covered by insurance. Generally speaking, if your insurance covers orthodontics, Invisalign is included like traditional braces. However, insurance that does cover orthodontia is unusual.
  • Financing:  Fortunately Invisalign® can also be financed through CareCredit. Care Credit is a credit card designed specifically for health, beauty and wellness needs. Care Credit offers special financing terms that you won’t get from a standard credit card provider.

Virginia Beach dentist, Dr. Michael Folck has over 25 years experience. As an Invisalign® Elite Preferred provider, he can help you find out if you are an appropriate candidate for Invisalign. To schedule a consultation, or if you just have questions about the procedure, contact us today at 757-428-7440.

Are Invisalign Aligners Generic or Custom-Made?

Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth - VA

Many people are turning to Invisalign® to help straighten out their teeth. These clear plastic aligners are preferred over metal braces which can be unsightly and very uncomfortable. The best way to ensure that an Invisalign® treatment is appropriate for you is to consult with our dentist and get fitted with a custom-made aligner.

While generic options are available, it is reported that these non-custom fitting models are bulky, ill-fitting and not as effective. These generic options are generally cheaper, but the custom-made aligners save you significant time and discomfort.

If you are interested in a custom made Invisalign® aligner to help give you a straighter smile, contact the professionals at Invisalign® Virginia Beach. We use computers to custom-design clear plastic aligners specifically modeled after your teeth and their specific needs. With only periodic visits  you can get the results desired without unsightly braces or retainers.

Dr. Michael Folck has over 25 years experience as a dentist, and has focused his career on helping people in Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Virginia. If you feel you are an appropriate candidate for Invisalign®, or just have questions about the procedure, contact us today at 757-428-7440 and set up a consultation.

Is It Difficult To Remove My Aligners?

Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth - VA

Invisalign® works by slowly and subtly shifting the alignment of your teeth until they eventually reach a healthy, relaxed, natural alignment. And it’s quite popular with our Virginia Beach-area patients because it achieves these goals comfortably and inconspicuously.

You will wear your aligners most of the day, removing them only to eat and brush your teeth. And fortunately, removing your clear plastic aligner is quite simple. For that matter, so is replacing it once you’re ready to put it back in.

Invisalign® technology is designed with simplicity and comfort in mind. It wouldn’t be nearly as popular if removing and replacing an aligner was particularly complicated. Our dentists will provide you with some instruction before you go home for the first time, but the removal and replacement process is quite simple.

This makes your re-alignment process all the more pleasant and enjoyable. You won’t have to worry about being derailed by minor inconveniences or other issues. You can just wear and remove your aligners without worrying about them.

If you live in the Virginia Beach, Virginia area and you have questions about Invisalign®, please call Dr. Michael P. Folck, DDS today at 757-428-7440 for a consultation.

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| Virginia Beach, VA, 23454 |
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