What Issues Can Invisalign Treat?

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Invisalign® is exceptionally effective and quite popular, but it’s not for everyone. The first step to determining if Invisalign® is for you is to thoroughly examine your teeth and jaws and figure out if you have a problem that Invisalign® can address.

These clear plastic invisible aligners can treat a wide range of common orthodontic problems, including:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Cross-bite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crowded teeth

You’ll notice that these are generally the issues that traditional metal braces can treat as well. Essentially, anything braces can do, Invisalign® can do as well, and be much more inconspicuous and pleasant about it.

We know you probably still have lots of questions about the Invisalign process and whether or not these aligners are right for you. We welcome your questions, as well as the opportunity to address any concerns you might have.

Dr. Folck is committed to protecting the health of your teeth and making your smile look as beautiful as possible. We’ll help you decide on the right course of action.

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

Is Invisalign Right For Me?

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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.

Is It Difficult To Remove My Aligners?

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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.

Can I Eat While Weaing Invisalign?

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While undergoing an Invisalign® treatment, it’s important to take some simple steps to maintain your aligners. This keeps them clean and ensures they’re effective at subtly re-aligning your teeth and bite. One of the simplest things you can do is to remove your aligners while eating.

In short, the answer to the question that serves as the title to this post is “no.” You should not eat while wearing your Invisalign® aligners.

Fortunately, removing a set of aligners is incredibly simple and takes just a few seconds. One of the reasons Invisalign® is so widely preferred over traditional metal braces is that you don’t have to worry about getting food stuck in your aligners. You simply pop out the aligners, enjoy your meal, then pop the aligners right back in.

Simplicity and convenience are key to how Invisalign® works. This technology is designed to be as simple and easy-to-use as possible, because it’s widely understood that such simplicity will reduce frustrations, ensuring that you follow through with your treatment until it’s completed.

If you live in the Virginia Beach, Virginia area and you’re curious about Invisalign®, please call Dr. Michael P. Folck, DDS today at 757-428-7440.

The Advantages of Invisalign

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There are many reasons to get your teeth straightened. With straight teeth and a properly aligned jaw, you can prevent unnecessary wear and tear, improve the effectiveness of regular dental hygiene, and have a smile that radiates confidence. But why is Invisalign the right option to straighten your teeth?

As an Elite Preferred Provider of Invisalign, we feel like we have a certain amount of authority when explaining the advantages of this technology. Invisalign offers a lasting solution to orthodontic issues for a reasonable price, all while avoiding the cosmetic and cleaning issues that can be caused by braces.

The advantages of Invisalign include:

  • The clear aligners are practically invisible, allowing you to smile with confidence
  • The aligners are custom-fitted, making your orthodontic experience more comfortable
  • The aligners come right out, are easy to clean, and have no dietary restrictions
  • Removable aligners make it easy to brush your teeth
  • The Invisalign process minimizes mouth soreness

We all have something about our teeth that we’d like to fix, no matter how small, and Invisalign is an effective, cosmetically pleasing solution for most orthodontic issues. And when your Invisalign regimen is designed by an Elite Preferred Provider like Dr. Michael Folck, you can expect transformative results from the procedure.

If you live in Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, or the surrounding areas, you should contact Dr. Folck’s office to learn more about the possibilities offered by Invisalign. Contact us to schedule a consultation by calling (757) 428-7440.

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