If you are looking for a flexible orthodontic solution, Invisalign® may be the answer. Invisalign® treatment comprises a series of clear aligners that are individually made for your orthodontic requirements. With Invisalign®, your teeth are gradually moved into alignment with a change of aligners every two weeks until your teeth are in the desired position.
Invisalign® is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth and improve your smile without the need for fixed braces. The Invisalign® system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to move your teeth over time and realign your teeth.
Invisalign® can be used to successfully treat a wide range of problems, including crooked, crowded or spaced teeth. Sometimes even more complex cases – such as overbites, under-bites, and even cross-bites – can be treated with this system. To ascertain your suitability for orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®, all you need to do is make a free consultation appointment with Dr. Fallon Berger.
No. Unlike with traditional wires and brackets, you can eat whatever you like while in treatment because you remove your aligners to eat and drink. There is no need to restrict consumption of any of your favorite foods and snacks. To maintain proper hygiene it is important that you brush and floss your teeth after each meal and before reinserting your aligners.
Aligners should be worn all the time during treatment, except when you are eating or when brushing or flossing your teeth. 22 Hours a day is optimal wear.
The vast majority of patients report no effect on speech. However, as with traditional orthodontic appliances, there is an initial adjustment period associated with having something new in your mouth.
Some people may experience minor discomfort when they insert a new aligner at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is typically described as a feeling of pressure and is normal. It is a sign that the aligners are working – moving your teeth gradually and thus helping you to achieve the final results. The discomfort typically goes away in a couple of days.
As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign® is dependent on the complexity of your case and your course of treatment. The cost of your treatment will be determined after a consultation with Dr. Fallon Berger. Please call us at (757) 498-7878 to arrange your complimentary consultation appointment.