Orthodontics – Leesburg, VA
without Metal Braces
Millions of Americans would love to straighten their teeth, but there is just one problem: they aren’t willing to spend years in metal braces to do it. Thankfully, at All Smiles Leesburg, you don’t have to thanks to clear aligners. With them, you can enjoy all of the benefits of orthodontic treatment without the drawbacks of noticeable brackets and wires. Think you or your teen could benefit from clear aligners? Schedule a consultation to learn more today about options for orthodontics in Leesburg, VA.
Why Choose All Smiles Leesburg for Orthodontics?
- Custom Treatment Plans for Each Patient
Friendly & Highly
- Convenient Location with Plenty of Parking
Invisalign® Clear Braces
Invisalign uses a progressive series of plastic aligners that fit snugly over the teeth to gradually shift them into their ideal positions. When worn, the aligners are practically invisible, and the smooth plastic feels great against the gums and lips. Plus, a patient can take their aligners off whenever they want, meaning there are no diet restrictions with Invisalign. The average treatment time ranges from 12-18 months, but for minor cases, they can often be completed in as little as 6 months.
SureSmile Clear Aligners
SureSmile clear aligners offer many of the same advantages as Invisalign and basically work the same way, but there is one major difference: the cost. SureSmile tends to be a more affordable alternative compared to Invisalign while still offering consistent high-quality care. Plus, SureSmile enables Dr. McBryde to work with advanced software to plan and monitor every phase of your treatment to ensure the perfect result is all but guaranteed.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign®?
Invisalign treatment is recommended for teens and adults. Invisalign can successfully treat the following conditions:
- Crowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Open bite
While Invisalign is able to treat a variety of conditions, there are some circumstances in which a patient may not qualify as an Invisalign candidate. These conditions include:
- Gum disease
- Extreme issues with bite (underbite, overbite, etc)
- Children who are too young to understand how to properly wear and care for their trays
Aligning your teeth goes far beyond simply achieving a more aesthetically pleasing smile; straight teeth are much easier to care for and keep free of harmful plaque and tartar. Pursuing orthodontic treatment is a step towards a healthier mouth, and therefore, a healthier body.
Understanding the Cost of Invisalign
Since Invisalign isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment, there is no one-size-fits-all cost. Naturally, that leaves many patients wondering what they can expect to pay to discreetly achieve the smile of their dreams. While the easiest way to find out the exact answer is by scheduling a consultation with our Invisalign dentist in Leesburg, Dr. McBryde, we know that many patients prefer to do some research online beforehand. So, keep reading to learn all about the cost of Invisalign!
Factors that Affect the Cost of Invisalign
As mentioned above, Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment tailored completely to your unique dental needs and smile goals. So, the cost of Invisalign in Leesburg will depend largely on how many clear aligners are needed, if any preliminary treatments are necessary beforehand, and how well you follow all of the “rules,” like wearing your trays for 20-22 hours each day.
Invisalign vs. DIY Aligners: Which Costs More?
Upfront, the cost of DIY aligners is lower, coming in at around $2,000. While that may initially seem like a perk, it’s important to remember that there is no room for error when it comes to your smile. Plus, DIY aligners are often comprised of cheap plastic, sometimes lead to unwanted movement, and don’t include supervision from a trained professional. So, you may end up spending more money in the long run trying to get the results you truly desire. In short, Invisalign often comes with a higher price tag, but it’s well worth it.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?
In some cases, yes! While some plans don’t include any orthodontic coverage, others include a once-in-a-lifetime provision. As a result, you might end up lowering your out-of-pocket expenses by $1,000 or more by utilizing your dental insurance benefits! Don’t worry – our team will help you along the way to ensure understanding the cost is straightforward.
Options for Making Invisalign Affordable
Uninsured? That’s okay! Dental insurance isn’t the only way to make Invisalign in Leesburg more affordable. We’re happy to welcome CareCredit and Sunbit financing. These third-party lender allow patients to break up the cost of their treatment into monthly chunks. Plus, there is often little-to-no interest attached! In fact, Sunbit has an over 90% approval rate! Otherwise, we have an in-house membership plan that allows you to enjoy significant savings without the red tape, annual maximums, and deductibles. If either of these options sounds like a good fit, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team so we can help you get started.
There are many things to look forward to after completing your Invisalign treatment. However, we understand if you have questions you’d like to address before receiving your aligners. Some of the most common questions we’ve heard over the years can be easily reviewed below for your convenience. If you have additional concerns or questions, please be sure to let us know at your initial consultation with Dr. McBryde. She looks forward to making your smile realignment process a smooth and enjoyable one.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
While there are many factors that influence how long your Invisalign treatment will be, the average case takes somewhere between 12 and 18 months for most people. This length will be mostly influenced by the severity of your case and your dedication to wearing the aligners. If your case is very mild, you may be able to finish treatment in just 6 months. While 18 months may seem like a long time, it’s still much shorter compared to what’s needed for traditional braces. By staying on top of your follow-up visits, we can ensure that you complete your Invisalign treatment as efficiently as possible.
Can You Eat with Invisalign?
Invisalign gives you the freedom to eat the foods you enjoy without having to worry about food particles getting stuck inside the hardware used to straighten your teeth. However, this does not mean you should eat while wearing the aligners. Instead, you simply take them out before eating, then brush your teeth and clean your aligners before placing them back in. Eating or drinking anything but plain water while wearing the aligners can put them at risk of cracking and/or staining as well as put unnecessary pressure on your teeth.
How is Invisalign Made?
The aligners from Invisalign are made from a smooth, plastic material specifically customized to your teeth. We capture a digital impression of your teeth using our in-house scanner, then send this data to Invisalign so they can create the aligners. The entire series is created using an advanced 3D printing process. The manufacturing process for your aligners will take about 3 to 4 weeks. Once they have arrived at our office, we’ll notify you so you can pick them up and begin your smile realignment.
Who is a Candidate for Invisalign?
We take several factors into account when determining whether or not a patient is a good candidate for Invisalign. One of the most significant is age as we do not recommend Invisalign for any patient that is 12 years of age or younger. If their teeth and jaw are not yet finished developing, it’s not appropriate for them to complete a treatment like Invisalign (at least not initially).
Furthermore, you’ll have to remain committed to wearing the aligners for the required 20 to 22 hours a day. If you are not capable of sticking to this commitment, traditional braces could be a better option. If your orthodontic concerns are particularly severe, Invisalign may also be unable to address them on their own.
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