In the past, metal braces were the go-to treatment for straightening crooked teeth. Today, there’s the convenience of Invisalign to get the smile of your dreams. Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners to straighten your teeth discreetly and comfortably. If you live in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, or surrounding areas, we invite you to visit Goochland Dentistry to learn more about our Invisalign teeth straightening treatments.
What to Expect from Invisalign
Invisalign is the modern way of straightening crooked teeth. The process starts with a thorough dental evaluation by Dr. Peter Murchie to ensure your teeth and gums are in good health before starting your treatment. We’ll then discuss the problems that need fixing, i.e., crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, a bad bite, etc., and outline a treatment plan. The team will perform a digital scan of your teeth and photographs to custom-design the aligner trays you’ll use to achieve your goal of straighter, more attractive teeth.
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are removed for eating and brushing your teeth. Once these tasks have been completed, your aligners should be replaced immediately to ensure you get the most out of your treatment. For optimal results, you should wear your aligners at least 22 hours daily. While in place, the aligners gently shift your teeth into a straighter position.
Every few weeks, you’ll change your aligners to continue the process of realigning your teeth. You’ll visit our office every four to six weeks, so Dr. Murchie can monitor your progress and make adjustments if needed. Most Invisalign treatments last between 8 and 18 months, depending on the problems being addressed. You’ll notice changes in your smile throughout the procedure.
Problems Invisalign Can Fix
Invisalign is a versatile orthodontic treatment that can treat several dental problems effectively. It’s ideal for teens and adults who don’t want the trouble of wearing unsightly metal braces to straighten their teeth. Invisalign can correct issues such as:
- Crooked teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Overbites, underbites, open bites, and crossbites
By the end of your treatment, you’ll have achieved a beautiful smile you can show off proudly, and that is much easier to clean.
Advantages of Choosing Invisalign Treatment
There are numerous advantages to choosing Invisalign over braces for straightening your teeth. Unlike metal braces with wires visible on your teeth, Invisalign aligners are made of a clear, plastic material that can barely be seen, making your treatment much more discreet. Additional benefits include:
- The convenience of being able to remove the aligners for eating and brushing your teeth
- Greater comfort as Invisalign has no metal brackets or wires poking your gums or cheeks
- Fewer dental visits
- Faster results in reaching your goals of straighter, healthier teeth
Start your journey to achieving the smile of your dreams by visiting Goochland Dentistry, Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, to learn more about our Invisalign dental procedures. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Peter Murchie for Invisalign treatment, contact us at (804) 206 9455.
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