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Choosing the right braces for adults in Richmond, VA

Dr oliviya heart, Richmond Family Dentistry Proving Braces For Adults

Are you an adult with orthodontic concerns, such as crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth? If so, you are not alone. More than one-quarter of orthodontic patients are over 18 years of age, according to American Association of Orthodontists. That number has increased about 40 percent in the last two decades, largely due to the availability of more affordable and attractive braces.

Benefits of clear braces

Invisalign, available from Richmond Family Dentistry in Richmond, VA, is among the most requested treatments. This unique system foregoes the traditional metal brackets and wires. Instead, custom-made transparent aligners are used to straighten teeth and correct misalignment. It differs from traditional braces in many ways:

  • Metal-free orthodontic solution
  • Removable aligners make oral hygiene easy
  • There are no dietary restrictions during treatment
  • Snap all the selfies you want, because Invisalign aligners are barely visible when you smile
  • Fast check-up appointments, because there are no wires to adjust

Are you a good candidate?

Despite the many difference, Invisalign clear braces have one very important thing in common with their metal counterparts. That is excellent results. Just like metal braces, Invisalign employs proven orthodontic techniques, gradually moving teeth with precisely applied low-force pressure. Virtually any case that can be treated with standard braces can also be treated with clear aligners. This includes:

  • Teeth that are spaced too far apart, or that are crowded
  • Crooked or rotated teeth
  • Underbite, overbite, and crossbite

If you are ready for a straighter, more symmetrical, and more attractive smile, then you are probably a great candidate for clear braces. The best way to answer this and all of your other orthodontic questions is visit our office for a personalized consultation with Dr. Hart.

Your new smile is just a phone call away. Contact our office at (804) 381-6238 and schedule your appointment today.


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