Richmond residents ask, “How does Invisalign treatment work?”
Many patients come to us struggling with smiles that have misalignment and spacing issues. Many people lose self-confidence and miss professional and personal opportunities. In the past treatment included spending several years in metal braces with wires, but now patients enjoy straightening with the Invisalign system’s clear trays. Dr. Hart offers this revolutionary treatment to patients who wish to discreetly improve the appearance of their teeth.
Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear aligner trays that fit over the teeth and are nearly invisible. The trays are switched out every two weeks, gradually moving teeth into appropriate placement.
The first step is a thorough evaluation. Invisalign effectively improves many alignment and bite issues, but clear braces can’t correct some major cases.
Once Dr. Hart determines you are a good candidate for Invisalign, impressions are taken for custom fabrication of your aligner trays. The entire series of trays are made at one time. You’ll be given instructions on how to wear your trays. They should only be removed for eating, drinking, and cleaning your teeth.
Patients with traditional metal braces had to avoid their favorite foods, or had difficulty cleaning their teeth because brackets and wires got in the way. Plus, the braces were visible so everyone else knew they needed orthodontic treatment. Metal brackets also caused mouth sores and periodic tightening of wires caused discomfort.
Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners are made from a smooth plastic that doesn’t irritate the inside of your mouth and gums. Invisalign is the clear choice for comfortable, easy to use and easy to maintain orthodontic treatment.
If you want to straighten your teeth, but weren’t aware of options beyond traditional braces, call Richmond Family Dentistry today. Learn more about Invisalign and find out why so many residents in the Richmond area are turning to clear braces to straighten their teeth and boost their smiles.
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