Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment we offer at Pure Dental that straightens teeth using a series of clear, plastic trays called aligners. The aligners are made from BPA-free plastic and are custom-made to fit your mouth perfectly. Each set of aligners is designed to move your teeth into the desired positions gradually.
Unlike traditional braces, you can remove your Invisalign aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss. This makes it easier to maintain your oral hygiene during treatment. Because Invisalign aligners are clear, they are virtually invisible when worn. This means that most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them. Invisalign is a popular option for adults and teens who want to improve their smiles without the look of metal brackets and wires.
Invisalign Treatment Process
The Invisalign system utilizes a series of clear plastic trays called aligners that are custom-fitted to your teeth and designed to gradually shift them into the desired positions. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks and then replaced with the next set in the series to continue moving the teeth into their final positions. Every two weeks or so, you will visit our dentist to receive your next set of aligners.
Unlike traditional braces, the removable plastic trays of Invisalign allow you to eat whatever you want during treatment. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene. Plus, because the aligners are nearly invisible, most people won’t notice you’re wearing them!
To create your personalized Invisalign treatment plan, our dentist in Lake Ridge, VA, will first take X-rays, pictures, and teeth impressions to create a digital 3D image of your bite. They will then use Invisalign’s software to design your treatment plan.
Then, you’ll receive your first set of aligners to wear for about two weeks before switching to the next set. You will repeat this process until you’ve completed the entire series. Treatment time varies from patient to patient, but the average treatment time is about a year.
The Advantages of Invisalign
Unlike traditional metal braces, there are no brackets or wires to irritate your mouth with Invisalign. Also, the smooth plastic of the aligners won’t rub against your cheeks and gums like metal braces can.
Because you can remove your aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss, there are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign in Lake Ridge, VA. You can also remove them for special occasions like weddings, graduations, reunions, etc.
Improved Oral Hygiene
Brushing and flossing your teeth can be difficult and time-consuming with traditional braces. But because Invisalign aligners can be removed, you can brush and floss normally and efficiently.
Metal braces can be embarrassing to wear, especially as an adult. But with Invisalign, no one will know you’re wearing anything on your teeth.
To learn more about how Invisalign can help you achieve a Hollywood smile, visit Pure Dental at 4565 Daisy Reid Ave. #210, Lake Ridge, VA 22192, or call (571) 285-2577.