A beautiful smile can do wonders for one’s confidence and self-esteem, as well as their overall oral health and hygiene. Richmond Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is proud to offer Invisalign clear aligners, a revolutionary orthodontic solution that offers a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that employs a series of transparent, removable aligners to gradually shift teeth into proper alignment. Unlike traditional braces, which use metal brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth, BPA-free plastic material. These aligners are custom-designed to fit snugly over your teeth and are virtually invisible when worn, allowing you to straighten your teeth without drawing unnecessary attention.
Benefits Of This Treatment Option
- Virtually Invisible. Unlike traditional braces that use metal brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are crafted from transparent, BPA-free plastic material. This characteristic makes them virtually invisible when worn on the teeth. Whether you’re a teenager, adult, or professional, Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth discreetly without drawing unnecessary attention. You can smile confidently throughout your treatment journey.
- Comfortable and Removable. One of the significant advantages of Invisalign is its comfortable and removable nature. Each set of aligners is custom-made to fit your teeth snugly, gently applying controlled forces to shift them into their ideal position. The aligners are smooth and don’t have any protruding wires or sharp edges, significantly reducing the chances of oral irritation or discomfort. Additionally, the ability to remove the aligners while eating or brushing your teeth ensures greater convenience, allowing you to maintain optimal oral hygiene throughout your treatment.
- Improved Oral Hygiene. Maintaining proper oral hygiene is crucial for dental health, especially during orthodontic treatment. Traditional braces can make brushing and flossing more challenging due to the presence of brackets and wires. In contrast, Invisalign aligners can be easily removed, enabling you to clean your teeth thoroughly and floss without any hindrance. With Invisalign, you can maintain a higher level of oral hygiene, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease during your treatment.
- No Dietary Restrictions. With metal braces, certain foods like sticky candies, popcorn, or chewing gum are strictly off-limits, as they can damage the brackets or get stuck in the wires. Invisalign eliminates these dietary restrictions as the aligners can be removed before meals. Whether it’s enjoying your favorite crunchy snack or savoring a steak dinner, you can indulge in your desired food and beverages without worrying about damaging your orthodontic appliances.
- Efficient Treatment Process. Invisalign treatment leverages advanced 3D computer imaging technology to create a customized treatment plan for each patient. This technology allows you to visualize the predicted movements of your teeth and the anticipated outcome of your treatment before you even begin. Each set of aligners is precisely designed to gradually shift your teeth into the desired position, typically requiring fewer visits to the orthodontist compared to traditional braces. This streamlined process ensures efficient progress and shorter treatment durations for many individuals.
- Versatility and Addressing Various Dental Issues. Contrary to common misconceptions, Invisalign is not limited to addressing minor cosmetic concerns. It is a versatile orthodontic solution capable of correcting a wide range of dental issues, including crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. By working closely with an experienced Invisalign provider, you can determine if this treatment is suitable for your specific case and achieve the smile transformation you desire.
Talk to our orthodontic team if you are interested in learning more about Invisalign and finding out if you are a good candidate! Call (804) 352-6820.