(804) 741-2226


(804) 740-7281


(804) 741-2226


(804) 740-7281


What is Invisalign®?

A Clear Path To A Straighter Smile

The beauty of Invisalign® is that the corrective technology is so sneaky your friends and family may not even notice it. While you go about your daily routine, it works to deliver the smile you’ve always dreamed of!

Invisalign® has gained popularity for its discreet appearance and convenience. It is a brand of clear aligners and is designed to be less noticeable and more comfortable than other traditional orthodontic treatment methods. The treatment involves a series of custom-made, clear plastic trays that gradually move the teeth into the desired position.

In general, Invisalign can be used to treat many of the same orthodontic issues that are normally treated with braces. Our orthodontist may recommend Invisalign to correct:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gapped and spaced teeth
  • Certain problems with the bite, such as an overbite, open bite, underbite, or crossbite

The Benefits Of Invisalign® Are C.L.E.A.R.

Invisalign® is often chosen by adults and teenagers who prefer a more subtle orthodontic treatment option compared to traditional braces. Here are some of the most common reasons why our patients opt for them:

  • Convenience: They typically require fewer in-person appointments compared to traditional braces. While regular check-ups are necessary, you won’t have to worry about the uncomfortable tightening or adjusting of brackets and wires.
  • Lenient on diet: Since the trays can easily be removed, you don’t have to miss out on the foods you love!
  • Ease & comfort: The aligners are made of smooth, comfortable plastic. Unlike metal braces, they do not have sharp edges or wires that can irritate your cheeks and gums.
  • Appearance: One of the most significant advantages is its discreet appearance. The clear plastic trays are virtually invisible.
  • Removability: Forget missing out on activities you love like sports! You have the flexibility to take them out when you need to.


What To Expect During Invisalign® Treatment At Richmond Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Your experience matters to us. That’s why we want you to have a clear understanding of your treatment process. Patients who undergo clear aligner treatment at Richmond Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics can expect the following steps:

  • Consultation: We bring you in, evaluate your teeth and discuss your treatment goals to determine if Invisalign® is a suitable option for you.
  • Treatment Plan: Using state-of-the-art technology, we take 3D impressions of your mouth using the iTero® Digital Scanner to ensure your custom aligners are made accurately.
  • Aligner Trays: You change to a new set of aligners every one to two weeks. Each new set continues the process of moving your teeth.
  • Removability: One of the advantages is that they are removable. You can take them out for eating, brushing and flossing but you should wear them for at least 22 hours a day to make certain treatment goes as planned.
  • Regular Check-ups: Our orthodontists will track your progress and provide you with new sets of aligners during periodic check-ups. However, you should still have regular dental visits and routine cleanings with your dentist over the course of the treatment.
  • Treatment Duration: The length of treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case, but it typically ranges from several months to a couple of years.


iTero Scanner®

Not A Fan Of Goopy Impressions? No Problem!

When our orthodontists provide your Invisalign® treatment, they use an iTero® scanning device to take digital impressions of your mouth. These impressions are then used to fabricate the aligners used in your treatment.


  • Preview: With iTero® technology, our orthodontists can even simulate your treatment outcome to show you what your smile will look like! 

  • Scan: When we scan your mouth, our orthodontists use a small wand. This wand is continuously moved inside your mouth to capture 3D images which are processed simultaneously to provide a highly accurate picture of your teeth and supporting structures.

  • Save: The iTero® device automatically saves the images every 2 seconds, so you have no need to worry about a glitch causing you to sit through a second scan.

Invisalign TEEN®

Invisalign TEEN®

Richmond Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is a certified provider of Invisalign® Teen. Many teenagers feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smile while wearing braces. Our caring orthodontists offer this nearly invisible treatment to help your teen achieve a beautiful smile without hiding the natural beauty of their teeth behind brackets and wires. It uses the same clear aligner technology as the one for adults, but is designed specially with teens in mind.

Before & After

Before and after pictures are the best way to see results. Check out how Invisalign® has worked for some of our patients. Let us help you determine if this makes sense for you and your smile! Give us a call at 804-740-7281 or visit one of our offices near you.

Patient 1 before InvisalignPatient 1 after Invisalign
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Patient 3 before InvisalignPatient 3 after Invisalign

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