Invisalign disguises the fact that you're wearing braces with clear, comfortable trays.
When thinking about braces, are you picturing thick metal wires intertwined in heavy, square brackets? If you've worn braces before, you might remember the frequent trips to the orthodontist's office for adjustments and the discomfort that followed. Fortunately, all those negative images are a thing of the past thanks to Invisalign, a new technology that has revolutionized the orthodontic process. Dr. Jason Campbell of Seaside Dentistry in Virginia Beach, Virginia is proud to offer Invisalign to his patients who want a straighter smile.
How does Invisalign work?
Various 3D images are made of your teeth in your Virginia Beach dentist's office. They will be transferred to a laboratory to use as the "blueprint" for a series of Invisalign trays, called aligners, made to your specifications. These aligners, made from thin, transparent plastic, will fit over your teeth and gently apply pressure that shifts them into the proper position. Aligners are changed for the next one in the series as your teeth move. Only a few checkups are required with your Virginia Beach dentist, making this process only nine and fifteen months long with proper usage of the aligners.
What makes Invisalign different?
Braces have always been conspicuous, but Invisalign changes the way braces are seen - or not seen. The transparent aligners are very discreet; in fact, many patients say that other people are surprised to learn that they're wearing them at all! Since the aligners can be easily removed, you can continue to enjoy foods that traditional braces could not accommodate, including popcorn, apples, and gum. Invisalign trays are also smooth, eliminating the discomfort associated with pointy metal wires and brackets in your mouth.
While Invisalign trays can be easily removed, your Virginia Beach dentist will advise you not to remove them except during meals and for cleaning. Aligners worn between 20 and 22 hours a day yield the best results.
If you're ready to straighten out those gaps and overlaps, contact Dr. Jason Campbell, your Virginia Beach dentist, and his team of professionals at Seaside Dentistry today!