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Virginia Beach Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are an excellent treatment option for adult and teen patients who need mild to moderate orthodontic treatment. Adults can avoid the stigma of having metal braces, while teens can avoid the embarrassment. Dr. Cappy Sinclair and Dr. Mark Reichley help patients gently reposition their teeth and straighten their smiles with clear aligners in Virginia Beach, VA.

A cosmetic dental treatment, clear aligners can be used to treat common orthodontic concerns, including an overbite, underbite, or crossbite. In addition, they can treat gaps between teeth or crooked teeth. Clear aligners are virtually invisible, thanks to unique, ultra-thin plastic material. They are also highly flexible, making them more comfortable than other systems, and the fact that they are removable is a significant benefit for most patients considering treatment. Clear aligners are customized to gently reposition the teeth without causing damage to tooth enamel, gum tissue, or TMJ.

Benefits of Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are virtually invisible, almost no one will be able to tell you are wearing clear aligners. In addition to the esthetic and comfort advantages, clear aligners offer a number of significant clinical benefits including:

  • Improved gum and tooth health during treatment because of better oral hygiene
  • No metal allergies due to brackets and wires
  • More predictable treatment planning
  • Custom aligners tailored to fit your teeth precisely, for reduced irritation and fewer scratches

Traditional braces have been the conventional treatment, but there are many disadvantages to using them when compared to clear aligners. According to research, clear braces may be better for your dental hygiene during treatment compared to traditional metal braces.

Since clear aligners are removable, you can brush and floss teeth normally. By contrast, traditional metal braces can be difficult to care for and often trap food particles between the braces and teeth. Removable aligners allow you to enjoy the food and drink you like without special restrictions.

Clear Aligners in Virginia Beach

3-D images of your teeth and jaw will be taken. This will allow Dr. Sinclair or Dr. Reichley to create a digital model of your mouth. This model allows a lab to create your clear aligners and also allows us to show you a 3-D image of what your future smile will look like!

Once ready, you will receive your first set of aligners that will begin to reposition your teeth slowly. The aligners are made of clear plastic that is durable and transparent. They will need to be replaced with a new set about every two weeks to shift your teeth and jaw into placement gradually.

Your clear braces should be worn for 20-22 hours a day. This allows you to remove them to eat and continue a normal oral hygiene routine. The length of your treatment and the number of aligners you will require will depend on the severity of your dental concerns and your cosmetic goals. Most patients will complete treatment in 6 – 12 months.

Schedule a Dental Exam &  Consultation Today

If you’re considering clear aligners near Chesapeake, Norfolk, or the Virginia Beach area, call Coastal Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry at 757-656-6368 today. You can also request an appointment online. We will do a comprehensive analysis to determine if clear braces are the best course of action for you.