Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry near Chesapeake, VA offers Invisalign®, the number one patient requested clear braces system in the United States. Invisalign is for teens and adults who have mild to moderate problems and want to straighten their smiles for both cosmetic and dental health reasons. Invisalign invisible braces are a safe, comfortable, convenient and virtually unnoticeable option for a straighter and healthier smile. Invisalign won’t damage teeth, gums or TMJ and many patients see full results in as little as 6 – 12 months.
Are You A Candidate For Invisalign?
Invisalign is for teens as well as for adults who need mild to moderate orthodontic treatment. Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Cappy Sinclair, will evaluate your condition to determine your candidacy. Invisalign may be used to treat a variety of conditions including:
- Crowded teeth
- Spaces or gaps between teeth
- Underbite, overbite or cross bite
- Narrow tooth arches
- Follow up care for previous orthodontic treatment
What Are Invisible Braces
There are many types of invisible braces, but there is only one Invisalign. Invisalign uses a unique, ultra-thin, hard-soft plastic material. The aligners are custom made for the patient using impressions of the teeth. A series of aligners is made for the patient, the total number of aligners dependent on the desired results. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next set. Throughout treatment, Dr. Sinclair will monitor your progress. Most patients complete their treatment in 6 to 12 months.
Invisalign vs Metal Braces
Straightening your teeth will support long term dental health in addition to providing the smile you have always wanted. Invisible braces alleviate many of the hassles associated with traditional metal braces:
- No dietary restrictions
- Easy removal for cleaning and routine dental care
- Discreet treatment
- No risk of tooth enamel staining from permanently attached brackets
The Invisalign Process
Dr. Sinclair will create 3-D images of your teeth by using digital scanning technology. These sophisticated 3-D images of your teeth will be used to map out a custom treatment plan that will gently move your teeth into alignment. Dr. Sinclair will be able to show you step by step how your smile will transform over the next few months. Your customized treatment plan will be sent to the Invisalign lab where your clear aligners will be created.
Invisalign invisible aligners are designed to fit firmly against your teeth and to avoid irritation of your lips, tongue, and gums. We will contact you when your invisible braces that are made of ultra-thin, hard-soft plastic material are ready.
You should wear your Invisalign invisible braces for at least 22-23 hours a day. They should only be removed to eat and brush. About once a week, you will change out your aligners. The length of your treatment and the number of aligners you will need is based on your cosmetic goals and severity of your dental issues.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re considering Invisalign in the Chesapeake, Norfolk, or Virginia Beach area, contact Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry today. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Sinclair at his cosmetic dentistry office to find out how to get a straighter smile that you’ve always wanted.