Invisalign in Virginia Beach, VA

Straighten Your Smile, Without Compromise.

Invisalign is 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 Invisalign in Virginia Beach, VA.

Our dentists can use Invisalign to treat common orthodontic concerns, including an overbite, underbite, or crossbite. In addition, they can treat gaps between teeth or crooked teeth. The Invisalign aligners consist of clear plastic that is durable and transparent. Clear Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, thanks to unique, ultra-thin plastic material. The aligners are also more comfortable than other systems, and the fact that they are removable is a significant benefit for most patients considering this treatment.

Clear aligners in Virginia Beach Virginia

The Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign 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, Invisalign offers several 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.
  • Gently reposition your teeth without causing damage to tooth enamel, gum tissue, or the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
  • Custom aligners are 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 Invisalign. According to research, clear Invisalign aligners may be better for your dental hygiene during treatment than traditional metal braces.

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

The Invisalign Process in Virginia Beach

Invisalign is an increasingly popular orthodontic treatment that dentists can use to straighten teeth and correct misalign. The process of using Invisalign is simple, safe, and effective.

It begins with a consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate for the treatment. After that, we will take impressions of your teeth and jaw using 3D imaging and send them off to our dental lab. There, they will create the aligners using the digital model of your mouth. We can also use this model to show you a 3D image of your future smile!

Once the aligners arrive at our office, we will give you instructions on wearing them for maximum effectiveness. Your first set of aligners will begin to reposition your teeth slowly.

How often do I need to replace each set of aligners?

You will need to replace your Invisalign aligners with a new set about every two weeks. The aligners shift your teeth and jaw into placement gradually.

How often should I wear my aligners?

You should wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day. This allows you to remove them to eat and continue a normal oral hygiene routine.

How long is Invisalign treatment?

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 12 to 18 or more months.

Taking Care of Your Invisalign Aligners

Taking care of your Invisalign aligners is an important part of the orthodontic process. Properly caring for your aligners will ensure that they remain in good condition and help you achieve the desired results.

It is important to ensure you keep them clean to avoid staining and bad breath. Rinse them with cold water before and after every use. Do not use hot water because it can warp and melt your aligners.

Do not soak your aligners in mouthwash or any other liquid. The acidity of the mouthwash may cause a reaction in the material and can warp the aligners. Be careful when eating or drinking anything, as you don’t want to bite down on your tongue while wearing them accidentally. Remove your Invisalign aligners before every meal, and rinse your mouth before putting them back on.

Schedule a Dental Exam & Consultation Today

If you’re considering Invisalign 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 Invisalign is right for you.