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How to straighten your teeth with clear braces in Richmond

Crooked and misaligned teeth are not just a cosmetic problem,but may cause oral health issues in the long run. Nowadays, adults all over the world are focusing more and more attention on improving their smiles through dental work. However, very few of them are brave enough to endure the ‘metal mouth’ effect of traditional braces.


Luckily, modern dental practices have evolved considerably over the last 20 years. Improvements in devices and techniques enable dentists to achieve great teeth straightening results without the use of metal braces. Teeth straightening options such as ceramic and lingual braces, as well as Invisalign clear braces, are more appealing to adults, because they offer a discreet way to straighten your smile.

At Sheen Dental in Richmond, clear braces enable our dentists to effectively correct a number of different dental issues and give you a balanced, even smile. Treatment with Invisalign clear braces in Richmond has many benefits: straight teeth in a reasonable amount of time, invisible treatment and minimal impact on your busy schedule.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign consists of a series of transparent aligners made of plastic, which apply constant pressure to teeth in order to affect their growth and movement. The aligners are custom-made to fit perfectly around your teeth and gums and have to be changed every two weeks for effective tooth alignment.

The aligners have to be worn continuously day and night for at least 22 hours per day, but can be removed when eating or brushing your teeth. Your teeth move gradually with each set of aligners until the desired result is achieved. Total treatment time averages nine to 15 months, however, the lengthvaries with each patient.

Invisalign clear braces in Richmond are ideal for adults who have bite problems or moderately crooked teeth,and who have refrained from having their teeth straightened simply because they don’t want to be seen in metal braces. Invisalign not only is undetectable but also very comfortable – as a matter of fact after a few hours, you will forget that you are wearing the aligners.

For more information on Invisalign clear braces in Richmond, get in touch with Sheen dental to book an appointment.


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