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Invisalign by your dentist in Richmond

Correcting one’s bite and straightening one’s teeth are known to produce a variety of benefits. Invisalign achieves all this, it can also be vital in improving your smile and self-esteem. Invisalign is becoming a popular way to straighten your teeth.

However, a lot of people are not very knowledgeable about this treatment option, which has led to misconceptions. These misconceptions make decisions harder for patients because they are already misguided.


You will want to make an informed decision, because the treatment requires time, money, and commitment, things you don’t want to waste. Your dentist in Richmond will help you to decide by debunking some common myths about Invisalign treatment.


What to consider


People have been made to believe that they cannot get Invisalign when they have severe misalignments. The truth is that the Invisalign brace can treat severe dental conditions, such as an overbite or an underbite. It also corrects cross bites, gapped teeth, and overcrowded teeth. Invisalign treats these issues and realigns crooked teeth that affect the smile. The good news is that our dentist in Richmond can customise your treatment to suit your smile needs.


We have encountered several patients who believe the idea that clear braces are less effective when compared to traditional braces. At times, clear, removable devices have distinct advantages over conventional braces. For instance, when you receive your removable braces from us, you are assured of healthier gums and teeth because of the ease of flossing and brushing on taking them out.


You have probably heard that Invisalign is only efficient treatment for adults. While this treatment is not recommended for children, it is ideal for teenagers and young adults too. After completion of the treatment, we encourage patients to maintain proper oral care and hygiene for the best results. You need to remove aligners before eating, brushing, or flossing. Also, we advise the thorough cleaning of aligners for appropriate dental health and hygiene.


Unlike traditional braces, there are no restrictions on what you can eat when opting for removable braces to straighten your smile. While traditional braces can limit what you eat or drink, Invisalign treatment doesn’t. You are able to remove your aligners when eating or drinking. Because of this there is no risk of food particles getting trapped in your aligners. You can enjoy all your meals without any restrictions. However, we do advise that you should limit your intake of sugary foods, because they are not suitable for your teeth. Many patients note that they naturally limit their snacking, due to them needing to remove their aligners before doing so.


Is it affordable?


Yes, dental health care treatment is affordable and not as expensive as people may think. Our dentist in Richmond will first examine the severity of your dental problem to determine the treatment time. The complexity of Invisalign treatment also determines the cost of the overall procedure. The good news is that you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy its benefits.


The first step towards getting Invisalign treatment is meeting with our team to plan the treatment process. Make sure you talk to us about your needs and any questions you might have. We can help you get that smile you have always hoped of having.

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