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Join the crowd with Invisalign in Richmond

Getting your teeth straightened with Invisalign in Richmond is popular. It’s popular everywhere in fact. Since Invisalign first came on the market in 1997, more than 4 million people have been successfully treated with these clear plastic aligners. Today, as you read this, the Invisalign manufacturing site in the United States will churn out 80,000 aligners, each one representing one tiny step in someone’s journey to straighter teeth. Soon, they could be 3D printing your aligners if you choose to have Invisalign in Richmond with us at Sheen Dental.

Invisalign in Richmond

Never head of Invisalign?

Of course, it’s easy for us as dentists to forget that you may not have heard of Invisalign. It’s really not that surprising. It’s not as if you are going to see them around you and will be asking people about those weird things on their teeth that aren’t braces or mouth guards. You won’t have done this because one of the big selling points for Invisalign clear aligners is that they are so thin, clear and fit your teeth so precisely that when you put them on, other people won’t notice you are wearing them. This means you won’t have to endure an endless barrage of curious states and uninvited questions about getting your teeth straightened. You can see why this would be a big plus.

The other big plus

Invisalign has another big selling point. The aligners come out. You take them out every time you need to eat or drink anything but plain water. We give you a handy container to store them in while you tuck into whatever foods take your fancy. You brush your teeth before putting your aligners back in. It’s that simple. No fiddling about trying to remove food from behind brackets and wires. No having to forego your favourite sticky, gloopy foods for the duration of your treatment. You must, however, wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day.

The average treatment time for Invisalign in Richmond is a year. You will need to wear a retainer for a set period after treatment is complete while your teeth settle into their new locations.


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