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Straighten your teeth invisibly with Invisalign in Richmond

There are plenty of reasons why our teeth are crooked. Some of these may be genetic, or they may be a result of our lifestyle or the way we take care of our teeth. Crooked teeth may seem primarily like a cosmetic problem, but in reality, misaligned teeth can cause many health problems. For example, the jaw is designed to function with properly aligned teeth, therefore, if your teeth are crooked you are likely to experience jaw problems and poor dental health.

The most common treatment for crooked teeth is, undoubtedly, braces. However, not all adults are eager to wear them due to aesthetic or practical concerns. Luckily, modern dentistry has come a long way and it is now possible to straighten your teeth effectively and discreetly. At Sheen Dental in Richmond, Invisalign is an innovative treatment that allows us to straighten our patients’ teeth without the distracting aspects of metal braces. During your initial consultation, our experienced dentists will examine your teeth and gums in order to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.

Invisalign in Richmond

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign offer an attractive, alternative to metal braces. With the same straightening power of braces, Invisalign is more effective in terms of aesthetic value and convenience. Our dentists will take a series of imprints of your mouth and then turn them into a digital 3D image of your teeth. Using this image, our dentists will create a customized treatment plan detailing the exact movements of your teeth.

Once, your teeth impressions are ready, Invisalign will create a series of transparent, plastic, customised aligners, you’ll have to wear for 20 to 22 hours per day. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners require very little adjustments. Once your teeth have started changing place, you will gradually move to the next set of aligners in the series (usually after two weeks) until the end of your treatment.

Invisalign aligners can be removed to eat and clean your teeth. Since they are made of smooth, high-quality plastic they are easy to wear and, unlike metal braces, cannot harm the soft tissue in your mouth.

If you are interested in Invisalign in Richmond, you can request more info, by contacting us today.


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