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The big question: will Invisalign work for me?

At Sheen Dental in Richmond the days of straightening your teeth and being faced with nicknames like ‘brace face’ or ‘metal mouth’ can be a thing of the past thanks to Invisalign. Using clear, custom-made aligners that you wear over your teeth, Invisalign is practically invisible, allowing you to gradually straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.

My teeth are quite crooked, can Invisalign help?

Invisalign in Richmond isn’t designed to fix cases that are very severe. Only certain kinds of dental shifts can be carried out using Invisalign. If you have abnormalities with your jaw or bone structure, have a complicated bridge or crowns, Invisalign in Richmond may not be the best choice for you. Fortunately, your dentist at Sheen Dental can still help if this is the case with our many other teeth straightening options.

Invisalign in Richmond

Am I too old?

A lot of our patients ask: will Invisalign in Richmond work for people of all ages? Invisalign can only be used by adults or older teenagers who have lost all their baby teeth and who have all their molars. Your jaw must have the capacity necessary to remove the aligners for eating and brushing. Invisalign is very snug, that’s how it works. The only time this could cause a problem is if you are older and suffer from arthritis or other age-associated conditions.

How long do I have to wear them for?

With traditional braces, once they’re on, they can’t come off. With Invisalign, you must remove the aligners when you eat or drink. Also, you must wear them for at least 22 hours a day. Failure to follow these procedures correctly during and after treatment could mean you won’t get the results you want

Why choose Invisalign?

One of the obvious reasons to choose Invisalign is for its subtlety. In a sense, you are wearing hidden braces. For teenagers, many things can feel awkward, but with Invisalign, they can pass through those trying years without a mouth full of noticeable metal.

Adults can feel the same self-consciousness as they try to conduct themselves in a professional manner. With a mouth full of metal braces, they can feel like a teenager. Invisalign in Richmond can help solve these worries!


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