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The invisible power of Invisalign in Richmond

Invisalign is an innovative teeth straightening method that was first developed in 1997. Created as an alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign consists of transparent, plastic aligners that can help straighten moderately misaligned teeth.

Nowadays, Invisalign is steadily growing in popularity and is no longer regarded as an alternative to braces. Instead, Invisalign in Richmond offers the same results as conventional braces. If you think you would benefit from this treatment, our dentists at Sheen Dental can help you decide whether Invisalign is the right option for you.

Invisalign in Richmond

The efficiency of Invisalign technology

Just as the name implies, Invisalign in Richmond is a practically invisible way to straighten your teeth. Invisalign aligners are created with the aid of advanced 3D computer imaging technology and are customised for your teeth. Your dentist will take digital impressions of your mouth and send them to the Invisalign lab. Once they process them, they will be able to create bespoke aligners. Your dentist will collaborate with you to create a customised treatment plan and with the benefit of the 3D technology, you will be able to see how your teeth will look after treatment before you begin.

Once your aligners are ready, your dentist will ask you to wear them for a short period of time (up to 10 days) before moving to the next one in the series. Each aligner is designed to ensure that your teeth are gradually reallocated at each stage of the treatment. Once your teeth reach their ideal position, your treatment will be completed.

Aesthetics and comfort

One of the most obvious benefits of Invisalign is the fact that the aligners are hardly discernible. This allows for a more attractive experience for image-conscious teenagers or adults, who want to improve the position of their teeth. Moreover, Invisalign aligners are detachable and can be taken out during any time of the day for eating and brushing your teeth. However, be advised that Invisalign aligners need to be worn at least 22 hours per day for the most effective treatment possible. For this reason, they require a high level of commitment and responsibility.


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