By now, you probably know about Invisalign, the "clear braces" that straighten your teeth without anyone else knowing. At Chesapeake Family and Implant Dentistry in Chesapeake, Virginia, your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Paul LeTellier, is proud to offer this orthodontic treatment to patients who have mild to moderate alignment issues. If you have been thinking about undergoing Invisalign but have some questions about treatment, then you've come to the right place!
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign may look a lot different than traditional braces, but it functions in the same way: by putting gentle pressure on the teeth to gradually shift them into the proper alignment. However, to keep this process going, you'll need to switch out your aligner for a new one every couple of weeks. Each aligner reflects the changes in your teeth from the one before it, and before you even realize, your teeth will be perfectly straight!
Does Invisalign hurt?
With each new tray, you may experience some discomfort from the pressure against your teeth, but it shouldn't be long-lasting or painful. In fact, people who have worn braces in the past often report that the smooth, flexible plastic aligners are much more comfortable overall than the wires and brackets that they remember.
How long do I have to wear Invisalign?
Everyone's treatment time is different. This is because Invisalign's duration is based on a number of factors, including the severity of alignment issues and each patient's adherence to the schedule. In general, you can expect to wear Invisalign for about a year. During a consultation at our Chesapeake office, your cosmetic dentist can give you a better idea about the length of treatment.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign offers patients much more freedom than traditional braces. They are removable, which means that they're much easier to keep clean and that your dental hygiene won't suffer as a result of fixed hardware. They are also designed to be taken out for meals, meaning that you will not be restricted on what you can eat during your treatment schedule.
Give us a call!
To start your journey to a straightened smile, contact Chesapeake Family and Implant Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA, today to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Paul LeTellier! Our number is (757) 436-0026.