Chesapeake Family and Implant Dentistry
Harry W Squire, D.D.S.
General Dentistry & Cosmetic and Family Dentist located in Chesapeake, VA
Traditional braces are an effective way to correct a misaligned bite, but why wear old-school wire and metal brackets when you can straighten your teeth with Invisalign® clear aligners? Harry Squire, DDS, and the team at Chesapeake Family and Implant Dentistry offer Invisalign to teens and adults who are ready to create the perfect smile. Call their office in Chesapeake, Virginia, to learn more, or click online to schedule a consultation today.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic system that uses a series of clear, custom aligners to progressively straighten crooked teeth, realign protruding teeth, and close gaps.
Invisalign can also correct virtually any bite misalignment, from overbites and underbites to crossbites and open bites.
Invisalign aligners are made from BPA-free plastic that’s contoured to your bite for optimal fit. Compared to conventional braces, Invisalign offers a more comfortable, discreet, and efficient way to create your best smile.
How does Invisalign work?
Like conventional braces, Invisalign uses precision-applied force to gradually change the position of your teeth. Invisalign aligners are more efficient than regular wire-and-bracket braces, however, because they deliver that force with greater exactitude and control.
Using 3D imaging and specialized computer software, the Invisalign system creates a series of custom aligners. Each aligner is designed to change the position of specific teeth until your bite is properly aligned and all your teeth are straight.
Most people wear each aligner for a couple of weeks before moving on to the next aligner in the series. Your personal treatment plan determines how many aligners you need, and how long you need to wear each one.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign has several major advantages over regular braces:
Wearing Invisalign clear aligners means that people notice you and your improving smile — not your orthodontic hardware — as you straighten your teeth. This quality is what makes Invisalign especially appealing to teens.
Invisalign aligners are exceptionally comfortable because they’re made from SmartTrack®, a high-tech contoured material that won’t scrape your gums or damage your enamel.
While it’s necessary to wear your Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours each day to stay on track with your treatment plan, you can remove them when it’s time to eat a meal, brush your teeth, go to sports practice, or attend an important event.
It can be difficult to preserve optimal oral hygiene with regular wire-and-bracket braces, which are adhered to your enamel. Removable Invisalign aligners make it easy to brush and floss thoroughly so you can maintain excellent oral hygiene throughout your treatment.
To find out what Invisalign can do for you or your teen, call Chesapeake Family and Implant Dentistry today, or click online to schedule a consultation any time.
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