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If you dream of a straighter smile, then our dental team has a solution for you! Invisalign can provide a comfortable and less noticeable way of straightening teeth. Contact us today at 540-908-4846 to schedule a consultation.

What are Invisalign aligners?

The Invisalign system consists of a series of clear, removable aligners custom-made for each patient. They gently move your teeth into the desired position. The Invisalign trays are made from comfortable plastic virtually invisible to the naked eye. The clear aligners are also removable, which allow patients to eat what they want and maintain a regular oral hygiene routine.

Most adults are candidates for Invisalign, but teens may also be good candidates. Teen Invisalign patients must have healthy gums and enough room in their mouth to wear the aligners comfortably.

What can Invisalign fix?

Invisalign has become a very popular orthodontic treatment for adults who do not want the look of metal braces. The Invisalign clear aligners create a straight smile without brackets or wires and fit your mouth comfortably. This treatment can fix several alignment issues you may be facing to give you straight teeth you will love.

Our dentist may recommend Invisalign aligners for:

  • Overcrowded or crooked teeth
  • Spacing between teeth
  • Protruding front teeth
  • Underbites, overbites, and cross bites

How does Invisalign treatment work?

After a consultation with our dentist to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, our dentist will take a 3D image of your mouth to create a clear aligner set. Every patient will have a custom treatment plan since every patient is different, and our dental team will ensure that you receive the results you want.

You will have a new set of aligners every two weeks to gradually shift your teeth into place. Depending on your specific needs, the Invisalign treatment time will vary. With Invisalign, you only need to visit the dentist every four to six weeks, and we will provide you with new sets of aligners at every visit.

The aligners need to be worn at least 22 hours a day for the best, fastest results. With proper care, soon you will have a beautiful smile you will love again!

Invisalign (Invisible Braces) vs. Traditional Braces

There are many differences between Invisalign and traditional braces. Your teeth appear different while you are wearing the aligners. Traditional braces consist of metal brackets, bands, and wires attached to the patient’s teeth. Invisalign is a series of clear removable aligners that are comfortable for the patient and help straighten teeth.

When wearing metal braces, a patient has to take extra care when eating foods or brushing their teeth, but with Invisalign, you can remove the clear aligners and eat whatever you enjoy. Traditional braces are also noticeable, but Invisalign is hidden. Wearing braces, in general, can leave you feeling self-conscious, but with Invisalign treatment, no one will even notice them!

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

Several factors will affect the length of your Invisalign treatment, including how long the aligners are worn each day and the severity of alignment issues. How quickly you will see results depends on how long you wear the aligners and your commitment to treatment.

Our dental team will go over a specific plan to ensure you get the results you want. On average, Invisalign treatment takes twelve months, but many patients see results in as little as six months.

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Leaving misaligned and overcrowded teeth untreated can cause many dental problems that affect your oral health. For example, with crowded teeth, tooth decay can spread to nearby healthy teeth and cause gingivitis or gum disease.

Your best option is to visit a professional team for dentistry, such as our dentist in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Our dental team can help you decide if Invisalign is the treatment you need to straighten your teeth. The Invisalign process is an effective way to take care of minor alignment issues affecting you.

You deserve to have the attractive smile you’ve always wanted, and our dentist is here to make your dream come true.

Schedule a consultation today and get the best invisible braces

Massanutten Dental Team and Oral Surgery is your one-stop dental office for cosmetic dentistry solutions. We provide the highest quality dental care to ensure your smile goals are reached and exceed your expectations. Contact us to schedule a consultation!