How Invisalign Works to Straighten Your Smile

Learn more about Invisalign from your Roanoke and Rocky Mount dentists.invisalign

Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces. Invisalign effectively corrects a variety of dental issues, including: protruding teeth, crooked teeth, an overbite, underbite, and overcrowded teeth. Dr. Young Park and Dr. Michelle Kim at Park Dental Solutions in Roanoke and Rocky Mount, VA, offer orthodontic treatment with Invisalign to their patients. Read on to find out Invisalign works to straighten your smile.

What are the aligners made of?

Over the course of treatment, you will be supplied with a series of aligners. The virtually invisible aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material developed for the treatment plan, look similar to teeth-bleaching trays. The aligners are custom-made for you, to move your teeth in the treatment sequence your dentist determines. You will need to wear your aligners for about 22 hours every day.

How does Invisalign straighten teeth?

Using advanced 3D computer imaging technology, your Invisalign trained doctor will depict your treatment plan, from the current position of your teeth to the final desired position. When the Invisalign aligners are placed on your teeth, they cause your teeth to gradually move from their position. After about two weeks, you will start using the next set of Invisalign aligners, which will continue the process.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Since Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible, chances are that nobody will even notice that you're wearing them. Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign system doesn't not use metal brackets or archwires that could cause discomfort or irritate your mouth.The aligners are removable, so you can floss and brush regularly, and keep your smile healthy.

How long does treatment take?

Your treatment time will be determined by your Invisalign trained doctor based on your specific needs. The length of treatment depends on your case and complexity. However, the typical Invisalign case takes about one year for adults. The length of time necessary for teenagers varies and can be determined by your Invisalign trained dentist.

Ready to get started on the smile you've always wanted? Call Park Dental Solutions at 540-563-9398 today to schedule a complimentary Invisalign consultation in Roanoke, VA. Call 540-483-7577 to schedule a consultation in Rocky Mount, VA. Invisalign won't just improve your smile, it will also change your life for the better.

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