What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is a modern, nearly invisible way to straighten your teeth without metal braces. If you have ever wanted to straighten your teeth but have been reluctant to commit to months or years with metal brackets and wires, Invisalign might be just what you need. In general, Invisalign can be used to treat the same orthodontic issues that are normally treated with traditional braces, including:
• Spaced and gapped teeth
• Crowded teeth
• Crooked teeth
• Misalignment in the bite, such as an overbite, open bite, crossbite, or underbite
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign works through a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners. Each set of aligners is created from scans and impressions of your teeth so they fit comfortably and effectively. As you switch sets of aligners about every two weeks, your teeth will be gently guided to their proper alignment. You will also visit Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann at our office on a regular basis so we can make certain that your smile is progressing as planned.
Invisalign aligners are comfortable, removable, and virtually invisible. Made from transparent, smooth plastic, they are very discreet and will not irritate your cheeks, lips, or tongue like metal braces can. Because the aligners are removable, you are also able to maintain good dental hygiene during treatment. To find out if Invisalign in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is right for you, we welcome you to contact our office today and schedule your orthodontic consultation with our dentist.