Invisalign® is a cosmetic braces option that helps adults and image-conscious teens create straighter smiles without the need for conventional bracket-and-wire braces. Instead, it uses a series of clear, custom-made trays, also known as aligners, designed to fit comfortably and discreetly around your teeth.
Each one of your Invisalign® aligners is carefully crafted according to a detailed treatment plan created by Dr. Santos or Dr. Folck. As you go through your treatment, you’ll wear each aligner you’re given for about two weeks before moving on to the next one in the set. And, because your aligners are clear, you can look forward to improving your smile without drawing attention to the fact that you’re wearing braces.
Besides being clear, Invisalign® comes with one other great benefit—your Invisalign® aligners are removable! That means they can be taken out throughout the day to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As a result, you can enjoy the same diet without ever having to worry about eating something that will damage your aligners.
You can also keep your teeth cleaner with Invisalign®. Braces that have brackets and wires make it difficult to thoroughly clean your smile by giving food, bacteria, and plaque places to hide. As a result, patients with conventional braces are more vulnerable to common oral health problems, like tooth decay and gum disease. With Invisalign®, this is never an issue because you can take care of your teeth like you always have!
Not every patient is a good candidate for Invisalign®. If you want to know if this cosmetic service is right for you, visit Smile by Design in Virginia Beach for a consultation. During your talk with Dr. Folck or Dr. Santos, your oral health will be assessed, and all your treatment options will be fully explained. If Invisalign® isn’t right for you, we can help you understand what your alternatives are.
A straight smile won’t just help you improve your confidence; it’s good for your oral and overall health, too. Call Smile by Design today to schedule an Invisalign® consultation. Dr. Santos and Dr. Folck are committed to helping patients from Virginia Beach, Fort Story, and Northeast Virginia Beach achieve healthier, more beautiful smiles.