Straighten Your Teeth

Would you like to do something about your crooked teeth, as long it doesn't require wearing metal braces? Many people feel the same invisalignway. Metal and ceramic braces may be effective, but they aren't exactly attractive. Lynchburg, VA, dentist Dr. Kevin Midkiff discusses Invisalign, a metal-free alternative to traditional braces.

How will Invisalign straighten my teeth?

Clear, removable aligner trays take the place of wires and brackets in the Invisalign system. When you visit our Lynchburg office, we'll design a series of trays that will cover your entire course of treatment. Each set of trays applies the gentle pressure needed to realign teeth and is worn for about two weeks. We'll take digital images and impressions of your mouth during your visit and combine them with X-rays to create a digital 3D representation of your teeth. Dr. Midkiff will use the 3D image to design upper and lower aligner trays that not only fit snugly and comfortably but also achieve your straightening goals.

Is Invisalign the right choice for me?

Invisalign is an excellent choice whether you are a teenager or an adult. As long as you're prepared to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, clean them regularly and follow a good oral hygiene routine, you'll benefit from Invisalign. The system is recommended for people who have a range of mild to moderate orthodontic problems, including spacing and crowding issues, overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites.

Will anybody be able to tell I'm wearing Invisalign aligner trays?

Invisalign aligner trays are made of transparent plastic and are designed to be virtually unnoticeable. They offer the easiest way to improve your smile without affecting your appearance during the straightening process.

Will I have to give up my favorite foods?

Food restrictions are a fact of life for people who wear metal or ceramic braces. Taking a bite of a hard food can break the wires, while sticky foods can become stuck around wires and brackets. There are no food restrictions with the Invisalign system. You'll remove the aligners when you eat, then rinse and replace them at the end of the meal. Although you can drink water without removing your trays, it's a good idea to remove the aligners when you drink other beverages that may stain your aligner trays.

Straighten your smile with Invisalign. Call Lynchburg, VA, dentist Dr. Kevin Midkiff at (434) 239-8133 to schedule an appointment.