What Invisalign Can Do for You

Learn more about Invisalign from your Lynchburg dentist

Have you avoided straightening your teeth because you assume that metal braces are the only option? Innovative Invisalign aligner invisaligntrays are virtually invisible and don't draw attention to the fact that you're straightening your teeth. Dr. Kevin Midkiff, your Lynchburg, VA dentist explains how you can benefit from Invisalign.

No wires needed

The Invisalign system uses a series of clear aligner trays to gradually move your teeth into alignment. The comfortable trays are custom-made to fit your mouth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. You'll generally wear them for about 22 hours a day and take them out when you eat. There's no adjustments needed when you wear the aligners. Instead, you'll insert a new set of aligners every two weeks.

Your dentist designs your trays using photographs, impressions and X-rays of your teeth. Special Invisalign software enables him to view a 3-D representation of your mouth, which he uses to create trays for every phase of your orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is a good choice if you have a mild to moderate orthodontic issue, such as an overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, crowding or gaps between teeth.

Invisalign fits your life

If you play sports, you'll need to wear special mouthguards to protect metal or ceramic braces. A blow to the face can still break a wire and can cut your mouth, even with the extra protection provided by the mouthguard. When you wear Invisalign aligners, you'll remove your trays to play sports and can wear standard mouthguards. The aligners can also be removed for a few hours when you attend special events, like weddings and proms.

Food restrictions are one of the things that people who wear traditional braces dislike. Any types of food that can either break wires or brackets or become caught in them is off-limits. Since you'll remove your Invisalign aligners to eat, you won't have to worry about food limitations.

Cleaning your teeth is much easier, too. You'll simply remove your trays, brush and floss as usual, rinse the trays and reinsert them in your mouth.

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