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Invisalign in Richmond, VA


When your teeth are straight and perfectly aligned, it’s easy to feel confident in your personal and professional life. Unfortunately, most people aren’t born with a perfect smile. If you’re interested in enhancing the appearance of your smile, improving your oral health, and boosting your self-esteem, Invisalign could be for you. Here’s what you should know about Invisalign clear aligners before scheduling a free consultation with Dr. Roe at Glen Forest Dental Co.

What Are Invisalign Clear Aligners?


Invisalign is made up of clear aligner trays that are made from BPA-free plastic. Each tray is custom-made to fit your teeth securely, so you’ll never have to worry about them shifting or falling out. These clear aligners will work to slowly move your teeth over time. Patients and dentists alike love Invisalign due to its effectiveness, convenience, and discretion. 

How Long Does Invisalign Take?


Most people who use Invisalign can expect to undergo treatment for 12-18 months. The length of your treatment time will depend on the condition of your teeth and how well you follow Dr. Roe’s instructions. The best way to minimize your orthodontic experience and achieve a beautiful smile quickly is to wear your clear aligners as directed and practice good oral hygiene every day. Not wearing your clear aligners for 22 hours a day could lengthen your overall treatment time.

Invisalign Treatment Process

Improving your smile with Invisalign braces couldn’t be easier. Here’s what you can expect during your Invisalign treatment process at Glen Forest Dental Co.:

  • Dr. Roe will take digital scans of your mouth. These scans will be sent to a special laboratory where your custom aligner trays will be created.
  • After you receive your clear teeth aligners, it’s important to wear them as directed (at least 22 hours a day) to achieve the best results as quickly as possible.
  • To eat, drink, or brush your teeth, simply remove your clear aligners, being sure to put them back in as soon as you’re finished.
  • You’ll trade out your aligner trays every 2-3 weeks as your teeth move until the desired results have been achieved.

Invisalign vs. Braces


While braces are effective at resolving many oral health concerns, Invisalign offers a number of benefits that traditional braces don’t. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign is:

  • Discreet: No one will know that you’re straightening your smile.
  • Convenient: There’s no need to change your lifestyle or diet. 
  • Quick: Invisalign often requires shorter treatment times than braces.
  • Strong: Invisalign doesn’t have brackets or wires that can easily be broken.

How to Care for Your Teeth While Using Invisalign


It’s important to care for your teeth while wearing Invisalign clear aligners. Here are some tips to help you keep your teeth healthy while undergoing orthodontic treatment:

  • Brush two times a day
  • Floss and use mouthwash daily
  • Don’t bite down on things while wearing your aligners
  • Store your aligners in their case when you’re not wearing them
  • Rinse your aligners with warm water after removing them

Invisalign Cost


The cost of your Invisalign braces will depend on your dental insurance plan. Please contact our office for information about what your dental insurance covers.

Glen Forest Dental Co: The Best Choice for Invisalign


Achieving the smile you’ve always wanted is possible. If you’re ready to improve the appearance of your crooked or imperfect smile, the trusted team at Glen Forest Dental Co. is here to help. Our Invisalign dentist, Dr. Roe, and her team are proud to offer superior service, top-of-the-line equipment, and compassionate care to each of our patients. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about how Invisalign could change your life for the better!