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Invisalign – Forest, VA

The Comfortable Alternative to Metal Braces

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Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, if you’d like to straighten your teeth or correct a bite problem without the mess of brackets and wires, Invisalign in Forest can help. Instead of having to adjust to a cumbersome and uncomfortable orthodontic appliance that you may need for years, this modern treatment utilizes a more comfortable method. Not to mention, the average Invisalign treatment is shorter than traditional braces! At Crossroads Family Dentistry, we don’t want our patients to have to choose between their professional image and improved oral health, which is why we offer the most advanced treatments in dentistry that are discreet and effective. Schedule a consultation by contacting us today so we can answer any questions you may have about Invisalign!

What is Invisalign?

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Invisalign has helped millions of patients align their smiles and turn them into a feature that they’re proud to show off. Using series of custom-fitted oral appliances that are crafted from an FDA-approved, smooth plastic, your teeth will gently and strategically be shifted into their ideal positions. These trays can correct a variety of issues including crowding, misalignment, gaps, and even bite problems.

How Does The Process Work?

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The first step of the process involves an initial consultation. During this visit, we’ll ask you some questions to learn more about the desires you have for your smile. It’s also a great time to ask any questions you may have. We’ll then develop your custom treatment timeline, take images of your mouth, and impressions of your teeth. We will send all of the images and information we’ve collected to a special Invisalign lab where they will craft each set of your aligners to our specifications.

In a few weeks, we’ll call you back in to pick up your first set of trays once they’ve arrived. You’ll wear each aligner for two weeks and slowly begin noticing your teeth getting straighter. Every six weeks, you’ll visit your cosmetic dentist in Forest for a quick evaluation and to receive the next set of trays in your treatment.

Once your treatment starts coming to an end, we may fit you for a retainer to wear in order to keep your teeth from drifting back into their original positions. We’ll let you know how long you’ll need to wear it, and any additional aftercare recommendations we may have.

What are the Benefits of Invisalign?

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Invisalign is so popular because it offers a laundry list of benefits that traditional braces don’t. The most obvious advantage is that your aligners will be practically unnoticeable. You won’t have to deal with the cumbersome look and feel of brackets and wires. Some additional benefits that are common reasons patients choose Invisalign include:

If you have any questions or would like to learn if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, don’t hesitate to contact us today! Our team of professionals would be more than happy to walk you through the process and schedule a consultation.

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