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Invisalign in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake or Norfolk

invisalign virginia beach chesapeake norfolkAt Eastern Virginia Orthodontics we offer patients in the Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach areas, Invisalign. This treatment is subtle, removable, and effective, making it a very popular choice among our adult patients. If you are interested in how Invisalign can help you, please give us a call and we will help you schedule a consultation.

A Subtle Way to Improve Your Smile

Invisalign is a very different approach to orthodontic treatment. With no wires or brackets like traditional braces, there's nothing to poke and irritate the inside of your cheeks. The way Invisalign works is through a series of transparent aligners made of smooth plastic. These aligners are designed to move teeth gradually, step by step, into their ideal position. Because Invisalign is clear, most people won’t even notice when you are wearing the aligners, making this a very discreet way to improve your smile.

How Does Invisalign Work?

 

Initial Consultation

The first step in the Invisalign process is scheduling a consultation at Eastern Virginia Orthodontics. During the exam you will meet with Dr. Shivar, Dr. Peluso, or Dr. Andersen, and our team will be able to determine whether Invisalign is the best treatment option for your smile. After the consultation we will discuss treatment options, cost, length of treatment, and answer any of your questions.

Dental Records

As part of the evaluation we will take records, including photographs, x-rays, and impressions of your teeth. Our doctors will use the records to create a 3D image of your bite and a custom treatment plan. This plan will map out how your teeth will move with each set of aligners and into their final positions.

Treatment Begins

Once the aligners are created, you will start treatment by wearing your first set. For the most effective results, the aligners should be worn 20-22 hours every day during treatment. When you wear your first set, there will be a small adjustment period as you grow accustomed to speaking while wearing them and the slight pressure they will place on your teeth.

Change Aligners Every One to Two Weeks

Every set of Invisalign aligners will be worn for one to two weeks at a time. The next set of aligners in a series is created so that the teeth are slightly straighter than they were in the previous set. This means with every new tray that the aligner is shaped for teeth that are slightly straighter than your teeth actually are. This is why you will feel slight pressure, and it’s that pressure that will move your teeth so that they match the tray.

Retention Phase

Once you finish the final set of aligners, it is time for the retention phase. You will wear your retainer at all times to start and our doctors will monitor your teeth and let you know when you can cut back to a part time schedule and how often you will need to wear them to maintain your new smile.

Schedule an Invisalign Consultation in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake or Norfolk

At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, we love meeting new patients! If you have an uncomfortable bite or are unhappy with your smile and think that Invisalign could help, just give us a call. We will help you schedule a consultation so you can come in and meet with one of our doctors. We have three office locations in Hampton Roads: Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk, so an appointment with us is never too far. We look forward to seeing you soon!