Chesapeake & Hampton Roads Invisalign Treatment

At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile they truly feel proud to call their own. That's why we're proud to offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments to patients throughout Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton Roads, and Virginia Beach – but perhaps our most convenient treatment option is Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign is a great treatment for patients seeking a convenient, discreet alternative to traditional braces, and if you're interested in straightening your teeth with Invisalign, we'd love to help.

Invisalign for Adults & Teens in Virginia Beach

Invisalign is a different approach to orthodontic treatment that uses a fundamentally different method to straighten the teeth than traditional orthodontic braces. Instead of a network of metal wires and brackets, Invisalign moves teeth using a series of clear, removable plastic trays called aligners. Invisalign aligners fit directly over the teeth, are smooth to the touch, completely removable, and made from a transparent plastic material.

Benefits of Invisalign

This unique construction makes the Invisalign treatment very different from that of braces – and it means Invisalign comes with a variety of advantages and benefits compared to traditional braces. Some of the biggest benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Virtually Invisible: Invisalign aligners are nearly impossible to see when worn, which means no one will know you're straightening your teeth and you won't have to worry about having braces in photos.
  • Eat What You Want: You'll take your aligners out to eat, which means you won't have the dietary restrictions that come with braces.
  • Easier Oral Hygiene: Removing the aligners to brush and floss means that oral hygiene is as easy as ever, and you'll never have to deal with supplementary tools like floss threaders.
  • Improved Comfort: Invisalign aligners are smooth to the touch and lay flat on the teeth, so they won't cause the tiny cuts and scrapes commonly caused by braces.

What to Expect During Invisalign Treatment

Treatment with Invisalign is a straight-forward process, and it all starts with your initial consultation at our Chesapeake, Norfolk, or Virginia Beach orthodontic office. During your consultation, one of our Hampton Roads orthodontists will take diagnostic records and perform a detailed oral examination to determine your orthodontic condition and form a diagnosis. We'll use these records to create a fully-realized 3D computer model of your bite and mouth, then use this model to craft a detailed treatment plan and break it into 2-week increments. Based on this plan, we'll have your own set of Invisalign aligners custom-manufactured to fit your bite, and from there, your treatment begins.

You'll wear your aligners for 20-22 hours per day, switching to a new pair of aligners every 2 weeks. With each new pair of aligners, your teeth will move closer and closer to their final positions – and by the end of your treatment, you'll have a gorgeous new smile to call your own!

After the active phase of treatment, you'll go through a retention phase, which is vital for the longevity of your smile. Your retainer will ensure your teeth don't regress to their old positions and protect your smile for a lifetime. Your Virginia Beach orthodontist will provide detailed instructions on wearing and caring for your retainer, but as an Invisalign patient, you're in luck: many Invisalign patients can simply use their last pair of aligners as a retainer.

Schedule an Invisalign Consultation in Norfolk, VA

Invisalign is among the most convenient, discreet orthodontic treatment options on the market today, and if you're interested in seeing how Invisalign can help you achieve a new smile, we'd love to speak with you. Contact us today to learn more about the ins and outs of Invisalign treatment, or if you're ready to start the process right away, simply request your consultation online. We can't wait to hear from you, and we're excited to help you achieve a beautiful new smile through Invisalign!