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Life-Changing Invisalign in Danville

For All Your Orthodontic Needs

Danville Invisalign woman putting on invisalign retainerDo you have uncorrected alignment problems along your gum line? Problems with misaligned teeth can lead to further complications, as teeth are more likely to shift, form cavities, and harbor bacteria. While you may want to fix your teeth, you may be reluctant to do so as metal braces can give even the most professional adults an immature appearance.

Danville Dental Associates offers Invisalign’s clear aligners as an alternative solution for people who wish to avoid the look and feel of traditional orthodontic braces. Invisalign® works as a series of custom-designed, durable plastic aligners that gently shift your teeth into place. Every two weeks, you exchange the current set with the next in the series. Since the aligners are made of clear, smooth plastic they are both virtually invisible and very comfortable. The length of your treatment depends on what you need corrected, but the dentist should be able to tell you the amount of time you will need. In general, correction with the Invisalign clear braces system should take less time than traditional metal braces. What’s more, Invisalign aligners are removable for eating, brushing, flossing, or that special event when you would rather not be wearing braces.

Correct These Oral Alignment Issues:

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  • Minor to moderate alignment problems.
  • Gaps or spaces between teeth.
  • Overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
  • Crowding.

Contact our office to schedule your consultation appointment to determine if you qualify for the Invisalign® system. Dr. Chris Payne, a certified Invisalign® provider, is ready to assist you in achieving the smile you’ve always wanted without the hassle of braces.

To help with the cost of dental care, Danville Dental Associates participates with Virginia Medicaid and offers third party financing through CareCredit. We also have a new program called the Danville Dental Discount Program giving patients 10% to 20% off all dental procedures, including orthodontic treatment. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment at Danville Dental Associates!

Invisalign FAQs

Alt image tag: Invisalign clear aligners on red background We understand that Invisalign in Danville is a huge investment in the future of your smile. While we know that it more than pays off in the end, you might still be a little apprehensive about the treatment. That’s why, for your convenience, we’ve gathered some of the questions we get asked most often about Invisalign and answered them.

 

 

 

 

Are There Any Dietary Restrictions with Invisalign?

Not at all! While some foods can get trapped in the brackets and wires of traditional braces, Invisalign does not present the same problem. The aligners are completely removable, meaning you can just take them out, eat, then brush and pop them back in afterward. With Invisalign, you can eat pretty much whatever you want, as long as you brush and floss before placing your aligners back in.

I Have Crowns or Veneers. Can I Still Get Invisalign?

Possibly! There’s no way to know for sure, though, until you talk with one of our dentists about your previous dental work. He or she will evaluate your individual needs and determine whether Invisalign is the right treatment for you.

I Have Bridgework. Can I Still Get Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligners work by moving each tooth individually. Dental bridges are designed to connect two or more teeth, so Invisalign in Danville might not be effective.

How Do I Take Care of My Aligners?

One of the best ways to keep your aligners clean is to buy the Invisalign Cleaning System, which you can purchase from your dentist or the Invisalign website. You can also gently brush your trays with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste and rinse them in lukewarm water afterward. NEVER use hot water to clean your aligners, as that could permanently warp the plastic and jeopardize your treatment. Finally, be sure to brush your teeth between eating and placing your aligners back in. This will keep your trays from becoming stained and therefore noticeable.

Am I Too Old or Too Young for Invisalign?

We generally do not recommend Invisalign for patients under the age of thirteen. This is because before this age, the mouth and teeth are still developing, so Invisalign may not be as effective. However, older teenagers can and do undergo Invisalign treatment just fine.

The good news is that there is no upper age limit for Invisalign. The only hiccup might be that since your teeth become more firmly rooted in your jaw as you age, your treatment might take longer the older you are. However, it can definitely still be accomplished.

I Used to Have Braces, But My Teeth have Since Shifted. Can I Wear Invisalign?

Yes! Invisalign clear aligners can be used to fix all sorts of orthodontic issues, including teeth shifting back after wearing braces (a phenomenon known as relapse). Invisalign can usually fix this problem, and in less time than traditional braces can.