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Align Your Goals with Invisalign

Enter Invisalign, and it spread like wildfire and with good reason! Invisalign proved to be an unprecedented success. For a while, it appeared as if dental offices wouldn’t be able to keep up with the demand from adults asking for the procedure. Undoubtedly, a large demographic had quietly yearned for this chance. Invisalign has indeed proven effective, comfortable and practically invisible. But is it right for you? Our dentist is the one who can answer that after a proper evaluation.

This guide will elaborate on the process of Invisalign, along with the benefits it has to offer:

First Visit

On your first visit to our office, our dentist will conduct a dental exam. The purpose of the exam is to review the status of your current oral health and to resolve any possible dental problems before the treatment. Once an examination has been conducted, our dentist will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be used to custom make your Invisalign. Invisalign is not suitable for children nor for patients with severe dental issues and sensitivity issues.


The duration of Invisalign all depends on the severity of your case.


Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign are easy to clean. Our dentist will suggest cleaning them as often as you clean your teeth. To clean them, you can simply run them under warm water several times a day.


A fundamental reason why patients have started to opt for Invisalign is that it’s made up of BPA-free plastic and does not have any plasticizers or other dangerous toxins that can be released into your mouth.


The reason many of our patients resort to Invisalign is due to its transparency. The aligners consist of medical grade plastic components, allowing Invisalign to be discreet. Although they are transparent, they will still be slightly noticeable to someone standing close to you.


Invisalign aligners are the only alternative to traditional braces that can be removed at your convenience. Although our dentist will recommend wearing them as much as possible throughout your treatment, it is nice to have the option to remove them in case of a special event or merely for the purpose of eating.


Once you have completed your Invisalign treatment, our dentist will suggest wearing a retainer. The purpose of the retainer is to prevent your teeth from shifting into the position they were in before the treatment.

At Richmond Family Dentistry, we are committed to educating everyone about common dental issues and procedures. Remember the only way to know for sure if Invisalign is for you is to schedule an evaluation. Our dentist is looking forward to meeting you and discussing your options. Contact us today at 765-966-3736 to schedule an appointment or drop by during office hours. Your smile deserves it!