Invisalign® Technology

Richmond Invisalign

The Invisalign® process uses a fully customized treatment plan for your individual needs. First, we will take X-rays, photographs, and impressions of your teeth. We use these images and impressions to create a digital 3D model of your mouth and teeth.

Next, we will map out the precise movements for each tooth to reach its proper placement and angle. Your customized treatment will use this map of tooth movement to ensure accuracy and beautiful results. With this 3D model progression, you will be able to see your planned results before your treatment even begins.

Once we have created your personalized plan, we can use the Invisalign® technology to show how your teeth will look during each stage of your treatment. We fabricate a series of clear aligners designed to fit exactly to your teeth. These aligners will guide your teeth to gently shift over time into their proper positions.

You can remove the aligners for meals and dental hygiene, but you should wear them at all other times for best results. Treatment with Invisalign® will generally take 6-18 months, depending on your age and specific case. Contact our office to schedule your Invisalign® consultation.

3M Digital Oral Scanner

With the 3M True Definition Scanner, patients no longer have to endure the discomfort, mess and remakes associated with traditional impressions. This modern alternative not only avoids the discomfort of impressions, it also provides patients with the peace of mind that comes with advanced technology.

By seeing detailed images right on the screen, patients are better engaged in the process and can comprehend a 3D digital view of their oral anatomy. Further, the ability to review and discuss images in real-time with the doctor allows for a much more interactive patient/doctor relationship.

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