Clear dental aligners for straighter smiles!

Patients of the Richmond, Virginia, area seeking a solution to crooked teeth might avoid talking to the dental team at Best Smiles about their concerns for fear of being referred to an orthodontist for conventional braces. Now, patients have options for realigning the smile, including clear dental aligners such as Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is one of many brands of clear aligner therapies used to improve the alignment of the dental arch. These treatments use plastic aligners that are custom-made for patients based on their straightening needs.

How does Invisalign work?

Also known as “invisible braces,” these eliminate the need for metal brackets and wires across the smile that makes it challenging to keep the smile clean and beautiful. Instead, trays are placed over the dental arch to push teeth into proper alignment within the smile gently.

Does Invisalign fix bite problems?

Absolutely! Dr. Naveen Chennupati is pleased to offer Invisalign because it can be used to address not only cosmetic gaps or misalignment but also bite concerns. Patients with crossbites, underbites, and overbites will benefit from Invisalign aligner therapy.

Is Invisalign better than braces?

Many of our patients believe so! Traditional braces require months, sometimes years, of metal brackets and wires covering the smile. Instead, Invisalign can provide the same results without having to cover the teeth with appliances. That makes it the more desirable choice for many of our patients. Patients with severe misalignment may still be better suited for traditional braces, as Invisalign and other transparent dental aligner therapies are best for patients with mild to moderate misalignment.

What other options are available to me?

In addition to Invisalign, we are also proud to offer alternative brands, including ClearCorrect and Smile Shapers.

How do I learn more about teeth straightening without conventional braces?

If you are considering clear braces for adults and want to learn more about clear dental aligners, book an appointment with Dr. Naveen Chennupati and his team at Best Smiles to discuss your options. His practice is located at 9195 Staples Mill Road and is open to new patients and families.