Do you have misaligned teeth that detract from your appearance and make you feel self-conscious when you smile? If you’ve been living with crooked teeth because you think the only solution is metal braces and long, drawn-out treatment, we’ve got great news!

Clear braces like Invisalign offered at Bennett A. Thomas, DDS and Associates are designed for busy adults who don’t want or need treatment with bracket and wire braces.

You don’t have to live with the inconvenience of metal braces, and treatment with invisible braces at our Great Bridge, Chesapeake dental office can be completed quickly – usually about 12 to 15 months for adults. The clear aligners are comfortable and, best of all, they’re virtually invisible.

Are Invisible Braces Right for Me?

You may also hear invisible braces referred to as clear aligners or clear braces, and there are several different brands available. At our dental office, we choose Invisalign, which are both similar to the brand Invisalign.

Clear aligner therapy treats alignment problems like overcrowding, uneven spaces, overbite, and underbite. However, other factors determine if straightening your teeth with invisible braces is your best option. Drs. Thomas, Thomas, and Holwick will be happy to consult with you to decide if this clear braces therapy is appropriate for your particular situation.  If not we will refer you to one of the area Orthodontic specialists for your treatment. 

How Do Invisible Braces Work?

Once we decide that invisible braces are the right choice for you, we will map out a plan for treatment that addresses your specific needs. Based on this plan, a custom lab fabricates a series of aligners that are designed to reposition your teeth into correct alignment gradually.

  • We will instruct you to wear each set of aligners for at least 22 hours a day, then every two to four weeks we will see you to switch them for the next in the series. You will continue this way until you have used all the aligners and your treatment is finished.

What Makes Clear Aligners Unique?

There are many advantages to choosing orthodontic treatment with clear braces:

  • The clear plastic aligners used to straighten your teeth are virtually invisible.
  • The aligners have a smooth surface and will not irritate your mouth like metal orthodontics.
  • Since the aligners are removable, you can eat, brush, and floss as you usually do.
  • You will be able to see the progress of treatment each time you move to the next set of aligners.

How Long Do Invisible Braces Take to Work?

The length of treatment with Invisalign depends entirely on the extent of misalignment we need to correct, and that is different for everyone. However, the average treatment time for adults is about 12 to 15 months.

Please Call Us to Schedule an Appointment

If you are an adult who’s tired of a crooked smile but can’t endure years of orthodontic treatment, please call our Great Bridge Chesapeake dental office at (757) 548-3238 to learn more about invisible braces. Our dentists will be happy to evaluate your needs and help you decide if treatment with Invisalign clear aligners is the right choice to help you achieve a perfectly beautiful smile.