Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that can straighten crooked teeth without braces. The aligners are clear so they are virtually invisible, and they have several other advantages over braces as well. In some cases braces are necessary, but most people who are looking for straighter teeth to improve their smile discover that Invisalign can work for them.
Invisalign aligners work by gently guiding your teeth into proper alignment. The aligners fit securely over your teeth, and you wear them all the time except when you eat and brush your teeth. You will receive new aligners every two weeks or so during your treatment as your teeth are moving. Invisalign aligners are comfortable, easy to remove and clean and they do not interfere with brushing or eating like braces do because you take them out to do those things.
For adults and teens who don’t like the idea of wearing braces, Invisalign can be the solution. Invisalign can fix crooked teeth that need horizontal movement to make them straight, and most simple bite problems. More severe bite problems or teeth that need to be rotated or moved vertically may require treatment with braces. Invisalign is not suitable for young children, but Invisalign Teen is a special type of Invisalign that is available for teenagers who have most of their permanent teeth.
Dr. Lu is a Platinum Invisalign Provider
Dr. Lu is highly trained in the latest orthodontic techniques and treatments for pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients. He is a specialist in Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, traditional and self-ligating bracket systems and high-technology wires and appliances. Dr. Lu also has extensive experience with complex cases requiring orthognathic jaw surgery as a former member of the VCU Craniofacial/Facial Reconstruction Team.