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Invisalign® Clear Aligners in Norfolk

Are you hiding your smile because your teeth aren't straight? At the dental practice of Mitchell S. Pasenkoff DMD, we offer Invisalign clear aligners in Norfolk to discreetly straighten your smile. We are passionate about helping you discover a smile you love while protecting your oral health.

When you choose our team, you select a team of compassionate experts who consistently make you a priority. We blend decades of experience with modern technology to create a relaxing and positive environment every time you visit us. Contact us today to find out if clear aligners are right for you.


What Are Clear Aligners?

Clear aligners are an orthodontic treatment that addresses mild to moderate dental misalignments or malocclusion. If you or your teen have crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, an overbite, or an underbite, then Invisalign braces may be the solution you're looking for. The clear aligners consist of graduating trays made from smooth, thin, body-safe plastic that apply pin-point pressure to gently shift your teeth into the optimal positions.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign Braces?

There are an array of benefits to clear aligners in Norfolk. Our friendly team will take the time to get to know you and fully explain the requirements of the treatment and what you should expect throughout the process. Here are some of the benefits of choosing Invisalign clear aligners:

  • Convenience: Clear aligners are convenient because you simply change the aligners once every two weeks to continue your treatment plan instead of making multiple visits to our office to have an archwire changed or the position of the brackets adjusted.
  • No Diet Changes: The invisible braces are completely removable, which means you won't have to give up any of your favorite foods or drinks during treatment. You will simply remove the trays, enjoy your meal, brush your teeth, clean the trays, and put them on again. It's necessary to remove the aligners whenever you eat or drink because the forces exerted when you chew will damage the aligners, and liquids can stain the plastic.
  • Comfort: The clear trays are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth. The smooth plastic makes them comfortable to wear because there are no metal wires or brackets irritating the inside of your cheeks or lips.
  • Discreet: Invisalign braces are designed to be virtually invisible, which allows you to straighten your teeth discreetly. This is ideal for those who want a straight smile but don't want the obvious indicators of wires and brackets.

Our Clear Aligners Process

Your smile goals are important and it's necessary to have a team who supports you throughout the process. Our team makes it a point to get to know you by asking questions and listening intently to your answers. We perform a thorough exam, complete with digital impressions of your teeth to determine if you qualify for Invisalign clear aligners. The dentist will sit down with you to discuss their findings and create a custom treatment plan that fits your needs and lifestyle.

After your exam, we send the measurements and impressions to a trusted lab where your clear aligners are created. When we receive your sets of clear trays, we'll have you come back to our office for the final fitting, and you will be able to start the journey to a straight smile. We review the requirements of the treatment because you must commit to wearing the trays for approximately 22 hours each day for Invisalign clear aligners to be effective. Due to the discipline required to achieve the results you want, we only offer this treatment to responsible teens and adults.

Maintaining Your New Smile

At the end of your clear aligners treatment, you will receive a Vivera® retainer to maintain your newly straightened smile. The retainer is vital because it keeps your bite from relapsing after all your hard work. We understand that you'll want to share your new look, and we include teeth whitening as part of your treatment so your smile is bright and beautiful.

Invisalign Braces FAQs

Transforming your smile is a complex process and it's normal to have questions. That's why our friendly team encourages you to voice your questions and concerns. We are happy to provide the answers and information you need to feel confident in your treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about clear aligners in Norfolk:

How long does treatment with clear aligners take?

Your treatment timeline will depend on the severity of your bite misalignment. In general, clear aligner treatment lasts 6-18 months.

You may experience slight pressure when you change to a new set of trays, but the feeling goes away within a day or two.

No. The clear aligners are completely removable, so you can follow your normal daily oral hygiene routine and brush and floss your teeth twice a day.

Our Reliable Invisalign Clear Aligners

Straightening your smile doesn't have to be obvious to everyone around you. At the dental practice of Mitchell S. Pasenkoff DMD, we offer Invisalign clear aligners in Norfolk to help you enjoy a straighter smile without wires or brackets. Our team delivers reliable and quality treatments with the compassion you deserve. Whether you have a slight gap between your front teeth or your teen has crowded teeth, our Invisalign braces may be the solution you're looking for. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.