Get a New Smile Without Braces
Invisalign can give you the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted — without braces. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Baugher or Dr. Jennifer Claiborne to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
Invisalign are clear acrylic aligners that fit over your teeth and are designed to straighten your smile. They're removable, making it easier to eat, drink, brush and floss.
Invisalign is much more comfortable than traditional metal bracket braces and can give you stunning results.
We'll take photos and X-rays to create a 3D image of your mouth. We make your first set of custom-fitted aligners from these images, and then you begin the process of straightening your teeth.
You will probably wear Invisalign aligners for 9–15 months, and will typically use 18–30 sets during treatment.
You’ll wear the trays for about 22 hours a day but can remove them for brushing your teeth and eating. Based on your individual needs, you’ll wear several sets of trays throughout your orthodontic treatment, and will start to notice a change in just a few months!
Wearing the aligners will gently move your teeth into place little by little, based on the movements your orthodontist plans for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten.
You just pop in a new set of aligners about every two weeks, until your treatment is complete.
You’ll get a great smile without a treatment that gets in the way of your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Differences Between Invisalign & Braces
Unlike traditional braces, smooth plastic Invisalign aligners don't have metal components that can irritate your mouth. Because they’re removed when you eat, you won't have to watch what you eat like you would when wearing braces – bring on the popcorn and peanuts.
You’ll remove your aligners before eating and drinking anything other than water.
Make sure you’re willing to do that before you decide on Invisalign clear braces.
To prevent staining, you’ll also need to clean your teeth before putting the aligners back on after each time you eat.
Of course, brushing and flossing are much easier than with traditional braces, since you don’t have to work around any brackets and wires.
Talk to Us About Invisalign
It’s important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day for them to do their job and straighten your teeth. But, with Invisalign, you can remove your aligners for special occasions.
Like with traditional braces, you’ll generally need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.
Invisalign may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework; Dr. Claiborne or Dr. Baugher can advise you about the best option for you.
Schedule your free consultation at our Lynchburg office to learn if Invisalign is right for you.