Invisalign Specialist

Adrian Avram, DDS -  - General & Cosmetic Dentist

Tuckahoe Family Dentistry

Adrian Avram, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Henrico, VA

Invisalign® is the easiest way to straighten your smile, in stealth mode. Made of a unique state-of-the-art clear smooth plastic, Invisalign trays are nearly invisible and completely comfortable. At Tuckahoe Family Dentistry in Henrico, Virginia, caring dentist Adrian Avram, DDS, offers Invisalign to give you the smile of your dreams - the easy way. Book your appointment online or by phone now.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic system that corrects the same problems as metal braces. Instead of metal components, Invisalign corrects smile problems with clear custom-fitted trays called aligners. 

Aligners are made from a proprietary material called SmartTrack®, which Invisalign developed after eight years of intense material testing. SmartTrack material has multiple layers, and the intense strength needed to gently shift teeth over time. 

Is Invisalign right for me?

If you have any of the following problems, Invisalign might be a good fit. 

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Teeth gaps
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite

Generally, Invisalign can treat nearly any orthodontic issues that metal braces can, including even complex teeth shifting. During your consultation with Dr. Avram at Tuckahoe Family Dentistry, he can analyze your smile and determine how Invisalign can help you.

How does Invisalign treatment planning work?

Dr. Avram uses the iTero® digital scanner to get a 3D interactive model of your teeth. This process is painless and takes less than a few minutes. Then, he uses the ClinCheck® software to analyze every aspect of your smile while designing the ideal teeth movement plan. 

With ClinCheck, Dr. Avram can plan the movement of every tooth individually to get ultra-precise results. You can see a smile preview before you even get started with treatment. 

How does Invisalign treatment work?

For ideal results, particularly if you need complex teeth movements, Dr. Avram may apply SmartForce® attachments to certain teeth before you start treatment. The SmartForce attachments are tiny tooth-colored shapes that push lightly against your aligners to help them apply optimal force in the right direction. 

A standard Invisalign treatment plan involves wearing a series of aligners, typically changing to a new set every one to two weeks. Generally, you wear aligners for around 22 hours a day, removing them when you eat and brush your teeth. You see Dr. Avram at Tuckahoe Family Dentistry around once every six weeks to monitor your progress. 

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

Average Invisalign treatment time is 12-18 months, but it varies by individual. 

Will my teeth stay straight after Invisalign?

The best way to keep your teeth straight and beautiful is to wear a retainer after treatment. Vivera® aligners are clear, just like Invisalign. Dr. Avram recommends a retainer wear schedule to keep your teeth straight.

Find out how Invisalign can help you by calling Tuckahoe Family Dentistry or clicking the online scheduler now.