Invisalign

Are you unhappy with your smile due to overcrowding, gaps, or bite misalignment?

Invisalign® can straighten your teeth more discreetly and more comfortably than traditional braces.

Smiles for Life, serving the greater Harrisonburg, VA, area, can use Invisalign to give you the smile you always wanted...

What Is Invisalign?

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Instead of using metal brackets and wires, this option uses clear, removable aligner trays to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues. Every two weeks, patients use a new set of aligners, which gradually move the teeth and bite into proper alignment. Most patients go through 20 to 30 sets of aligner trays before the entire treatment process is complete. For qualified individuals, Invisalign can be just as effective as traditional braces.

Why Choose Invisalign?

Invisalign offers benefits to our patients in Greater Harrisonburg that other forms of orthodontic treatment simply can't provide:

Discreet

The smooth, plastic aligner trays fit snugly over teeth and are virtually invisible, allowing you to smile and speak without feeling self-conscious.

Comfortable

The trays are more comfortable than traditional braces because the smooth surfaces do not irritate the soft tissues of the mouth.

Removable

You can conveniently remove the aligners when you eat so you can enjoy a full range of foods, and brush and floss as normal.

Fewer Appointments

This option also requires fewer checkups than braces, which typically require tightening appointments every four weeks.

Are Patients Who Choose Orthodontics Happy with Their Results?

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This patient achieved a more attractive smile after undergoing orthodontic treatment at our practice. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our Bridgewater or Staunton dental offices and find out if Invisalign is right for you.

Financing Is Available

We accept financing plans through Compassionate Finance™, CareCredit®, iCare Financial, and LendingClub®. These reputable financing companies offer affordable monthly payments plans so you can easily budget for the total cost of treatment.

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I was more than pleased with the service of everyone at Smiles for Life Dental Care. Definitely would recommend if you are looking for dental work in Bridgewater VA.

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Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?

Traditional braces may be more suitable for severe malocclusion, crowding, or gaps. During a consultation, our dentists will carefully evaluate your bite to recommend the right course of treatment.

Because Invisalign trays are removable, you must be consistent and fully dedicated to the process. If it is likely that you will forget to wear your clear aligners, another form of orthodontics may be more appropriate for you.

Contact Our Dental Practice

To find out if Invisalign is right for you, schedule an appointment at one of our dental offices in Bridgewater or Staunton, VA. We are conveniently located and serve people from throughout the greater Harrisonburg area. We can determine if clear aligners, braces, or another option is the best solution for your unique dental needs.

Contact us online today to ask a question or request a consultation. You can also reach us by phone:

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Clockwise from upper left: Dr. Joe McIntyre, Dr. Bryant Ash, Dr. Kelsey Rockey, Dr. Dan Whiting

The Invisalign Timeline
What to Expect

In about 12 to 18 months, you can have a straighter smile and improved confidence.
In about 12 to 18 months, you can have a straighter smile and improved confidence.

Digital Scanning

To prepare for Invisalign®, our dentists will take three-dimensional digital scans of your mouth.

Preview Your Results

We strive to make sure our patients are fully informed about the procedures they choose, so we will show you a digital preview illustrating the projected movement of your teeth.

Aligner Fabrication

Your unique plan will be sent to the Invisalign lab, where technicians will craft your aligners from clear, smooth plastic. Your customized aligner trays will be based on the digital images taken at our office so they fit precisely and produce your desired results. 

Wearing the Aligners

Once the trays are finished, you will wear each one for about two weeks. With their slightly different shapes, the aligners exert mild pressure on your teeth, gradually straightening your smile. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions and wear your trays 20 to 22 hours a day.

Cleaning the Aligners

You must also clean the aligners daily to prevent decay, gum disease, and tooth discoloration. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and lukewarm water to remove any debris that accumulates. It is also important to brush and floss daily.

Follow-Up Appointments

You will return to our office every six weeks so we can monitor your progress and make adjustments as needed.

Completing Treatment

Once you have worn your last pair of aligner trays for two weeks, your treatment is considered complete. At this point, you may wish to undergo whitening or another cosmetic dentistry treatment to further enhance your smile.

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Avery Quack

2020

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Thanks for the personal care from all the staff, nurses, and Dr. Joe McIntyre. They walked me through the whole process. Everything went smoothly. They made themselves available in the evening so I did not have to miss any work for my dental implant treatment.

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Mahmood Mahmood

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One of the best dental offices that I have seen in my life. From the professionally behavior to the commitment of going the extra mile for their patients. I will be more than comfortable and safe to let them take care of my Smie

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Invisalign Express

If you suffer from very minor misalignment issues, you may be a good candidate for Invisalign Express. This treatment option uses 10 or fewer aligner sets, and it takes six months or less. During your consultation, we will let you know if you qualify for this expedited treatment plan.

Invisalign Alternatives

Invisalign isn't right for everyone. We invite patients from the greater Harrisonburg area to schedule an appointment at either our Bridgewater or Staunton dental offices so we can determine which orthodontic technique is right for you or your child's unique needs.

Six Month Smiles®

Six Month Smiles®

This treatment option involves the placement of clear brackets and wires on the front-facing teeth. Because this technique is focused on cosmetic correction of the anterior teeth, treatment can be completed quickly, typically in just six months. However, this option is not ideal for patients who have severe tooth or bite misalignment.

Traditional Braces

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Braces also involve the placement of brackets and wires, but they can be placed on the front and back teeth to produce the best possible aesthetic and functional results. Although many patients would prefer to wear clear aligners, braces are often the best treatment option for patients with significant overcrowding and bite issues.

Dentists at Smiles for Life Dental Care

Smiles for Life Dental Care

The team of highly trained doctors at Smiles for Life wants to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime. Because we want every patient to have access to the advanced treatments offered at our practice, we accept many insurance and financing options, including: 

  • Medicare 
  • Compassionate Finance™
  • CareCredit®
  • LendingClub®
  • Smile Rewards 

To get started, call our Bridgewater office at (540) 828-2312 or request an appointment online.

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