Zachary Chipman, D.D.S.
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Effective Invisalign® Clear Braces in Wilmington & Pike Creek

If you want a straighter smile, but the extra visits to the dentist and aesthetics of traditional braces are keeping you from obtaining it, look no further. At the practice of Zachary Chipman DDS, we offer Invisalign services for teens and adults to achieve a straight, healthy, and beautiful smile. Whether you have crowded teeth or gaps between teeth, Invisalign clear braces can offer a discreet and comfortable solution to transform your smile.

Our experienced team is passionate about providing personalized treatment to align your bite without the inconvenience and lifestyle impact of traditional braces. We will be by your side from consultation to post-treatment care and are committed to your comfort and satisfaction. If you are looking for clear braces in Wilmington, you've found the right place. Visit our office or call to schedule an appointment today!


What Are Invisalign Invisible Braces?

Invisalign clear braces are a modern orthodontic solution designed to straighten your teeth. This treatment uses a series of trays that apply gentle pressure to your teeth to guide them into the desired position. The clear aligners are made of BPA-free plastic and customized to fit comfortably and discreetly, making them nearly unnoticeable to others.

Unlike traditional braces, you can easily remove your Invisalign trays, allowing you to easily eat, drink, and maintain your oral hygiene routine as usual. The length of treatment depends on your unique situation but typically lasts anywhere from 6-18 months. For treatment to be successful, you can expect to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day, only removing them when brushing your teeth, eating, or drinking.

What Can Invisalign Treatment Help With?

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment is by consulting your dentist or orthodontist. Usually, Invisalign clear aligners can treat mild to moderate bite issues, such as:

  • Crooked Teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite

After a thorough evaluation, if we determine you are a good fit for Invisalign treatment, we will use an intraoral scanner to take a detailed impression of your bite. These scans will be sent to an Invisalign lab to craft your custom aligners. Once we receive the aligners, we will fit and adjust your first set and provide further instructions on what to expect. Depending on your situation, you'll often advance to a new set of aligners every one to two weeks. Throughout treatment, you can expect to have periodic visits with Dr. Chipman to monitor your progress.

What Are the Benefits of Clear Braces?

Our Invisalign treatment in Wilmington offers a host of advantages over traditional metal braces. The trays can be removed at will, making them less intrusive and causing a smaller impact on your daily life. Some of the other benefits of clear aligners include:

No Food Restrictions: Traditional braces can restrict food like popcorn and apples, but because you remove the trays for eating and drinking, you can continue to enjoy all your favorite foods.

Discreet: Invisalign clear braces are significantly less noticeable than metal and wire braces, empowering you to smile confidently throughout your treatment.

Easy Oral Hygiene: With nothing permanently affixed to your teeth, there is nothing to hinder your cleaning routine, so you can maintain excellent oral hygiene.

Comfortable: The trays are made from smooth plastic, with no sharp corners or wires to irritate or injure the inside of your mouth.

Maintaining Results After Treatment

You will likely need custom retainers to preserve your results at the end of your Invisalign treatment. Depending on your situation, we may recommend lab-created retainers or Vivera® retainers. Vivera retainers are made by the same team as Invisalign aligners, so you can expect the same comfort and durability.

We will provide detailed instructions on how often to wear your retainers to prevent your bite from relapsing. Additionally, maintaining consistent oral hygiene routines, such as brushing, flossing, and dental visits, will help preserve the longevity of your new smile.

FAQs About Invisalign Invisible Braces

You can feel confident that Dr. Chipman will be with you throughout the process and is happy to answer all your questions about receiving Invisalign treatment. Here are some common questions we get from our patients:

Are Invisalign clear aligners easy to care for?

Yes, keeping your Invisalign aligners in good condition is simple. Rinse and clean them with a soft toothbrush and gentle antibacterial soap or Invisalign cleaning crystals at least once daily. Remove them while eating or drinking anything other than water and store them in their case so they aren't damaged or lost.

With proper aftercare, such as retainers, and maintaining good oral health, Invisalign treatment should last a lifetime.

You should contact us immediately so we can determine what the next steps are. In the meantime, continue wearing your previous aligners to maintain your progress.

A Straighter Smile With Invisalign Clear Braces in Wilmington

At the practice of Zachary Chipman DDS, we are passionate about your oral health. With Invisalign clear braces in Wilmington, you can achieve a radiant smile that fills you with confidence. This discreet, comfortable treatment is easy to integrate into your daily life, especially with our skilled and experienced team guiding you along the way. Let's start your journey towards a straighter smile together, and call our office to schedule your appointment today!