Invisalign® clear aligners are an innovative solution that allows teens and adults to have straight teeth in as little as nine to 15 months! These aligners can correct overcrowding, widely spaced teeth, overbite, underbite, and anterior crossbite.
Invisalign uses advanced 3D computer-imaging technology to prepare your entire treatment plan, from the current positioning of your teeth to your final smile. From this plan, clear thermoplastic aligners are created. These are similar to teeth-whitening trays and are custom made to fit your exact teeth. When you place the first set of aligners, they use gentle forces to move your teeth into position. Every week, you replace your aligners with the next set, and continue through treatment for about a year. Many cases are much less than a year! You only need to come into the office for evaluation every four to eight weeks. Total treatment time is based on your personal needs and goals. Our office also offers Propel® Vpro+, which allows you to change your aligners every five days for accelerated and painless results.
There are some distinct advantages to the Invisalign system. The best part is that no one will know you are straightening your teeth because the clarity of the aligners renders them almost invisible! People would have to know the aligners or there, or look extremely closely, to be able to detect them. This gives you much more confidence in your smile while you are in active treatment.
Comfort is another benefit of Invisalign. The aligners are all in one piece, with no metal or wires to be checked and adjusted, so you get to spend less time in the dentist’s chair. The lack of braces, wires, or headgear eliminates any temporary mouth irritation.
Then there is the convenience factor. Though you wear the aligners all day, as well as while you sleep, they are easily removable for eating and brushing. You can eat and drink what you want while in treatment, with no food restrictions. And keeping your teeth clean and free of plaque is just as easy as it was before treatment, because there are no braces to get in the way of brushing and flossing.
We uniquely incorporate myofunctional exercises into your Invisalign treatment to prevent relapse and, at the same time, correct your tongue posture, leaving you with a stable, healthy, long-lasting, beautiful smile.
Call for a consultation at 703-237-7622 to determine if you or anyone in your family is a candidate for any of our orthodontic options.