One of the most common things that individuals want to fix about their less-than-perfect smiles is misaligned or crooked teeth. So if you’re not happy with your crooked smile but don’t want to undergo traditional orthodontic treatment, you may opt for Invisalign.
Here at MA’s Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Janice Dionisio and Dr. Carla Zamora, use Invisalign in our Alexandria, VA, office to discreetly and comfortably straighten people’s smiles.
What Exactly is The Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment System?
The Invisalign system is an orthodontic treatment system that’s used for correcting crowded or misaligned teeth. Similar to traditional orthodontic treatments, Invisalign works to reposition your crooked teeth slowly over time. It entails wearing a series of aligners that are slim, virtually invisible and made of thermoplastic material, which unlike traditional braces, are comfortable and practically unseen when worn. They’re likewise removable, which means that you can drink and eat without them.
To get started on your journey to get a perfectly straight smile, you’ll consult with your dentist in Alexandria, VA, to determine your eligibility for Invisalign treatment. The consultation will entail an extensive digital showcase that will show you how your smile will look like each time you switch to the next aligner. You’ll switch to your next aligner every one or two weeks.
Switching out to each aligner shouldn’t be painful, a little comfortable, yes, because you’ll experience slight pressure as your teeth adjust to the new aligner. This is completely normal and can even be relieved through OTC non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The pressure you feel also means that your aligners are working perfectly.
As for the treatment time, since every case is different, treatment times will differ from one individual to the next. In general, however, treatment with Invisalign may only take less than a year to a year and a half to complete.
Am I Suitable For Invisalign Treatment?
Plenty of adults who’ve never undergone orthodontic treatment before or those whose teeth have moved out of place since completing or not completing traditional orthodontic treatment usually qualify for Invisalign. Older children and teenagers can sometimes qualify for the procedure as well. The best way to figure out if Invisalign will work for you is to consult with your dentist to determine if your specific concerns can be corrected with Invisalign.
Get The Straight Smile You’ve Always Wanted With Invisalign Now
Set a meeting with your Alexandria, VA, dentist, Dr. Janice Dionisio, or Dr. Carla Zamora, here at MA’s Family & Cosmetic Dentistry by dialing (703) 672-0664 today.