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How Does Invisalign Work?

September 27, 2020 12:06 am Published by

Are you struggling with misaligned teeth but don’t want to wear traditional metal braces? We don’t blame you! Thanks to advances in dental technology, there are other orthodontic options to achieve a straighter smile.

Invisalign® is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that utilizes clear aligners to move your teeth instead of metal brackets and wires.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligner therapy involves smooth, plastic trays to straighten teeth. This is a great teeth straightening option for patients with mild to moderate misalignment looking to improve their smile in a discreet way.

Ballston Dental Care is thrilled to provide comprehensive dental care, including Invisalign in Arlington, VA.

The Process

First, you’ll need a consultation at Ballston Dental Care to determine if Invisalign is the right orthodontic option to address your misalignment. Then, we’ll take digital impressions of your teeth. Those digital impressions will be used to map out your personalized treatment plan, which is based on your specific teeth straightening needs.

Your aligners are custom-made using advanced 3-D imaging software. Each aligner is designed for a different phase of treatment. The aligners are swapped out roughly every one to two weeks as you progress. Each set of aligners is purposely designed to gently move your teeth to a new position.

You must wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day for optimal results. They require daily rinsing, cleaning, and soaking. And they must be removed when you eat or drink anything other than water.

Benefits of Invisalign

  • Smooth, Comfortable Plastic That Won’t Irritate Your Cheeks
  • Minimal Discomfort As Teeth Are Moved
  • Material Is Clear & Discreet
  • Average Treatment Time Is 12-18 Months
  • Less Total Time In Dental Chair
  • Removable Aligners Mean Fewer Changes to Diet & Oral Hygiene

Your Cosmetic Dentist in Arlington, VA

Are you interested in learning more about what Invisalign can do for your smile and your oral health? We want to help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile. Contact us today to schedule your Invisalign consultation at Ballston Dental Care!

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