Invisalign is a system of clear aligners that gently shift your teeth into proper alignment. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks at a time. As you progress through each set, your teeth will begin moving closer and closer to their final positions. At Sina Malekuti DDS, PC, we use Invisalign to treat a wide range of misalignment or bite issues for patients of all ages.
What Kinds of Problems Can Invisalign Fix?
Many issues can be treated with Invisalign. The aligners can correct spacing and crowding issues, crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Invisalign aligners help you get the smile you’ve always wanted by straightening your teeth.
Invisalign vs. Braces
While Invisalign treatment works just as well as braces, there are a few reasons why patients may prefer it over traditional braces. First of all, Invisalign braces are more comfortable as they have no metal parts. Invisalign aligners are also clear, and patients don’t have to worry about them being as noticeable as metal braces.
People who play sports or instruments also prefer Invisalign because the aligners are removable and don’t require any special care. With braces, playing sports or an instrument may not be an option.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign aligners are orthodontic appliances that are made from clear plastic. The aligners are custom-made to fit the exact shape of your teeth. These aligners work the same way as traditional metal braces but offer a more discreet and comfortable treatment option.
Invisalign uses a system of clear aligners to slowly shift your teeth into place. You will receive a series of custom aligners after your first consultation with the dentist. You wear each pair of aligners for approximately two weeks and then switch them out for the next one in the series.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign aligners are clear and made from plastic, which makes them incredibly discreet. This makes Invisalign a great option for teenage and adult patients. Another benefit is that they’re removable. You can remove your aligners during meals or for a special occasion. You can also take them out for brushing and flossing, so you don’t have to change your diet to avoid foods that can damage or get stuck in your braces. Invisalign aligners are designed to precisely fit your teeth. As a result, they are more comfortable than traditional braces. There are no annoying wires or metal brackets.
To schedule your Invisalign consultation, contact Sina Malekuti DDS, PC, at 6120 Brandon Ave Suite 303, Springfield, VA 22150, or call (703) 451-3211.