Have you considered Invisalign to straighten your smile?
In the past, patients relied on metal and wire braces to straighten their teeth, which detracted from smiles and made many feel self-conscious when laughing with friends or speaking in public. Additionally, metal tends to feel weighty in the mouth and may even scratch sensitive cheeks.
Invisalign is made from clear plastic aligners that gently move your teeth into position over time, which means no more bulky brackets or wires. Speaking in public and laughing with friends will be easy!
The Process for Invisalign
Invisalign involves a smile consultation and exam with Dr. Hulver. If she finds that Invisalign will help you meet your smile goals, she takes an impression of your teeth, and Invisalign uses this model to design custom aligners for you.
You simply switch to a new aligner every few weeks until you finish the series. Typically, you wear Invisalign for 22 hours per day. Your dentist will provide more specific instructions based on your smile.
Invisalign is an exciting orthodontic therapy because you can watch your teeth fall in line across the months as you change aligners.
Invisalign corrects mild to moderate:
- Crooked teeth
- Twisted teeth
- Overlapping teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Your dentist will determine whether Invisalign is the best option for your smile.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Besides a great smile that makes you feel confident following therapy, Invisalign has a lot of benefits during treatment as well.
You can remove your aligners when eating, brushing, and flossing. This benefit means you will never have to worry about food getting stuck in wires, which can be embarrassing. Also, you will be able to brush and floss more effectively with a removable system.
An even bite is easier to care for, and straight teeth mean there are no crooks where bacteria collect.
Your dentist provides a custom retainer following Invisalign. This retainer reminds your teeth to stay in their new positions, and it protects your investment by preventing orthodontic relapse.
A member of our team will tell you how often you should wear your retainer.
Are You Ready for Invisalign Clear Aligners?
If you’re considering Invisalign, or if you have any questions about discreet orthodontics, we encourage you to contact our dental office today to start the conversation or to schedule an exam.
At Metropolitan Dental Centre, we look forward to helping you achieve your smile goals.
We proudly serve patients in Fairfax, Merrifield, Annandale, Oakton, Springfield, Alexandria, and anywhere else people are seeking quality dentistry from a friendly dental team.