Braces are a tried and true way to straighten crooked teeth, but many people feel self-conscious about the brackets and wires.
Invisalign® is an alternative to traditional braces. It can treat malocclusion with clear aligners that you can easily remove.
Learn why so many adults and teens in Arlington, VA, choose the dentists at Smile Designer DDS for Invisalign treatment.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic option that uses clear aligners to shift your teeth into a healthier, more attractive position. It works on the same principle as traditional braces: carefully applied pressure is used to shift teeth over a period of time.
The difference is that Invisalign does not require any brackets, wires, or bands. In addition, you do not need to see an orthodontist for periodic tightening or adjustments. All of the Invisalign aligners are computer-designed for precise custom care from beginning to end.
How Invisalign Works
- Patients wear their aligners approximately 22 hours a day
- Patients remove their aligners to eat, drink, and clean their teeth
- After two weeks, patients switch to the next aligner in sequence
The Benefits of Invisalign
Enjoy Your Favorite Meals
You don't need to avoid certain foods like you would with traditional braces. With Invisalign, you just have to remove your aligners while eating or when drinking any beverage other than cold water.
Oral Hygiene Is Easy
You won't need interdental brushes or floss threaders to keep your teeth clean. Just remove your aligner to brush and floss normally. Attend your routine cleanings and dental visits every six months.
Feel Confident in Your Appearance
The clear aligners are virtually unnoticeable. Even when someone is up close, they may not notice you have your aligner on. This kind of discretion cannot be achieved even with tooth-colored braces.
Comfortable and Simple Orthodontic Care
Invisalign doesn't have the irritating brackets involved with metal braces. Rather than tightening and adjustments by an orthodontist, patients simply come to our Arlington practice for periodic check-ups.
Who Can Get Invisalign?
Many adults enjoy Invisalign treatment because they can experience the benefits of orthodontics without the stigma attached to adult braces.
Thanks to Invisalign, teens can also get straighter teeth while avoiding braces, which can be a major source of self-consciousness at that time of life.
Would You Like to Straighten Your Teeth? Contact Us to Learn More about Invisalign
If you have crooked, crowded, or uneven teeth, Invisalign treatment may be right for you. The popular braces alternative has helped many teenagers and adults undergo orthodontic treatment without feeling self-conscious. The end result is a healthier and more appealing smile.
The dentists of Smile Designer DDS are members of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Orthodontics, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Drs. Daniel Han, Sooyeon Ahn, and Matthew Casey look forward to discussing invisible orthodontics with you in greater detail.
To learn more about Invisalign and if it's right for you, contact our practice online. You can also reach our office in Arlington by phone.
Call Our Dental Office Today: (703) 351-7645
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A great Dental experience with Smile Designer. Great energy and engagement with the staff. Prompt, thorough discussions about the services. The best dental group I have been to and I wish I would have found them sooner. Love the atmosphere and the care they give to each patient. I will always come here.View On Google
I had such a great experience here! I had to redo my crowning here throughout the year and the dentist was very nice and genuine. Dr. Han made my teeth really natural looking and explain throughly the process of it. The office provided great service and I'll definitely be coming back! Totally recommended!!View On Google
Invisalign does not use brackets and wires like braces do. However, Invisalign attachments serve a similar purpose to brackets.
Attachments are small bumps of composite material that are applied to a patient's teeth. These bumps work like the brackets used in braces. The attachments give the clear aligners something to hold onto as they shift the position of a patient's teeth.
Tooth-Colored for a Natural Look
Invisalign attachments are tooth-colored, allowing them to blend in with your natural tooth structure. This allows Invisalign attachments to be far more discreet than normal braces.
Treating More Advanced Malocclusion
The advent of Invisalign attachments allows our dentists to treat more serious cases of malocclusion. That means more of our patients can achieve a straighter and healthier smile without having to go to an orthodontist.
The Invisalign Process What to Expect During Treatment
Here's a basic overview of Invisalign treatment and what it entails
With several Invisalign options to choose from, we can precisely customize your care.
When Are Braces a Better Option?
Clear aligners are effective, but there are times when traditional braces are the ideal treatment option. If your malocclusion cannot be treated using attachments, we can discuss braces or more advanced orthodontic treatments. We offer both options at our practice.
More Patients Share Their Stories 5-Star Dental Care in Arlington, VA
Very good experiences with this office! I went for a cleaning then made another appointment for a consultation to get my retainer re-fitted and both appointments were very efficient. Dr Hae Lim Ji was so nice and very knowledgeable. I felt like she explained things better than I’ve ever experienced at other dentist offices which I appreciated. I don’t dread going to this dentist!!View On Google
I’ve been coming here for only a short time and so far this is the best experience I’ve had at a dentist office. Dr. Han performed 4 very complex extractions and the process was very painless. He educated me on how to promote proper healing and gave me a few things I needed before I left. This office is great! I’m excited for my next visit! The whole staff is pleasant! I can’t wait to have them turn my smile into a million dollar smile!View On Google