Invisalign: A Complete Guide
Everything You Need to Know About Invisalign
The aligners are custom-made to fit comfortably and securely over your teeth while gently moving your teeth into position.
Easy to Clean
Conventional metal braces are incredibly difficult to clean because they can't be removed. You have to work around the brackets and wires to brush and floss. With Invisalign, however, you can simply remove the aligners and soak them in warm water while you brush and floss as you normally would.
One of the reasons for Invisalign's popularity is its near invisibility. The plastic material is virtually transparent, making it difficult for others to see the aligners when they're being worn. With Invisalign, you can get a straighter smile without drawing unwanted attention to yourself.
Duration of Treatment
Although treatment times vary from patient to patient, Invisalign treatments are considerably shorter than with metal braces. After evaluating your the degree of misalignment, our dentist can give you an estimated treatment timeline.
Unlike traditional metal braces, which are cemented to the front of your teeth, Invisalign consists of clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth and are easily removed. You can take them out to enjoy a meal, brush and floss your teeth and even for special occasions.
The aligners are made of smooth plastic with no sharp edges or anything else that might make them uncomfortable. With Invisalign you'll never have to worry about getting poked with a metal wire or deal with the discomfort of metal brackets rubbing against the inside of your lips.
Toxins like BPA are a concern for many people today, which is why Invisalign aligners are crafted from BPA-free materials.
If you're interested in getting a straighter smile with Invisalign, contact our Springfield, Virginia, office at 703-354-8811 today to schedule a consultation with our dentist.