Invisalign – Falls Church, VA
Clear Braces, Creating Straight, Healthy Smiles
Have you always wanted straighter teeth and a more confident smile? If your teeth are gapped, crooked, or crowded, you may hesitate to share your smile in professional and personal interactions. Many teens and adults don’t seek out orthodontic treatment because of their lifestyles simply don’t allow for conventional metal braces. For patients in Falls Church who want a healthier, more balanced smile without metal braces, the dentists at Tysons Dental Esthetics offer an effective alternative: Invisalign clear aligners.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Like traditional braces, Invisalign aligners gradually reposition your teeth over the course of your treatment. However, the Invisalign system utilizes clear acrylic trays that are customized to fit your unique dentition, eliminating the need for conspicuous metal brackets and wires. Your dentist will supply you with a series of these aligners, each representing a slightly straighter version of your smile. Each aligner will make a gradual adjustment in the position of your teeth; you will wear each one for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next set. Only certain teeth are allowed to move in each stage, effectively controlling the realignment of your smile.
Invisalign is capable of correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues, including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Open bite
- Teeth that are overly crowded
Benefits of Invisalign Clear Aligners
The most obvious benefit of the Invisalign system is its aesthetic value. The clear aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to smile confidently throughout your treatment. Many patients say that even their friends and coworkers don’t realize they’re wearing them. While your Invisalign aligners should be worn between 20 and 22 hours per day, you do have the ability to easily remove them to eat or brush and floss your teeth. Simply replace them when you are finished.
Plus, because there aren’t any metal components to capture food and plaque, there are no dietary restrictions associated with Invisalign. You are free to continue enjoying your favorite foods without worrying about damaging your braces. The smooth, clear aligners lie comfortably against your teeth, so there’s no discomfort of metal wires poking your gums, lips, or cheeks.
With traditional braces, patients have to wait until the treatment is complete before they can see their results. Rather than waiting for years to reveal your straighter smile, you can watch as Invisalign corrects your orthodontic problems in real time.
Straighter Teeth without Metal Braces
Crowded, crooked, or otherwise misaligned teeth can result in feelings of self-consciousness and embarrassment, and malocclusion can lead to a variety of oral health consequences, including a TMJ disorder. Correcting misaligned teeth is important not only to your image but to your health and comfort as well. Now, with the advanced technology of the Invisalign system, you can finally enjoy a beautifully straightened smile without the hassles and discomfort commonly associated with metal braces.
If you would like to learn more about the Invisalign system and how it can help you enjoy a straighter, more attractive smile, simply contact us today and speak to a member of our helpful, experienced team. We genuinely look forward to helping you achieve the healthier, more confident smile you’ve always wanted without so much as a single metal bracket or wire.