Invisalign is an excellent method of straightening teeth that is completely invisible! At Mitra Hooshangi, DDS, LLC, the aligners are made of smooth, comfortable, virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. By wearing each set of aligners in succession, your teeth will gradually shift into place. Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can eat and drink what you like while in treatment; you can also brush and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
The Procedure for Invisalign
Invisalign clear aligners use a series of clear plastic trays to gradually straighten your teeth. Invisalign can correct several alignments and bite issues, including overbite, underbite, crossbite, and crowding.
Invisalign treatment starts with an evaluation and 3D scan of your mouth. These scans allow your dental provider to create a treatment plan and 3D images of your mouth. These 3D images plan your tooth movement, allowing your provider to see how your teeth will move throughout your treatment.
Once your treatment plan is complete, a series of clear aligners are created for you. These aligners are worn over the teeth for 22 hours a day. They are removed for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene. The aligners are made to move teeth in increments, so over time, they slowly move your teeth into place.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign braces are more than just clear braces; they’re a discreet teeth-straightening solution perfect for image-conscious adults. Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that uses clear plastic trays, so they’re virtually invisible when you wear them.
While Invisalign braces offer an aesthetic advantage, they work the same way traditional metal braces do. Invisalign moves teeth into straighter positions with gentle pressure. This system is very comfortable, and most patients experience no pain. Invisalign trays are also removable, so you can take them out to eat or to brush and floss your teeth. Invisalign braces are ideal for adults and teenagers who want to straighten their teeth and improve their smile.
Is Invisalign Painful?
No, Invisalign is not painful. You may experience more discomfort when using traditional wire and bracket braces. This is because you have brackets and wires that can often poke at your mouth. Invisalign uses a clear plastic tray that is customized to fit your mouth. This makes it easier to clean your teeth and eat properly.
Invisalign is comfortable, convenient, and effective. Get in touch with Mitra Hooshangi, DDS, LLC, at 2112 Gallows Rd D1, Vienna 22182, or call Dentist in Vienna, VA at (703) 893-7900 to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign.