Thanks to its popularity as an alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign orthodontics is becoming a household name. Invisalign is a plastic aligner treatment designed to help patients straighten their teeth. What sets it apart from other treatments is the ability of a dentist to monitor the treatment and its discreet treatment process.
The team at Avanti Dentistry in Tysons, Virginia, describes the Invisalign treatment as a way to straighten the smile without gluing metal brackets onto the teeth and connecting them with guidewires. This coverage of natural teeth for months, sometimes years, makes many patients apprehensive about undergoing orthodontic treatment–or even bringing it up to their dentist! A series of trays are fabricated after taking digital impressions of the current smile and using amazing software and technology to plan the process of movement from start to finish. Patients are given these transparent trays to use at home.
Most of our patients considering Invisalign orthodontics have mild to moderate misalignment of the smile. Patients can often achieve the results they want within a year or less when used as directed with proper compliance. During your initial consultation appointment at Avanti Dentistry with one of our dental professionals, you can learn more about Invisalign and whether it suits your needs.
Every treatment we provide at our dental office focuses on safety and effectiveness. Invisalign trays have been used for years by patients and continue to offer solutions for misaligned smiles.
Patients start with their first set of trays and are educated by our dental team on how to use them. Invisalign trays should be worn for two weeks and in order from first to last. They are easy to remove for brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking and can be kept clean by brushing and rinsing during use. Most patients find it easy to wear their Invisalign trays for 20 hours each day, especially at night, to ensure proper movement and progression. Patients will have regular visits at Avanti Dentistry to monitor progress and obtain new trays as needed.
If gaps, crooked teeth, and overcrowding have kept you from getting the smile of your dreams, it’s time to open up with the team at Avanti Dentistry to find out if you are a proper candidate for solutions such as Invisalign clear aligner therapy.
The practice is conveniently located at 1500 Cornerside Boulevard, Suite #500, and is open to new and current patients in the community.