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What is Invisalign?

April 30, 2019

Straightening teeth is oftentimes viewed as a cosmetic choice. However, straighter teeth allow you to maintain a healthier smile as brushing and flossing are done more effectively. Crowded and impacted teeth create areas that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush and dental floss. As a result, plaque and tartar buildup are likely to occur. This issue can lead to decay, periodontal disease, and tooth loss. Instead, be proactive and straighten your teeth with Invisalign! Learn more below and contact us today.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a clear alternative to traditional braces. Patients with mild to moderately misaligned teeth are recommended for this treatment. In short, Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that gradually shift teeth into their correct positions. Patients typically obtain results in 6 to 18 months! Many patients prefer Invisalign because they are virtually invisible. The ultra-thin material is clear, durable, and easy to maintain.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign offers many benefits. The most common are:

Quick Results

Patients with mild to moderately misaligned teeth can have a straighter smile in 6 to 18 months.

Eat Regularly

Unlike traditional braces, patients are able to eat anything they wish. Just simply remove your aligners before eating. Then, brush your teeth before inserting them. This protects your teeth from unnecessary plaque buildup and helps you maintain fresh breath.

Easy Maintenance

The aligners need to be worn at least 23 hours a day. Additionally, each set is worn for about 2 weeks before changing them. The material is durable so they cannot be easily damaged.

Learn More

Find out if these clear aligners are right for you. We offer a variety of dental solutions to further assist in creating your ideal smile. New and existing patients may call (703) 962-4218 or book an appointment online. Moreover, our dental office is located at 3801 Fairfax Dr #54 Arlington, VA 22203. We look forward to meeting you!


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