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We understand that when you have teeth that are gapped, crooked, or otherwise misaligned, it can have a significant detrimental impact on your smile and oral health. At Arlington Dental Excellence, we can help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of with Invisalign clear aligners.

These are transparent, BPA-free, FDA-approved plastic aligners that gently shift your teeth into the appropriate positions. You will have straight teeth within as little as 12 months. Contact our office today to learn more about Invisalign clear aligners, as well as our other treatment options for gapped, crooked, and misaligned teeth.

Why Choose Arlington Dental Excellence for Invisalign In Arlington, VA?

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We Offer Flexible Payment Options
We Have Morning, Afternoon & Lunchtime Appointments

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign has been around for some time and has become a household name - still, there are many patients that aren’t completely sure how it works. The tech behind this revolutionary treatment is complex- but the process is easy.

Once our dentist has created your personal treatment plan, we’ll use the iTero digital scanner to create an impression of your mouth. This will be used to create your personal set of aligners.
Each set of aligners is designed to be worn for a few weeks, gradually shifting your teeth before you move to the next one. During your treatment, you will be able to see your teeth getting closer to their proper position in your jaw.
How Invisalign Works

Indications for Invisalign

Many of our patients at Arlington Dental Excellence suffer from malocclusion, including crowded teeth, gapped teeth, overbite/underbite, and more. These dental issues can have a long-term impact on your oral and your overall health. However, Invisalign can help address these problems before they escalate. This comfortable, discreet alternative to metal braces is one of the most popular orthodontic treatments for dental malocclusions.

When you come in for your consultation, we’ll start with an exam and x-rays to determine your eligibility for Invisalign. In some cases, we’ll need to do some preliminary procedures, including extractions to create space for your teeth to shift into their proper positions within your jaw.

If it is determined that Invisalign is the best option, we will make an impression of your mouth and send it to the lab. The lab will use the impression to fabricate your aligners and they will be sent back to the office. Once we get them, we will schedule your appointment to have the first set fitted and send you home with the rest. You will be instructed to change them out every few weeks based on your treatment plan.

On average, patients must wear the aligners for 12 to 18 months. Some patients with mild malocclusion may only need 6 months, while more severe cases may need up to 24 months.
Indications for Invisalign

Who is an ideal candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligners are ideal for patients who have mild to moderate malocclusions, such as: 


When teeth are crowded, small crevices are created between teeth. This allows food particles and other debris to get in, increasing your risk of cavities and gum disease. Invisalign clear aligners shift your teeth into their appropriate position, improving the look and health of your smile at the same time.


Another issue that has a negative impact on the appearance and health of your smile is gaps between your teeth. Since patients with gapped teeth are at a higher risk for dental problems, its best to get started as soon as possible with Invisalign treatment. These clear aligners can effectively close the gaps, leaving patients with a beautiful, healthy smile.


If your teeth are not properly aligned, you may have difficulty chewing, as well as struggle with other dental issues such as grinding/clenching your teeth and increase your risk of enamel wear. The good news is, Invisalign can fix bite alignment issues, including underbites, overbites, and crossbites.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?

What are the Benefits of Invisalign?

There are so many cosmetic dentistry treatment options to choose from - why should you choose Invisalign? There are a few benefits offered by this treatment:
  • Aligners are discreet
  • Makes oral hygiene easy
  • Aligners are removable
  • Average treatment timeline is much shorter
  • Aligners are more comfortable than other treatments

What is the Cost of Invisalign?

Since Invisalign is a custom treatment plan, the cost varies from one patient to another- but there are a few common factors that are considered. We can break down those costs and come up with your final cost during the initial consultation. Then, we can explain the various financial options available to you. We can work with your insurance plan to determine coverage and go from there.
What is the Cost of Invisalign?

Invisalign FAQs

Since Invisalign is such a major investment, we understand that you are likely to have questions. Here are a few of the common questions that our patients ask about Invisalign clear aligners:

A: Because your aligners are made of clear plastic, they are nearly invisible to everyone—even you! This allows you to continue smiling with confidence throughout your treatment. Your aligners are also removable, making it easy for you to eat, brush, and floss like normal.

A: As you change out your clear aligners, they will shift your teeth little by little till you reach your final aligners set where the final positioning is set.

A: While traditional braces can take anywhere from 24-36 months, Invisalign takes about 9-15 months on average. Of course, this can vary in either direction depending on your smile.

A: Our Invisalign pricing starts at $2600 and could vary depending on your specific smile. But don’t let money concerns get in between you and perfect teeth. At our office, we strive to make getting the dental care you deserve affordable. That’s why we offer both in-house and third-party financing plans. Visit our financial page to learn more.

A: There are many benefits to Invisalign as opposed to traditional braces. Not only are they practically undetectable, but the plastic is much less abrasive than wires and brackets. There are also oral health benefits. You can remove your aligners to brush and floss like normal, which allows for a cleaner mouth. Plus, you won’t need any special tools like you need to scrub under traditional braces. And our favorite part is that there aren’t any diet restrictions! You can still enjoy all the foods you love while working toward the smile you love.

To schedule your FREE Invisalign Consultation with our dentists, please contact our practice today!

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