Mild to moderate misalignment of the smile is enough to make patients feel self-conscious about their appearance. Malocclusion can also affect the health of the smile if the bite is not properly aligned. Patients may experience unwanted wear of their natural teeth if their smile does not properly align. Dr. Vajdi encourages patients to take the time to learn about orthodontic treatments that do not involve metal brackets and wires—including Invisalign.
Our patients can enjoy Invisalign in Washington DC if they do not have severe malocclusion. Invisalign uses clear aligner trays in lieu of brackets and wires. The benefit of this is discreet treatment. The trays slide over the dental arch and gently reposition the teeth over the course of time. The treatment time for most patients with Invisalign is approximately one year.
How does Invisalign work?
It works by changing out trays every two weeks for minor adjustments. Each patient undergoes a series of digital impressions and scans during which the shape of their mouth and the location of their teeth is converted into a specialized software program. This program determines the best positioning of the teeth and then creates an entire series of trays to help attain that new look.
The number of trays in a patient’s treatment will vary depending on how severe the misalignment is. patients wear the trays day and night and only remove them for cleaning and eating, and over several months will begin to see dramatic changes in the appearance of their smile. It is a great way to address imperfections without the embarrassment of metal orthodontia.
If you have considered the benefits of treating malocclusion but are unhappy with the idea of using traditional braces, now is a great time to book an appointment with Dr. Vajdi at Vajdi Dental to determine if Invisalign in Washington DC is right for you. Our practice is equipped with the latest technologies and most advanced techniques so patients can achieve beautiful, healthy smiles! Call us today at (202) 822-3787 to learn more about Invisalign and your upcoming consultation.