Invisalign aligners are custom-made for your mouth, each worn for two weeks before you switch to the next set of aligners in the series. Every two weeks, you’ll visit our dentist in Washington, DC, to pick up your next few pairs of aligners. Once you have completed all the set's aligners, your smile should be straighter! Unlike braces, you can remove your aligners to eat and drink your favorite foods while you follow your treatment schedule. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain the health of your gums and teeth.
You can always start straightening your teeth, regardless of your age. Whether you are an adult who never had orthodontic treatment when you were younger, a teenager who needs to make room in their busy schedules for orthodontic care, or you are looking to correct minor alignment issues with something like Invisalign, we can help.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Instead of using metal wires and brackets to straighten teeth, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-made for each patient’s unique needs. Patients wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, switching to the next set at home. Over time, the aligner gradually shifts the teeth into a straight position. Unlike traditional braces, there are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign because the aligners are removable. Furthermore, unlike braces, you won’t need as many dentist appointments throughout your treatment.
The Benefits of Invisalign
- Invisalign is entirely invisible. Patients don’t have to worry about having traditional metal brackets and wires showing when they talk or smile. The clear hardware is very discreet and comfortable.
- Unlike braces, you don’t need to worry about food getting stuck in your hardware. Invisalign is removable so that you can enjoy your favorite foods without worry. Remove your trays before you want your meal. Once you’re finished, pop them back on, and you’re ready to go.
- Invisalign aligners are more comfortable than traditional braces. Because there are no metal brackets or wires, you don’t have to worry about painful cuts inside your mouth. You also won’t experience discomfort from the wiring or the ligatures used to keep the wire in place. Because the aligners are made of smooth plastic, they are also very comfortable against the soft tissues of your mouth. You won’t have to worry about mouth sores or irritation caused by your aligners.
Contact M. Vajdi, D.D.S. at 908 New Hampshire Ave NW STE 100, Washington, DC, 20037, or call (202) 822-3787 to schedule your consultation and learn more about how Invisalign could help you straighten your smile.