Invisalign Reston VA
Many people suffer from crooked teeth. A misaligned smile can be embarrassing, which is why many people opt for braces. Metal braces are the traditional way to straighten teeth, but nowadays, there are more options. One of them is Invisalign®.
With Invisalign, you can straighten your smile without the use of brackets and wires. Invisalign is more convenient, as clear aligners are used to straighten your teeth. These aligners are nearly invisible, so they will be virtually undetectable by others. You can talk, smile and laugh in confidence.
Invisalign aligners are easy to take care of. You remove them when eating, brushing or flossing, so you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods and take good care of your teeth.
At Reston Modern Dentistry, we offer Invisalign treatments for both teens and adults. We’ll help you achieve the smile you want without the need for metal braces. Call us at 703-860-9854 to learn more.
How It Works
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign does not require frequent adjustments or band changes. Your teeth will move using Invisalign’s clear aligners. The basic steps in Invisalign treatment include the following:
- Your dentist will perform an initial scan to map out the placement of your teeth and create a detailed treatment plan.
- This scan will be used to create your aligners. You’ll receive multiple sets at your next appointment.
- You will wear each aligner for the specified number of days or weeks before switching to the next one. This will be based on your dentist’s orders, as each case is different.
- Each aligner will gradually shift your teeth to the desired position. Once you have reached a specific level of progress, you will move on to the next set of aligners, until treatment is complete.
Throughout your treatment, you’ll visit your dentist regularly to ensure things are progressing as planned. Each case is different, but you can expect treatment to last anywhere from 6-18 months.
At Reston Modern Dentistry, we’re excited to help you straighten your smile. We can’t wait to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Invisalign vs. Braces
What makes Invisalign different from traditional metal braces? While both work to straighten teeth and improve oral health, there are some distinct differences.
Metal braces are very effective. They can fix even the most serious alignment issues. They consist of metal brackets that are attached to the teeth and held by wires and rubber bands. You can customize your braces by changing the colors each time.
Invisalign uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. These plastic trays are worn over the teeth. They are removed when you eat, brush or floss, so you can care for your teeth like normal.
Because braces are not removable, dental hygiene can be a challenge. It can be hard to brush and floss when there are brackets and wires in the way.
Invisalign tends to be comfortable than metal braces. Additionally, Invisalign users have to make sure they are keeping on top of their treatment. For best results, they should wear their aligners at least 23 hours a day.
Contact Us Today
Are you ready to start the journey to a straighter smile? Metal braces are not the only way to straighten your smile. If you’re self-conscious about the process, consider Invisalign. Reston Modern Dentistry offers Invisalign and other options for those who want to improve their smile. Contact our office today at 703-860-9854 to schedule a consultation or learn more about the process. We look forward to keeping your smile healthy.