Benefits of Invisalign
- Visually appealing
- Conveniently removable
- Less costly than metal braces
- Accomplish minor adjustments
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign straightens your smile by using clear trays to gradually shift your teeth. Every two weeks, you'll switch your aligners. Invisalign progressively moves your teeth with each new tray. On average, treatment can take anywhere between 6 and 15 months.
What does Invisalign consist of?
Invisalign treatment involves clear aligners. In some cases, buttons and slenderizing teeth are used to facilitate movement.
- Aligners are clear trays made of hard plastic. They provide the forces necessary to shift teeth into position.
- Buttons are small, clear plastic pieces applied to the surface of the tooth. They are a more discrete bracket and help move teeth in the correct direction.
- Slenderizing involves removing a small amount of tooth surface to make room for movement.
Offering a clear alternative to braces in Arlington, Virginia
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I wear my trays?
Invisalign is only effective when the trays are worn at least 20 hours a day. They should only be removed when you eat or drink anything aside from water. Not wearing your trays as prescribed could result in a longer treatment, or unsuccessful results.
Does Invisalign hurt?
Invisalign does not hurt. It is normal to experience pressure awareness the first three days of each new aligner. This is just your teeth acclimating to the new movement. We recommend changing your trays at night and taking ibuprofen as needed to reduce discomfort.
How should I clean my trays?
It's important to remove your trays whenever you eat or drink anything that's not water. We recommend brushing your trays with toothpaste and water at least twice a day.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign depends on the duration of your treatment. It ranges anywhere from 6, 12, or 24 months. Elite Dental offers flexible payment options so you can get the smile you've always wanted.
Schedule an Invisalign consultation in Arlington, VA
Discover how you can effortlessly straighten your smile! With Invisalign alignment technology, we can help you get the smile you've always wanted. It all begins with a consultation. Schedule yours by contacting our office or requesting an appointment online.