Get Straight Teeth at Any Age With Invisalign®

A brilliant, sparkling smile is highly desirable. Unfortunately, few people are born with perfectly straight teeth. Issues such as crooked or crowded teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue. Crooked teeth cause excess wear on the teeth and gums, as well as jaw misalignment that can lead to even more issues. 

Fortunately, individuals considering straightening their teeth have more than one option. While traditional wire braces are effective, adults are less optimistic about the noticeable appearance of braces, which are visible from a distance. 

The team at Loudoun Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is devoted to building beautiful smiles. Adults wanting a less noticeable way of straightening their teeth can choose Invisalign® as an alternative to conventional wire braces. 

Read on to learn how Invisalign can give you a sparkling smile without the bulk or inconvenience of braces. 

What causes crooked teeth?

Crooked teeth are incredibly common and have a number of causes, including:

Misaligned teeth can make it challenging to clean your teeth properly when brushing, increasing the risk of bacterial accumulation and eventually tooth decay. 

Invisalign: A nearly invisible alternative to braces

The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to discreetly straighten your teeth. Roughly every two weeks you can expect to move to the next aligner in the series as the aligners gradually move your teeth from their starting position to the final desired position. 

Invisalign aligners are custom made, simple to use, convenient, and best of all, barely visible. Due to the clear plastic, most people won’t even know you’re wearing them unless you tell them. 

While treatment times can vary, most patients can expect straighter teeth in 6-18 months.

The aligners are worn for 20-22 hours a day. Unlike with braces, there’s no need to avoid certain foods such as popcorn. That’s because you can remove the Invisalign aligners when you eat, brush, and floss. 

What is it like getting Invisalign?

Your provider will complete a comprehensive dental examination and discuss your goals before taking digital scans of your teeth. The Invisalign system uses special software to analyze the scans, then plans each stage of your treatment, mapping out the starting and final position of your teeth. Once everything is mapped out, your provider sends the results to a lab where your aligners are created. 

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign offers distinct advantages over traditional wire braces. Some of those benefits are:

Invisalign has emerged as an excellent solution for repositioning crooked teeth. What’s more, Invisalign promotes optimal oral health and corrects bite issues. 

Achieving a straight smile has never been easier or more convenient. If you’re ready for a dazzling smile and the confidence that can come with it, give us a call at Loudoun Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule a consultation at our Leesburg office. You can also book your request online. Get started today. 

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