What is Invisalign? How Invisalign Braces Work?
Invisalign® Clear Aligners are used to slowly correct a patient’s with spaced or misaligned teeth over time.
The Invisalign® system is different than traditional braces because the aligners worn by patients are clear and practically invisible. The Invisalign clear aligners are fabricated specially for each patient’s teeth and mouth using x-rays and 3D impressions. These clear aligners are a good option for those who wish to straighten their teeth without the look of traditional metal braces.
Invisalign treatment uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign clear aligners are made with 3D computer imaging technology and have been proven effective.
Total Invisalign Treatment Time Averages 9 to 15 Months
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final positions.
You’ll visit us about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9 to 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
Invisalign Orthodontics Treatment to Straighten Teeth
When straightening teeth, traditional braces aren’t the only option.
At American Braces and Smile Center - Broadlands Orthodontics, Invisalign aligners are used to straighten teeth and provide a nearly invisible look. Invisalign orthodontist Dr. Ron Hessamfar can help patients in and around the Washington DC Metropolitan area from two very convenient office locations at Woodbridge, VA, and Ashburn, VA.
Invisalign Orthodontist Will Create Individual Treatment Plan?
While each person’s case will be different, the invisalign orthodontist usually begins with designing a treatment plan and ordering a set of unique aligners. These aligners will be worn throughout the process to adjust the patient’s teeth. The aligners are made from BPA-free, medical plastic which is comfortable to wear and doesn’t irritate the gums and cheeks. Patients will wear the aligners daily and remove them to eat or brush and floss their teeth. As the process continues, the patient’s teeth will gradually begin to move into the right place.
For most people, the aligners will be switched out every two weeks and should be worn for at least 20 to 22 hours each day. The length of the entire process will be approximately one year in adults but may change depending on the severity of the alignment issues being treated.
How much does Invisalign® treatment cost?
Invisalign is affordable.
THE COST OF INVISALIGN® IS SIMILAR TO THAT OF TRADITIONAL BRACES
Many people assume that clear aligners cost more than braces. So you may be surprised to hear that Invisalign® is generally no more expensive than traditional braces. There are many factors that determine the cost of your Invisalign treatment: how extensive the issues are that you want corrected, how long your treatment plan will last, and the specific treatment details prescribed by the doctor.
Certified Invisalign Orthodontist Provider in Ashburn & Woodbridge, VA
Consider Invisalign treatment to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted without metal braces. A complimentary consultation with our Invisalign orthodontist Dr. Ron Hessamfar can determine if Invisalign clear aligners are the right treatment option for you.
Invisalign Clear Aligners vs Metal Braces
While traditional braces cannot be taken off at all during the treatment, Invisalign® aligners can be removed whenever needed such as to eat or brush teeth.
Invisalign® aligners are also clear which makes them ideal for a person who does not want people to be able to see what is on their teeth. Additionally, since the aligners can be removed it makes it much easier to maintain good oral hygiene habits throughout the process which can be difficult when there are wires and brackets to clean around.