The entire world doesn't have to know that you're straightening your teeth, thanks to Invisalign. The orthodontic treatment method offered by your Chantilly, VA, dentists, Drs. Kamran Nikseresht of Nik Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, improve your smile discreetly.
How Invisalign works
Constant pressure is the key to realigning teeth during orthodontic treatment. Traditional braces use metal wires to exert pressure while the Invisalign system relies on removable aligner trays.
The clear trays fit snugly over your teeth and are barely noticeable. You'll receive a series of trays, each designed to accomplish a specific goal in your orthodontic treatment. During your first Invisalign appointment at the Chantilly dental office, your dentist will create a 3D image of your mouth by combining digital X-rays, impressions, and photographs. Manipulating the image makes it easy to plot your treatment and create your custom aligner trays.
Wearing your trays
Although Invisalign trays are removable, they should be worn for about 22 hours on most days. You'll remove the trays when you eat, drink, brush and floss but can also take them out occasionally if you have a special event planned or will be playing sports. After wearing your trays for about two weeks, you'll remove them and begin wearing the next set in the series.
Invisalign is a good option for many types of orthodontic issues. The trays can straighten crooked teeth, close gaps, and eliminate spacing issues. Do you have a bite problem? Invisalign treatment also corrects mild-to-moderate bite problems, including overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites.
Age is no barrier to treatment. Invisalign is a good option for children and teenagers but is just as effective in correcting orthodontic issues in adults. If your teeth have shifted as you've gotten older, or your family couldn't afford orthodontic treatment when you were a child, Invisalign can help you improve your smile subtly.
Are you ready to find out if Invisalign is a good choice for you? Call your dentists in Chantilly, VA, Drs. Kamran Nikseresht of Nik Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, at (703) 961-0707 to schedule your appointment.