How Does Invisalign Work?
By Revive Neuromuscular Aesthetic Dentistry
February 28, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Braces   Orthodontics   Invisalign  

Orthodontic treatment is not just for teenagers anymore—adults can reap major benefits from having their teeth re-positioned for cosmetic invisalignand functional reasons. At Revive Neuromuscular Aesthetic Dentistry in Washington D.C., you can have your smile straightened out in about six months to a year with a specialized treatment called Invisalign.

What Is Invisalign?
When preteens and teenagers need orthodontic treatment, the most common solution is metallic braces. They can correct a wide variety of spacing and your alignment issues. But when you reach a certain age, the idea of wearing metal brackets and wires on your teeth for an extended period of time just isn’t an option. Invisalign uses clear, lightweight plastic trays instead of braces. Each tray prescribed in the treatment period is different and aligns the teeth according to your dentist's plan.

How Does This Orthodontic Treatment Work?
When you visit your Washington D.C. dentist to start Invisalign, the first step is getting an accurate impression of your teeth as they are right now. Using this impression, your dentist can map out a plan to slowly but surely move each of your teeth so that they are evenly and attractively positioned. Your teeth will move to conform with the shape of the tray. Unlike braces, the process is free of the discomfort that comes with wearing a metal framework 24 hours per day.

More You Should Know About Invisalign
Here are a few other things you should know about Invisalign and why it may be the ideal orthodontic treatment for you:

- Some Invisalign treatment periods are as short as six months.
- You’ll be able to remove your tray to eat and brush your teeth. However, it is important that you wear your trays for at least 22 hours per day for the best results.
- Wearing these trays helps protect your teeth from bruxism (grinding and clenching).
- The last tray that your dentist prescribes will become your retainer tray and it will keep your teeth aligned.

See an Orthodontist for a Consultation
An orthodontist at Revive Neuromuscular Aesthetic Dentistry in Washington, D.C. can examine your smile and determine what treatment plan will help you align your teeth to perfection. Make an appointment with Dr. Shila Yazdani or Dr. Michael Mortazie today by calling 202-363-3399.