Invisalign Specialist

Revive Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry located in Washington, DC

Have you put off orthodontic treatment because you didn’t want to deal with brackets, wires, or rubber bands? If so, Invisalign® provides a safe and effective treatment option that’s also hassle-free. Expert dentists Shila Yazdani, DDS, Michael Mortazie, DDS, and their team at Revive Dentistry in Washington, D.C., proudly offer Invisalign treatment to both men and women. If you dream of having straighter teeth, make an appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment system that uses a series of clear, nearly invisible aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.

Instead of using brackets, wires, and rubber bands, Invisalign improves the aesthetic appearance of your smile using a flexible thermoplastic called SmartTrack®. SmartTrack is FDA-approved and free of gluten, BPS, and latex, making it safe for all people, even those with allergies.

What types of issues can Invisalign correct?

The team at Revive Dentistry usually recommends Invisalign to correct mild and moderate orthodontic issues. They regularly prescribe Invisalign to treat:

  • Crossbite
  • Overbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Underbite

You might also benefit from orthodontic treatment with Invisalign if you have gaps or spaces between your teeth. 

What is the Invisalign treatment process like?

Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation at Revive Dentistry. During this appointment, your Revive Dentistry provider performs an oral exam and asks you about your goals for treatment. Your dentist also examines your jaw and bite and takes a series of images using the cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system. 

After gathering this information, your dentist takes a series of digital impressions. Your dentist uploads these impressions to a computer program and maps out the step-by-step movements of your teeth. Afterward, your dentist sends this information to a laboratory that manufactures your first set of aligners. 

During treatment, you return to Revive Dentistry every 1-2 weeks and change into a new set of aligners. To achieve the best possible results, you must wear them for 20-22 hours every day. 

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The length of Invisalign treatment varies from person to person and depends on the issues you’re trying to correct. That said, most people achieve their desired results in 12-18 months. 

Following Invisalign treatment, you’re asked to wear a retainer. This prevents your teeth from moving out of place. Make sure to follow your dentist's instructions and be patient. Slowly but surely, you’ll see a significant change in your smile.

How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?

Caring for your Invisalign aligners is easy and hassle-free. The team at Revive Dentistry recommends rinsing them off throughout the day with cool tap water and brushing them at least once at night with toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush. For more thorough cleaning, ask your dentist about the Invisalign Cleaning System.

If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign treatment, make an appointment at Revive Dentistry today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.