3 Cool Things About Invisalign

Straighter teeth provide several benefits. It's easier to effectively brush and floss when you have straight teeth. You also have a better chance of avoiding issues like tooth decay. Additionally, you may find increased confidence in your straighter smile lets you succeed more in your day to day life.

If you missed out on traditional braces as a kid, you don't have to deal with a mouth of metal now. Instead, choose Invisalign® clear aligners. The Invisalign system is a game-changer, putting you in control of the shape of your smile. Invisalign works for adults and teens.

Our experienced care team at PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Sterling, Virginia recommends Invisalign for these cool reasons.

1. Invisible appearance

The proprietary clear polymer material we use for your Invisalign alignment trays is almost invisible to the eye when you have them in. You don't have to worry about snagging your mouth on metal braces, or embarrassment from visible orthodontics. With Invisalign, you can effectively transform your smile without anyone ever realizing you're undergoing dental treatment.

You'll also find your Invisalign trays are smooth to the touch and comfortable to wear. Made from a 3D mold of your mouth, your trays conform to your unique bite, so they fit like a glove. On top of that, every aligner is trimmed for your gum line to provide an even better fit.

2. Flexible use

Unlike traditional braces, your Invisalign aligners are easy to take out of your mouth, and can then be popped back in after just a simple cleaning. When it's time to eat or clean your teeth, you can remove your aligners.

If you have an especially big event coming up, you can even skip your aligners for a while, letting you speak clearly or look perfect for photos. Our compliance indicator will let you know if you've had your aligners in long enough. We recommend you keep your trays in for about 22 hours per day.

With Invisalign, you're in control of the progression of your treatment. You'll need to switch to the next aligner tray in your custom sequence about every two weeks. We send you home with several sets at once, to reduce the frequency of your in-office visits during your treatment period.

3. Rapid transformation

You can use the Invisalign system to tackle multiple types of alignment issues with your teeth, not just overbites. Invisalign works for underbites, crossbites, gaps, or crowded teeth, as well. We use our pre-visualization technology to plan a correct path for each of your teeth individually.

As you progress from tray to tray, your teeth shift in ways that are completely controlled and pre-planned. One benefit of this is it cuts down on treatment time. Invisalign can work up to 50% faster than traditional metal braces.

To find out if Invisalign could be right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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