Invisalign Treatment in Sterling, VA

Invisalign Dentist in Sterling, VA

PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Sterling, VA, offers Invisalign to patients looking to adjust or straighten their teeth. If you want a simple way to straighten your teeth and create the smile of your dreams, contact us today at 703-421-8988.

What are Invisalign Aligners?

Invisalign is a system of clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible, making it possible to straighten your teeth without using metal wires or brackets.

Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to move your teeth into place gradually. Because Invisalign is removable, you can eat and drink what you want throughout the treatment process. It also makes everyday oral hygiene routines easier. However, patients should be wearing the aligners for at least 22 hours every day to ensure they will adequately move the teeth.

What conditions can Invisalign help?

Invisalign is used to treat orthodontic issues such as:

  • Overcrowding
  • Overbites: when the front teeth protrude past the bottom teeth
  • Underbites: when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth
  • Mild to severe tooth misalignment
  • Gaps

Having misalignment issues not only leaves you feeling self-conscious about your smile but can also be detrimental to your oral health because it can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Invisalign is a comfortable and easy way to straighten your teeth, and no one will even know!

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign treatment?

Adults and teens with mild to severe misalignment issues or gaps can benefit from Invisalign treatment. Invisalign is also an excellent option for those who want more freedom while straightening their teeth. With Invisalign, you can remove the aligners, which gives you the freedom to eat the things you want. You also do not need to visit your dentist or orthodontist as often because Invisalign does not require any physical adjusting. If you have a busy schedule, you can be in and out of the office within minutes.

Benefits of Invisalign vs. Traditional Metal Braces

There are many benefits in choosing an Invisalign treatment plan over metal or other types of braces, including:

  • There is no need to limit your or change your diet. Clear aligners are removable, and you can eat your regular diet without modifying anything.
  • There is no need to change how you perform everyday oral hygiene routines. For example, you can brush and floss normally.
  • There are no hard wires or brackets to hurt your lips or gums. Instead, clear aligners are soft and comfortable and are made to fit the mouth’s contours perfectly.
  • No one will even know you are wearing clear aligners.
  • Invisalign works for many orthodontic issues.
  • Invisalign treatment can be completed within twelve to eighteen months.
  • You will boost your self-esteem by having a faster, invisible way to straighten teeth.

If you are a Sterling, VA, patient ready for a new smile, Invisalign may be right for you. Current and new patients can contact us at 703-421-8988 or directly on our website to request a consultation.

How does Invisalign work?

After an initial exam with our dentist in Sterling, VA, we will use the iTero Element scanner to create the layout for your Invisalign treatment plan and aligners. Once the custom trays are designed, our dentist will help fit your first set on your teeth, and they will ensure that the trays fit correctly and comfortably to your mouth.

You will visit our office every six to eight weeks during your treatment time. Our dentist will check your progress and send you home with new aligners. You will need to change out aligners about every two weeks.

How long does Invisalign orthodontic treatment take to straighten teeth?

With Invisalign treatment, you can have a beautiful smile within six months to two years, depending on the severity of the orthodontic issues. However, the average time is about twelve months, and treatment time also depends on how long you wear the aligners each day. Therefore, we recommend wearing the aligners at least 20 to 22 hours a day for the best and fastest results.

Most patients begin to see changes around twelve weeks. Invisalign works faster than braces and metal aligners; they also do not require many doctor visits or painful adjustments.

Book an Appointment For Your Invisalign Treatment today!

At PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, your oral health and comfort are important to us, and we treat our patients like family and always provide the highest quality dental care. If you are looking for an alternative to braces and a faster, more comfortable way to straighten your teeth, then Invisalign could be for you! Contact us today at 703-421-8988 to schedule an appointment.