Dentist Alexandria

If you’re a teen or adult with misaligned teeth, your dentist may recommend braces. Metal braces are not something any young person dreams about. These braces are very noticeable and can cause some people to feel very self-conscious. They may be afraid to smile, laugh or even speak. This can negatively impact their social lives.

However, you should not simply ignore your teeth alignment issues. It is important to treat these issues early on before they get worse. The sooner you take action, the less treatment you will need, and the least expensive it will be. 

The good news is that metal braces are no longer the only option for straightening teeth. You can achieve the perfect smile without anyone even noticing. This is possible with Invisalign clear aligners.

These aligners offer many benefits over metal braces and can fix a variety of alignment issues, including crossbites, overbites, underbites, open bites, crowded teeth and gaps. Can your mouth benefit from Invisalign? Call Galleria Dental of Alexandria to schedule a consultation and discover your options. 

The Process

It all starts with some photos. Your dentist uses 3D imaging to get images of your current smile. They will use these pictures to determine if your smile can be straightened with Invisalign. 

If so, your dentist will create a treatment plan. Your aligners will be made of a special material called SmartTrack, designed with your comfort in mind. Every movement in your teeth will require a new set of aligners, so this will be carefully mapped out by your dentist.

When your aligners are ready, the dentist will check their fit. You will wear each set of aligners for two weeks at a time. Your teeth will move 1/10 mm per tray. The teeth in the tray are straighter than your current teeth, which causes pressure on your teeth to move.

Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can take them out to eat, drink and brush your teeth. However, you should be committed to wearing them most of the time – at least 23 hours a day – for best results.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign aligners are comfortable and attractive. They are also convenient and removable, which makes it easy to keep up with your oral hygiene. You won’t have to floss in between brackets and wires.

Contact Our Office Today

If you’re self-conscious about your smile, you may be scared to get traditional metal braces. Invisalign can improve your smile with see-through aligners that nobody will notice. It’s the clear choice. To see if Invisalign is right for your smile, contact the team at Galleria Dental of Alexandria today. Invisalign can straighten your smile quickly and easily. Call us to schedule a consultation.

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