Invisalign offers a discreet and comfortable way for patients to straighten their teeth. If your goal is to achieve a beautiful smile and optimal oral health, Invisalign may be right for you. It involves wearing clear aligners that can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. As long as the aligners are worn for at least 22 hours each day, they can gradually shift your teeth into their proper positions.
Invisalign aligners are comprised of medical grade thermoplastic that has been specifically engineered for Invisalign. Since every patient is different, Invisalign aligners are custom made to fit each patient’s needs. Regardless of whether a patient has a simple or complex dental case, Invisalign may help.
If you choose to undergo Invisalign, an Invisalign specialist will begin by taking dental impressions of your teeth. They will then send the impressions along with your x-rays and photos to Align Technology, the company that founded Invisalign. Lastly, impressions then be put through a computer program that develops a three-dimensional model.
Some patients who are interested in Invisalign wonder if it is possible to bite through Invisalign aligners. If you opt for Invisalign treatment, you won’t have to worry about this as Invisalign aligners are so durable that this is not a possibility.
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Here at Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are strong advocates of Invisalign. If you’re wondering whether you’re a good candidate for this cutting-edge orthodontic treatment, we encourage you to contact us today for a complimentary Invisalign consultation. Call us at 703-439-1214.