Invisalign Specialist

Smile Dental Clinic

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Falls Church, VA & Herndon, VA

More than six million men, women, and teens have used Invisalign® to straighten their teeth and improve their smiles. That’s why Farah Ahmad, DDS, and Saira Ahmad, DDS, at Smiles Dental Clinic in Falls Church and Herndon, Virginia, are certified Invisalign providers. With this revolutionary treatment system, you can enhance your smile with clear, removable aligners. The process is far more convenient and faster than bulky metal brackets. To learn more and find out if Invisalign is your best option to achieve your dream smile, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

If you’re an adult and want straight teeth, you might hesitate to get braces, since they’re more commonly used for children and adolescents. Invisalign gives you the opportunity to get a straight smile with subtlety. You won’t have to deal with inconvenient, unsightly metal appliances, but you’ll achieve the same gorgeous results.

While braces work by using tight wires to move your teeth, Invisalign devices are specifically shaped to your teeth and placed over them to move them into place over time gradually. 

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign works by using a series of clear, removable aligners that fit perfectly over your teeth, gradually moving them into place. The devices are made of a firm plastic that is free of latex, BPAs, and other allergenic or otherwise dangerous materials.

Before creating your first aligners, your dentist at Smile Dental Clinic takes digital images of your teeth. Then, a digital rendering will be created to map the movements of your teeth throughout the treatment. This rendering is used to make the aligners that will place a small amount of force on your teeth to straighten them. 

You’ll need to come in for regular appointments so that your dentist can monitor the movement of your teeth and give you each device as you’re ready for it.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

There are many benefits to choosing Invisalign devices over braces. Benefits of Invisalign treatments include:

  • Invisibility
  • Removability
  • Comfort
  • No wires to scrape the inside of your mouth
  • Easy to clean

During an initial consultation, your dentist will assess the severity of your crooked teeth and determine how long the Invisalign treatment will take for you. No matter your age, Invisalign treatments can allow you to have a straight smile and a confidence boost without glue, metal, and wires.

How long does treatment with Invisalign take?

On average, Invisalign treatment takes about 12 months. However, the length of treatment varies in each individual case and depends on factors such as your age and the state of your teeth at the beginning of treatment. Also, it’s important that you wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day. Not doing so can slow down the treatment process. 

If you want a perfect, straight smile without a year or more of bulky braces, Invisalign is a great alternative. To find out if it’s the best option for you, call or schedule an appointment online with the team at Smile Dental Clinic today.