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Find out how Invisalign can finally give you the perfect smile no matter your age.
Perhaps you already had braces as a child so you’re more than a little dismayed to discover that you will need to get them again as an adult if you want a completely straight smile. Luckily, dental technology has come a long way over the decades and now our Old Town Alexandria, VA, dentists Dr. Frinet Kasper and Dr. Joseph Nassif offer a nearly invisible way to fix misaligned smiles for teens and adults.
What is Invisalign?
Move over metal brackets and wires, it’s time to say hello to a clear system that uses transparent, custom-molded aligners instead. Aligners, which look similar to mouthguards, are designed to completely cover your teeth. When you get Invisalign treatment in our Old Town Alexandria office, you will receive a series of aligners that you will wear for about two weeks at a time. After those two weeks, you will replace them for the next set of aligners in your treatment. Over time, you will begin to see subtle changes in the shape and alignment of your smile.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
The most obvious benefit is that Invisalign aligners are made from clear, thermoplastic material, which fits tightly around your teeth and is less visible to those around you. We understand being discreet is important for teens and adults who want to fix their smiles but don’t want their colleagues or fellow students to notice. This is a major reason people choose Invisalign.
Another benefit is that Invisalign treatment fits into your lifestyle. Instead of having braces bonded to your teeth, these aligners are removable. This means that nothing has to change in terms of what foods you are allowed to eat or how you brush your teeth. Your daily routine stays the same. Of course, it’s still important that when you aren’t eating or caring for your teeth that you are wearing your aligners.
Most Invisalign cases can be treated within a shorter time span than with traditional braces. This is usually the case for adults (for teens, the length of treatment for Invisalign is comparable to regular braces), with most treatments lasting anywhere from 6 months to 1 year.
Are you an older teen or adult living in Old Town Alexandria, VA, who wants to get Invisalign? Are you ready to find out if you are an ideal candidate for this clear orthodontic system? Then the next step is to go through an initial consultation. Call Old Town Dentistry today.