General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Washington, DC
Straight teeth make your smile healthy, happy, and beautiful, but the hassles of metal braces can make some people avoid orthodontic treatment. Thankfully, there’s an easier way to give you the properly aligned smile you’ve always dreamed of: Invisalign®. At Sokoly Dental Thomas D. Sokoly, DDS, and the team offer Invisalign for their patients who want to improve their smile comfortably and discreetly. To learn more about what Invisalign can do for you, schedule a consultation today by calling the Washington D.C. office or booking a visit online.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that corrects the alignment of your teeth and bite with a series of clear plastic aligners. The aligners fit comfortably around your smile and are virtually unnoticeable in your mouth.
Over 6 million people worldwide have chosen to improve their smiles with Invisalign, making it an incredibly popular orthodontic alternative to traditional metal braces.
Is Invisalign for me?
Invisalign treats many of the same conditions that braces correct, like:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Widely spaced teeth
- Open bite
If you’ve been putting off orthodontic treatment because you don’t want to deal with braces, then Invisalign is for you.
Invisalign is also popular amongst adult patients who want to improve their smile but don’t want to show up to the office with a mouth full of metal.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners are made from an impression that the Sokoly Dental team takes of your teeth and bite. They send this impression off to a lab that creates a virtual model of your smile in its current state and in its target alignment.
The lab then fabricates a series of aligners modeled after the different stages of your smile’s alignment as it progresses from its current state to your dream smile.
When placed over your teeth, your aligners exert a tiny amount of pressure that gradually pushes your teeth closer to the next stage of alignment in your series.
You take your aligners out to brush, floss, and eat, but you otherwise wear them all day, every day. You wear each aligner in your set for two weeks before moving on to the next one in the series.
Your teeth get closer to their target alignment the further along you move in your series. Eventually, you arrive at a perfectly straight and beautiful smile.
Why should I get Invisalign?
Invisalign is an incredibly modern treatment, and as such, offers a number of advantages over orthodontic treatment with traditional metal braces. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign’s clear aligners are:
- Nearly invisible in your mouth
- Comfortable, smooth, and won’t tear up the insides of your cheeks
- Removable so you can eat, brush, and floss like you always have
- Fast, working up to 50% quicker in some cases
With Invisalign, there’s no longer any excuse to keep putting off your dream smile. Schedule your consultation with Sokoly Dental today by calling the office or booking a visit online.