Invisalign Specialist

DC Dental Spa

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Washington, DC

Invisalign® clear aligners are an effective alternative to the mouthful of metal and wire that comes with traditional braces. At DC Dental Spa, Rex Hoang provides Invisalign teeth alignment treatments to correct issues affecting your bite. To learn more about the advantages of Invisalign, call their Washington, D.C., office or schedule an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth, offering an appealing alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. Your teeth are progressively aligned over time with clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

Invisalign clear aligners offer a number of advantages compared to braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches, including:

  • Invisibility, as the aligners are clear
  • Comfort, because the soft plastic won’t cut your mouth like sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, with the ability to immediately remove them whenever you need to eat, floss, or brush your teeth
  • Efficiency, due to the fact Invisalign treatments work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic techniques

Though you can easily remove the aligners for teeth cleaning and eating, you should wear them at least 20 hours per day for optimal results. You should wear the Invisalign aligners any time you’re not eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign can solve mild to moderate dental misalignments, including:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces

If you have major orthodontic and alignment issues, Dr. Rex may recommend a different treatment. Schedule a consultation to find out if Invisalign is right for you.

What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?

First, Dr. Rex examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. They may take a physical impression of your teeth or use a digital scanning device to create 3D images of the area. This helps them develop a precise treatment plan.

To help you understand what to expect, they can create a video of your projected treatment outcome. After that, your dentist fits plastic aligners to your teeth. The aligners gradually move your teeth into their proper positions as you wear them. New aligners may be made as your teeth begin to shift, with this process repeating until your smile has its new shape.

Instead of the ViveraⓇ retainers generally used with Invisalign, the team at DC Dental Spa makes highly customized aligners using an iTeroⓇ machine, the latest technology in retainer production. They also offer the PropelⓇ system to make Invisalign even more efficient.

To schedule an Invisalign consultation today, call DC Dental Spa or use the online booking feature.