Everyone deserves to have a smile that they are confident to share with the world. Straight and aligned teeth are some of the desirable elements of a smile, yet the majority of us are not naturally blessed with them.
Straighter teeth may be a common cosmetic dental request, but they can also benefit your oral and overall health. Small gaps between your teeth can trap food debris and bacteria.
While regular brushing and flossing can help to keep your teeth clean, it can be difficult to access some of the spaces, giving bacteria the opportunity to thrive.
Thankfully, there are ways to close the gaps between your teeth, making them healthier, as well as more attractive. One of the most innovative orthodontic solutions available today is Invisalign®.
Dr. Khalil and his team have the knowledge, training, and skill to deliver a high quality Invisalign® service to patients in and around Oakton, VA.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a modern and unique treatment program that can correct teeth that are crooked, twisted or poorly spaced. It can also correct minor to moderate bite problems. Invisalign® is often used as an alternative to conventional orthodontic braces.
How does Invisalign® work?
The Invisalign® program is based on the patient wearing a series of plastic aligners that sit over the top of your teeth.
Much like conventional braces, the liners work by exerting gentle force onto the teeth to propel them towards the desired position. Once the teeth have moved a specified amount, the patient then moves on to the next liner in the series, which will continue to guide their teeth to the correct location.
The pathway of movement is created using cutting edge mapping technology. This technology uses the original position of your teeth and the desired final outcome, then creates the journey that your teeth must take to become straight and perfectly aligned. This information is then used to create the sequence of your custom-designed Invisalign® liners.
It is essential that liners are worn in the correct sequence for the patient to obtain the best possible result from their treatment.
What are the benefits of choosing Invisalign®?
Many patients are opting for Invisalign® instead of conventional braces, because of the great number of advantages that the treatment program offers. Invisalign® is:
Discreet. Invisalign® liners are created from transparent plastic, and once in place, are almost invisible. There are no glimpses of ugly brackets or wires every time you open your mouth. Patients who wear Invisalign® often state that they feel that their confidence has not been affected by the treatment program.
Removable. Conventional braces are fixed in place for a pre-determined amount of time, and their design can severely limit the foods that you can eat – anything chewy, sticky or hard is firmly off the menu! However, Invisalign® liners are removable, and although you will need to wear them for the recommended 22 hours a day for them to be effective, you can remove them for brief periods, so that you can eat any foods that you enjoy without compromising your teeth.
Fewer check-ups. Rather than needing a bracket adjustment every few weeks during your treatment plan, Invisalign® allows you to simply move on to the next liner in the sequence. This means you will need far fewer check-ups while your teeth move to their new and improved positions.
Easier cleaning. Brushing your teeth is vital to your oral health regardless of what type of orthodontic treatment you are having. However, Invisalign® liners can be removed, making it much easier to do a thorough job of cleaning and flossing your teeth, helping you to keep them healthy.
Am I a suitable candidate for Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a highly successful treatment program that works for the majority of patients. However, before we can approve you for any of our services, you should discuss your requirements and expectations with Dr. Khalil during your consultation appointment. This will enable him to make a personalized recommendation.
Dr. Khalil and his experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly team are delighted to be able to deliver the Invisalign® treatment program to patients in and around Oakton, VA. To find out more about any of our services, or to arrange a consultation, please do not hesitate to call or pop into our offices. Call Aesthetic Dentistry of Oakton today for a healthier, happier smile at 703-343-9005.