Many adults who don’t want to wear metal braces simply give up on the idea of ever achieving a straighter smile. Thankfully, there’s a clear alternative for patients at Lansdowne Family Dental. Instead of frustrating wires and brackets, Invisalign treatment consists of comfortable plastic aligners, each designed to represent a different stage as teeth move into alignment. Best of all, they’re virtually invisible. If you have mild to moderate spacing or crowding concerns you’d love to correct, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Wael Elosta to schedule your Invisalign consultation as soon as possible.

How does Invisalign work?

After we’ve taken impressions of teeth and sent them to the Invisalign lab, patients receive customized aligners. The straightening process is very simple. Wear each aligner for a predetermined amount of time (usually one to two weeks), and switch to the next set. Regular appointments with Dr. Elosta in Leesburg, VA allow him to check progress and ensure that everything’s going smoothly.

The benefits of using Invisalign over traditional orthodontic methods include:

  • There are no uncomfortable wires or brackets to worry about – only smooth, comfortable, subtle plastic.
  • The aligners are removable, meaning you can enjoy your favorite foods, brush, and floss teeth as usual.
  • If you have a big event coming up, it’s fine to remove aligners for a few hours.
  • In most cases, Invisalign treatment lasts 8-18 months, while traditional orthodontic cases require two or more years.