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Our invisalign aligners are made of a strong proprietary plastic which has sufficient force to move your teeth into a desired position. Each set of aligners used will gradually move your teeth into a new position, and then that set of aligners would be discarded, so the next set can accomplish additional movement. By repeating this process with several sets of Invisalign aligners, it will be possible to reach the optimal position originally mapped out by your dentist. This will generally take several months, but it usually requires less time than conventional metal braces.
Having Invisalign braces installed will be much more beneficial for young dental patients who are concerned about being teased by friends. Since these braces are virtually invisible, no one will notice them in place without looking pointedly at a patient. However, they are extremely effective and will accomplish all the movement planned in a matter of several months. They are also much less intrusive to wear than traditional metal braces, because there are no wires or rubber bands required.
To be as effective as possible, Invisalign aligners must be worn for the majority of any day, perhaps 22 hours worth. However, they can be removed for special occasions, or for meals when you would be eating and drinking. They can also be taken out for brushing and flossing, but they should be kept in place while you’re sleeping. Even while sleeping, the aligners are at work to accomplish their task of moving teeth into a desired position. You can find out much more about Invisalign aligners at our Leesburg, VA clinic, the Lansdowne Family Dental center.
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.
Why choose Lansdowne family dental for your Invisalign?
Invisalign enables you to pick the right custom-fit braces that seamlessly fits into your current dental contour. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible. Now, nobody needs to know that you're undergoing Invisalign treatment unless you let them know about it.
As an Invisalign Preferred Provider in Lansdowne, Leesburg and around, we set your beautiful smile that becomes permanent once your treatment is completed for the given time.
Who's the right candidate for Invisalign braces?
Invisalign braces are a type of dental restoration to cover a tooth that'll improve its appearance or strength. They are custom made to fit over the existing tooth and can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, composite resin, or metal.
Invisalign braces are ideally suited if
1. your teeth is uneven 2. you would like qualified dentist to shape your teeth 3. You want the a custom made Invisalign to exact fit your teeth 4. you're a teen who would like to have their confidence back 5. You're an adult who want to improve their smile 6. you're a child who want to craft a perfect smile.
If you’ve visited our website, be sure to fill out the contact form and submit it to us, or you can just call us at (571) 261-8588 to arrange for an initial consultation. Once we’ve interviewed you and examined your mouth, we’ll be able to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, and we can get the process started at our Lansdowne Family Dental center in Leesburg, VA as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Invisalign treatment? A: It is a process which consists of wearing a progressive set of clear removable aligners which gradually accomplish the straightening of your teeth.
Q: What are Invisalign aligners made of? A: They are made of a clear, flexible plastic which adhere snugly to your teeth, and are virtually invisible to any observers.
Q: How does the Invisalign process straighten my teeth? A: In the beginning, your doctor will map out a plan of how each set of aligners can accomplish incremental adjustments to your teeth. After a number of different aligners have been used, your teeth should be positioned in the optimal place.
Q: What are the benefits of Invisalign? A: Because Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, they cannot be seen by others, so there won’t be any of the usual teasing. They can also be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, so they won’t intrude on your daily life.
Q: Do Invisalign aligners require special care? A: You can clean your aligners by using toothpaste and warm water, or you can purchase the Invisalign Cleaning System.