Invisalign® for Adults
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Invisalign for Adults in Leesburg, VA
Over 6 million people currently using Invisalign aligners, the majority of which are adults. Invisalign is a popular, effective method for straightening crooked and misaligned teeth in a discreet and customized manner. If you have issues with an open bite, gap in your teeth, crossbite, under or overbite, and/or crowded teeth, Invisalign can provide you with the smile you have always dreamed of.
Pleas keep in mind that it will be necessary to schedule a consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. While Invisalign is a viable solution for most cases, other treatment options may need to be explored for individuals who have severely misaligned teeth. At Lansdowne Dental Care, we recognize that every patient has a unique smile, and we are committed to working diligently to provide you with the care you need. If you are scheduled for an Invisalign appointment, or if you have any questions about Invisalign for Adults or other Invisalign treatment options, please contact us at 703.844.4403
Invisalign for Adults Process
During your initial evaluation, Dr. Nguyen or Dr. Frame will conduct a thorough examination of your smile to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. If you are, they will then create a digital step-by-step treatment plan using our iTero scanner. Once this plan is in place, your aligners will be created in a lab and customized to comfortably fit your specific mouth, a process that typically takes a few weeks. Depending on the severity of your case, one aligner may be sufficient to provide you with the correction you need, or a full pair of aligners may be required for more severe alignment issues.
Once the aligners are designed, you can begin the Invisalign treatment process. One of the most important things to keep in mind as you begin treatment is that you must wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, taking them out only to eat or clean them or to replace the next set of aligners, which typically occurs every one or two weeks. Each set of aligners that is placed is designed to gradually and gently shift your teeth into alignment. Throughout the tray replacement process, it will be necessary to come in for regular checkups with our team so we can evaluate your progress and, if necessary, add more trays to your treatment plan. You may experience some discomfort with each new tray, but this will go away after a few days.
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Faster Treatment Time & No Discoloration
Another reason Invisalign for Adults is such a popular alternative to traditional braces is that it can straighten your teeth much faster than traditional braces. On average, a person will wear their aligners for two weeks before replacing them with the next set of aligners and continue this process until the process is complete. Although treatment time may be longer for more severe cases, on average, Invisalign users can complete treatment within twelve to eighteen months or within three to eight months if your case is less severe and/or if you replace your aligners every week instead of every two weeks.
One drawback to traditional braces is that they can cause discoloration, which is called orthodontic white spot lesions, or WSLs. These white spot lesions develop due to buildup of plaque on the teeth that accumulates due to the difficulty of brushing and flossing thoroughly while having braces. While discoloration can be avoided with traditional braces by practicing thorough oral hygiene self-care, practicing the necessary self-care to avoid this and other oral health issues is significantly easier with Invisalign. Invisalign also makes it much easier to identify issues with yellowing, discoloration or plaque buildup early and address them before they develop into more significant problems. While following your normal oral hygiene routine is much simpler with Invisalign, it is still important that you thoroughly clean around the attachments to prevent plaque buildup.
Contact us To get Started
Invisalign for Adults can make a remarkable difference in the lives of those with misaligned teeth or malocclusions and scheduling this appointment is your first step towards having that bright, full, healthy smile you have always dreamed of. To schedule an appointment, or if you have any additional questions about the Invisalign for Adults process, please contact us at 703.844.4403.