Invisalign® Treatment in Washington, D.C.

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What Is Invisalign Treatment?

Properly aligned teeth not only offer a confident, attractive smile, but they also are often healthier and easier to keep clean. Orthodontic concerns (including crooked teeth and a misaligned bite) could also cause future health conditions that may have consequences for your ability to eat and speak normally, which can be costlier to repair. In an effort to help individuals reap the advantages of an attractive, healthy grin, our office is excited to offer Invisalign aligners to adults and teens in Washington, D.C. The Invisalign treatment process repositions teeth using a series of clear, removable teeth aligners, offering a less noticeable appearance and a convenient treatment option over traditional metal braces. Determine if Invisalign clear aligners are a great choice for your treatment goals by setting up an appointment with one of our skilled dentists at Chang & Rothkopf Dental.

What are the benefits of Invisalign treatment?

Crooked or widely spaced teeth can affect your self-confidence and make it difficult to keep your smile healthy. Invisalign aligners are a popular choice for individuals who want to improve their smile without the appearance of metal braces. Patients at CK Dental & Associates have seen success with this treatment and have reported the following benefits:

  • Comfortable: Clear aligners are made from a smooth BPA-free plastic that will not irritate your gums or soft tissues.
  • Removable: Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you can still enjoy all your favorite foods and brush and floss your teeth easily.
  • Convenient: Patients appreciate being able to straighten their teeth without disrupting their daily life with frequent dental visits.

Should I Get Invisalign Aligners?

Teens and adults who want a less obvious alternative to traditional metal braces could be ideal candidates for Invisalign treatment. Invisalign treatment can be appropriate for resolving malocclusion (an underbite, open bite, overbite, or crossbite), narrow arches, crooked or overcrowded teeth, or spaces between teeth. Resolving such complications can enhance jaw function, comfort, and eating and speaking abilities. Invisalign teeth aligners are easier to remove from the mouth, allowing Washington, D.C. adults and teenagers to eat their favorite foods without restrictions and take care of their teeth without bulky appliances hindering their efforts. During your appointment at Chang & Rothkopf Dental, a team member will take x-rays and then perform an evaluation to help determine if Invisalign aligners are a good solution for your smile.

How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?

Invisalign orthodontics work through a custom series of discreet removable aligners that incrementally guide your teeth into their appropriate position. To begin your care, a member of our Washington, D.C. staff will take an impression of your lower and upper arches, which will be forwarded to a designated laboratory where your personalized removable aligner trays will be fabricated. When your aligner trays are received at our practice, our team will schedule you to come back in to try your beginning pair and review instructions for use. The teeth aligners must be worn for no less than 20 – 22 hours every day and only taken out prior to brushing, flossing your teeth, eating, or drinking. Approximately every 1 – 2 weeks, you will trade your current set of aligners for the next in succession. Our staff will help you schedule routine follow-up exams at CK Dental & Associates so our expert Invisalign dentist can oversee your orthodontic results.

What Can I Expect After My Invisalign Treatment?

The amount of time required for Invisalign treatment will be based on personal goals and needs; however, a number of teens and adults tend to wear their clear, removable aligners for approximately 12 – 24 months. After your orthodontic treatment is complete, it is extremely important to prevent your teeth from moving by wearing custom retainers. Custom Vivera® retainers are fabricated with the same comfortable, transparent material as the aligners and are customized in the Invisalign laboratory. After they are delivered to CK Dental Associates, a member of our team will talk to you about how often to wear your Vivera retainers and how to take care of them. Our team will continually monitor your teeth alignment and your treatment results during your routine exams.

Invisalign treatment FAQs

Is Invisalign treatment effective?

The answer is a resounding yes! CK Dental & Associates offers Invisalign aligners because it is one of the most effective ways to achieve a stunning smile. Treatment can be used to treat a variety of dental issues that make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. It is also an excellent option for people who want to avoid visible metal brackets.

How do you clean Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign clear aligners can be cleaned with a soft-bristled toothbrush and lukewarm water. Keep in mind that hot temperatures may warp the material. You may also use a mild cleanser if desired. Be sure to rinse the aligners thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth. This prevents harmful bacteria from coming into contact with your teeth and gums.

How long do you wear Invisalign aligners?

It depends on your individual treatment plan. In most cases, Invisalign aligners are worn for 20 – 22 hours per day. They should only be removed when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Treatment typically lasts 9 – 18 months, but this varies depending on the severity of the issue being treated. Our team can provide a more accurate estimate after your consultation.

An Attractive, Confident Smile

Straighten overcrowded teeth or improve a poorly aligned bite with Invisalign aligners. These discreet, removable aligner trays from Chang & Rothkopf Dental progressively shift teeth to improve a person's speaking and eating abilities while producing a more attractive, confident grin. Reserve your appointment at our Washington, D.C. office to find out more about the advantages of Invisalign treatment or to initiate your care.

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