Invisalign® Treatment

C&R Dental Care -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

C&R Dental Care

Cosmetic & General Dentistry & Dental Implant Specialists located in Tysons, VA & Centreville, VA

Invisalign® offers a less invasive, but effective, way to get a better, straighter smile. Consider these clear plastic aligners as an alternative to braces. As an Invisalign preferred provider since 2004, C & R Dental Care and its team of expert dentists can help you determine if this treatment is for your smile goals. Call one of C & R Dental Care’s three offices in Centreville, Virginia, and Columbia, Maryland, or use the online booking agent to set up a consultation and start your journey to a confident, beautiful smile.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a set of plastic aligners custom-made to correct misalignments in your teeth. They fit snugly over your teeth and are clear, so people usually don’t even notice you’re wearing them.

Each aligner gently shifts your teeth. They can make horizontal, vertical, and rotational shifts, applying just the right amount of force in the right place at the right time. You change aligners every week as your teeth gradually move into the position on a progression mapped out by the team at C & R Dental.

 

Who is a candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is appropriate for a broad array of bite needs. Common issues corrected with Invisalign aligners include:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Overly crowded
  • Crossbite

A consultation with the team at C & R Dental Care can help you understand your exact treatment plan and even preview your new smile results.

 

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

Invisalign offers numerous advantages over bulky, cosmetically unappealing braces. The aligners are comfortable to wear and don’t have the brackets and wires that irritate your soft tissue. Another major advantage to Invisalign is that you can remove the aligners to eat, drink, and clean your teeth. This means you don’t have to restrict your diet and avoid certain foods. Plus, you can maintain your normal good hygiene habits without having to spend extra time navigating around brackets and wires.

Invisalign usually involves a shorter treatment time and the brackets are nearly invisible, so you don’t feel self-conscious. For anyone, especially teens, who plays sports, Invisalign is safer and more comfortable during play.

 

How does Invisalign treatment work?

Your Invisalign treatment begins with a consultation with a doctor on the expert team at C & R Dental Care. If you are a candidate, you’ll undergo a scan using the intraoral scanner, and these impressions are sent off to the Invisalign lab to create your aligners. When the aligners return, you’ll be put on a treatment schedule. You’re to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours per day, even when sleeping, and only remove them to eat, brush, and floss. Each set of aligners is numbered, and you change them weekly as your teeth gently change position. You return to the office to check your progress, usually every six weeks or so.

Find out how Invisalign can be the answer to your smile issues! Make an appointment at C & R Dental Care today.