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Invisalign In Washington DC

A Brace-Free Alternative For Smile Correction

 If you have issues with crooked or crowded teeth, or bite problems like an overbite, you may think that braces are your only option for orthodontic correction. But with Invisalign from Washington Metro Dental, you can straighten your teeth without wearing bulky, unsightly braces. Contact us now to schedule a consultation and see if you’re a good candidate for treatment.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces. Instead of using brackets, rubber bands, and metal wires to shift your teeth, Invisalign uses a series of clear, smooth aligners that look similar to a retainer. 

These aligners are built to place pressure on your teeth and shift their positions over time, just like braces do. By swapping through multiple sets of aligners over the period of about a year, you can correct issues like crooked teeth, minor overbites and underbites, and other orthodontic problems.

Best of all, Invisalign is unnoticeable when worn. This makes it particularly popular with adults, who may wish to avoid the bulky appearance of metal braces.  

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What Can I Expect?

The Invisalign Treatment Process

To begin the process, you’ll need to come to see one of the dentists at Washington Metro Dental. At your appointment, your dentist will perform a comprehensive oral exam and determine if Invisalign is right for you. If you’re approved, they will begin creating your treatment plan with Invisalign right away.
 
You’ll come to our office in a few weeks to pick up your first few sets of Invisalign aligners. Your dentist will provide you with instructions on proper wear & care for your aligners. You will need to wear your aligners for at least 20 (ideally 22+) hours per day. They should only be removed when you have to brush or floss your teeth, and whenever you eat and drink, except for tap water. 

You will wear each set of aligners for 2 weeks, in most cases. Every 4-6 weeks, you will come back to our office for a quick 15-minute checkup, and to get a few more sets of aligners. 
You’ll continue to repeat this process until your treatment is completed, which usually takes about 12 months. This may vary depending on your case, however. 

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The Benefits Of Invisalign

The most obvious benefit of Invisalign is that it does not affect your appearance or your speech at all. Your Invisalign aligners will be completely clear and transparent, and nobody will know that you’re straightening your teeth unless you want them to know. 

Invisalign is also more comfortable than braces. There are no metal pieces that may rub or poke against your oral tissue, and they use smooth, durable plastic that shifts your teeth more gently than traditional braces. 

Finally, Invisalign aligners are also a lot more convenient. You can remove them to eat and drink, so there are no dietary restrictions. You also can take your aligners out to brush and floss, so it’s easier to clean your teeth thoroughly and keep them healthy and cavity-free.

For all of these reasons, Invisalign is one of the best options for correcting your smile in Washington, DC. So don’t wait. Contact Washington Metro Dental today to schedule a consultation and see if you’re a candidate for treatment. 

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