You don’t have to walk around with a mouthful of metal to get the perfectly straight smile you’ve always wanted. With the help of Dr. Foad Farhoumand his team at Farhoumand Dentistry in Vienna, Virginia, you can straighten your teeth with the barely noticeable Invisalign® aligning system. These nearly invisible aligners can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted discreetly. Find out if Invisalign is right for you by scheduling a consultation online or over the phone.
Invisalign aligners work the same way as traditional braces in that they gently guide your teeth into their ideal positions. But instead of accomplishing that with unsightly and uncomfortable wires and brackets, the system utilizes clear retainers.
First, your dentist uses X-ray imaging and 3D technology to gather images of your teeth, overall bite, and gum tissue. This information is then sent to the lab where your customized Invisalign aligners are made.
Depending on your treatment plan and progress, you will switch to a new set of aligners every week or two. Each new set of aligners will keep shifting your teeth into a straighter, more proper alignment.
Once your Invisalign treatment is complete, you will continue wearing a final retainer set as recommended to help keep your teeth in their ideal positions and prevent future shifting.
Absolutely. That’s one of the many reasons men and women of all ages love Invisalign. You can remove your aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Even though your Invisalign aligners are removable, you will still need to keep them in most of the day.
Dr. Foad usually recommends leaving your Invisalign aligners in place for 20-22 hours per day to achieve the best results in the shortest amount of time. If you start taking your aligners out for extended periods or forget to put them back in, you could extend the time of your overall treatment plan.
Shifting your teeth won’t happen overnight, although you should start to notice an improvement in your smile within a few weeks.
Most men and women experience their optimal smile goals within 12-18 months, but it will depend on your specific case. Your overall treatment plan could take a little longer if you have more complex issues such as:
Dr. Foad has extensive training with Invisalign. He can let you know about how long your treatment will take and when you’re going to start noticing results.
Book your Invisalign evaluation at Farhoumand Dentistry by using the online scheduling feature or by calling the clinic.