How to Fix Crooked Teeth

No one wants to show crooked teeth when they smile, as they are easy to spot and can be embarrassing. For years, metal braces were the primary method of fixing crooked teeth. However, their clunky design, uncomfortable materials, and extended treatment period have made them unpopular. Now, one of the best alternatives to metal braces is a professional Invisalign treatment.

Smile Reston Heights is a certified provider of Invisalign for patients in the Reston, VA, area. Our team assesses each patient and determines the best plan of care according to their dental needs. We conduct detailed diagnoses and create a tailored plan to help you feel confident in your smile. 

Below, we explore how Invisalign fixes crooked teeth as well as the benefits of this treatment:

How Do Invisalign Aligners Work?

Invisalign aligners are clear retainers worn on one’s teeth that gently push and pull them into proper positions. A big benefit of Invisalign is that each aligner can be removed from your teeth at any time. Depending on a patient’s needs, treatment with Invisalign can last from 9-18 months. 

If you receive this treatment, expect to visit your dentist at least 4-6 times to have your progress checked. Every two weeks, you will switch aligners to a new set that pulls your teeth closer to proper alignment. Although it differs for every patient, you may wear around 18-30 aligner sets during your treatment.

Benefits of Wearing Invisalign Aligners

  • Practically Invisible

Since these aligners are transparent, no one will even notice you are wearing them. These retainers will not interfere with your daily life and interactions with friends and family.

  • Comfortable Fit

Braces require a lot of metal wiring and cement. They also cause great discomfort, especially when first installed. However, Invisalign aligners require no wiring and fit your teeth specifically. They will provide your teeth with a comfortable dental experience while still getting the job done.

  • Keep Your Current Lifestyle

Braces patients can’t eat certain foods because they will damage the braces. However, with Invisalign, you need not worry about changing your lifestyle and diet. Invisalign allows for easy removal so you can just take out your retainers before you eat and then pop them back in after. You will still be able to eat your favorite foods even with Invisalign aligners.

  • Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

Invisalign aligners allow for your regular dental routine to be normal. Brushing and flossing are just as easy with Invisalign aligners. Just take out your aligners before you brush and floss, making it super easy to stay fresh and healthy.

Invisalign Aligners Now Available in Reston, VA

Crooked teeth are now an easy fix thanks to professional Invisalign treatment. Invisalign’s clear aligners provide you with the confidence of normalcy while still fixing your crooked teeth. At Smile Reston Heights, we strive to provide you with a personalized plan to help you get the smile you want. Contact us for Invisalign care or call us at (703) 386-7872 for more information on how we can help.

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