If you want to enhance your smile without the use of traditional braces, Invisalign® may be the right solution for you. Invisalign — one of the latest trends in non-invasive orthodontics — is available at Lansdowne Orthodontics in Leesburg and South Riding, Virginia. Dr. Hukmani specializes in using Invisalign or clear aligner technology to straighten crooked or overcrowded teeth when ideal results are comparable with metal braces. Not all orthodontic problems may be treated with Invisalign.
Invisalign Q &A
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign or clear aligner technology is an alternative to traditional metal braces that Dr. Hukmani uses to straighten your teeth and correct common, uncomplicated dental conditions, like mild crowding or mild spacing.
The Invisalign treatment uses clear aligners that progressively move your teeth into proper position. The aligners are virtually undetectable, easy to care for, and highly effective at correcting common dental problems.
The Invisalign treatment is ideal for both adults and teens who want a straighter, healthier smile.
How does Invisalign work?
Dr. Hukmani begins the treatment process by obtaining models of your teeth.
He uses these to create a treatment plan for improving your smile using the durable, clear aligners. His plan determines how your teeth move into place with each new aligner and how long the treatment process takes.
Based on Dr. Hukmani’s plan, your aligners are custom-made to fit comfortably over your teeth. As you wear the aligners, your teeth gradually move into place. You will need to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day.
Every several weeks, or per Dr. Hukmani’s direction, you will replace the aligner with a new one. You should begin to see continued improvement in your smile every time you change your aligner.
Throughout your treatment, Dr. Hukmani checks your progress every few weeks, based on his treatment plan.
How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?
They’re easily removable for eating and brushing your teeth. You should brush and thoroughly rinse your aligners before putting them back into your mouth.
Invisalign also offers a safe cleaning agent to sanitize your aligners and keep them in good condition while in use.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign technology is a safe and effective method for enhancing your smile in just a few months. The technology offers many advantages over traditional braces, including that it’s:
- Virtually invisible
- Custom-made, comfort fit
- An alternative to metal braces
To learn how you can benefit from Invisalign treatment, schedule a consultation by phone today.