You desire a straighter smile, but don’t want to go through the discomfort of braces – not to mention that embarrassing metallic smile. At My Face, My Smile, experienced dentist Dr. Shahrokh Soltani offers a less invasive, sophisticated option known as Invisalign®. If you live in Washington, D.C. or Northern Virginia, contact his office to improve the aesthetic value of your smile as well as your self-confidence. Call or use the online booking agent to make an appointment today.
Invisalign treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligners made from clear and comfortable plastic. Each aligner represents a different stage of your smile as your teeth move into their correct positions.
Invisalign requires no metal brackets or wires. The plastic aligners are easily inserted and extracted for eating and brushing. You do need to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day.
If Dr. Soltani determines that Invisalign is the right treatment for your goals, you’ll begin by getting a 3D scan of your teeth. This scan determines your personalized treatment plan and the development of the aligners at the Invisalign lab.
When the aligners arrive, Dr. Soltani goes over how to wear them. Each aligner represents a different stage of your smile as your teeth gradually move into their ideal position. Your job is to wear them in the correct order for the right amount of time before switching to the next set.
The staff schedules regular checkups with Dr. Soltani to make sure the aligners are doing their job and that you’re compliant with the therapy. These appointments take place about every six weeks.
How long you wear the aligners depends on your treatment plan. Your Invisalign treatment could last anywhere from several months to a few years so that you can get the smile you want.
Invisalign provides you with the smile you desire, without the pain and discomfort of braces.
Because you remove the aligners to eat and drink, there’s little restriction on the foods you can eat. You also remove the aligners for oral hygiene, so you don’t have to worry about staining or decay that can develop in hard-to-reach places.
The aligners are clear and discrete, so people won’t notice you’re wearing them. You don’t have to feel self-conscious or embarrassed about a mouth of metal braces.
Invisalign is an excellent choice if you have mild to moderate crooked teeth or an overbite. You can trust Dr. Soltani to determine the right treatment for you; he wants you to achieve your smile goals.