The Smile Problems That Invisalign Can Treat
By Herndon Dental Arts
April 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Would you like to improve your smile discreetly? Invisalign offers an excellent solution for a variety of orthodontic issues. Your Herndon, VA, dentist, Dr. Taraneh Zand, can help you decide if Invisalign is right for you.

A new approach to straightening teeth

Clear aligner trays gradually improve the alignment of your teeth in the Invisalign system. The trays exert constant, gentle pressure and can be removed when you eat, drink, brush, or floss your teeth.

Many Herndon-area patients appreciate the way the aligners subtly re-position their teeth. The clear trays are designed to fit over your teeth snugly and won't draw attention to your smile. You'll barely notice them when you look in the mirror, and they'll practically disappear in photographs.

Digital images, an X-ray screening, and photographs are compiled to create a 3D image of your mouth during the first step of the Invisalign process. This image is used to plot your treatment and create a series of aligner trays, each designed to be worn for about two weeks.

Invisalign treatment is an effective option for many orthodontic issues, including:

  • Bite Problems: Invisalign's aligner trays can realign your upper and lower teeth, allowing them to come together perfectly. The orthodontic system can correct overbites, underbites, open bites, and crossbites. Invisalign is best suited for mild-to-moderate orthodontic issues. If you have a severe or complicated bite problem, metal braces may be needed.
  • Crooked Teeth: Your aligner trays slowly but surely straighten your smile. For best results, trays must be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day.
  • Spacing Issues: Invisalign is a good choice if your teeth or crowded or widely spaced, or if you have gaps in your smile.

Invisalign aligner trays can enhance your appearance no matter what your age. If you start treatment as an adult, you may only need to wear your trays for about six months, although treatment times do vary depending on the complexity of your orthodontic problem.

Transform your smile with Invisalign treatment offered by your dentist in Herndon, VA, Dr. Zand. At this time, routine visits aren't being scheduled due to state mandates, but you can call (703) 953-3307 if you have a dental emergency.