Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

Braces help align and straighten teeth, and they are worn by kids and adults alike. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, one in four orthodontic patients is an adult, and treatment for adults may take a little longer than for kids. 

Braces can take several years to straighten teeth, but Invisalign® can give you results in 6 to 18 months. It’s an option that’s more convenient, more aesthetically pleasing, and more comfortable than braces.

If you are in the Fairfax, Virginia, area and are thinking of trying Invisalign, you can count on the years of experience and expertise of Dr. Hiba Zakhour and A to Z Dental Studio.

Here’s some helpful information on why you should really consider Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

This custom-made, clear aligner is an orthodontic device that’s designed to align teeth. Invisalign aligners are designed specifically for you based on X-rays of your teeth.

Slight adjustments are made over time to fit your teeth as they move into their proper positions. The clear aligner helps to keep them in place without the awkward appearance of standard braces. 

They are usually made of a clear plastic or acrylic and can be easily removed for brushing, flossing, and other dental needs.

How does Invisalign help?

The custom fit of Invisalign allows for a gradual movement of teeth, which gives you more comfort. The aligner trays are replaced every week or two with slight changes to help control the rate of correction. 

Patients will wear them for most of the day (20-22 hours), but the convenience of easy removal makes it easy to work around. 

As a type of aligner and not a retainer (which just keeps teeth in place), Invisalign moves your teeth without affecting your smile.

Who benefits from Invisalign?

You can benefit from Invisalign treatment if you are looking to correct the following issues:

However, if problems are too severe, Invisalign may not be as effective. If the gaps in your teeth are too wide, or crooked teeth have twisted really far out of position, another treatment may be necessary. But even if you aren’t a candidate, Dr. Zahkour can help you determine the best plan for correcting any issues with your teeth.

So if you live in Fairfax, Virginia, and you want to learn more about using Invisalign to get a better smile, call us at 571-290-7059 or request an appointment online. Dr. Zahkour and A to Z Dental Studio can help restore your smile and your confidence.