Everyone understands the value of having straight teeth. Not only do they improve the way your smile looks, but they can help you avoid oral health problems, too.
But traditional braces do have one downside: They’re very visible. And for many people, that’s a disadvantage that’s hard to overcome.
Invisalign®’s clear aligners provide a beautiful solution. In fact, crystal-clear design is a big reason why Invisalign is so popular. Since Invisalign’s introduction more than 20 years ago, more than 10 million people across the globe have chosen Invisalign to give them more dazzling smiles.
A to Z Dental Studios is a leading provider of Invisalign treatment for patients in and around Fairfax, Virginia. Here’s how Hiba Zakhour, DDS, and her team can help you get beautiful results — discreetly — using the Invisalign system.
Invisalign’s patented material
Invisalign uses a patented material called SmartTrackTM, a product of decades of scientific research in biomechanics and materials science. The material itself took nearly a decade to develop, with researchers testing more than 250 materials before creating SmartTrack technology.
Of course, the most noticeable feature of SmartTrack is that it’s clear, making aligners pretty much invisible while they’re on your teeth. The other feature you’re likely to notice: SmartTrack’s smooth surface makes it really easy to slip your aligners on and off, while still keeping them secure when they’re in place. The smooth surface is also comfortable to wear.
But SmartTrack offers lots of benefits you probably don’t notice. The combination of materials used in SmartTrack is designed to gently apply continual pressure to your teeth, and that’s important for a couple of key reasons.
First, continual force helps teeth shift into position faster than they would with traditional braces that rely on periodic adjustments to move teeth. And second, it also allows more predictable tooth movements during treatment.
Treatment is discreet, too
Virtual invisibility is the biggest reason why Invisalign lets you straighten your teeth discreetly. But there’s another key difference, too — and interestingly, it has to do with your eating habits.
People with traditional braces must be careful about what they eat. Foods that are hard or sticky can break wires or get caught in brackets, making for a messy problem that requires a trip to the dentist’s office to fix. With Invisalign, you remove your aligners to eat, so you can eat whatever you want.
Whether you're in the cafeteria at work or school or out socializing with friends, you don’t have to worry about your eating habits interfering with your fun or making you feel self-conscious. Just slip the aligners out, store them in their case, and enjoy your meal. When you’re done, rinse your mouth (or brush your teeth), rinse off your aligners, and slip them back in.
Invisalign: The brand that started it all
It’s true, there are other clear aligners on the market today, including mail-order devices. But as the original brand of invisible aligners, Invisalign has been around the longest and has the longest history of safely straightening teeth.
With Invisalign, you have the peace of mind that comes from using an aligner system that’s been proven time and time again to give patients the beautiful smiles they want. And unlike mail-order aligners, with Invisalign, you also have a skilled dental professional by your side, guiding your treatment every step of the way.
Learn more about Invisalign
Discreet treatment and “invisible,” comfortable aligners are just a couple of benefits you’ll enjoy with Invisalign. To find out more, call 571-290-7035 or book an appointment online with A to Z Dental Studio today.