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Invisalign® Clear Braces – Tysons Corner & Potomac

A Straighter Smile Without Metal Brackets and Wires

Invisalign treatment has quickly become one of the most popular ways of straightening teeth because of its comfortable and discreet qualities. If you’ve been avoiding getting your smile aligned because of noticeable and irritating braces, Invisalign could be right for you! Dr. Sam Osseiran and his team will provide you with smooth, clear plastic braces to shift your smile. He will have you smiling confidently both during and after your treatment. Contact our office to request an appointment and discuss how you can benefit from Invisalign treatment.  

How Does Invisalign Work?

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Invisalign uses a custom-made series of clear plastic aligning trays to gradually straighten your teeth. The aligners are practically invisible when worn on your smile, and they can be easily removed whenever you need to eat or brush. All you’ll have to do is wear each tray in the series provided to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Typically, Dr. Osseiran recommends that each aligner should be worn around 2 weeks, for 20 to 22 hours a day. Once your treatment is finished, he will provide you with a clear retainer to ensure the alignment of your teeth is permanent.

Dr. Osseiran will take special images and impressions of your teeth to develop a treatment plan for your specific smile. Once this is completed, he will fabricate your series of aligners based on the current position of your teeth.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

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The biggest advantage that Invisalign aligners have is their appearance. This treatment offers the ability to straighten your teeth without anyone noticing. This not only provides beautiful results, but it gives you confidence during treatment to flash your grin without being self-conscious.

Another reason why Invisalign is being chosen over traditional braces is the comfort. These aligners are made with smooth plastic, which fits comfortably around your teeth. That means there’s no chance of the inside of your cheek or lip getting caught or cut on brackets and wires. An added benefit is that they’re completely removeable, so you can eat all of your favorite foods without worrying about damaging your orthodontics.

Additionally, Invisalign treatment takes a shorter amount of time to complete than traditional braces. On average, the treatment time takes between 10 and 18 months, and it requires fewer dental visits for adjustments. Traditional braces typically require monthly adjustments to keep your alignment on track.

Who Should Consider Invisalign?

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Candidates for Invisalign clear braces are typically those with mild to moderate misalignment. Patients for Invisalign tend to be in their adult years or older teens because they have a commitment to wearing their aligning trays as instructed. The best way to know if you’re a candidate for Invisalign is to come visit us at Just for Your Smile. Dr. Osseiran will carefully examine your grin to see if Invisalign is right for you.

Does it sound like you could benefit from Invisalign treatment? Contact our office to get started on a beautifully straightened set of pearly whites.

Invisalign FAQs

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Are you still wondering whether Invisalign in Tysons Corner & Potomac is the best orthodontic treatment to solve the issues you face? This treatment comes highly recommended by patients, not just because they don’t have to endure a mouth full of metal, but because it can conveniently incorporate into most patient’s day-to-day lives. For your convenience, we’ve answered some common questions we receive from our patients below.

Does it hurt to wear Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign treatment works in a similar way as metal braces, but it isn’t nearly as uncomfortable or painful as having brackets and wires littering your mouth. You’ve most likely heard from a friend who had traditional braces how painful their appointments with their orthodontist were because they had to get them tightened. Fortunately, you won’t have to deal with this when you get Invisalign from us. Your aligners will be made from smooth plastic that’s customized to comfortably and snuggly fit over your teeth to align them. That means that you won’t have to worry about poking metal irritating and cutting your oral tissues.

Some patients do report slight discomfort for a couple of days after they switch to a new series of aligners. If this is the case for you, a good way to avoid this transition period is to switch them at night so you can sleep through most of the soreness.

What should I do if I lose or damage an aligner?

If you accidentally throw away or damage your aligner, be sure not to panic. We understand that accidents happen, so you can rest assured knowing that we’re not going to judge you if you call us up for some guidance. Don’t try to force a damaged aligner back into your mouth. Instead, contact our office right away. Depending on your circumstances, we might tell you to temporarily go back to wearing your last series of aligners, or we’ll move you to the next set of aligners in your treatment. We can also order you a replacement aligner if necessary.

How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?

Over the course of your Invisalign treatment, it’ll be important to regularly clean and sanitize your aligners to prevent oral health problems from developing. Without the proper care, food particles, bacteria, and plaque can get stuck between your trays and your teeth, causing a variety of issues to develop down the road, including gum disease and cavities. To avoid this, be sure to soak your aligners regularly in either a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water or a special Invisalign cleaning solution. It’s also important to rinse your trays after each time you take them out. To remove plaque and debris, you can scrub your aligners using a soft-bristled brush and clear antibacterial soap.

Will I need to wear a retainer after my treatment?

When you get closer towards being on the last set of your trays, we’ll discuss retainer options with you, because you will need to wear one to preserve the progress you’ve made throughout your treatment. If you aren’t diligent about wearing your retainer as instructed by your dentist, your teeth will drift back into their original positions and reverse the results you worked so hard to achieve.

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