Just For Your Smile

Cosmetic Dentists & Prosthodontists located in Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA & Potomac Village, Potomac, MD

Each year, Invisalign® helps millions of Americans achieve straight teeth and a bright, beautiful smile without the use of conventional braces. With two convenient locations in Tysons Corner in Vienna, Virginia, and Potomac Village in Potomac, Maryland, the expert dentists at Just For Your Smile make it easy to get the spectacular results that you deserve. To schedule your first appointment, call or use the online booking feature today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

While some people are born with naturally straight teeth, most people need some help achieving their best smile. Conventional braces are a wonderful solution to straighten and align your teeth, helping countless people over the years. However, some people want a more discreet option. 

Invisalign is an orthodontic solution that uses a series of clear oral trays. When worn, these trays blend into your teeth, becoming nearly invisible. Over time, the trays move your teeth slowly into proper alignment. Each tray is worn 20-22 hours each day for several weeks, after which time the next tray is used. 

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is a perfect solution for many people who want straighter teeth but don’t want to deal with highly noticeable braces. Invisalign works best for those who have mild to moderate misalignment. If your teeth are more seriously misaligned, Invisalign may not be the right option. 

In addition, since the trays are removable, you must be dedicated to wearing them for the recommended amount of time. Because of this, older teenagers and adults often make better candidates than children. Speak with your provider at Just For Your Smile to find out if Invisalign is an option for you. 

What should I expect during Invisalign treatment?

Initially, your dentist at Just For Your Smile will examine your mouth and take special images of your teeth and jaw. You'll discuss your goals with them and together create a plan of care. They will then use these images to create your own personalized set of Invisalign trays.

Each tray is worn for about two weeks. At the beginning of this period, you may notice a slight discomfort as the tray gently moves your teeth toward the desired position. However, since Invisalign is made from smooth plastic as opposed to metal wiring like conventional braces, most people report that Invisalign is actually fairly comfortable.  

To learn if Invisalign can help straighten your teeth and give you the smile you’ve always wanted, call or use the online booking feature today.