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How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?

Straighter teeth are beautiful and more healthy. Yes, healthy! Crooked or misaligned teeth trap bacteria more easily and are harder to clean, which results in decay, and in some cases tooth loss and gum disease. A great way to straighten teeth is by using Invisalign. At Novel Smiles Dental and Orthodontic Center in Mclean VA, dentists offer patients Invisalign. Talk to your Dentist McLean to learn more.

More About Invisalign

Invisalign are custom-made clear aligner trays made using CAD/CAM software based on a mold of your teeth. The clear trays are suitable for older teenagers and young adults who don't want the whole world to know they're wearing braces. Dentists in McLean require patients to wear trays -- one for the top and one for the bottom jaw -- about 20-to-22 hours a day for maximum effectiveness of the treatment.

You only need to remove them while eating and brushing your teeth. Because they're invisible, you don't need to take them off for interviews, or while taking a selfie. The whole treatment should only last about nine months but that varies from one person to another. The trays work by applying gentle pressure on teeth to move them into the right position. The clear aligners are swapped out every two weeks for a new pair to continue repositioning teeth.

What are the advantages of Invisalign?

Invisalign works as a mouthguard while you sleep at night if you have a tooth-grinding issue. They're also comfortable because they're made of flexible plastic, as opposed to metal wires in traditional braces. Note that Invisalign isn't for everyone, especially if you have extremely misaligned or crooked teeth.

The trays are removable, making them a smarter, hygienic choice. You don't have to worry about food getting stuck in metal wires and it being difficult to clean them. You simply remove trays while eating, then brush, floss, and rinse, lastly put the tray back on.

Do you need a consultation?

Interested in Invisalign but have more questions? Then call the dentists at Novel Smiles Dental and Orthodontic Center in McLean VA by calling (703) 942-8882 for more information.

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