When it comes to straightening your teeth, there is no shortage of options. One of the most common options to get teeth straight is by using traditional metal braces. However, this comes with some downfalls. The problems with metal braces are that they can cut up the mouth, and that you need to go to the orthodontist for adjustments every month. These braces are also quite uncomfortable and make it difficult for you to clean your teeth properly. And lastly – metal braces are not the most aesthetically pleasing. That is why we, at Burton Dentistry, in Alexandria, VA, offer the Invisalign® system.
Perhaps the most significant benefit of Invisalign® is that you can keep your teeth looking and feeling like you are not wearing braces. The clear trays make straightening your teeth a discreet process. Other benefits include comfort and convenience. Your mouth will not get cut up as there are no wires or brackets involved. And every couple of weeks, you replace the trays, meaning that you do not need to head into the office every month to get your braces adjusted. Invisalign® is an excellent system for people who need to maintain their appearance and don’t mind having to take the trays in and out.
The process for getting Invisalign® is straightforward. All you need to do is to come to the dentist’s office. The first step will be to take an impression. Impressions are important because what the office and the lab will do is create a starting point and an end point. The trays will then be fabricated and sent to the dentist’s office. Once you come back to our office, we will get you fitted. After you have been fitted with your new Invisalign tray, you will have to start wearing the trays for 22 hours each day. Make sure to also maintain your dental hygiene by brushing and flossing.
Getting started with Invisalign® is as easy as giving Burton Dentistry in Alexandria, VA a call today.