Centreville Dental Design
Jae M. Chong, DMD
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Centreville, VA
Crooked teeth can be more than just an aesthetic problem; they can also cause pain, discomfort, bad breath, chewing difficulty, and more. For some people, crooked teeth can damage their self-image and even lead to periodontal disease. That’s why more than four million people have chosen Invisalign® to straighten their teeth. Jae Chong, DMD, and his expert dental team at Centreville Dental Design in Centreville, Virgina, offer Invisalign custom-made aligner trays to straighten your teeth and prevent tooth wear. To learn more about Invisalign, call the office or book an appointment online.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign straightens your teeth using custom-made, near-invisible aligner trays. These trays are made of smooth, comfortable plastic that you can wear over your teeth. Gradually, the trays shift your teeth into place, straightening and aligning them.
There are other teeth-straightening methods out there, but Invisalign offers comfort, convenience, and discretion with its see-through plastic material.
No matter your stage of life, Invisalign is a cutting-edge approach to teeth straightening that has minimal interference in your daily life.
You should wear your aligner trays for 20-22 hours a day for the best results. Invisalign works on simple and complex cases and people of all ages, including children and teens.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
The primary benefit of Invisalign is that it’s noninvasive. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. The wires used with conventional braces can poke and irritate your mouth, whereas Invisalign provides comfort and a positive patient experience.
About every two weeks, you’re given a new set of aligners to wear until your treatment is considered complete and you’re satisfied with your teeth. You can achieve a great smile without undergoing surgery and without having to spend countless hours at different locations. Dr. Chong and the Centreville Dental Design team offer convenient Invisalign treatments at their office.
With Invisalign, you can brush and floss your teeth as usual, since the trays are easily removable. They’re easy to clean, almost invisible, and make an excellent modern treatment choice. There are no restrictions on what you can eat.
The system is backed by 20 years of clinical research and includes a unique feature to monitor the amount of time that teens wear their aligner trays. A compliance indicator on the trays changes color from blue to clear to help gauge wear time.
What can I expect after my Invisalign treatment?
Following treatment, it’s easy to see how much your smile improves and your teeth shift into place. Your dentist might recommend you wear a retainer that’s made with the same state-of-the-art technology as the aligner trays.
Follow-up visits after your treatment are necessary to maintain the results. Invisalign has improved the smile of an estimated four million patients and counting. To learn more about revamping your smile with Invisalign, call Centreville Dental Design or book your appointment online.