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Invisalign: The Invisible Braces for Adults

Close up of a woman places her Invisalign aligners over her teeth.
Close up of a woman putting in her Invisalign aligner.

If you’ve always dreamed of straighter teeth, you probably thought braces were your only option. However, thanks to modern advances in dentistry, there’s a new solution that can help you achieve your dream smile – Invisalign.

Invisalign is the perfect solution for adults looking to transform their smiles. Comfortable and practical, Invisalign is a fantastic treatment to help you get straighter teeth without the need for traditional braces.

Find out more about Invisalign and how you can schedule an appointment with Rinaldi Arts Dental.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a system of dental aligners to straighten teeth over time. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are clear, removable, and comfortable to wear, with no wires or adhesives. Throughout the course of the treatment, teeth are moved until they reach the right position. They gently transforming your smile.

What’s great about Invisalign is that all of your aligners are custom made for your teeth, meaning they fit comfortably for easy wear. As they are removable, you can take them out for eating and drinking, making it easy to keep them clean.

Aligners are rotated every 1-2 weeks depending on Dr. Rinaldi’s advice. Each new set of aligners will help move your teeth into the right position until the treatment is complete. The length of treatment varies from patient to patient, but most patients complete the course of treatment in 6 to 24 months.

You will need to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day to experience the most effective results, meaning you can sleep in your aligners too. Flexible and removable at any time, Invisalign will fit seamlessly into your lifestyle.

Is It Suitable for Me?

Invisalign is a suitable treatment for many people looking to achieve straighter teeth. They are a great solution for those who don’t want the hassle of braces and want more flexibility with their dental treatment. They can correct most bite and alignment issues, helping to achieve a straighter smile over time.

A consultation at our Chevy Chase dental practice will help determine your suitability for Invisalign, as well as any supplementary treatment to help you achieve your desired smile.

Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

There are multiple reasons why more and more patients are choosing Invisalign over traditional braces. Some of the main advantages of Invisalign include:

  • The aligners are practically invisible, making them a simple and discreet way of transforming your teeth.
  • The aligners are easier to clean, helping you maintain good oral hygiene habits throughout your treatment.
  • Fewer office visits making it a great solution for those with busy schedules.
  • As aligners are removable, you can still eat and drink what you want – simply remove the aligners at mealtimes.
  • Invisalign aligners are more comfortable to wear and make regular activities easier than wearing braces.

Does Invisalign Produce Effective Results?

Invisalign is an increasingly popular dental treatment. So far, more than 8 million people have used Invisalign with effective results. Invisalign uses technology that predicts the movements of your teeth with greater accuracy, helping to create the aligners that will move your teeth into position.

Dr. Rinaldi will monitor your treatment and make adjustments as needed. Provided you wear your aligners as directed, you’ll begin to notice results in a matter of weeks. At the end of your treatment, Dr. Rinaldi may give you a retainer to wear to help maintain the position of your teeth. This is common after most forms of orthodontic treatment and you may only need to wear them at night.

Will Invisalign Affect My Day-to-Day Life?

Invisalign is designed to fit in with your lifestyle. Apart from those you tell that you’re having the treatment, they will be virtually undetectable to other people.

Because they’re removable, you can take your aligners out to eat and drink, which really makes a difference in comfort. Don’t worry about staining your aligners or your teeth, you’ll be able to clean both as needed. You’ll supply you with a carry case for your aligners to keep them clean and safe when not in use.

If for any reason, you don’t want to wear your aligners — for a special occasion, job interview, or while playing sports — simply put them away. The best results come from wearing the aligners for 20-22 hours a day. However, the option to remove them when needed let you enjoy your regular activities without worry.

Is Invisalign Painful?

Invisalign works by applying constant, gentle pressure to your teeth to help them shift into the desired place. You might feel some discomfort wearing your aligners, especially after starting a new set. If you are experiencing significant discomfort, however, you should consult with Dr. Rinaldi.

Start Your Invisalign Journey at Rinaldi Dental Arts

If you think Invisalign sounds like the right treatment for you, you can schedule a consultation at Rinaldi Dental Arts today. Our team will make an appointment to check your suitability, discuss your goals, and put a treatment plan together. With many of our patients already choosing Invisalign, you could be the next to enjoy the benefits of this innovative dental treatment.

Invisalign can produce some effective results for all kinds of problems with bite and alignment issues. If you want to enhance your smile, Invisalign can be a suitable solution for teeth straightening as an adult. If you’re interested in Invisalign, contact us today. Book an appointment at our Chevy Chase practice to start your Invisalign journey with us.

Close up of a woman places her Invisalign aligners over her teeth.