You don’t have to deal with unsightly, uncomfortable brackets and wires to get the straight smile of your dreams. Flora Tajalli, DDS, at Acclaim Dental offers Invisalign® to her patients in Herndon, Virginia, and the surrounding areas. This teeth-straightening technology uses clear plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into place. Get started on the path to your best smile by calling Acclaim Dental or scheduling your appointment online today.
Invisalign® is a dental innovation that eschews the brackets and wires of traditional braces. Instead of shifting your teeth with all of that metal, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays that are customized to your smile.
They’re 3D printed for your teeth based on a 3D digital scan the Acclaim Dental team takes, then custom trimmed to precisely fit along your gumline. This gives you the most comfortable, discreet fit.
To gradually shift your teeth to the proper position, you wear each Invisalign aligner for one to two weeks. That aligner gently pushes your teeth closer to their ideal position. When it’s time, you change out the tray for the next Invisalign aligner in your series.
By the time you finish wearing your last aligner, you’re left with a straight, aligned, stunning smile — no trips to the orthodontist necessary.
Many people choose Invisalign because it allows them to straighten their smiles without highly visible braces. Because the Invisalign trays are clear plastic, they’re virtually invisible.
But that’s not the only advantage of Invisalign. It’s also more comfortable and convenient than traditional braces.
Braces use metal brackets and wires to shift your teeth. Although effective, these often cut up your mouth. What’s more, braces require regular trips to the orthodontist so they can adjust the brackets along the wire, shifting your teeth.
With Invisalign, you only have to visit Acclaim Dental periodically for checkups, usually every six to eight weeks. Your teeth continue moving throughout the process as you change out your trays.
Invisalign also makes it easier to stay on top of your oral health. Instead of having to brush and floss around and under wires and brackets, you can simply remove your aligners to clean your teeth. Keeping the aligners themselves clean is easy, too. Just brush them gently with your toothbrush.
You only need to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, which means you can take them out to eat and drink, play sports where you wear a mouthguard, or even go on a date without worrying about anything in your mouth.
If Invisalign sounds like a fit for you, call Acclaim Dental or schedule your appointment online to get started.