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Invisalign Specialist

Premium Family Dental

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Krispy Kreme Shopping Center, Alexandria, VA

A mouth full of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative to crooked, misaligned teeth. Vu Nguyen, DDS, and Keehong Kwon, DDS, at Premium Family Dental in Alexandria, Virginia provide Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments. If you want to straighten out your smile without the inconvenience of braces, call Premium Family Dental Institute or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign is an innovative new way to straighten teeth. It offers a great alternative to traditional teeth-straightening treatments like braces. Your teeth will be progressively aligned over time thanks to clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth.

You can easily remove the aligners for teeth cleaning and eating, but you want to wear them for at least 20 hours per day for optimal results. While you’re not eating or brushing your teeth, the Invisalign aligners should remain in your mouth.

Why might Invisalign be a better option for you?

Invisalign is an increasingly popular means to fix poorly aligned teeth, especially among young adults, due to its ease of use and comfort. Not convinced quite yet? Here are the benefits of Invisalign over braces or other traditional orthodontic approaches:

  • Invisibility, because people want to see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, because the soft plastic won’t cut your mouth like sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, with the ability to immediately remove them whenever you need to eat, floss, or brush your teeth
  • Timing, because with Invisalign, you can expect to see results up to 50% faster than with other orthodontic techniques

Are you a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is proven effective to treat mild to moderate dental misalignments, including:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Teeth misalignment after braces

Invisalign might not be the right treatment for you if you have major alignment and orthodontic issues. The team might recommend an alternative treatment if this is the case. To see whether Invisalign is the best option for you, visit Premium Family Dental for a consultation.

What should I anticipate from an Invisalign treatment?

First, your dentist examines your teeth to determine whether Invisalign is right for you. He might either make physical impressions of your teeth or create 3D images of them using a digital scanner. This helps the team develop a precise treatment plan.

Next, your dentist fits your teeth with customized clear, plastic aligners. The aligners gently move your teeth into ideal alignment while you wear them. To keep your teeth moving in the right direction, the dentist will occasionally make your new aligners. This process continues until your smile is just right.

Want to straighten your teeth and have a perfect smile? Don’t want the pain, discomfort, and inconvenience of braces? Book online or call Premium Family Dental to talk to the team about Invisalign.