Invisalign Specialist

Village Dentistry of Leesburg

Cosmetic Dentists & Periodontists located in Leesburg, VA

The vast majority of adults who have had their teeth straightened report a boost in confidence from their improved smile. That’s why Dr. Shahla Ranjbar offers Invisalign® at her Leesburg, Virginia, office. Adults with crooked teeth visit her at Village Dentistry of Leesburg for this concealed alignment system. If you want straighter teeth and more confidence without the discomfort of traditional braces, make an appointment with Dr. Ranjbar to see if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.

Invisalign Q & A

Village Dentistry of Leesburg

 

How does Invisalign® work?

Invisalign® is an alternative to braces that uses a series of plastic aligners to gradually adjust the position of your teeth.

Dr. Ranjbar evaluates your teeth to determine whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. If you are, she takes a 3D scan of your teeth to provide a blueprint for your aligners and produce a treatment plan. You can preview how your teeth will move and what they’ll look like when you’re done.

Dr. Ranjbar sends the 3D images to the manufacturer so they can produce a series of custom aligners for you. Once you get your aligners, you’ll wear them for 20-22 hours a day, switching them out about once a week. The aligners gradually shift your teeth into proper position.

Is Invisalign as effective as traditional metal braces?

Invisalign is just as effective as metal braces in straightening teeth. Invisalign is comparable in price and is typically covered by insurance, just like braces.

In many ways, Invisalign is more convenient than traditional braces. The aligners are removable so you can eat and brush your teeth without them. The thermoplastic aligners are smooth against the gums, while wire brackets can irritate. And where braces are highly noticeable, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible.

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

As the Invisalign company continues to make advancements with their dental system, the aligners have become appropriate for an increasing number of cases, from simple to complex. Invisalign is appropriate in most situations including:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite
  • Gapped teeth

How do I take care of my aligners?

You can wash your aligners with the specially-formulated Invisalign Cleaning System. It contains cleaning crystals that sterilize, remove plaque, and keep the aligners clear. If you don’t have the formula, you can brush aligners with regular toothpaste and rinse them.

To keep the aligners from staining, you shouldn’t drink wine or smoke with the aligners on. It’s important to brush your teeth after each meal to prevent residue from transferring from your teeth to the plastic.

If you’re ready to learn more about Invisalign, contact Dr. Ranjbar’s office to set up a consultation.