A mouthful of metal isn’t the only way to get the straight smile of your dreams. At her office in Alexandria, Virginia, Sepideh Badri, DDS, offers Invisalign®. This virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth has helped countless patients achieve perfect smiles without the embarrassment or inconvenience of traditional braces.

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What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a tool that the team at Dental Studio at Mark Center uses to straighten your teeth without needing to put any metal in your mouth. Instead of the traditional metal brackets guided along a heavy-duty wire, Invisalign uses sets of clear, plastic trays called aligners.

Your Invisalign treatments start with a digital scan of your smile or impression of both jaws. This is used to create your first set of aligners. They fit over your teeth and gently guide them toward better alignment as you wear them. After one or two weeks, you change out your aligners for the next set in your treatment plan. Over time, each successive aligner shifts your teeth closer and closer to their perfect position. By the time you finish your Invisalign treatment, usually within 18 months or less, you have a perfectly straight smile.

What does day-to-day life look like with Invisalign?

Your aligners are designed to seamlessly integrate into your daily life. You only need to wear them for 20-22 hours a day. This leaves you plenty of time to take them out when you’re eating, playing sports, or doing an activity during which you’d prefer not to wear them, like giving an important presentation or going on a date.

You can’t eat with your aligners in, but they easily pop in and out for your convenience. After you eat, just brush your teeth and put them back in place to make more progress toward your ideal smile.

Every six to eight weeks, you’ll come back to Dental Studio at Mark Center to ensure that your teeth are progressing the way they should. These appointments are quick, easy, and painless — a notable difference from adjustment appointment for traditional braces, which are more frequent and can cause significant discomfort.

How do I care for my aligners?

Invisalign offers a cleaning system designed for your aligners to make maintaining them a breeze. But if you’d prefer, you can also keep them clean by simply gently brushing them with toothpaste and lukewarm water. Don’t use hot water on your aligners or they could warp.

If you’re interested in getting a straighter smile the invisible way, call Dental Studio at Mark Center to discuss Invisalign. Alternately, you can schedule your Invisalign consultation line.

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