What to Expect When Getting Started with Invisalign

What to Expect When Getting Started with Invisalign

Are you considering improving your smile and straightening your teeth with Invisalign®? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

At our practice, K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group in Washington, DC, our Invisalign-trained dental team offers this popular choice of orthodontic treatment for both adults and teens because of its discreet appearance and comfortable fit. 

If you're curious about what to expect when getting started with Invisalign, we have you covered. Here’s where to start:

The consultation

The journey to a straighter smile begins with a consultation. During this initial visit, we examine your teeth, discuss your treatment goals, and determine if Invisalign is the right option for you. We also take digital impressions of your teeth, which we use to create your custom treatment plan.

Customized treatment plan

One of the standout features of Invisalign is its personalization. Using advanced 3D imaging technology, we create a series of clear aligners that gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. We even show you a virtual representation of how your smile will transform over time.

Fitting your aligners

Once your custom aligners are ready, you return to our office to pick them up. We ensure that the aligners fit comfortably, and then we provide you with detailed instructions on how to wear and care for them. 

It's essential to wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day, removing them only when eating and brushing your teeth.

How they look and feel

Invisalign aligners are made from a smooth, BPA-free plastic that’s virtually invisible when worn. Traditional braces require wires and brackets, which can be unsightly and uncomfortable. In contrast, Invisalign aligners are comfortable and don’t irritate your mouth, making them a preferred choice.

Regular checkups

Throughout your Invisalign treatment, you have regular checkups with us to monitor your progress and receive new sets of aligners. These checkups are typically scheduled every 6-8 weeks. Each set of aligners gradually moves your teeth closer to their final, desired position.

Invisalign for adults and teens

Not only is Invisalign a good choice for adults, but teenagers love them, too. 

Invisalign Teen is designed with the specific needs of adolescents in mind. These aligners come with a built-in compliance indicator, which helps parents and orthodontists ensure that the teen is wearing the aligners consistently. 

Invisalign Teen also accommodates growing teeth and provides space for the eruption of new molars.

Payment options

We understand that the cost of orthodontic treatment can be a concern. That's why we offer several payment options to make Invisalign accessible for as many people as possible. We work with you to find payment options and plans that accommodate your budget.

Next steps

Invisalign is a modern and effective solution for achieving a straighter smile without the inconvenience of traditional braces. With its discreet appearance, comfortable fit, and customized treatment plan, it's no wonder so many adults and teens choose Invisalign. 

If you're ready to embark on your journey to a healthier, more confident smile, schedule a consultation at our practice today. We guide you through the process and help you achieve the smile you've always wanted.

To book an appointment, call our friendly staff at 202-315-0856 or send us a message today.

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