How Invisalign Works To Transform Your Smile

Your smile is your best asset, and Invisalign clear aligners are the easiest, quickest method to getting the smile of your dreams. The process is simple and just three easy steps with the country’s #1 Invisalign provider can put you on the path to your best smile. Whether you are considering Invisalign for your child or looking to make a few adjustments as your smile has changed with age, learn more about what you can expect with Invisalign treatment from Northern Virginia Orthodontics.

Invisalign Treatment: How does it work?

Invisalign clear aligners use a strong and stiff plastic fitted tightly around your teeth to move them into proper alignment. Multiple aligners are used at varying stages to gradually shift teeth. The professionals at Northern Virginia Orthodontics will evaluate your smile, give a recommendation for alignment including a tentative timeline, and provide guidance with regular check-ups.

Learn more about what types of issues Invisalign can fix.

Step 1: Meet with a Northern Virginia Orthodontics Professional

Ready to get serious about your smile? Start your transformation from the very first appointment. Get started with a smile assessment at the NVO Invisalign Studio to get an idea of what Invisalign treatment is best for you. Your Invisalign doctor will get to know you and your lifestyle before using the iTero Element scanner. The iTero Element scanner gets a fast and accurate 3D scan of your teeth and can show you an instant simulation of what your new smile will look like after Invisalign treatment. The next step is to create a treatment plan custom to you and your needs. Once you and your doctor agree on a treatment plan, it’s time to start transforming your smile.

Step 2: Fitting and Wearing Your New Aligners

Now the fun starts. Step 2 may be the most important step when it comes to your new smile. Your Invisalign doctor will ensure your aligners have the perfect fit, answer any questions and set your expectations on the Invisalign process moving forward. 

Start wearing your Invisalign trays immediately upon receiving them and ensuring a proper fit. You and your Invisalign doctor will schedule in-person check-ups to ensure your smile transformation is going smoothly. Your Northern Virginia Orthodontics Invisalign professional will check your progress and fit the next pair of aligners after a few weeks of wear. 

Live your life with zero interruption. Your Invisalign aligners are transparent and easy to remove, giving you the freedom to live your life the way you want. Remember to remove your aligners before eating or drinking and only drink water when wearing them. Being able to remove aligners also helps with oral hygiene. There is no need to struggle with threading floss between teeth like with traditional braces.

Learn more about caring for and cleaning Invisalign aligners.

Step 3: The “After” Photo

You made it! You made it through your smile transformation with Northern Virginia Orthodontics and Invisalign clear aligners. Your teeth may start to shift after you’ve finished your Invisalign treatment so as with traditional braces, a retainer is recommended. Keep your smile beautiful and photo-ready with the Vivera retainer. This custom retainer is 30% stronger than other retainers on the market. Just like your Invisalign aligners, Vivera is made to fit your smile comfortably but is worn while you sleep. Check out some of our patients’ before and after photos to see the true transformative power of Invisalign aligners.

Smile Bigger With Northern Virginia Orthodontics

Ready to start your smile transformation? Contact Northern Virginia Orthodontics to schedule your smile assessment at one of our four convenient locations