Galleria Dental Aesthetics in McLean VA

When is the Best Time to Start Invisalign?

It is never too late to start orthodontic treatment. Although many people have braces as teenagers, recent years have shown an increasing number of adult patients requesting orthodontics.

Many adults have some degree of misalignment even though they may have worn braces in the past. Teeth have a tendency to shift, and without vigilant use of a retainer you may notice some slight crookedness or shifting has occurred.

Invisalign offers adults a way to straighten their teeth without attracting the attention of the traditional braces they remember from their youth. These patients often require Invisalign treatment for a year or less. Many patients who have never worn braces before are also candidates for Invisalign. Depending on your orthodontic needs, Invisalign can achieve the tooth and jaw alignment you never received as a youth.

The benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Clear, plastic aligners
  • Lets you see progress at every stage
  • Removable for easy brushing and flossing
  • Removable for comfortable eating

With Invisalign Teen, your teenager may be a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. This system has features specifically designed to meet the orthodontic needs of a developing mouth. The aligners also have a feature allowing you to monitor whether your teen has been wearing the aligner for the required 20 to 22 hours a day.

After meeting you, our dentists can determine if any dental treatment or extractions need to be completed before your Invisalign treatment.

For Invisalign in Northern Virginia, please contact the experienced Invisalign dentists at Galleria Dental Aesthetics to schedule a consultation.

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