Invisalign

Consider Invisalign braces to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted – without metal brackets. A consultation with Dr. Tisseront can determine if Invisalign braces are right for you.

WHAT IS INVISALIGN?

Invisalign ® uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you are wearing. So you can smile more during treatment as well as after.

Invisalign is made using 3D computer imaging technology. Our Invisalign orthodontist, Dr. Tisseront uses this 3D imaging to prescribe a treatment plan just for you!

WHY WOULD I WANT INVISALIGN BRACES?

Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.

And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your Invisalign orthodontist’s office getting adjustments.

Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

HOW DOES INVISALIGN WORK?

You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to the final position your doctor has prescribed. You’ll visit your orthodontist at our practice in Reston, VA about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time with Invisalign braces typically lasts nine to 15 months, and the number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both numbers will vary from case to case depending on the plan prescribed by your Invisalign orthodontist.

INVISALIGN
INVISALIGN

HOW MUCH DOES INVISALIGN COST?

Because Invisalign is a custom orthodontic solution, you may be concerned about the cost of Invisalign. However, it’s because Invisalign is customized to you that you may actually end up saving in the long run depending on what type of orthodontic adjustments you need. While Invisalign has many differences from traditional braces, the cost of Invisalign is actually quite similar and has similar levels of coverage under most health insurance.

HOW DOES INVISALIGN® COMPARE?

Traditional BracesCeramic BracesLingual BracesInvisalign®
Movement
MOVEMENT
No limitation of
tooth movement
No limitation of
tooth movement
No limitation of
tooth movement
Some tooth movements
are not possible and/or
are limited
Bite
BITE
Can be perfected,
no limitations
Can be perfected,
no limitations
Can be perfected,
no limitations
Bite may not be
perfected. Proper bite
may not be achievable
Cosmetics
COSMETICS
VisibleLess VisibleInvisible. Clear buttons
may be needed
Subtly visible. Clear
buttons may be needed
Compliance
COMPLIANCE
Orthodontist Member
has full control of tooth movement
Orthodontist Member
has full control of tooth movement
Orthodontist Member
has full control of tooth movement
Patient dependent.
Outcome dependent on aligner-wear.
Some patients
abandon treatment.
Eating
EATING
Can eat and drinkCan eat and drinkCan eat and drinkMust remove aligners
when eating or drinking
(except water)
Speech
SPEECH
No adjustment time
necessary
No adjustment time
necessary
May need temporary
adjustment time
May need temporary
adjustment time

To find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign Braces, please contact our office or call us on: 703-773-1200.

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