Invisalign® Specialist

Friendly Smiles Dental Care

Navdeep Aulakh, DDS

Dentist located in Burke, VA

Have you always desired beautiful, straight teeth without the hassle of wires and brackets? Dr. Navdeep Aulakh, DDS at Friendly Smiles Dental Care in Burke, Virginia, serving the surrounding areas of Lorton, Springfield, and Annandale, Virginia, as well, can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with Invisalign®. To get straighter teeth and a gorgeous smile with clear braces, call or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an invisible alternative to traditional metal braces. Dr. Aulakh offers this treatment to help treat:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Widely-spaced teeth
  • Overly-crowded teeth

The benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Aesthetically appealing
  • Easier brushing and flossing
  • Decreased irritation to your gums
  • Removable

These benefits lead to improved overall oral health along with an increase in your self-confidence.

What can I expect throughout the Invisalign treatment?

Dr. Aulakh provides an estimate of the duration of your treatment when she creates your treatment plan.

Dr. Aulakh takes impressions of your bite to obtain the measurements. She then uses these measurements to make your Invisalign trays.

These trays help align and move your teeth toward a straighter smile. You change trays roughly every two weeks. Throughout the treatment, the changing trays help your teeth move gradually until they are aligned.

Dr. Aulakh recommends you wear your aligners at least 22 hours a day. You may take them off while eating, but make sure to brush and rinse your teeth and Invisalign trays immediately afterward.

What is the difference between braces and Invisalign?

Invisalign is a far less invasive alternative when it comes to straightening your teeth than traditional metal braces. Invisalign is also virtually invisible, making it the perfect candidate if you don’t want anyone to notice you’re straightening your teeth.

Invisalign also makes it more enjoyable to do your daily activities, such as playing sports and instruments since these can be challenging with traditional braces. In addition, since wires and brackets aren’t involved, Invisalign causes less dental emergencies, meaning fewer trips to the dental office.

Nonetheless, Invisalign is more limited in terms of not being able to work for certain serious orthodontic cases. Due to this, Dr. Aulakh recommends a consultation to see if Invisalign can best treat your case.

If you want to experience life with a red carpet smile, call Friendly Smiles Dental Care today or schedule an appointment online.

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