What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to treat with Invisalign.
Why would I want Invisalign?
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 doctor’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 2 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 that your doctor has prescribed. You’ll visit Railroad Dental Associates about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case. (The average treatment time with Invisalign is just 1 year and it has over 96% patient satisfaction rate)
Introducing the iTero Element® Digital Intraoral Scanner
Not only is RDA and Elite Invisalign provider, we also use the latest, cutting-edge technology as our office uses the iTero Element digital scanner.
Make an impression — without ever making an impression. With iTero Element digital scanner, you can take full arch scans with no goop trays or gagging. The best part? Scans take as little as 60 seconds and the iTero TimeLapse, is a revolutionary technology that allows us to compare past and current scans to quantify changes in tooth wear, tooth movement, and changes in gingiva right at chairside.
As of March 2016, iTero scans have been used in more than 1.2 million restorative crown, bridge, and custom implant cases and more than 2.7 million iTero orthodontic scans, including more than 1 million Invisalign® scans.
Contact us today for Invisalign services in our Manassas VA location.