Comprehensive Family Dentistry located in Falls Church, VA

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Invisalign services offered in Falls Church, VA

Invisalign® is a discreet orthodontic treatment you might be interested in to achieve a more symmetrical, attractive smile without the hassle and appearance of metal braces. At Arlington Dental Care, Homan Solemaninejad, DMD, offers Invisalign to both teens and adults in Falls Church, Virginia. Whether you have an underbite, overbite, or other alignment problems, Dr. Solemaninejad can help balance your smile. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to find out if Invisalign is right for you.

Invisalign® Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign treatment involves a series of invisible, removable plastic mouthpieces to improve the alignment of your teeth and jaw. 

This type of orthodontic treatment is quicker and more discreet than traditional braces. The aligners are made from SmartTrack®, an FDA-approved material that doesn’t contain metal or allergens. As a result, treatment is safe for pregnant women and people with allergies.

Which dental concerns can Invisalign address?

At Arlington Dental Care, Dr. Solemaninejad uses Invisalign to treat a wide range of alignment problems, including:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Crowding
  • Spaces between teeth
  • A misaligned jaw

Dr. Solemaninejad also uses Invisalign to treat bite abnormalities, like crossbite, overbite, and underbite.

What is the process like for Invisalign treatment?

At Arlington Dental Care, Invisalign treatment begins with a review of your medical records and a discussion of your treatment goals. Next, Dr. Solemaninejad performs a thorough oral exam and takes X-rays to assess the alignment of your teeth and jaw.

If your X-rays show visible alignment problems, you qualify for Invisalign treatment. Dr. Solemaninejad takes digital scans of your mouth and uploads them to a computer to create a custom Invisalign treatment plan that maps out the movement of your teeth and jaw.

After finalizing a treatment plan, Dr. Solemaninejad sends your impressions to a nearby Invisalign lab. Techs at the lab use the impressions to design and make your first set of Invisalign aligners.

Over the course of treatment, you visit Arlington Dental Care every few weeks. At each checkup, Dr. Solemaninejad monitors your progress and has you change into a new pair of aligners. Each new pair of Invisalign aligners places slightly different pressure on your teeth and jaw, improving their alignment and position.

How long does orthodontics with Invisalign take?

The time that orthodontics with Invisalign takes depends on several factors, including your age, oral health history, and goals. Most people complete treatment within 6-12 months, but it may take 18 months or longer for you. To ensure a positive treatment outcome, attend each checkup and carefully follow Dr. Solemaninejad’s instructions.

Call Arlington Dental Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about Invisalign.