Are you looking for an alternative to metal braces? Try Invisalign. Invisalign clear aligners can be used to treat a range of orthodontic problems including overbite, underbite, and crooked teeth. They are also virtually invisible as they are made of ultra-thin discreet plastic. Invisalign aligners are highly flexible and more comfortable than traditional metal braces. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can enjoy your favorite foods and brush and floss normally.
Dr. Nishan Halim is an Invisalign dentist in Washington, DC that is dedicated to helping patients reach their oral health goals. Dr. Halim collaborates with patients to understand their specific needs and choose a cosmetic dental treatment that targets those needs effectively.
Benefits of Invisalign
With traditional braces, you have to avoid hard or sticky foods that can become stuck in your braces and can cause damage. Invisalign aligners can be removed before you eat so they do not require dietary restrictions. Patients only need to rinse their mouth with water if they can’t brush their teeth before putting their aligners back on. Invisalign aligners are made from clear plastic and are less noticeable than metal braces. In most cases, the cost of treatment with a clear aligner system is comparable or less expensive than treatment costs associated with traditional braces.
Invisalign uses a custom set of aligners to gently reposition the teeth into a straighter and more balanced formation. To begin the treatment process, Dr. Halim will create a personalized treatment plan of how the clear aligners shift the teeth. Your personalized treatment plan will address both aesthetic desires and any dental health concerns affecting the comfort and function of your smile.
Dr. Halim takes digital impressions of your teeth that are sent to a lab for fabrication. Once the aligners are complete we will schedule a visit for the initial placement of the first set. Invisalign is worn for 22 hours each day and can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. Dr. Halim will provide care instructions for keeping the aligners clean during treatment. The length of treatment time and the number of aligners needed will depend on the specifics of each patients’ case. On average, patients usually wear their aligners between 12-18 months; however, that may vary from patient to patient.
During periodic checkup visits, we will monitor your progress to ensure that your treatment is running smoothly. Dr. Halim will meet with you to perform a dental exam before discussing treatment options that fit your budget and needs. The length of your treatment will depend on the severity of your concerns and the number of aligners necessary to achieve your goals.
Call Our Washington, DC Dental Office
Do you want to straighten your crooked or misaligned teeth? Try Invisalign treatment in Washington, DC. Request an appointment with Dr. Halim on our website. You may also call our office at 202.318.4113. If you have any remaining questions about Invisalign, let Dr. Halim know at your next consultation. He will be happy to clarify each and every aspect of treatment.