No, Invisalign® does not hurt. Patients do sometimes experience mild discomfort from the shifting of their teeth, but the series of aligners makes the movements incremental enough for the discomfort to quickly dissipate.
When you imagine clear aligners, you probably imagine Invisalign®. Orthodontists have used Invisalign® since 1998 to improve their patients smiles without the need for invasive metal braces or elastic ties.
Invisalign can be used to treat a broad range of orthodontic problems, including:
Gapped & spaced teeth
How Invisalign® Works
Invisalign® uses a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners. We design each aligner to make small changes to the teeth and gradually move them into proper position as patients advance through new sets of aligners.
What to Expect
Using advanced scanning technology, we create a highly accurate digital impression of your mouth. Your Invisalign® aligners will then be designed to fit your individual needs in order to move the teeth into alignment. You’ll meet regularly with your provider to ensure your treatment using Invisalign in Fairfax is going as planned.
Fairfax’s Home for Invisalign®
We achieve the most accurate fit of Invisalign® by utilizing state-of-the-art 3D scanning techniques that give unprecedented visual access to the teeth and gums.
Focus on Education
Our role is to help patients understand the “why” behind their treatment, every step of the way. Before any patient leaves their appointment, they’ll know everything about their orthodontic solutions and be an active part of their own treatment.
With 5 board-certified orthodontists and 4 convenient locations in Northern Virginia, we’ve made it easy for you to obtain the friendly, positive care you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Each patient will have their own timeline for their Invisalign® clear aligner therapy. We typically use Invisalign® for longer term corrective treatments, which could be in the range of 12 to 18 months.
Yes, Invisalign® should be a permanent solution to your alignment issues. Just as with traditional metal braces, there is potential for your teeth to shift back after treatment. Your habits at home are key to ensuring your results last.
Yes, like traditional braces you will need to wear a retainer. Without the use of a retainer, your teeth could shift back to their pre-treatment position.
Yes! Trü Orthodontics is committed to providing flexible and accessible payment options. Our goal is to make orthodontic treatment more affordable for everyone getting Invisalign in Fairfax! Our options include discounts for those without insurance, monthly promotions, and even extended payment plans through our trusted third-party agency, Cherry.