Presidential Dental Group

General Dentists located in Washington, DC

Do you want a straighter smile without all of the difficulties of having to wear traditional metal braces? Then you want Invisalign®, offered by the team of dental experts at Presidential Dental Group. Located in Washington, DC, Presidential Dental Group is a trusted resource for patients who want to straighten their smile with a convenient treatment. To learn more about how Presidential Dental Group can improve your smile with Invisalign, book an appointment today by calling the office or scheduling a visit online.

Invisalign Q & A

What’s Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic system utilizing a series of clear, plastic aligners to gently move your teeth into a better alignment. With over six million success stories worldwide, it’s quickly becoming the most popular orthodontic alternative to traditional metal braces for people looking to improve their smile.

Is Invisalign for me?

Invisalign is for you if you want an easy and effective treatment for:

  • Gaps between your teeth
  • Open bite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbite

Many patients also opt for Invisalign to achieve generally straighter teeth or to correct mild to moderate dental misalignments.

How does Invisalign work?

When you decide to start your journey towards a better smile with Invisalign, the first thing your dentist at Presidential Dental Group does is to take an impression of your current bite and smile. While many dental practices do this with an uncomfortable dental mold, Presidential Dental Group uses the iTero® intraoral scanner — a tiny camera used to take a series of pictures of the inside of your mouth.

These pictures are then fed into software creating a virtual model of your teeth. Your dentist manipulates this virtual model to create your target alignment, maps out a series of “steps” in between your current alignment and your dream smile, and sends the information to a lab.

The lab then fabricates a series of clear plastic aligners modeled after each of these “steps” in the journey towards your target alignment. The aligners fit comfortably over your teeth and exert a small amount of pressure, gently moving them into your target alignment.

You wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day, taking them out only to brush, floss, or eat. After two weeks, you move on to the next aligner in your series as your teeth progress closer to their target alignment. Some patients can reach their target alignment in as little as nine months!

Why should I get Invisalign?

Invisalign is a new-and-improved orthodontic treatment getting you the same results as traditional braces without all of the hassle of having a mouth full of metal. Unlike braces, Invisalign’s clear plastic aligners are:

  • Invisible and virtually unnoticeable in your mouth
  • Comfortable and won’t tear up the insides of your cheeks
  • Quick, working up to 50% faster in some cases

It’s also easier to keep your teeth clean during Invisalign treatment. Unlike traditional metal braces, which require special tools and techniques to work around, your Invisalign aligners can pop right out, letting you brush and floss like normal.

Let the team at Presidential Dental Group help you discover your dream smile today with Invisalign. Get started by calling the office or booking a visit online.