Having crooked teeth can make you self-conscious about your smile, but there are ways to straighten them out. If you’re worried about having to wear metal braces that are highly visible, as Invisalign providers in Lake Ridge VA, we offer a nearly invisible option when you want to make your teeth straighter. Our dental team offers Invisalign for adults and children in Woodbridge, Virginia who want to straighten their teeth.
Invisalign is a practically invisible teeth aligner made from thermoplastic. Each Invisalign “tray” is custom-made for your mouth. When you have Invisalign aligners in, your teeth gradually become straighter and you don’t have to worry about them being easily noticed by others.
Invisalign aligners use controlled pressure to move teeth into a straighter position. When you opt for these aligners, you get one set every two weeks or so. Each set works on moving a different set of teeth into a straighter position. You might have slight discomfort while you wear these aligners for the first few days during each stage, but you’ll otherwise adjust to them quickly.
You can’t just leave them in while you sleep and take them out when you wake up, or they won’t work effectively. In order for Invisalign to work, you should plan on wearing them for at least 20 hours a day.