Invisalign Dentist in Columbia Heights
There are many options available for straightening your teeth, but none match the quality and convenience of Invisalign invisible braces. When people think of the word braces, they picture clunky, painful pieces of metal attached to their teeth and cringe when they picture wearing them for the coming months. Invisalign, however, is an alternative to the standard metal braces.
Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear, plastic aligners that fit to your teeth and slowly shift your teeth into a straighter position over time. More and more patients are choosing Invisalign over regular metal braces for their more attractive appearance, increased comfort, and fasterresults.
CNS Dental is proud to offer Invisalign services in Columbia Heights and the surrounding areas. Using iTero intraoral scanning technology, we make the Invisalign treatment process as comfortable and seamless as possible and allow our patients to see the results of their checkups almost immediately.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign aligners, made from smooth and comfortable thermoplastic material, are custom-designed to fit your teeth and push certain teeth into place at each stage of treatment. Before you start Invisalign treatment, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth by using impression putty or by using a digital scanner. CNS Dental is proud to use iTero scanning technology to make digital scans of our patients’ teeth for better accuracy and much faster turnaround for results.
These scans are then sent to Invisalign, where their experts will develop a digital model of your teeth and create a plan for straightening your teeth over time through wearing a series of aligners Your dentist will then review this plan with you and show you what you can expect your teeth to look like at the end of the Invisalign treatment, allowing you to envision the end goal even before you start treatment. Once you agree to the plan, your custom aligners are created to perfectly match your mouth. You wear each set of aligners for two weeks, then switch to the next set and repeat until treatment is finished.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of Invisalign braces for many patients is their appearance. If you don’t like the way regular braces look, this may take away from your self-confidence, which can really affect your day-to-day life. With Invisalign, you don’t have to feel self-conscious while wearing braces. Invisalign aligners are clear and look almost invisible as you’re wearing them, leaving nothing but your bright smile for others to admire.
Invisalign braces are much more comfortable and less invasive than regular braces. Invisalign has no bands, screws, or metal rods that you would find in regular braces. This means little discomfort and no pain. Invisalign braces are also removable, giving you the freedom to take them off to brush your teeth and eat all the foods you usually enjoy.
iTero Intraoral Scanning Technology
Our state-of-the-art office is proud to use iTero intraoral scanning technology to assist with our Invisalign services. Our dentists at CNS Dental use iTero to take digital impressions of your teeth before you start Invisalign treatment. Normally, impressions are taken by having the patient bite down onto a tray filled with putty, and many patients find this uncomfortable. iTero, on the other hand, digitally scans a patient’s teeth without the need for putty. iTero often produces much more accurate impressions than putty, which leads to a better-fitting set of braces and less need to make adjustments.
With iTero, you can receive the results of your scan within 48 hours, much faster than with other technologies. This will allow you to see how your teeth continue to straighten almost immediately after each checkup instead of with standard braces, where you’re left guessing how your smile is improving until the braces are removed.
The quick turnaround and accuracy of iTero intraoral scanning paired with the comfort and convenience of Invisalign braces make straightening your teeth with Invisalign a very appealing option.
Choose CNS Dental as Your Invisalign Provider!
At CNS Dental, we believe going to the dentist should be as comfortable as possible. In our office, we offer a relaxing setting while using state-of-the-art technology to ensure accuracy and a quick turnaround for data and results. Dr. Cara Schantz and the rest of her staff are all experienced, professional, and compassionate. We treat each patient like family and are dedicated to helping you love your smile.
If you’re considering Invisalign, CNS Dental can make the entire treatment experience as smooth as possible. Learn more about how Invisalign works at invisalign.com or contact CNS Dental at (703) 304-3881 to schedule a consultation and see if Invisalign is right for you!
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Our office hours are as follows:
Monday: 10:30 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM – 3:30 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Friday: 7 AM – 2 PM
Open one Saturday a month: 7 AM – 1 PM