With so much information readily available these days, as well as plenty of misinformation too, it can be very difficult to know what choice to make in regard to issues like dental care and orthodontics. Because one of our goals at L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts in Washington DC is to be sure our patients are as well-informed as possible, we are going to address the issue of Invisalign. By providing patients with the truth about Invisalign, we hope to make your decision-making easier.

As your chosen dentist in Washington DC, we offer cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and the full array of general and restorative treatments. We might recommend Invisalign if you require your bite to be corrected, but it might also be a viable answer to any misalignment or crookedness in your teeth, too. Getting to the truth about Invisalign, though, requires that we look at the misinformation and correct it, so let’s jump right in.

You will need to wear the clear aligners round the clock, removing them only to clean the teeth.

This is not the truth about Invisalign at all. In fact, our Invisalign specialist would tell you that one of the amazing benefits of the system is that the trays come out when you eat, drink anything but water, and when you do oral hygiene. You must wear them for 22 hours per day, but you get to keep your regular diet, do oral hygiene without any difficulties (just imagine trying to floss around metal or clear braces!), and you also get to eat, speak and look like yourself.

They cannot do the work of braces.

Perhaps this is the biggest misconception of them all. The truth about Invisalign is that it can do almost all of the same things that classic braces do. The only exceptions, where Invisalign treatment may not be appropriate, are when teeth have a severe rotation, or when an overbite is extremely deep. Other than that, almost all patients are good patients for the use of clear aligners.

Interested in Invisalign? Contact A Washington DC Dentist Today

As one of the most reliable and appealing methods for correcting the teeth and bite, Invisalign has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to treat a diversity of needs. Would you like to know more about Invisalign? If so, give us a call at our Washington DC office at 202-488-8300. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.

Serving Downtown Washington DC, Capitol Hill, Southwest DC, Waterfront, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Northeast DC, Pentagon City, Crystal City, Southeast DC, Arlington, Alexandria, Mclean, Montgomery County Maryland, and beyond but patients travel from all over the Northeast for our services.  Located directly off the metro we are extremely convenient.