How Often Will I Have to Wear My Invisalign Aligners?

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2019
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Misaligned teeth can be unsightly, embarrassing, and more difficult to clean. While many men and women are interested in improving their smile, they are also concerned about the method used to achieve the smile of their dreams. To adjust the teeth into more appropriate positioning, most individuals think that traditional metal bracket and wire braces are the only way. Luckily, the team at Clarendon Dental Arts of Arlington, VA is pleased to provide an alternative called Invisalign.

Understanding how Invisalign works

Dr. Danine Fresch Gray of Arlington, VA describes Invisalign as a revolutionary process that allows patients to obtain the smile they’ve always wanted without having to hide behind metal appliances. With Invisalign, patients realign their smile with clear, plastic aligner trays. The Invisalign trays are fabricated from impressions of the patient’s smile using special digital and 3D technology. An entire series of trays are created, and patients work through the process by wearing each tray one at a time. As patients progress through their series of trays, they will notice improvement in their smile’s alignment.

How often do I have to wear my Invisalign aligners?

The entire series of trays is given to patients at their appointment. Patients are advised to wear their trays in order, one at a time. The trays should be worn for at least 20 hours a day, and can be removed for brushing, flossing, and eating. It is best for patients to wear their trays during the night and as often as possible or the best results. Each tray is used for two weeks before progressing to the next one.

Connect with Dr. Danine Fresch Gray of Clarendon Dental Arts today!

If you are faced with misalignment of the teeth within the smile and are interested in learning more about Invisalign, we welcome you to book a consultation appointment with our staff at Clarendon Dental Arts. Patients in the community of Arlington, VA are encouraged to book their initial consultation with our team by calling (703) 525-5901. The practice is conveniently located in the community at 2700 Clarendon Boulevard. New patients and families are always able to visit with our team for comprehensive dental care!

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