You may have heard of Invisalign®, or you might have a learned about it from our Invisalign® pages here on our website, but how do you know if it’s the right orthodontic treatment for you? As a Preferred Provider of Invisalign® for Northern Virginia and DC, Hudson Orthodontics is here to help you answer that question for your own unique situation in a free consultation. In the meantime, we also wanted to provide you with a few key factors to help you see how Invisalign® could fit your lifestyle. Invisalign® might be right for you if you identify with some or all of the following situations or characteristics.
You Want to Be Treated by an Experienced Orthodontist
We are committed to determining the proper orthodontic treatment for each case and delivering the results we prescribe for you. We will assess your orthodontic needs individually and let you know if your case would be better suited for traditional metal braces, but we are excited to offer Invisalign® for a wide variety of cases. In fact, here at Hudson Orthodontics, we have treated over 1,200 cases with Invisalign®. If you think Invisalign® might be right for you, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 703.451.4666 or schedule a free consult so we can discuss how Invisalign® could potentially meet your orthodontic needs.
You Want an Alternative to Traditional Teeth Straightening
If you’re worried about how brackets and wires would feel in your mouth, rest assured that none of those metal pieces or traditional braces are involved with Invisalign® treatment. Instead, you are carefully fitted for a series of lightweight, clear, BPA-free plastic aligners that you will wear for about 2 weeks each. Invisalign® technicians make each set of aligners customized according to the map of positions that your orthodontist has prescribed for your teeth as they approach their final, straight position.
You Want an Effective yet Affordable Orthodontic Treatment Plan
You don’t have to make this decision based on price, because here at Hudson Orthodontics, we offer the most affordable Invisalign options available. In general, Invisalign® is usually covered the same way metal braces would be covered by an insurance plan, but you can give us a call at 703-451-4666 for help determining how orthodontic treatment is handled with your particular insurance policy.
As for treatment effectiveness, in many cases, the results of both metal braces and Invisalign® are the same: straight teeth and a dazzling smile. Since you don’t have to worry about one option being more effective or affordable than the other, you and your orthodontist can choose your treatment based on what suits your needs, feels right for you and works with your lifestyle.
You Lead an Active Lifestyle
We understand you have a lot to do, from work obligations, to time with family and friends and other activities. We also know that you won’t have to give up a lot of time for your Invisalign® treatment.
You will only have check-up appointments every 6-8 weeks, so your already busy schedule won’t be affected very often. Also, your aligners are produced at the beginning of your Invisalign® treatment, so you don’t have to wait on them to be produced every few weeks.
Your bedtime routine won’t be disrupted either, because you can remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth normally, and cleaning the aligners themselves is simple too. Because you remove your aligners to eat, you can also continue to enjoy foods like popcorn that are forbidden for patients with metal braces.
Also, teens and adults won’t have to worry about wires and brackets while they engage in sports and physical activity, and they can wear regular mouth-guards over their aligners. Invisalign® patients can play wind instruments without hindrance, and they won’t have to worry about their orthodontic treatment showing while they star in a play or pose for photos with friends.
You Want People to Notice Your Smile, Not Your Orthodontic Treatment
The aligners you wear during Invisalign® treatment are clear and effectively invisible. This means that while you are treated for spacing, crowding, crossbite, underbite, deep bite, open bite, overjet, or midline shift, all anyone will see is your smile, without noticing the orthodontic technology that you’re wearing over your teeth.
Interested in Learning More
Hudson Orthodontics is accepting new patients and will walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. To learn more about our process, or to speak with our staff, contact us by calling 703.451.4666 or schedule a free consult.