Invisalign – Clear Wireless Braces

Invisalign Invisible Braces in Centrevile, VA

Invislaign clear braces with Centreville dentistDo you want straighter teeth, but hate the thought of braces? At Centreville Dental Wellness Center, we offer a fantastic alternative to braces. Invisalign clear braces for adults and teens alike allow you to get a straighter smile with a virtually invisible orthodontic appliance.

If you never had braces when you were a child, but you’re wary about getting metal braces for adults, then Invisalign clear braces could be the solution for you. Though there is a special type of Invisalign treatment designed for teenagers, traditional Invisalign aligners are designed for adults and can give you the straight teeth and beautiful smile you’ve always wanted without metal brackets or waiting years for results.

The Invisalign treatment has become one of the most sought-after dental treatments for adults in recent years. That’s because Invisalign does something that many years ago no one thought would ever be possible: It straightens teeth invisibly, comfortably, and usually in only about one year. Invisalign aligners are not braces, but they can correct simple malocclusion and crooked front teeth as well as braces can.

Invisalign Aligners vs. Metal Braces

The advantages of Invisalign clear aligners over braces are numerous—especially if you’re looking for braces for adults options. In addition to being made of nearly invisible, clear material, the aligner trays are removable so you can brush your teeth and eat without them interfering.

They are more comfortable than braces and take much less time to get used to. You clean the aligners outside of your mouth, and every few weeks we’ll give you a completely new set of aligners, so they are always fresh. Best of all, the entire clear braces treatment time is about a year on average, which is much shorter than the usual treatment time with braces.

There are a few things that Invisalign aligners can’t do. If you have severe malocclusion or teeth that require vertical rotation, braces are necessary to fix these problems.

Generally, Invisalign works best for the front teeth that show when you smile. Getting these teeth straightened and properly aligned is not only good for your physical appearance and your self-esteem; it also helps all of your teeth to maintain their proper position and stay healthy.

“Getting braces as an adult is not fun. But so is not having straight teeth. After wanting to fix my smile forever, I came to Centreville Dental Wellness Center. I talked with Dr. Vakay about Invisalign, and I was so happy with my treatment. No one knew my teeth were getting fixed, and today, I’m proud to show my smile!”

The Process of Getting Invisalign Clear Braces

Invislaign clear braces in Fairfax and Chantilly logoGetting Invisalign clear braces starts with a consultation and exam so we can determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. Once we’ve determined that Invisalign aligners will work for your smile, we’ll start you with the process to straighten your teeth.

  • At Centreville Dental Wellness Center, we use the iTero scanner to take a digital impression of your mouth to design your aligner trays.
  • Not only is this more comfortable than the old-fashioned goopy molds and plaster models, but it also speeds up the process as the treatment plan can also be created digitally.
  • We will then digitally transmit the impression and treatment plan to the Invisalign lab so your aligners can be created.
  • We’ll give you your sets of Invisalign aligner trays as well as instructions for how to wear them and take care of them.
  • Invisalign treatment works best and fastest if you wear your clear braces as much as possible; about 20–22 hours a day or more is recommended. The aligners should only be removed for cleaning and while you eat and drink.
  • You will replace your aligners approximately every two weeks as your teeth gradually move into position.

Unlike metal braces that require frequent readjustments, a set of new aligners is all you need to keep a proper fit as your teeth’ movement progresses. Because of this, we’ll only need to see you in the office a couple of times to make sure everything is going according to plan and we don’t need to adjust your aligner treatment at all.

Because of the near-invisibility of the aligners and the fact that you are more involved in their care by taking them out to clean them daily, you can better see and understand the progress your teeth are making than you can with braces!

Faster Results With Propel Orthodontics

Smiling Centreville Invislaign patient with Propel OrthodonticsPropel is a revolutionary technology for accelerated orthodontics. What does that mean? We can complete your Invisalign treatment 3–10 months sooner, cutting treatment time by 50–60%. You’ll be ready to show off your new straight teeth sooner, and you’ll have fewer checkups to add to your schedule.

How does Propel work? Invisalign aligners apply precise pressure to each tooth to move it through the jawbone to a new position—and you can add Propel acceleration to your Invisalign treatment. Propel is a treatment that stimulates the jawbone in certain positions to become more flexible to allow the teeth to move through the bone more quickly.

During a short procedure, we’ll use local anesthesia to keep you comfortable. Then, we’ll create tiny dimples in your jaw with the pre-set Propel device. This will allow your teeth to move easier, and therefore more quickly.

“Truly a wonderful and pleasurable experience working with Dr. Vakay + team, every visit! It was recommended that I get Invisalign to straighten out my smile and overall jaw alignment. Not only did the Invisalign process feel thorough and simple, it also improved my speech impediment (lisp). Dr. Vakay had mentioned that this would be a potential benefit but I never expected it to work so well. I appreciate all of the genuine feedback and conversation around my oral health, and the generally excellent care that Dr. Vakay and her staff continue to provide!”
-Diana R

Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions

A smiling woman putting in her Invisalign clear aligners from her dentist in Centreville

How long do you have to wear Invisalign aligners?

While Invisalign clear braces are removable, it is recommended that you only take them out for brushing and eating. It does not take long for teeth to start to shift back out of place and leaving your aligners out for prolonged periods of time could cause discomfort when you put them back in. Leaving your aligners out for too long can also extend the amount of time needed to complete your treatment. Wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours a day will ensure your treatment plan stays on schedule and you achieve optimal results.

How long does Invisalign treatment take to complete?

Invisalign orthodontic treatment can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years from start to finish. The average Invisalign case takes around 12 months to complete. Everyone’s teeth move and respond differently to orthodontics, though, and so the time required to complete treatment will vary depending on the individual and their unique case.

How much does Invisalign treatment cost?

The total cost of orthodontic treatment with Invisalign will vary depending on the complexity of the case, number of aligners needed, and the amount of time needed to achieve the desired results. The average cost of Invisalign is typically between $3,000 and $6,000 with more complicated cases costing more. We accept dental insurance as well as offer financing and flexible payment options with easy monthly payments through our dental financing partners.

Will dental insurance cover Invisalign?

Many PPO insurance plans will cover some portion of your orthodontic treatment plan. This will depend on whether or not your human resources department has negotiated this as a benefit and what their orthodontic benefit maximum is. Most companies will cover between 25% to 50% of the Invisalign treatment’s total cost. Our office accepts PPO dental insurance plans and will gladly help process your claim.

Will I need to wear a retainer after Invisalign?

Most doctors will recommend that patients who have undergone any sort of orthodontic treatment wear a retainer for some time afterwards, at least at night. A retainer will help ensure that your teeth do not start to move back out of place and will keep your new smile looking as straight as it did the day your treatment plan ended.

Get Straight Teeth With Invisalign Aligners at Centreville Dental Wellness Center

If you’d like to learn more about Invisalign clear braces, call us at our Centreville, Virginia, office to set up a consultation appointment. We provide Invisalign aligners to patients who come from all over Northern Virginia, including Fairfax and Chantilly, VA.

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What Our Patients Say

Dr Rena Vakay and her staff are truly the best. I have been going to the practice for many, many years and their professionalism is over the top. Long before Covid Centreville Dental Wellness has been top gold standard with office cleanliness. Dr Vakay is honest, bright, top rated and the best doctor I've had the pleasure of working with. The office is always in front of all the new technology. I can't say enough about this practice.

Kim M.

Dr Vakay is THE very best dentist ever. She is the only dentist who uses preventive dentistry rather than reactive. My teeth have never been in better condition. She measures my gums to be sure there is no change or recession every time. She also does beautiful cosmetic dentistry. I am proof!!!

Annie C.

Dr. Vakay and her assistant Christina are true artists. Their cosmetic dentistry skills are top notch. They made 5 new crowns for my upper front teeth and they look and feel beautiful and healthy. They were a pleasure to work with. When I brought to their attention that the color was a little brighter than I had anticipated, they offered to bleach my bottom teeth a second time (at no cost to me). That's true customer service.

Mary S.

I have been coming to Centreville Dental Wellness for 11 years, first to Dr. Judith Thomas and after she retired, to Dr. Jason Abel. My experience here has always been top notch and the entire office staff are professional and informed. I have had a variety of procedures and the office is good at getting me in on short notice, keeping me apprised of financial costs based on what my insurance will or will not cover, and making what could be a stressful time far less so. I highly recommend this practice across the board.

Louise M.

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and I have never waited more that 5 minutes to get in and seen by either the hygienist or Dr. Vakay. The teeth cleaning is the best I have ever had hands down! My teeth feel and look amazing after having a cleaning at Centreville Dental Wellness Center.

Colleen M.

Dr. Vakay's office is Very friendly, detailed and efficient with their dental care! Old school patient service that doesn't exist any more . She is a "diamond ", shiny star!

Jason Y.

I have been going to Centreville Wellness for over 20 years. First went there by chance (there was no Yelp at the time), but have continued to go based on quality of work, price and customer service. They have certainly made changes to their practice since I first started going there; all of which were good. Dr. Vakay knows whats going on and how to take care of her patients.

Rob M.

Our family has been going to this dental practice for years, even before Dr. Vakay and Dr. Abel were there. We stayed through the transition because of the wonderful care we received. Everyone of the staff with whom I have interacted have not only been great at their jobs, but cheerful, friendly and kind. I trust both doctors. They combine new technology and treatment with old-fashioned, personal care. I highly recommend the practice.

Victoria F.

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