Invisalign Specialist

Tysons Laser Center Dentistry

Kris Popli, DDS

Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Tysons Corner, VA

If you have crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth, orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® can transform your smile. At Tysons Laser Center Dentistry, experienced cosmetic and general dentist Kris Popli, DDS, and the team offer Invisalign treatment to adults and teens. To make an appointment at the practice in Tysons Corner, Virginia, call the office or schedule online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment system that uses plastic aligners to improve the position of your teeth and jaw. The see-through aligners fit snugly over your teeth and blend in with your smile. 

What’s more, they’re removable, so you can continue to eat your favorite snacks, including nuts, seeds, and fruit slices.

What types of alignment issues can Invisalign treat?

Dr. Popli and the team use Invisalign to treat various alignment issues, including:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Crowding
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • A misaligned jaw

You might also benefit from treatment with Invisalign if you have visible gaps between your teeth.

What does Invisalign treatment involve?

Before prescribing Invisalign, Dr. Popli conducts an oral exam and takes a series of X-rays. If he determines your teeth or jaw are out of alignment, he moves forward with treatment. 

First, Dr. Popli uses the iTero® intraoral scanner to take digital impressions of your mouth. He uploads your scans to a computer-design program and develops a custom care plan.

After finalizing your plan, Dr. Popli explains the treatment process. Then, he sends your scans to a dental laboratory that designs and manufactures your first set of Invisalign aligners. 

During treatment, you visit the office every two or three weeks and transition into a new set of aligners. Each new set puts mild pressure on your teeth and jaw, moving them into the optimal position. 

How long does treatment with Invisalign take?

Treatment with Invisalign takes anywhere between 6-12* months. To ensure positive results, Dr. Popli recommends wearing your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, only removing them to brush and floss or to eat a meal or snack. 

Be sure to attend each of your Invisalign check-ups and carefully follow Dr. Popli’s instructions. If your aligners feel too tight or loose, let the team know and they can make adjustments as necessary.

Do I need to clean my Invisalign aligners?

Yes. Invisalign aligners are like other orthodontic appliances in that they collect plaque, food particles, and bacteria. 

To keep your aligners clean, Dr. Popli recommends rinsing them a few times a day with tap water and brushing them with a soft-bristle toothbrush at night. For more extensive cleanings, ask the team about Invisalign cleaning crystals.

To explore the benefits of Invisalign, make an appointment at Tysons Laser Center Dentistry by calling the office or scheduling online today. 

*Individual results may vary. 


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