Invisalign

Georgetown Orthodontics

Maya Oliver, DDS

Orthodontist located in Washington, DC

Because of the groundbreaking science and technology behind Invisalign®, you can straighten your teeth and achieve the smile of your dreams in the most discreet manner possible. As a leader in innovative orthodontic solutions, Maya V. Oliver, DDS, offers personalized Invisalign treatment packages at Georgetown Orthodontics in Washington, DC. Schedule an evaluation to learn more about Invisalign and find out if it’s right for you. Request an appointment online, or call the office directly.

Invisalign Q & A

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign, an FDA-approved orthodontic treatment, is a type of clear braces. The treatment process involves wearing customized sets of clear aligners as an alternative to brackets and wires.

During your Invisalign treatment, your aligners gently shift your teeth into proper alignment. Because Dr. Oliver maps the exact movements of your teeth with a state-of-the-art digital platform, she’s able to create a customized Invisalign treatment plan that’s best suited for your needs.

Every one to two weeks, you switch to the next set of aligners, which continue correcting your teeth and any bite imperfections by applying the right amount of force. The beauty behind Invisalign is that the aligners are thin, clear, and entirely snug-fitting, which makes them virtually invisible so no one can tell you’re wearing “braces.”

Do I need to wear Invisalign aligners all day?

To ensure your Invisalign treatment plan from Georgetown Orthodontics progresses as quickly and efficiently as possible, it’s important to wear your Invisalign aligners for 20-22 hours per day.

Of course, Dr. Oliver understands there are times when you have to remove your aligners. It’s acceptable to remove your Invisalign aligners to:

  • Brush and floss your teeth
  • Eat your meals and snacks
  • Drink beverages other than water

Because you don’t want decay-causing bacteria to get trapped in your aligners, it’s beneficial to get in the habit of brushing your teeth after eating and drinking.

Is Invisalign right for me?

When you visit Georgetown Orthodontics for your Invisalign consultation, Dr. Oliver gathers digital X-ray images and examines your teeth to let you know if you’re a candidate for Invisalign. This innovative orthodontic treatment may be right for you if you have:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps or spaces
  • Underbite, overbite, or crossbite

If you have more complex misalignment issues, Dr. Oliver may suggest Invisalign’s SmartForce® attachments. These tooth-colored bump-like structures go over certain teeth to help keep your aligners in place.

As your smile continues to improve, SmartForce attachments are eventually no longer needed, and Dr. Oliver simply removes them. Because Dr. Oliver has the technology to tailor your Invisalign package at Georgetown Orthodontics, this revolutionary treatment is suitable for many types of imperfections.

Book your Invisalign consultation at Georgetown Orthodontics today. You can conveniently book an Invisalign appointment either online or over the phone.