Many patients with crooked teeth or a misaligned bite choose to consult with a dentist to gradually straighten and correct their teeth for a beautiful smile at the end of the process. At City Smiles DC, we offer Invisalign invisible aligners as an alternative to traditional metal braces. This is a great option for patients of all ages who want to fix their smile without the experience of clunky braces. Many of our professional patients love this treatment!
The first step toward a more rewarding smile is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ross at City Smiles DC. As an outstanding Invisalign provider for Washington, DC, Bethesda, MD, and Arlington, VA, Dr. Ross can evaluate your oral health, discuss the Invisalign process in more detail, and help determine if Invisalign clear aligners are the best solution for you.
"I haven't been to this office, but I had my invisalign done in Boston by Dr. Olga Spivak, who recently moved to City Smiles in DC - so I trust it must be a great place. Dr. Spivak guided me through the occasionally challenging process of fixing my bite, with an excellent result. I come from a heritage of terrible teeth so not an easy job. She's a great mix of kind and thoughtful with effective and pragmatic. A friend but also highly professional, both with clients and fellow staff. Wish she hadn't left! For the record, I asked for her new office so I could post a review, and I write them seldom. Totally unsolicited."- C.B. / Google / Mar 06, 2019
"Dr. Ross and his team are amazingly warm and friendly. They instill a sense of comfort in their patients and do all they can to make sure you understand your different options."- A.H. / Google / Mar 04, 2019
"I just returned from City Smiles and I can't express how happy (and relieved) I am with Dr. Ross and his wonderful team. I'm another one of those terrified about going to the dentist and neglected my teeth for far too long. When I had a major problem last Friday night, my husband (who has been a long-time patient) called Dr. Ross, who fit us in when he didn't have office hours on Saturday. He took his time to explain everything to me and did not make me feel neglectful or embarrassed. His bedside manner is the best I've seen with any doctor. Today, he and Deneen and Ashley took excellent care of me and I know I'll be a regular patient going forward. I can't recommend them highly enough. Thank you Dr. Ross and everyone at City Smiles!"- J.B. / Yelp / Feb 11, 2019
"Semi-Annual Cleaning Appointment - I have been coming to see Dr. Ross and his team for 28 years and have enjoyed every minute of the experience. I hope he will be around for another 28 years"- R.M. / RateABiz / Feb 08, 2019
"Highly, highly recommend City Smiles! Dr. Ross was so personable and thoroughly explained his process. He was very informative and answered all my questions. The staff was incredible as well. Very helpful in regards to insurance questions and dealing with the insurance provider."- M.S. / Google / Jan 24, 2019
What to Expect
While Invisalign is safe and effective for most patients, teenagers and adults are the best candidates. It is especially useful for those with overbites, underbites, rotated or crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or excessive spacing between teeth.
To be fitted for Invisalign, a dentist will take photos, digital X-rays, and make impressions of the patient’s teeth. From these, a set of clear, plastic, customized aligners will be created to fit the patient’s mouth. The aligners are part of a treatment plan that will make gradual changes and adjustments to the teeth. A patient wears the aligners for a predetermined amount of time before moving onto the next aligner. Conveniently, aligners are pain-free and easily removable which is ideal for eating, brushing, and flossing.
Invisalign will determine how long a patient needs to wear the aligners depending on the starting condition of the patient’s teeth. New aligners will need to be worn about every 2 weeks or as needed to incrementally adjust the patient’s teeth. Throughout the process, the patient will have regular check-ups, about every 6 weeks, with the dentist to confirm the patient’s progress. Most patients achieve full results in 12 – 18 months.
The price of Invisalign is dependent upon the patient’s condition, with more severe cases costing more. Our front office will check with the patient’s insurance carrier to see if any costs will be covered under their policy. If you are paying out-of-pocket, we can discuss financing options at your consultation.
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A Perfectly Aligned Smile
Do you want information on how to get better-looking, straighter teeth through Invisalign invisible braces? Contact our office today and we’ll set you up for an initial consultation. At City Smiles DC, we can’t wait to help you achieve your dream smile.