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 love the staff at City Smiles, from day one they’ve done everything they could do to make me feel comfortable, the staff really cares about you! Dr. Ross is knowledgeable, sensitive and so caring! Called me after a filling to check on me.. knowing how nervous I was. The entire practice is fantastic!"- K.R. / Google / Aug 24, 2018
"I am a patient of Dr. Ross and his team for 23+ years. I think this fact of the matter speaks for itself. Therefore I can stop here."- S.K. / Google / Aug 02, 2018
"Very professional yet approachable employees across the board. Clean, quick and also thorough. I definitely felt like I was getting a superstar treatment!"- R.B. / Google / Aug 01, 2018
"Very professional yet approachable employees across the board. Clean, quick and also thorough. I definitely felt like I was getting a superstar treatment!"- R.B. / Google / Jul 23, 2018
"I found Dr Stuart Ross at the turn of the century. I was looking for an outstanding dentist at the technological edge and I found him. I fell into much more - a beautiful office, a well organized business that hums for the patient, super teamwork by the professional staff, a great patient-first attitude, and first rate people who are there year after year. It must be a great place to work. Ashley and Tina have been looking after me and making me laugh, not just smile, for over ten years. Highly recommended. If you need an entire new mouth, Dr Ross and team can build you one in an afternoon. Advanced dentistry at its best and most human."- C.G. / Google / Jul 31, 2018
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.