How Invisalign Works

Are you looking for an adult braces dentist? Look no further! Invisalign® straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of clear aligners . These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. They gradually shift your teeth without the need for metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You change aligners every 2 weeks and can achieve a great smile with little interference to your daily life. Let the dentists at District Dental Center be your Invisalign dentists in Washington, DC.

Why Invisalign

There are a plethora of ways to move teeth, but none are as easy, comfortable, and predictable as Invisalign.  These clear plastic trays are smooth, soft and comfortable unlike sharp metal brackets and wires of traditional braces.  Invisalign can also do dramatic transformations in as little as 6, 12,  or 18 months depending on severity.   The invisalign dentists at District Dental Center have years of experience treating a wide range of cases.  To learn more about the process and determine if you are a candidate, email us at 

Advantages of Invisalign

  • Nearly invisible
  • No metal wires or brackets
  • No painful tightening of wires
  • Able to treat majority of cases
  • Easier to keep teeth clean

Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

Aside from a beautiful straight smile, Invisalgin can have overall  straightening your teeth through an Invisalign dentist can actually significantly affect your overall dental health.  Straightening your teeth can vastly improve not only your dental appearance but will greatly improve your dental health.

Healthier Teeth and Gums

Misaligned and crooked teeth can cause food and plaque entrapment.  This leads to red, swollen, inflamed gum tissue–the first sign of periodontial disease.   When teeth are properly aligned and cared for, the gum tissue is able to stay healthy minimizing the risk for potential periodontal problems. With invisalign, you’re not only improving the appearance of your teeth, you’re making the foundation, you gums, much healthier.

Easier Cleaning

One of the biggest challenges of having braces is removing all the food that gets trapped in the brackets and wires. This can often lead to plaque buildup and eventually tooth decay. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so it’s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth the way you normally do.

Overall Health

Think of your teeth as a window to the health of your body. Your teeth and gums — and how they look to others when you smile—say a lot about your overall health. If you’re taking good care of both, you’re probably taking good care of the rest of you.  And correctly aligned teeth can also alleviate the issues that can be caused by an improper bite, speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel.