Dental Design of Wheaton: Shri Chopra, DDS

Dentist located in Wheaton, MD

Teens and adults wanting perfect smiles can all benefit from Invisalign®, the least invasive way to straighten your teeth. Invisalign is just that – practically invisible, meaning you can undergo straightening treatment without a dramatic change to your appearance in the process. General and cosmetic dentist Dr. Shri Chopra offers Invisalign teeth alignment treatments at Dental Design of Wheaton in Wheaton, Maryland. The practice is conveniently located near other Montgomery County neighborhoods like Silver Spring, Kensington, Aspen Hill, and Glenmont. If you want a beautiful smile without the hassle of braces, call Dental Design of Wheaton or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign® Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a flexible treatment program that gradually straightens your teeth with a series of removable dental aligner trays. These trays are clear, so they aren’t as noticeable, or distracting as traditional metal braces. The treatment duration with Invisalign is also generally shorter.

Dr. Chopra can move your teeth horizontally or vertically, or rotate them if necessary.

It’s best to wear the aligners for at least 20 hours per day, but they can be removed for easy eating and teeth cleaning. Invisalign should stay in your mouth if you’re not eating or brushing your teeth.

How does Invisalign work?

Dr. Chopra begins the process by taking a mold of your teeth. This mold is then sent to a lab that creates a unique set of aligners designed just for you. Each aligner is slightly different, will fit tightly over your teeth, and is shifted just enough to prepare your teeth for the next set of aligners. You’ come back to Dr. Chopra to change your aligner every one to two weeks until your smile is just right.

What are the benefits of Invisalign treatment?

The most obvious benefit of treatment with Invisalign is that the aligners aren’t very noticeable, so you can have your teeth treated without drawing unwanted attention to them. This treatment program is also flexible, as it can be used to adjust nearly any alignment issue.

Invisalign can solve mild to moderate dental misalignments, like:

  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Teeth misalignment after braces

If you have major orthodontic and alignment issues, Dr. Chopra may recommend a different treatment. To see whether Invisalign is the best option for you, visit Dental Design of Wheaton for a consultation.

How long does the treatment process take?

Because every patient is different, treatment time varies from patient to patient. If your teeth aren’t very crooked, it may take only a few months to get the results you need. However, if you have teeth that need to be rotated or shifted significantly, treatment will probably take longer.

After a thorough consultation, Dr. Chopra can tell you how long you can expect your treatment to last before you begin.

Is treatment with Invisalign painful?

Invisalign aligners are designed to exert a small amount of pressure on your teeth to shift them gradually and gently. Because the pressure is mild, most patients won’t experience major discomfort during treatment.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of treatment with Invisalign varies based on the extent of the treatment you need. Before you begin your treatment program, Dr. Chopra will give you an estimate of how much your Invisalign treatment will cost.

Talk to Dr. Chopra if you want to straighten your teeth without painful, unsightly braces by calling Dental Design of Wheaton or booking an appointment online today.