Invisalign® Specialist

Barbara Baxter, D.M.D.

Dentists located in Washington, DC

A mouth full of metal isn’t exactly an appealing alternative to crooked, misaligned teeth. You can say no to both! General and cosmetic dentist Dr. Barbara Baxter offers Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments at Barbara Baxter, DMD in Washington, DC. If you want a beautiful smile without the hassle of braces, call Barbara Baxter, DMD or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

Barbara Baxter, D.M.D.

What does Invisalign involve?

You have an innovative new alternative to braces: Invisalign. This treatment involves wearing clear plastic aligners over your teeth to align them over time gently.

You can easily remove the aligners for teeth cleaning and eating, but you want to wear them for at least 20 hours per day for optimal results. Invisalign should stay in your mouth if you’re not eating or brushing your teeth.

What are the benefits of Invisalign over braces?

More and more young adults are choosing Invisalign thanks to its ease of use and comfortability. Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic approaches, like braces. These benefits include:

  • Invisibility, because people want to see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, because the soft plastic won’t cut your mouth like sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, thanks to your ability to easily remove them whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss
  • Timing, because consistent Invisalign treatments work up to 50% quicker than other orthodontic techniques

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign can solve mild to moderate dental misalignments, like:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces

For major alignment and orthodontic issues, a different treatment may be recommended by Dr. Baxter. To see whether Invisalign is the best option for you, visit Barbara Baxter, DMD for a consultation.

What should I expect from an Invisalign treatment?

Dr. Baxter will start by examining your teeth to check that Invisalign is the right choice for you. She may take a physical impression of your teeth or use a digital scanning device to create 3D images. Dr. Baxter will use these to develop a unique treatment plan for you.

Then Dr. Baxter customizes clear, plastic aligners that fit your teeth. The aligners gently move your teeth into ideal alignment while you wear them. As your teeth begin to shift, new aligners may be made. Until your smile is perfect, this process will keep going.

Call Barbara Baxter, DMD or book an appointment online today to talk to Dr. Baxter about straightening your teeth without unattractive, uncomfortable braces.