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Invisalign Arlington Virginia and DC

Invisalign® and Clear Aligner FAQs

Q: Is every patient a candidate for clear aligners or Invisalign®?

A: Most patients make excellent candidates for clear aligners. However, there are times when braces would be the better option. All treatment options will be fully considered and discussed at your consultation appointment. 


Q: Does Invisalign® cost more than braces?

A: In our office, Invisalign® or clear aligners do not cost more than braces and it is completely up to the patient to decide what will work best with their lifestyle. 


Q: What happens if I don't wear the clear trays 22 hours per day?

A: Your teeth will not move very efficiently or at all and you might be in treatment for a long time. Discuss your concerns with Dr. Markova to see if hidden braces or clear braces are better options. 


Q: How often do I need to come for appointments with Invisalign® or clear aligners?

A: You will come to our office every 8 weeks for appointments.


Q: Do the trays get yellow and gross after wearing them?

A: Dr. Markova takes extra precautions to make sure this doesn't happen. Every patient changes their trays once per week so the clear aligner or  Invisalign® trays stay fresh and look great all the time. 

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