Arlington VA



Invisalign is a dental aligner program that helps with the corrections of a variety of dental problems that involve the alignment of your teeth or jaw. It is based on digitally driven technology, that has been evolving over the last twenty years. Invisalign is a terrific option for some alignment issues, gaps between teeth, crowding and overbites. Invisalign can now resolve the same issues that traditional braces were used for.

Patience is indeed a virtue. Every single member of our staff believes this. We pride ourselves in going the extra mile for every member of the family, from infant to teenager to parents to grandparents. We have created a very family friendly environment removing the anxiety of dental visits.  If you have any questions at all regarding Invisalign, simply call Cherrydale Family Dental at 703-243-8288. You can find us at 4399 Old Dominion Drive, Arlington, VA, 22312.

Invisalign has quickly become an extremely popular dental procedure.  Invisalign is now a proven solution that can straighten your teeth faster, more comfortably, and without the look of metal braces in your smile. Invisalign is yet another result of modern technology’s impact on the field of dentistry. You can now have your teeth corrected without dealing with metal brackets and wires, spacers, expanders, and headgear.



A Few Benefits of the Invisalign Program

The primary benefit is that of visibility. Or the lack of. The Invisalign tray is almost invisible. With the opportunity to remove your trays you can continue to brush your teeth to keep them clean, remove the tray for a dinner engagement or a professional speaking assignment, or to wear a protective mouth guard for sports. The Invisalign treatment has been proven to generate less discomfort. You will also need fewer appointments through the treatment process. Using state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology, we can show you what your results will look like when the treatment is complete. Invisalign has been successfully used by over 4 million people around the world.

Invisalign is Comfortable and Clear

One of the best features of Invisalign is that they are much more comfortable than traditional braces. There is no “tightening” required because the system works using clear plastic trays that are specifically designed to fit a patient’s teeth. As time passes, more trays are used to maintain constant pressure on the teeth.

Not only is Invisalign more comfortable than traditional braces, but they are also far less noticeable. Invisalign braces are clear, and people hardly notice them if they do not know they are in your mouth.

The aligner trays, which are made of a special plastic, mold to your teeth and are designed to give you the results you want, without the discomfort and look of traditional braces. Patients appreciate that the trays are hardly noticeable, especially adults who might have put off having treatment with traditional metal braces.

Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?

The Invisalign clear corrective system is designed for both teenagers and adults. Depending on the condition of your teeth, Invisalign can be used successfully to treat a variety of orthodontic issues.

The time required for the Invisalign program is dependent on the type of tooth movements needed for your individual correction program. The smaller the movement, the less time needed for this type of treatment.

The only individual that should reconsider the Invisalign program is the one that does not have the discipline to leave the clear tray in their mouth for about 22 hours a day. As nice as it is to remove the tray for various reasons, it is not correcting alignment when not in place.

The Invisalign Process

The process begins with an evaluation that confirms that you would indeed benefit from some orthodontic correction. Whether the problem is crooked teeth, unwanted gaps or spaces, an overbite, underbite, crossbite or poor alignment, your teeth can be moved and corrected. After a consultation and we chose together to pursue the Invisalign program, we will capture a three-dimensional, digital scan of your teeth. This scan is loaded into a software program that defines this as point A. Then we can enter the desired results as point B. This is the image you can see when your correction is completed before we even begin. The next step is to transfer this mapped out program into yet another software program for a CAD/CAM fabrication. The software driving this CAD/CAM will use those mapping points to create clear plastic trays that are designed to push your teeth just like traditional braces do. The digitally designed pressure points move the teeth .25 of a millimeter at one time. Not a visibly discernable distance. This tray must be worn for 22 hours a day for two weeks. Then it is replaced by the next tray, which continues with the next step of gentle pressure.

Depending on the amount of correction we are seeking, you may complete your treatment in as little as six months or up to two years. The national average for an Invisalign treatment program is about 13 months.

Insurance and Costs

Your average traditional set of metal or ceramic braces will usually cost between $2,000 and $6,000. The Invisalign program is slightly higher, ranging from $3000 to $7,000. Just like with traditional metal braces, you can pay for your Invisalign clear braces using your dental insurance plan. While not all plans will cover 100% of the cost, most plans will cover a portion of the cost related to getting braces, like Invisalign.

Contact your dental insurance company before your appointment to understand your coverage options. We also offer Care Credit, so speaking with our financial coordinator to assess your options is another helpful step to restoring your healthy smile within your financial means. You may have healthy teeth but are looking for reasonable corrective solution. We will treat you like family! We tailor every dental plan to your individual circumstances to achieve the best possible result.


Quality Dental Care for ALL Family Members

At Cherrydale Family Dental, 4399 Old Dominion Dr., Arlington, VA, we understand our role in building a trusting and lasting relationship. We see more than just a smile and your teeth and gums when you enter our office. We see a patient that can join our family. We want to help you maintain good oral health to the best of your ability. We will always look forward to seeing you and discussing what is best for you and your smile. Please contact us at 703-243-8288 to discuss the Invisalign program and how it can improve your quality of life.


Modern dentistry techniques, affordable prices and financial options make it easier than ever for you to have a bright and healthy smile. We are currently accepting new patients and we would love to help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

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