Fix your teeth and straighten your smile at Denise Nguyen Orthodontics. Book a free consultation to find out more about Invisalign, an alternative to braces!


At DN Orthodontics, formerly known as Denise Nguyen Orthodontics, we place an emphasis on keeping up with the latest in cutting-edge technology. We want to offer our patients the most comfortable and efficient orthodontic treatments possible. One such technological advance is Invisalign, a less-visible alternative to metal braces, as well as Invisalign Teen for younger patients.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign combines advanced 3D computer graphics technology with the 100-year-old science of orthodontics in order to create a fantastic new way to straighten your smile. Invisalign helps craft removable plastic aligners designed to gradually move your teeth until they reach their desired final position. While they have the same intended goal as metal or ceramic braces, Invisalign clear aligners offer much more in terms of low visibility and comfort.

How Invisalign Works

After sending precise treatment instructions to Invisalign, it will be used to help create a series of plastic, removable aligners that are customized for you. You’ll receive somewhere between 12 to 48 of these aligners and you’ll be required to wear them in a designated order. You’ll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, only taking them out for eating, cleaning your teeth, and special occasions. After the two-week period is over, you’ll move onto the next set, continuing this process until you’ve gone through the entire series and your teeth have reached their desired position.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign offers a host of great benefits for an orthodontic patient, including the following:

  • Invisalign aligners are clear, giving a patient a virtually entirely discreet orthodontic treatment.
  • Because the aligners are removable, a patient won’t have to worry about the foods that he or she eats. The aligners will be taken out before meals, meaning that eating won’t damage them.
  • Brushing and flossing are as simple as ever. With braces, this process would require additional work
  • The polyurethane plastic that the aligners are made of offer more comfort than the metal wires and brackets of braces.
  • The aligners also work as a nightguard to protect a patient’s teeth from nighttime teeth grinding.
  • Invisalign can treat nearly all common teeth-straightening issues. If you formerly had braces, but your teeth have shifted, Invisalign might be right for you.
  • As opposed to metal braces, Invisalign removable aligners won’t have you making any emergency visits for broken brackets or wires. 
  • Every aligner is trimmed to suite the user’s gum line, making it as comfortable and aesthetically pleasing as possible.
  • Before beginning treatment, your doctor will use a precise digital scan to map out your teeth. It’s an enjoyable substitute to making a mold of your mouth.

Next Steps to Take

Ready to experience the miracles of modern science for yourself? Residents of the Northeast Virginia area, book an appointment at DN Orthodontics to find out if Invisalign is the right treatment for you. Simply make an appointment online, or give us a call at 703-847-6544.