Invisalign Specialist

Legacy Dental Care

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry located in Woodbridge, VA

Conventional wire-and-bracket braces are no longer the only way to straighten teeth and attain a beautiful smile: Invisalign® clear braces are an easier, more efficient, and more comfortable way to correct alignment, close gaps, and create your best smile. At Legacy Dental Care in Woodbridge, Virginia, orthodontic expert Sowmya Punaji, DDS, offers Invisalign clear braces to teen and adult patients alike. To learn more, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign? 

Invisalign is an innovative and pioneering orthodontic system that uses a series of clear custom aligner trays to straighten crooked teeth, correct improper bite alignment, and close small gaps over time. 

On top of addressing mild to moderate spacing problems, the Invisalign system can help fix protruding teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. 

Made from medical grade, BPA-free clear plastic, Invisalign aligners are inconspicuous as well as removable — most people won’t notice when you’re wearing them, and you can take them out to eat or brush your teeth. 

The Invisalign system is backed by over 20 years of clinical research, more than 450 patents for industry-changing technologies, and the successful results of more than six million patients. 


How does Invisalign work? 

Just like conventional wire-and-bracket braces, Invisalign is designed to alter the position of your teeth through applied force. Because Invisalign offers better control and timing of that force, however, it can usually get the job done more efficiently and effectively than regular braces. 

The Invisalign system relies on sophisticated 3D imaging and specialized orthodontic software to create a series of custom-fitted aligners designed to drive precise, incremental changes until your teeth are straight and your bite is aligned. 

Depending on your specific treatment needs, you wear each aligner for a week or two. Your personal Invisalign plan determines which teeth are moved at each stage for maximal efficiency and optimal results. 

What are the advantages of Invisalign? 

When it comes to straightening teeth and realigning your bite, Invisalign offers several major benefits over regular braces, including:


Invisalign clear aligners are discrete, meaning they won’t detract from your smile. For many teens and adults, this makes them an appealing alternative to regular wire-and-bracket braces. 


While you need to wear Invisalign aligners for at least 20 hours a day to keep your treatment progressing as it should, you can conveniently remove them for sports practice, a job interview, or a first date. 

Better hygiene

Unlike old-fashioned fixed braces, which are notoriously hard to keep clean, you can remove Invisalign aligners when it’s time to eat, brush, and floss. This unique feature makes it much easier to maintain optimal oral hygiene throughout your treatment. 


Made from smooth, precision-contoured SmartTrack® material, Invisalign aligners provide a close, unbeatably comfortable fit that won’t scrape your gums or damage your tooth enamel. 

To find out if Invisalign is right for you, call Legacy Dental Care today.