Dental Town DC

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Washington, DC

If you want to straighten your smile without having to endure the hassles of traditional metal braces, then Invisalign® is for you. Samira Shenasi, DDS, provides her patients with exceptional Invisalign treatments at Dental Town DC in Washington, DC. To find out more about what Invisalign can do for your smile, schedule a consultation today by calling the Dental Town DC office or using the convenient online booking tool.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a series of removable aligners made from smooth, flexible, plastic that work to straighten your smile and improve the alignment of your bite. Your aligners fit snugly over your smile and exert a constant pressure that gently pushes your teeth toward their target alignment. 

You switch out your aligners every couple of weeks as your teeth get closer to their target alignment and move on to the next aligner in your series, which picks up right where the previous one left off.

What orthodontic conditions can Invisalign improve?

Invisalign is effective in treating a wide range of orthodontic conditions, including: 

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth

It can also treat malocclusions, like: 

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

Many patients also use Invisalign for cosmetic purposes, such as generally straightening their teeth.

How do I start the Invisalign process?

Your journey toward a straighter smile with Invisalign starts with a consultation at Dental Town DC. Dr. Shenasi and her team use high-tech tools to take a digital impression of your smile. 

They upload that impression to a computer where Invisalign’s proprietary software turns it into a virtual model of your smile. 

Next, they manipulate that model to map out all of the necessary steps your teeth need to take to land in perfect alignment. They send that information off to a lab where each “step” is turned into an aligner in your series.

How is Invisalign better than braces?

Compared to traditional metal braces, straightening your smile with Invisalign is:


The smooth, flexible, BPA-free plastic in your aligners won’t tear up the insides of your cheeks like braces do.


Because your aligners are removable, you don’t have to learn any special tricks or techniques to keep your teeth clean during treatment. Simply remove your aligners to brush, floss, and eat and put them back on when you’re done.

Aesthetically attractive

Braces give you the dreaded mouthful-of-metal look, but your clear aligners are virtually invisible when you’re wearing them.

Start straightening your smile with Invisalign today by calling the Dental Town DC office or booking a consultation online today.