Discover the benefits of Invisalign at our office in Alexandria, VA and how it compares to traditional braces, as we guide you through your journey to a stunning smile.

The Invisalign Process

  1. Consultation and Decision: Together with Dr. Rangiani, you’ll determine the best treatment for you – Invisalign or braces.
  2. Advanced Technology: Our cutting-edge Itero technology eliminates the need for dental impressions. We scan your teeth and provide a preliminary view of your future smile during a quick 30-minute appointment.
  3. Customized Treatment Plan: We send the scans to Invisalign and develop a tailored treatment plan based on your specific needs. Aligner manufacturing takes 3-5 weeks, depending on the complexity of your case.
  4. Aligner Delivery and Attachments: Once your aligners arrive, we schedule an appointment to fit the attachments and deliver your aligners. This appointment typically takes 45-60 minutes.
  5. Regular Check-ups: Dr. Rangiani prefers to see you at a maximum of 2-month intervals to ensure your treatment progresses as planned and attachments remain intact.
  6. Aligner Progression: You’ll wear each aligner for 7-10 days, depending on the severity of your case and the amount of tooth movement required.
  7. Finishing Touches: Once your treatment is complete, we’ll remove the attachments and provide you with your final retainers.

Invisalign aligners

Invisalign Vs Braces


  • Virtually invisible clear aligners
  • Removable for eating, drinking, and cleaning
  • Comfortable, with no metal brackets or wires
  • Typically requires fewer office visits


  • Traditional metal or ceramic brackets and wires
  • Fixed in place, requiring dietary restrictions
  • May cause discomfort from brackets and wires
  • Regular adjustments needed at office visits

Experience the advantages of Invisalign and take the first step towards a beautiful, confident smile. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Rangiani today.

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