Invisalign in Fredericksburg, VA

Clear Aligners For Straight Teeth at Fredericksburg Smile Center

Welcome to Fredericksburg Smile Center, your trusted destination for achieving a straighter, more beautiful smile with Invisalign in Fredericksburg, VA. Our clear aligners offer a discreet and effective way to correct your dental alignment without the traditional wires and brackets of traditional braces. Experience a custom-fit approach to orthodontics where comfort meets convenience. Schedule an appointment for your initial consultation and begin to transform your smile and boost your confidence with Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment in which teeth are gently corrected by using a series of custom clear aligners. Unlike other clear aligners, Invisalign is made of SmartTrack material, engineered specifically for comfort and effectiveness.

The most common misconception is that straightening your teeth is more about cosmetics than oral health. The reality is that when teeth are in proper alignment, they are less prone to problems like decay, cavities, and other more serious, long-term dental health issues. Not only can Invisalign help you achieve your best smile, the treatment can also lead to optimal dental health.

At Smile Center, we look forward to designing the treatment that works best for you and guiding you every step along the way.

Invisalign vs. Braces

When comparing the difference between Invisalign vs. braces vs. other clear aligners, it is clear why over 5 million people have chosen Invisalign for the advantages it provides in lifestyle, appearance, hygiene, material, comfort, tracking, and cost. Most patients have treatable cases and find that they can easily address with Invisalign what they had planned to correct with braces. Typically, the cost is similar and the treatment times may be up to 2x faster, as well.

In a traditional metal braces system, metal brackets are glued to each individual tooth and connected with wires and rubber bands. Wax is used as a preventative for abrasions inside the mouth caused by exposed metal. When a wire pops or bracket brakes, patients must make time for repairs with an emergency orthodontic appointment. The smooth BPA-free plastic aligners are a durable, convenient, comfortable solution for most patients to incorporate into their busy lives.

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

Invisalign can be used to successfully correct every type of malocclusion: overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite. It is also a successful treatment plan for crowded teeth, gap teeth, or generally straighter teeth. And straight teeth is not simply about cosmetics. Proper alignment of teeth plays a significant role in your oral health. When your teeth are optimally aligned, you will experience fewer cavities and fewer extractions, implants, and crowns.


Benefits of Choosing Invisalign

Aesthetic and Comfort

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, making them an ideal choice for adults and teens who prefer a discreet orthodontic treatment. Made from smooth, flexible plastic, Invisalign aligners are designed for comfort, avoiding the irritation often caused by the brackets and wires of conventional braces.

Effective Treatment with Precision

Utilizing advanced 3D imaging technology, Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth, guiding them gently and precisely to their ideal positions. Suitable for correcting a range of dental issues from simple to complex misalignments, Invisalign is both a versatile and effective treatment solution.

Ease of Use and Lifestyle Flexibility

One of the most compelling advantages of Invisalign is its removability. You can take out the aligners to eat, brush, and floss, which promotes better oral hygiene during treatment. This flexibility allows you to maintain your dietary choices and oral care routine without compromise.


The Invisalign Process at Fredericksburg Smile Center

Initial Consultation

Your journey to a perfect smile begins with an initial consultation at our Fredericksburg office. Drs. Joel S. Butterworth, Nil Amin, and Francisco Mesa are experienced Invisalign providers who will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and discuss your orthodontic goals.

3D Image Of Your Teeth

Smile Center’s iTero Element Scanner generates a 3D image of your teeth with ease and precision. There are no molds and no mess. Best of all, the images are created instantly and ready for review. Each tooth movement is calculated based on the 3D x-rays images for ultimate accuracy and efficiency. With technology this advanced, you might be closer to your new smile than you think!

Creating Your Custom Treatment Plan

Scanned images are instantly loaded into the ClinCheck Software. Dr. Joel Butterworth will then work with Invisalign technology to expertly design every shift of each tooth. These series of steps essentially become the roadmap leading to your new smile. With this roadmap, each of your custom clear aligners will be created. Your individualized system includes clearly labeled packages containing the aligners that you will use throughout your course of treatment.

Preview Your New Smile

Before and after 3D images will give you a sneak peek at your new smile. Before ordering your aligners, you will have the opportunity to catch a glimpse at how effectively Invisalign aligners can cause your teeth to move. We give you the opportunity to look over reviews and before and after photos of our current and past patients so that you can feel confident about the personalized care and level of service Smile Center provides.

Receiving and Wearing Your Aligners

Once your custom aligners are ready, you’ll receive them with detailed instructions on how to wear and care for them. Typically, each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next in the series, gradually shifting your teeth into the desired position.

Regular Progress Checks

Throughout your treatment, you will visit Fredericksburg Smile Center for occasional check-ups to monitor your progress and ensure everything is moving according to plan. These visits are crucial for achieving the best results in the shortest time possible.


Why Choose Fredericksburg Smile Center for Your Invisalign Treatment

At Fredericksburg Smile Center, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch Invisalign treatment tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient. Here are three key reasons to choose us for your Invisalign journey:

Expertise and Experience

Our team of dentists, including Drs. Joel S. Butterworth, Nil Amin, and Francisco Mesa, are certified Invisalign providers with extensive training in the latest orthodontic techniques. Their expertise is complemented by a commitment to ongoing education, ensuring they remain at the forefront of advancements in dental care. This expertise allows us to handle a wide range of orthodontic issues with precision and effectiveness, ensuring optimal results for our patients.

Personalized Care and Comfort

We understand that each patient’s dental needs and preferences are unique. That’s why we offer personalized treatment plans designed specifically for each individual. From your first consultation to your final aligner, our team provides continuous, personalized support. We strive to make every visit comfortable and stress-free, maintaining a warm and welcoming environment. Our practice is family-friendly, making it an ideal choice for patients of all ages seeking orthodontic solutions.

Advanced Technology and Techniques

Fredericksburg Smile Center is equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology that enables us to provide efficient and effective treatments. Our 3D imaging and digital scanning offer precise mapping of your dental structure, allowing for accurate customization of your Invisalign aligners. This technology not only enhances the fit and comfort of your aligners but also optimizes the alignment process, leading to shorter treatment times and better outcomes.


Cost and Financing Options

At Fredericksburg Smile Center, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile. We offer competitive pricing for Invisalign treatments and accept most major insurance plans. Additionally, flexible payment plans are available to ensure that financial considerations are not a barrier to receiving your ideal dental care.



FAQs About Invisalign

How long does Invisalign treatment take?

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case but typically ranges from 12 to 18 months.


Is Invisalign treatment painful?

Most patients experience minimal discomfort during their treatment. You may feel slight pressure when a new aligner is first put in place, but this is a normal sign that the aligners are working.


Can I eat and drink while wearing Invisalign aligners?

We recommend removing your aligners while eating and drinking anything other than water to prevent staining and damage.

How often do I need to wear my aligners?

For best results, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. They should only be removed for eating, drinking anything other than water, brushing, and flossing.


Are the results from Invisalign permanent?

The results from Invisalign can be permanent if you follow post-treatment recommendations, which include wearing a retainer to maintain your new tooth alignment. Your dentist will provide you with a customized retainer schedule to ensure that your teeth remain in their new position.


How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of Invisalign treatment can vary depending on the specifics of your case, such as the complexity of your alignment issues and the duration of treatment. We offer a detailed consultation to provide you with a personalized treatment plan and associated costs.


Does dental insurance cover Invisalign treatment?


Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign just as they would other orthodontic treatments like braces. We can help you understand your insurance benefits and handle insurance claims on your behalf.


Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Ready to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted? Contact Fredericksburg Smile Center today at (540) 854-1085 or schedule your Invisalign consultation online. Our friendly staff is eager to assist you on your journey to a beautiful, confident smile!

Invisalign before and after

Digital Dentistry

The Smile Center offers digital dentistry to improve the patient experience through digital scanning, CBCT imaging, 3D printing, CEREC imaging, and CEREC milling. 

CEREC Same Day Crowns

With CEREC technology, the Smile Center is able to offer same day crowns. Patients are able to stay in their chair and leave with their new crown the same day.

Dental Implants

Our Fredericksburg and Ashland offices offer dental implants to give you a comfortable, long-lasting, and beautiful smile.


A root canal is a procedure where we will remove the infected pulp and the nerve if necessary. Our dentist will then seal the opening to prevent any future infection.

Tongue and Lip-tie Treatment

Dr. Butterworth utilizes state-of-the-art laser technology to perform a frenectomy procedure which will release a lip and tongue-tie in infants, children, and adults.

Oral Surgery

We have an oral surgeon on staff at our Fredericksburg office so we can take care of your surgical needs right in our office! Schedule a consultation to learn more.

Emergency Services

When emergencies happen, please call our office to schedule an appointment. We will do our best to schedule you as soon as we have availability.

Laser Technology

Our offices utilize laser technology for soft tissue surgeries. It is minimally invasive and leads to a faster recovery time.

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health and development of infants and children through their adolescent years.

Sedation Dentistry

Conscious sedation is an alternative for those who are nervous about dental care or those who want to have multiple dental procedures accomplished in one visit. 


Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment in which teeth are gently corrected by using a series of custom clear aligners engineered specifically for comfort and effectiveness.

Teeth Whitening

We know that a bright, white smile can make all the difference. Our services are tailored to work with your needs and your budget.

TMJ + Myofascial Pain

TMJ can cause significant pain as the discs wear down and bone becomes exposed. If you have these symptoms, you should see your dentist to discuss treatment.

Dental Veneers

Veneers are custom-made thin coverings for the front side of your teeth. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed, or crooked teeth. 

Dentures and Partials

Restorative dentistry is not just about improving the look of your teeth. Replacing or repairing teeth is vital for your dental health and for preserving your other teeth. 

We work hard to keep your dental care affordable.

Here at Fredericksburg Smile Center and Ashland Smile Center, we’re proud to make it easy to pay for dental services. We offer high-end dental services at an affordable price. Our staff is trained to help you understand your benefits. We also have financing options that offer low-interest, low-finance plans. Finding affordable dentistry doesn’t have to be intimidating!

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