Lansdowne Family & Cosmetic Dentistry -  - General Dentist

Paul Ellington, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Lansdowne, VA

Invisalign Specialist

Invisalign® is a popular alternative to traditional metal and ceramic braces for both adults and teens. As a top dentist in Lansdowne, Virginia, Dr. Paul Ellington is a trained Invisalign provider, helping men, women, and teens enjoy straighter teeth and more attractive smiles. If you’ve been considering Invisalign and wondering if it’s right for you, Dr. Ellington can help. To find out more, call Lansdowne Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, or use the online system to schedule an office visit today.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic system that uses removable, clear trays called aligners to move your teeth into their ideal positions instead of relying on metal brackets and wires like traditional braces. The Invisalign aligners are removable, and their clear design means they’re nearly invisible while they’re in place on your teeth, so you can feel more confident and attractive during treatment.

What issues can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign can treat most of the same issues as traditional ceramic or metal braces, including:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Gaps and spacing issues

What happens during Invisalign treatment?

During treatment, you wear a series of aligners in a specific sequence to keep your teeth moving into their proper position. Treatment with Invisalign starts with impressions and photographs of your teeth, which provide the information needed to create your custom, one-of-a-kind aligners.

Dr. Ellington sends the impressions to a dental lab that specializes in creating Invisalign aligners. At the lab, the impressions are scanned into a computer, which creates a series of 3D models that show how your teeth need to shift over time to come into proper alignment.

Your aligners are created using those models to ensure they fit comfortably and shift your teeth in the right directions. During your actual treatment, you wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before swapping them for the next set of aligners in the series. You need to see Dr. Ellington about every six weeks to ensure your treatment stays on track.

How does the Invisalign system compare to traditional braces?

One of the main benefits of the Invisalign system is that its clear design means it’s virtually invisible while you’re wearing the aligners. But that’s just one advantage.

Because the aligners are custom-made just for you, your treatment can usually be completed in a much shorter period of time compared to traditional braces. The smooth design of the aligners means your gums and lips won’t get irritated the way they can with metal brackets and wires.

The aligners are removable, so it’s much easier to keep your teeth clean and to have dental work during treatment. You can also remove your aligners while you’re eating, and that means you don’t have to worry about food restrictions — you can eat whatever you like.

Invisalign may cost a little more than traditional braces, but most patients consider the added cost to be worthwhile.


If you have any questions regarding insurance providers, please call our office.

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Words from our patients

  • "Convenient location. Very friendly and polite staff. Only had couple visits for cleaning and minor work done, I am generally happy with the services I received."

    Memie S.
  • "Very thorough cleanings and check-ups. Staff is very congenial."

    Peggy M.
  • "The staff is efficient and friendly, the hygienist is absolutely the best and most dedicated I have ever seen and Dr. Ellington is friendly and kind."

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  • "I have received professional, friendly care for 6+ years from Dr. Ellington and staff. I would recommend Lansdowne Family and Cosmetic to all."

    James P.
  • "Lansdowne Family and Cosmetic Dentistry provides truly outstanding dental service from cleanings to more detailed dental procedures if necessary."

    Mark S.
  • "Happily, it was just a check-up and cleaning. Nilo did her usual thorough and excellent job. Very clear as to what she was doing."

    Rodney J.
  • "I have been a patient of the practice for 5 years and would recommend it to anyone looking for skilled service. I appreciate that the staff is caring and professional."

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  • "Dr. Ellington and his entire staff are excellent! They feel like family."

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  • "Joyce does an excellent job of cleaning teeth. She makes you feel very comfortable in the chair."

    Jim M.
  • "Dr. Ellington and Joyce and the entire office staff are the best!!! I can not say enough good things about this practice. "

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  • "I would rate Lansdowne Family and Cosmetics as the best ever. Been serviced by this office more than 10 yrs, and I love not only the service but the staff as well."

    Hashim K.
  • "The staff and Dr are always friendly and professional. Niloo does a great job with cleaning."

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  • "Staff is amazing! We have been coming for almost ten years. I used to go to Dr. Lee when I was little. The staff has always been amazing."

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Lansdowne Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
44115 Woodridge Parkway, Suite 280
Lansdowne, VA 20176
Phone: 571-418-7219
Fax: 703-858-7001
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