Nkutu Kirunda, DDS, PLLC

General Dentist located in Washington, DC

Crooked teeth cause problems with bite alignment and distract from your smile, but a mouthful of metal braces isn’t a very attractive alternative. At his private practice in Washington, DC, general dentist Mohammed Nkutu Kirunda, DDS, uses Invisalign® treatments to straighten your teeth. If you want to realign your smile without the inconvenience of metal braces, call the Nkutu Kirunda, DDS, PLLC office or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

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What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an innovative treatment for crooked and misaligned teeth. This treatment offers an appealing alternative to braces and other traditional orthodontic treatments with the use of clear, plastic aligners that you can remove.

These aligners are designed to fit over your teeth and gradually move them into place over time. You can remove them whenever you need to eat or brush your teeth, but you must wear Invisalign at least 20 hours per day to achieve the best results.

Who’s a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign is a proven and effective treatment for mild to moderate dental misalignments, including these conditions:

  • Rotated teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Spaces in between your teeth
  • Relapses after having braces removed

If your teeth are severely misaligned, or you have major orthodontic issues, Dr. Nkutu Kirunda may recommend a different treatment. The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is to book an appointment to discuss your options.

What are the advantages of Invisalign compared to braces?

Invisalign offers several benefits over braces or other traditional orthodontic procedures. Due to its comfort and convenience, Invisalign has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among young adults.

Comfort and convenience

Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic, not sharp metal. This drastically reduces the risk of mouth irritation. Since they’re removable, Invisalign aligners are easier to clean than braces and don’t cause any problems when you eat your favorite foods.


As the name suggests, Invisalign is invisible. When you smile at someone, all they see are your natural teeth and not a mouthful of distracting metal. These aligners also work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic methods, cutting down the overall time you need to spend straightening your teeth.

How does a dentist straighten teeth with Invisalign?

First, Dr. Nkutu Kirunda examines to see if Invisalign is right for you. He may take X-rays or make physical impressions of your teeth.

Next, he develops a treatment plan using customized plastic aligners that fit your teeth. These aligners gently move your teeth into the right place over time. As your teeth begin to shift, Dr. Nkutu Kirunda may make new sets of aligners. This process gets repeated until you reach your desired results.

If you wish you had straighter teeth but don’t want to deal with the hassles of metal braces, call Dr. Nkutu Kirunda or book an appointment online today.