Invisalign in Fairfax VA
Invisalign aligners solve one of the biggest obstacles for patients in need of mild orthodontic treatment. If you’re worried that your only option for correcting a misaligned smile is bulky braces and years of treatment, you’ll be pleased to know that Invisalign aligners can do the job quickly, easily, and with a minimum of disruption to your life.
Dr. Fairfax has been doing Invisalign for years and is a Certified Invisalign Provider and has the expertise to quickly straighten teeth without unsightly metal orthodontics. Invisalign clear aligners are appropriate for older teens and adults with minor crowding and misalignment. They’re a popular alternative to braces because they work quickly and are easy to wear.
The smooth plastic aligners are clear so most people won’t notice you’re wearing them. They’re also much gentler on your mouth than metal or ceramic braces. Best of all, Invisalign aligners are completely removable, so you can take them out for eating, oral hygiene, and special occasions.
The Invisalign Process
Your Invisalign experience starts with a consultation during which we’ll spend some time talking to you about your goals and expectations. Next, Dr. Fairfax will perform a thorough evaluation including digital x-rays, photographs, and custom impressions, which help her determine the exact position of your teeth and how treatment will proceed.
We’ll take all the information gathered during the evaluation and send it to a special Invisalign lab where your customized aligners will be created. In a couple of weeks, you’ll come back to our Fairfax dental office so we can give you your set of aligners along with precise instructions for their use.
Invisalign treatment uses a series of aligners that are designed to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. Simply wear each set of aligners at least 22 hours every day for two weeks, then move onto the next set. When you change to the next set of aligners you’ll start to notice a subtle change in the position of your teeth. There’s nothing like seeing progress to keep you motivated!
Your at-home treatment is supported by visits to our office at regular intervals. During these visits we will monitor your progress and make adjustments as necessary.
Treatment times with Invisalign vary depending on each case, and patient compliance is the key to seeing fast results. If you wear the aligners as instructed, it’s possible for us to help you achieve your desired results in a year or less!
Your Beautiful Smile Awaits!
Today, a lot of emphasis is placed on appearance, but the benefits of having a great smile are not just aesthetic. When you’re happy with the way others see you, you feel confident, and that confidence is like a magnet that draws people to you.
Is today the day you take the next step to a smile you’re proud to show off? We’d love to explain more about Invisalign and answer your questions, so please give us a call to arrange a complimentary consultation at Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry.