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Patient-Focused Dentistry

Thank you for choosing Dr. Fairfax & Associates. We believe that dental health is key to overall health, and our primary mission is to deliver the best and most comprehensive dental care available.

The Whole Person

We take into account the whole person when caring for our patients. From routine check-ups and cleanings to emergency care, we are committed to giving you our undivided attention.

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

From the moment you walk into our office, you can expect to feel at home. We foster a relaxed, inviting atmosphere with professional, knowledgeable, and friendly staff. Sit back, relax, and trust that your smile is in exceedingly good hands.

A Caring and Thorough Team

We do not believe in ‘factory-style’ dental care where patients are shuttled in and out and only see the dentist or hygienist for a few minutes during an appointment. Each appointment with us is time reserved specifically for you.

Applying the Latest Technologies

Our team is highly trained in the latest dental approaches and technologies, which allows us to provide every patient with truly personalized attention.



Adult Orthodontics patient | Fairfax VA Dentist

A Straight Smile Looks Great at Any Age!

December 8, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Cerina Fairfax
Adult Orthodontics in Fairfax VA

Are you an older adult who would like straighter teeth but feel the time for orthodontic treatment has passed you by? Maybe you didn’t have braces as a child, or you did, and your teeth have since relapsed.

Invisalign - A Great Choice at Any Age

Many seniors believe or have been told that moving teeth later in life isn’t possible. But the fact is that, with the right treatment, your teeth can be straightened at any age.

The process works the same way as it does for younger adults; putting pressure on the teeth slowly but surely moves them into the desired position. Whether you want to reposition a few teeth or all your teeth, you definitely should consider Invisalign!

How Invisalign Moves Teeth

Unlike traditional orthodontics that use brackets and wires, Invisalign works with a series of clear plastic trays to move your teeth into the desired position. Most people wear each set of aligners for about two weeks and then progress to the next set  in the series. 

The length of treatment mainly depends on two things: the extent of misalignment you want to address and your willingness to wear the trays at least 22 hours a day, or as prescribed by your dentist or orthodontist.

Why Invisalign is a Good Choice for Seniors

One of the short-term drawbacks of metal braces is that they are difficult to maintain. Oral hygiene can be a nightmare; you’re limited because you can’t enjoy your favorite foods, and you have a mouthful of metal that announces to everyone that you’re being treated.

Who needs all that when you’re just trying to enjoy your retirement years?

Invisalign, on the other hand, eliminates all these inconveniences:

  • Smooth plastic trays won’t irritate your mouth
  • Crystal-clear aligners blend beautifully with your smile
  • Removable trays make oral hygiene easy and productive
  • No food restrictions because you can take the trays out for meals

Get Started with Your Fairfax Dentist

If you’re an older adult who’s interested in Invisalign orthodontics in Fairfax, VA, please call our office to arrange a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve the straight, beautiful smile you know you were born to have!

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