Are crooked teeth embarrassing? Do you find yourself feeling nervous about talking and smiling in front of others because of your misaligned teeth? Maybe you've considered straightening your teeth, but the idea of wearing metal braces doesn't seem appealing either? Dr. Cerina Fairfax, your Invisalign dentist in Fairfax, has solutions for you!
What is Invisalign?
Instead of using traditional metal brackets and wires, Invisalign utilizes clear plastic aligners to apply gentle pressure that will gradually straighten your teeth. Aligners are removable, however, they should be worn at least 20-22 hours per day and changed every two weeks in order to achieve optimum results. Most Invisalign cases can be completed in 12-18 months. This makes them an ideal choice for busy adults who want to straighten their teeth efficiently and with discretion.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Besides being virtually invisible, aligners are also comfortable to wear, and they don't interfere with your daily activities. You also have no restrictions to your diet, or changes to your home care routine since aligners are removable. Invisalign can deliver the smile and confidence you've always dreamed of in a short amount of time.
Will Invisalign Work for Me?
Dr. Fairfax is a certified Invisalign provider, and she can determine if Invisalign is right for your needs with an examination and some x-rays. Invisalign works well for most patients, however, it can't accommodate complex cases involving severe bite misalignment. Dr. Fairfax is happy to discuss other treatment options with you if Invisalign is not in your future. You may be surprised that you have multiple treatment options to choose from.
Dr. Fairfax has been providing quality care to patients in Fairfax, VA for many years, and she has extensive hours of advanced training, so you can rest assured that you're in good hands when you entrust your oral health to her. If crooked or misaligned teeth have been holding you back, we encourage you to contact our office to learn more about the possibilities for your smile.