Orthodontics is all about things like fixing overbites, underbites, and straightening your teeth.  Having straight teeth is, of course, one of the building blocks of a world-class smile, but there’s a problem.  

When most people think about straight teeth, they get put off, because it brings to mind the image of conventional braces, and in terms of Falls Church, Va adult orthodontics options, braces are probably one of the least-loved dental appliances on the planet.

It’s not hard to understand why.  After all, who wants to be in the position of having to wear a gleaming, highly noticeable mouthful of metal for up to two years, just to straighten your teeth?  Not only are they uncomfortable, but they can damage your ego and self-esteem, making you incredibly self-conscious for the entire time you’re wearing them. Not good.

As the top-rated dental practice in the area, we’ve got not one, but two great Falls Church, Va adult orthodontics options to conventional braces that we think you’ll love.  We’ll tell you all about them just below.

The Six Month Smiles Program

One of the biggest problems with conventional braces is the fact that they take a very long time to do their work.  In some cases, it can take up to two years, because your back teeth tend to respond very slowly to realignment strategies.

The braces used in the six month smiles program are so much faster because they take your slow-moving back teeth out of the equation.  They only focus on straightening the teeth people see when you smile.

Even better, the braces used in this program closely mimic the natural color of your teeth, so unlike the gleaming mouthful of metal that is the signature of conventional braces, these are barely noticeable.

Think about that:  Not only do you have to wear them for a much shorter period of time, but while you are wearing them, they won’t stick out like a sore thumb.  Talk about win-win!

The Invisalign Program

This is one of our most popular Falls Church, Va adult orthodontics options because it does the work of straightening your teeth without relying on braces at all.

Invisalign uses a series of custom-fitting caps.  When worn in sequence, the work to progressively align your teeth.

When you sign up for this program, the first thing we’ll do is take a series of scans of your teeth.  These scans are highly detailed and in 3D, which means that the caps designed from them will fit your teeth perfectly.

It takes about a week for us to get the caps back from the manufacturer.  Once we’ve got them in hand, we’ll ask you back in for your initial fitting.  Then, about every two weeks, we’ll ask you to come back in to pick up the next set of caps in the series.

The two biggest advantages of Invisalign caps are: 1) they’re virtually invisible, and 2) you can put them in, and take them out yourself!

That means if you have something important to do for a few hours one evening, you don’t have to wear them at all, and can simply put them back in when you get home.  You just can’t get that kind of flexibility from braces!

Which option is right for you?  If you’re not sure, call us today and let’s talk about the possibilities.