Happy Smiles With Cosmetic Dentistry Services Near Burke, VA

If you’re like most people, you’re not 100% happy with the way your smile looks today. Everyone tends to be their own worst critic, and when you look in the mirror, odds are that you see some aspect of your smile you’d like to change or improve.

If getting the smile you’ve always wanted has been on your wish list for a while now and you’re ready to take action, we’d love to help! Our practice offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry services near Burke, VA, and in this piece, we’ll give you an overview of what we can do for you.

Like every other dental practice in the region, we offer all the general dentistry services you might expect. What sets us apart, however, is our extensive array of cosmetic dentistry services near Burke, VA which include things like:

  • Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Dental Implants and Dentures
  • Three Distinct Whitening Technologies:
    • In-Office Whitening
    • The Whitening For Life Program
    • And Our Kor Whitening System
  • Two Different Braces Alternatives:
    • The Six Month Smiles Program
    • And Invisalign
  • And More!

Some of these, you’re probably already familiar with, but others aren’t offered by every practice in the area, so we’ll explain a few of them in more detail.

Our Whitening Technologies

The most basic of the cosmetic dentistry services near Burke, VA we offer is our in-office whitening treatment. It’s called Zoom, primarily because it’s so fast and convenient. In the space of just one office visit, using this treatment, we can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades.

To give you a sense of scale, what we can achieve in just one office visit would take you up to two months to achieve using over the counter products at home. It’s no wonder so many people love this whitening option!

Are you a do it yourselfer? If so, then we’ve got a whitening option you’ll love. The whitening for life program puts the power and control in your hands, giving you the freedom and flexibility to whiten your teeth anytime it’s convenient for you. No appointments to make and keep, and nothing to schedule.

When you first sign up, we’ll ask you to come into the office, so we can take an impression of your teeth. We do this so we can create a set of bleaching trays that fit your mouth perfectly.

The process of creating the custom trays takes about a week, and once we have them back from our manufacturer, we’ll ask you to stop back by the office so we can give them to, along with a tube of our powerful bleaching gel, which is much more potent than anything you can buy over the counter, and an instruction booklet detailing its use.

Armed with those things, you’re all set. You can whiten your teeth anytime you feel like it. The best part though is the fact that as long as you stay current with your preventive care visits with us, we’ll give you another tube of bleaching gel every six months, for free!

Finally, there’s our Kor Whitening System. While many people could benefit from most of the cosmetic dentistry services we offer near Burke, VA, this one isn’t for everyone. We only recommend Kor for people with deep, persistent stains on their teeth that prove unresponsive to our other whitening treatments.

It works by restoring your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen, and unlike the other treatments we’ve mentioned so far, the effects of this one are permanent.

Our Alternatives To Conventional Braces

These alternatives came to exist for one reason. Nobody likes wearing conventional braces. They take a long time to do their work, in some cases, up to two years, and of course, during that time, you’ll be highly self-conscious while you’re wearing them because that gleaming mouthful of metal is sure to stand out. That’s why these are among the most exciting of our cosmetic dentistry services near Burke, VA.

The first thing to talk about is the Six Month Smiles program. The best thing about it is the fact that it solves the time problem, giving you the smile you want in about a quarter of the time as compared with conventional braces.

It accomplishes this seeming magic trick by taking your slow moving back teeth out of the equation. These braces focus only on your front facing teeth – the ones people actually see when you smile.

In addition to that, the braces used in this program are virtually invisible, closely mimicking the natural color of your teeth. You win on two fronts: First, you won’t have to wear them nearly as long, and second, while you are wearing them, they won’t stand out and make you self-conscious. It’s no wonder so many people love this program. It’s a great option, but not the only one.

Let’s talk about Invisalign. These aren’t braces at all, but rather, a series of custom-fitting caps designed to be worn in sequence, which will progressively work to straighten your teeth in the same way that braces do. If you don’t like the idea of wearing even mostly invisible braces, this might be the perfect option for you.

When you join the Invisalign program, the first thing we’ll do is ask you to come into the office so we can take a series of detailed 3D scans of your teeth. We’ll use the information gained from these scans to create the custom-fitting caps in a process that takes about a week.

Once we have the caps back from our manufacturer, we’ll ask you back into the office to sit for your initial fitting. After that, we’ll ask you to come back to see us about every two weeks so we can check your progress and give you the next set of caps when it’s time.

Although the fact that the caps are virtually invisible is a strong selling point, there’s one other feature Invisalign offers that makes it beyond compelling, and in fact, is the reason why this is one of our most exciting cosmetic dentistry services offered near Burke, VA. The fact that you can put them in and take them out by yourself. That’s just not possible with conventional braces, and it’s a huge advantage.

At some point or another, literally every person who’s ever had braces has reached a point where they dearly wished they could take them out for a little while. Maybe they have a dinner date or an important speaking engagement.

Unfortunately, if you wear conventional braces or even the braces used in the Six Month Smiles program, there’s just nothing to be done. The braces have to stay in, period.

It only takes seconds to pop your Invisalign caps out, so if you’ve got something to do one day or evening, and don’t want to be bothered with them for a little while, no problem! Just take them out and pop them back in when you get home later. If you wanted, you could even opt to only wear them while you sleep, though this will understandably mean that they take longer to do their work.

In any case, that one ability makes Invisalign an incredibly tempting possibility when it comes to straightening your teeth and after all, straight teeth is one of the foundational building blocks of a world-class smile.

How Am I Going To Pay For It?

Having heard more about a few of our great cosmetic dentistry services near Burke, VA, you may be getting excited at the prospect of having the smile you’ve always wanted. One thing that holds a lot of people back and keeps them from taking action though is the issue of cost.

The good news on that front is that we probably accept your dental insurance. We’ve worked hard to expand the number of carriers we work with, and our list currently includes:

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Assurant
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Carefirst
  • Cigna’s Total DPPO plan
  • Delta Dental
  • GEHA
  • Guardian
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Metlife
  • Principal
  • Sun Life
  • And United Concordia

If you didn’t see your insurance company on the list, there’s no need to panic. We also accept PayPal, Care Credit, and the Citi Health Flexible Monthly Payment Option.

The smile you’ve always wanted is within your grasp. Give us a call or stop by our office and let’s talk about the possibilities.