Building Better Smiles with Invisible Braces near Alexandria, VA

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Understanding How Invisible Braces Can Change Smiles near Alexandria, VA

Are you 100% satisfied with your smile as it is? Most people would answer that question in the negative, and if you’re interested in building the world-class smile you’ve always wanted for yourself, we can certainly help with that.

The two cornerstones to building a better smile are straighter teeth and whiter teeth. Unfortunately, people tend to subconsciously cringe when we start talking about straighter teeth because inevitably, their minds go to conventional braces.

While conventional braces can certainly get the job done where straight teeth are concerned, they have a number of disadvantages, and most people are quite familiar with them. They’re uncomfortable, they’re highly visible, and they can take a long time to do their work.

In fact, in some cases, it can take up to two whole years for conventional braces to straighten your teeth. Few people relish the idea of walking around with a gleaming mouthful of metal for that length of time.

Fortunately, you don’t have to do that. Teeth straightening technology has come a long way, and we now offer not one, but two different types of invisible braces near Alexandria, VA that you can use in place of conventional braces. In this piece, we’ll start by telling you a bit more about them.

The Six Month Smiles Program

Above, we mentioned that conventional braces could take up to two years to do their work. It’s natural to wonder then how the braces used in this program can do the job in only six months. That’s a fair question and the answer might surprise you.

The reason conventional braces represent a slow walk toward straighter teeth lies in the fact that they focus on all your teeth. The problem with that is the fact that your back teeth respond very slowly to realignment strategies.

The braces used in the Six Month Smile Program ignore your back teeth, taking them out of the equation entirely and focus solely on the teeth people see when you smile. By doing so, you get the results you want in a fraction of the time.

In addition to that, the braces used in this program are designed to closely match the natural color of your teeth, making them virtually invisible while you’re wearing them, which makes you much less self-conscious. It’s no wonder that these are incredibly popular invisible braces near Alexandria, VA!

The Invisalign Program

Although the braces in the Six Month Smiles Program are a big step up from conventional braces, they still suffer from many of the same drawbacks. While they’re a good invisible braces option near Alexandria, VA, they’re still uncomfortable and once they’re in, they’re in for the duration, which isn’t fun.

That’s what makes Invisalign such a compelling technology. These aren’t braces at all, but rather, a series of form-fitting caps that, when worn in sequence, will serve to progressively align your teeth.

If you decide the program is right for you, when you sign up, the first thing we’ll do is bring you into the office so we can take several detailed, 3D scans of your teeth. Using these scans, we’ll create the custom-fitting caps in a process that takes about a week.

Once we get the caps back from our manufacturer, we’ll ask you to come back into the office so we can fit you with the first set in the series. Then, about every other week, we’ll ask you to come back in to see us so we can check your progress and see if you’re ready for the next set of caps.

They’re virtually invisible, but that’s not even the best aspect about them. The best aspect is this: You can take them out and put them back in yourself. In fact, it’s a completely trivial matter to do so.

Think about that for just a moment. If you have something to do one evening; a date, a speaking engagement, a family dinner, or what have you, it’s a simple matter to take them out so you’re not saddled by your caps, then put them back in later in the evening. That’s something braces only wish they could do. It’s no wonder then, why the Invisalign Program is fast becoming the most popular invisible braces alternative near Alexandria, VA.

Whitening Treatment Options

As we said at the start, building the smile you’ve always wanted has two main pillars. As important as teeth straightening is, whiter teeth will always improve the quality of your smile. On that front, we’ve got one, but three different options available, and we’ll talk about those next.

Our Zoom! In-Office Treatment

People love our in-office whitening treatment because it’s so fast and effective. In the space of a single office visit, we’ll be able to whiten your teeth by up to eight shades. To give you an idea of just how effective that is, relative to other forms of treatment, you could get similar results using over the counter products, but to do so, you’d have to use them every day for up to two solid months. Who wants to do that when there’s a better and more convenient option available?

The Whitening For Life Program

This program is incredibly popular with do it yourselfers, who love the flexibility and control it gives them. When you sign up for this program, the first thing we’ll do is ask you to stop by the office so we can take an impression of your teeth.

Using this impression, we’ll create a set of custom bleaching trays for you in a process that takes about a week. Once we’ve got the trays back, we’ll ask you to come back in so we can give them to you, along with a tube of our powerful bleaching gel and an instruction book that outlines its proper use.

Note that this bleaching gel is proprietary and much more powerful than anything you can buy over the counter, which means that you’ll get better results than you would using OTC products, and you’ll get them more quickly.

Even better, as long as you stay current with your preventive care visits, we’ll give you another tube of the bleaching gel for free, every six months, for life, or for as long as you choose to remain in the program. Best of all, there are no schedules to keep or appointments to make. You get to whiten your teeth when you want, and at your convenience.

The Kor Whitening System

Finally, there’s the Kor Whitening System. This is our most powerful teeth whitening technology and was specifically designed to handle the deepest, toughest stains. If you have a persistent stain on your teeth that hasn’t responded to other forms of treatment, you can consider this to be the ultimate solution. It works by restoring your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen, and unlike the other options we’ve talked about to this point, its effects are entirely permanent.

So across those two dimensions of building your perfect smile, we’ve got five great options to consider. Two invisible braces alternatives near Alexandria, VA, and three whitening options. The only question that remains is which of these is right for you?

If you’re not sure, or if this article has raised some additional questions in your mind, we hope you won’t hesitate to give us a call or stop by our practice the next time you’re in the area. We want to do more than just help you build the smile you’ve always wanted. We want to do that, of course, but we’d love to be your dental practice of choice for all your needs, both general and cosmetic, for as long as you live in the area.

And not to worry if you don’t have dental insurance. We’ve developed our very own Platinum Membership Program that offers generous discounts on most of the services we provide, so we’ve got you covered on that front!

Since the day we opened our doors, we’ve built our reputation by exceeding the expectations of every patient we serve, and we’d love to add you to our growing family. Stop by or give us a call today. You’ll be very glad you did.

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