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Are you 100% happy with the quality of your smile? If you’re like many, and perhaps even most people, there are at least one or two things you’d change about it. If that describes you and in particular, you’ve been considering doing something to straighten your teeth, you’re going to like this article.
Here’s the big problem: Nobody really likes the idea of wearing conventional braces. They’re highly visible, they make the people wearing them incredibly self-conscious, and they take a very long time to do the work of straightening your teeth. Who wants that?
The good news is that as technology has advanced, braces have improved a great deal, and there are now a couple of fantastic invisible braces options available near Falls Church, VA. We’ll tell you about the two great options we have available, and then tell you about some of our other services that will help you progressively work toward the smile you’ve always wanted.
Let’s start with those invisible braces options:
This is an interesting invisible braces option near Falls Church, VA on a couple of different levels. First and foremost, the braces used here differ from conventional braces in the fact that they’re designed to closely match the natural color of your teeth. When you’re wearing them, it doesn’t look like you have a gleaming mouthful of metal, but they do the same basic job.
The other big thing the braces in this program have going for them is the fact that they work much more quickly. Conventional braces can take up to two years to straighten your teeth. As the name indicates, these braces do the job in as little as six months, but how?
The answer lies in your back teeth. Your back teeth tend to respond very slowly to realignment strategies, and the braces used here simply don’t bother with them. They focus solely on the teeth people see when you smile, which happen to respond much more quickly to realignment.
There are tradeoffs, of course. When these braces finish doing their work, if your back teeth aren’t properly aligned, they still won’t be. On the other hand, nobody is going to know that unless you open wide and show them. By all outward appearances, you’ll have gloriously straight teeth, and in terms of aesthetics and improving your smile, that’s the main goal.
This is a very interesting invisible braces alternative near Falls Church, VA. It’s cutting edge technology that doesn’t utilize braces at all, but rather, a series of form-fitting caps designed to be worn in sequence. When you do so, they’ll progressively align your teeth.
If you decide you want to join the program, the first thing we’ll do is ask you to come into the office so we can make a series of detailed 3D scans of your teeth. We’ll use these scans to create a series of caps for you in a process that takes about a week.
Once we get your caps back from our manufacturer, we’ll invite you back to the office so we can fit you with your first set. Then, every week or two, we’ll ask you to come back in so we can check your progress and give you the next set of caps in the series when you’re ready for them.
Here’s the cool thing about Invisalign caps though: You can take them out and put them back in by yourself. In fact, it’s a trivial operation to do so. That’s something you can’t do with braces, no matter the type. Once they’re in your mouth, they’re in your mouth for the duration.
With Invisalign caps, you can straighten your teeth at your convenience. If you have a date one particular evening, or if you have a speaking engagement, or you just want to take a day off from wearing your caps, you can do that. Just pop them out, enjoy your evening, and put them back in when you get home.
In fact, if you like, you could choose to only wear your caps at night while you’re sleeping. Granted, the less you wear your caps, the longer it will take to straighten your teeth, but if that’s what you want to do, you absolutely can! In that regard then, Invisalign offers a level of flexibility that braces simply can’t match, which is why more and more people are flocking to the technology.
Of course, straighter teeth are only one part of the complex equation of building the smile you’ve always wanted, which is why invisible braces near Falls Church, VA are only part of the story. Next, let’s talk about whitening your teeth. We have three great whitening options to tell you about. Here they are:
This is our most common whitening option because it’s so fast, convenient, and effective. In the space of a single office visit, we can whiten your teeth by up to eight shades. To give you a sense of how impressive that is, understand that you can get comparable results from over the counter whitening products, but in order to do so, you’d have to use those products for up to two full months. Who wants to do that when there’s a much faster option available?
Although this program isn’t as well known as our in-office whitening treatment, it’s highly popular, especially among do it yourselfers. It’s an at-home option you can use any time you like. When you sign up, the first thing we’ll do is ask you to come into the office so we can make an impression of your teeth.
Using this impression, we’ll create a set of custom dental trays for you. Once we get the trays back from our manufacturer, we’ll ask you back into the office so we can give them to you, along with a tube of our powerful bleaching gel and an instruction booklet that outlines its use.
At that point, you’re all set. You can whiten your teeth any time you like, whenever it’s convenient. The gel we use in conjunction with this program is much more powerful than anything you can buy over the counter, which means you’ll see better results much more quickly than you would if you used over the counter products.
Best of all, as long as you keep current with your preventive care visits, we’ll give you another tube of the bleaching gel for free, every six months, or for as long as you choose to remain in the program.
This is our most powerful whitening treatment, and as such, it will be overkill for many people. It was designed to be used on teeth that have deep, persistent stains. It works by restoring your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen, and unlike the other two whitening options we have available, its effects are entirely permanent.
Of course, we do a lot more than just teeth straightening and whitening. Our practice offers a full range of services spanning both general and cosmetic. We can not only optimize your oral health, but then, after we do that, we’ve got a vast suite of cosmetic dentistry options we can use to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
As you can see then, we’ve got all the tools you need to build the smile you’ve always wanted to have, from invisible braces near Falls Church, VA, to multiple whitening options and a broad range of general and cosmetic dentistry services to see to all your needs.
Best of all, we keep our office open late several days a week, so getting the treatments you want and need is super easy, and with a bit of planning, you won’t have to miss work to do so.
The only question then is which of these is the best fit for you? If you’re still not sure, give our office a call or stop by to see us the next time you’re in the neighborhood. We want to be your dental practice of choice for as long as you’re living in the area, and we can hardly wait for the opportunity to exceed your expectations.