Great Options for Invisible Braces near Springfield, VA
If your smile isn’t everything you know it could be, you may be considering braces, but there’s a problem.
Nobody actually likes braces. That mouthful of metal tends to make people incredibly self-conscious, and of course, most of the time, they have to be worn for at least a couple of years to give them time to do their work. It’s dreadful, and that alone is enough to keep people from getting them, even though they know that it would ultimately be to their benefit.
Fortunately, there’s an answer for that. Braces have come a long way, and there are now some great invisible braces options near Springfield, VA you may not be aware of. We’ll go over them just below, and who knows, it just might change your mind!
The Six-Month Smiles Program
As mentioned, traditional braces have two big problems. They take a long time to do their work, and during that time, you’re stuck wearing a mouthful of metal. Neither are good.
These invisible braces near Springfield, VA get around both problems handily. Not only are the braces used in this program all but invisible, but they do their work in as little as six months, compared to 18-24 months (or longer) for conventional braces.
The reason they work so much faster is that they only focus on your front teeth. The ones that are visible when you smile. It takes much longer to move your back teeth, and by taking them out of the equation, you get the smile you want faster while wearing braces that are virtually invisible. What’s not to like about that?
To us, this is the more exciting invisible braces option near Springfield, VA, because as good as the Six-Month Smiles program is, at the end of the day, you’re still wearing a mouthful of metal, even if they’re not nearly as visible or obvious as conventional braces.
Invisalign is something altogether different.
If you’re interested in using them, the first step in that process is to visit our office so we can take a detailed scan of your teeth. Using that scan, we can construct a series of custom-made caps that are fitted over your teeth.
It takes us about a week to prepare the set of caps, and once we have them, we’ll invite you back into our office for your initial fitting. The great thing about the Invisalign program and one of the things that clearly differentiates it from other invisible braces programs near Springfield, VA is the fact that you don’t have to come into the office to make adjustments or take them out. You can do that yourself, from the comfort of home.
You can also take them out while you sleep, or if you have an important dinner or public function to attend. While it’s true that they are largely invisible, it’s also true that some people just don’t want the hassle of wearing them out in public or on certain occasions, and you don’t have to! They can be taken out and put back in in a matter of minutes.
Another thing that makes Invisalign different from other invisible braces programs near Springfield, VA is the fact that instead of going back to the dentist’s office every few months to have an adjustment done, you swing by about every two weeks to get your next “set” of caps.
These caps are designed in such a way that they progressively move your teeth over time, slowly but surely moving them where they need to be. It’s a really great program that makes good use of cutting-edge technology to do the same job as braces but in a much less visible and much less intrusive manner, and what’s not to like about that?
If either of those two invisible braces solutions near Springfield, VA sound good to you, we invite you to stop by our office for an initial visit and consultation. We’ll get you into the system, do an initial evaluation and talk to you about the options and possibilities to see which one might work best for you.
Of course, we do a lot more than just work with invisible braces near Springfield, VA. We’re a full-service dental office, and as such, offer a wide range of services, covering both general and cosmetic dentistry. Here’s a quick overview of some of the great services we provide:
While braces help with tooth straightening, that’s not the end all, be all when it comes to a World Class smile. If you want your pearly whites to be pearly white, but you have deep stains that even the most robust teeth whitening treatment can’t get rid of, porcelain veneers are a fantastic and surprisingly inexpensive option to consider.
Often, porcelain veneers are not needed, and we have a variety of teeth whitening programs available, depending on your needs.
The most common is our in-office treatment, which is a fast, safe, effective treatment that’s guaranteed to leave your teeth up to eight shades whiter.
For patients who like to be more in control, we recommend our “Whitening For Life” program. It’s a great system that sees us make an impression of your teeth to create custom-fitted bleaching trays. That process takes about a week, and once the trays are ready, we call you back in to give them to you, along with a tube of our bleaching gel and instructions on its use.
Then, for the rest of your life, as long as you keep up with your six-month preventive care visits, you get a new tube of bleaching gel, which is much stronger and more effective than anything you can buy over the counter. A great way to get an award-winning smile!
Finally, for those with particular dark stains on their teeth, we recommend our Kor Whitening system. This one works by revitalizing your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen, and unlike the other two, is entirely permanent. Whichever method you opt for, one thing’s for certain, you’ll definitely end up with a million-dollar smile!
Dentures and Implants
Sooner or later, you may find yourself needing one or the other, and we handle both. Dentures are the least expensive option, and the one that most insurance will cover, but there’s a strong case to be made for implants, which will likely outlast your regular teeth, and solve all the major shortcomings that dentures have.
Either way though, we’ve got you covered.
In addition to those, we offer the full range of general dentistry services you’d expect, handling everything from fillings to root canals, but having a broad and deep service offering isn’t enough in our view.
No, to be a truly outstanding dentist office, which is what we strive to be, we need to go the extra mile, and we try hard to do that, by offering extras like:
All our treatment rooms have TV’s for your viewing pleasure, headphones available, and even blankets to help keep you as comfortable as possible.
One of the things we hear from our customers on a regular basis is the fact that they enjoy being able to schedule appointments without having to miss work. Currently, our office hours are as follows:
Monday: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday: Office Closed
Lots of Ways To Pay
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter if we have great invisible braces programs, lots of other services and extended hours if we don’t take your insurance, so that’s another thing we’ve worked hard at. Currently, we accept a wide range of insurance including:
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Delta Dental
- Lincoln Financial Group
- Sun Life
- And United Concordia
In addition to that, we also accept CareCredit and the Citi Health plan. If you don’t have any of those, we also offer a Platinum Membership program that’s available to everyone and offers substantial savings on all our services.
The bottom line is, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to have the smile you’ve always wanted!