You've wanted straight teeth for years, but every time you've considered opting for orthodontic treatment, the thought of wearing braces has given you pause. After all, who wants to have a "mouth full of metal" as an adult? That's typically a teenage rite of passage. To make matters worse, braces can be painful and make eating your favorite foods very difficult. Fortunately, there's another option. Invisalign® can deliver the straight smile you desire without the hassles of braces.
Invisalign uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into their desired position. Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks, and then you move onto the next one in the series. This process continues until your teeth are properly aligned.
In recent years, Invisalign has become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional braces due to the fact that they are more discreet, more comfortable, and can be removed while eating and brushing your teeth.
While Invisalign is a great orthodontics option, it's not right for everyone. It's important to make sure you're a suitable candidate before moving forward with the procedure. In general, Invisalign is an effective option if you are looking to treat the following types of bite alignment issues:
- Open bite
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded teeth
In addition, ideal Invisalign candidates should have healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Marzban will need to treat any tooth decay or gum disease before you can undergo Invisalign treatment.
Keep in mind that while Invisalign is very effective in treating mild to moderate bite alignment issues, it's not an ideal solution for severe orthodontic problems. In these situations, Dr. Marzban may recommend alternate options such as traditional braces to achieve the best possible results.
Please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban using the form on this page or call 703-323-8200 today to schedule your Invisalign consultation. We serve patients in Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Burke, West Springfield, and the surrounding areas of Northern Virginia.