Orthodontist in Alexandria VA
At Alexandria Center of Dentistry, our orthodontist in Alexandria VA is experienced in orthodontics and other dental arts so that we can give our patients the most beautiful and perfect smiles possible. Our orthodontics correct malocclusions, or bad bites, by using traditional dental treatments to move teeth into the right position needed for straightening. Depending on the level of straightening needed, orthodontics may be worn for a year or more. Teeth that are crowded, crooked or out of alignment can benefit greatly from orthodontics.
In some cases, the patient’s teeth may appear straight but they may have issues with biting. This can cause further dental problems and should be corrected with the use of orthodontics. Bad bites are inherited genetically but can also stem from poor oral habits such as tongue thrusting or thumb sucking. Having a better bite and straight teeth also promotes better dental health. Crooked or crowded teeth are harder to brush and floss, causing them to become more susceptible tooth decay or gum disease. Straight teeth are easier to maintain and keep clean, keeping the mouth and teeth healthy. Our orthodontist in Alexandria VA can help you figure out the best way to straighten teeth.
We offer traditional braces as well as Invisalign or clear braces, which are virtually invisible. Both types of braces help straighten teeth in about the same amount of time. Traditional braces use corrective appliances such as braces and retainers. The braces are held and placed on the teeth using a bonding technology. The brackets are held with devices called arch wires, which are threaded through using a certain tension on the teeth. Each individual tooth moves slowly over time because of the tightness of the arch wire being used. And invisible braces use a type of retainer in the mouth that can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing. Invisalign is given to the patient in a series of different trays every two weeks by our orthodontist in Alexandria VA.
Have you been thinking about the fact that you never had your smile straightened when you were a teen? The good news is, it is never too late to have this orthodontic work performed. Many adult patients come to our dental practice for treatment with Invisalign invisible braces. Alexandria Invisalign teeth aligners are a great way for adults to have their current smile become the smile of their dreams.
At our Alexandria Center of Dentistry, our expert and highly trained dentist is Dr. Mohamed Attia. A consultation with Dr. Attia will let you know if you are a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign. Unfortunately, not all smile situations can be successfully treated with Invisalign. However, if you are a good candidate for this type of treatment, you will be very happy to learn about all the benefits it has to offer. Alexandria Invisalign is actually a series of clear plastic aligners that are made to individually work with your particular smile situation. Each patient will receive their own set of aligners, ranging anywhere from 12 to 48 aligners. The number of aligners you will receive will be totally dependent upon the smile problem that needs to be corrected. Each aligner is worn sequentially, for two weeks. Treatment with Invisalign takes about the same amount of time as treatment with traditional metal braces. The great benefit of Invisalign is that it allows you to receive orthodontic treatment in a very discreet manner. This is because the clear aligners are virtually invisible while they are being worn. Our patients enjoy the fact that they are able to attend work and social gatherings without anyone ever knowing that they are being treated with Invisalign.
Another benefit of Invisalign, is that the aligners are removed for meals. This means that you are able to eat just about anything you want during the treatment period. You will also be able to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth each day to help ensure that your teeth are as beautiful and healthy at the end of the treatment process as they are at the start. If you would like to meet with our top-notch dentist to see if you are a good candidate for treatment with Alexandria Invisalign, contact our office today.
Alexandria Center of Dentistry
6420 Grovedale Drive, Suite 100-A
Alexandria, VA 22310