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Fairfax Invisalign: What to Expect At Your Invisalign Consultation

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Fairfax Invisalign

Fairfax Invisalign | Invisalign is an incredibly innovative treatment option for straightening teeth. It has special appeal for anyone who is seeking out a treatment that is not extremely noticeable to others. Invisalign fits the bill because it utilizes a special clear plastic that is virtually undetectable, but it does the job in straightening teeth.

For residents who live in Fairfax Invisalign is the preferred method for getting your teeth straightened.

The Invisalign System

Fairfax Invisalign is the first of its kind. Until it came along, the only real treatment option for straightening teeth was traditional braces. Many people have horror stories of getting braces “back in the day.” Fortunately, conventional braces have made some recent advances that make them less bulky and uncomfortable than they were in the past. They still work just like they always did. However, people often prefer Fairfax Invisalign to traditional braces.

Some benefits of Invisalign include:

  • Enhanced comfort. Aligners are custom-fit to the unique contours of your mouth and teeth.
  • Plastic aligners can be removed at any time.
  • No food restrictions. Just remove your aligners whenever you want to eat, and replace them when done.

How It Works

The Invisalign system is fairly simple. You will wear a set of customized, clear plastic aligners for at least 22 hours a day to shift your teeth according to your treatment plan. Every so often, typically twice a month, you will be replacing these aligners with a new set that is provided to you.

You can remove your Fairfax Invisalign aligners at any time to eat or brush your teeth. Just keep in mind that the longer that your aligners are kept  in your mouth, the shorter your treatment will take.

Your Invisalign Consultation

During your consultation, your orthodontist will  start performing an examination, which may involve taking x-rays and photographs. The purpose of the consultation is to determine if you would make an appropriate candidate for Invisalign treatment. Feel free to ask any questions on your mind at this time. It’s your treatment. Your questions and input are welcome.

If it has been determined that you make a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign, The dentist will begin to make impressions of your teeth. A 3D image of your teeth will be developed to create your customized treatment plan that will shift your teeth into their proper positions.

With Fairfax Invisalign, only certain teeth are treated at any given time, making the process more comfortable than other treatment options.

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