Get Invisalign or ClearCorrect Clear Aligners in Fairfax, VA
Traditional braces do a good job of correcting orthodontic issues, but they're not the most attractive option. Dr. Alka Mahajan of Progressive Dental Care discusses the advantages of the Invisalign and ClearCorrect clear aligners for Fairfax, VA residents.
The Invisalign difference
Traditional braces use a system of wires and brackets to improve alignment. Every four to six weeks, you return to your dentist's office to have the wires tightened. The Invisalign and ClearCorrect systems don't use wires and brackets, but relies on a series of aligner trays to gradually shift teeth. Although you'll visit your dentist periodically, there's nothing to adjust with clear aligners. Movement is accomplished by wearing a new set of aligner trays every two weeks.
No more metal mouth
One of the things many people dislike about metal braces is their appearance. Since clear aligners are made of clear polyurethane resin, it won't be obvious that you're wearing braces.
Loose wires can poke your gums and cheeks, causing irritation and pain. When you wear Invisalign or ClearCorrect clear aligners, you won't have to worry about pain or irritation from wires.
A simple process
Your dentist uses impressions and photographs to create a computerized image of your mouth, which she consults to design your Invisalign or ClearCorrect clear aligners. Thanks to the 3-D image, she can create trays that are tailored to your specific orthodontic issue.
Correction of bite problems
Braces improve your appearance, but also correct bite problems. Clear aligner treatment is appropriate for the correction of mild to moderate orthodontic issues, including open bites, crossbites, underbites and overbites. It can also be used to correct overcrowding and undercrowding issues.
Convenience and ease of use
You'll normally wear your Invisalign or ClearCorrect aligner trays 20 hours a day and only take them out to eat. Since you'll remove your trays to eat, you won't have to worry about the food restrictions traditional brace wearers face. Also, unlike traditional braces, you can remove your clear aligner trays if you play sports and have a practice or game, or if you want to go brace-less for a special event.
Why clear aligners?
To correct malocclusion, a growing number of patients prefer Invisalign clear aligners to traditional wires and brackets, due to advantages such as:
- Nearly-invisible appliances
- No dietary restrictions
- No obstructions to flossing or brushing
- Controlled single-tooth movement
- Remote monitoring options
Compared to traditional wires & brackets, clear aligners are:
Compared to traditional wires and brackets, Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable.
It’s easy to remove Invisalign aligners and eat whatever you like. There are no wires to trap food or get in the way when you floss.
Invisalign clear aligners show off your smile, so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them