Orthodontic Treatments Dumfries, Virginia
The facial structure is enhanced when teeth, lips, and gums are in perfect shape. The alignment of the teeth plays a crucial role in bringing out the most attractive smile in a person. Montclair Family Dentistry offers a variety of orthodontic treatment services that are geared to adjust alignment issues of one’s teeth and bite. Once completed, braces and other types of orthodontic services will provide patients with superior oral functionality and visual appeal.
Why orthodontic treatment?
As stated earlier, orthodontic treatment not only brings out a beautiful smile but also upgrades the overall oral health of the patients. Tooth crowding, crossbite, open bite and other orthodontic defects can lead to the following problems:
- Unclear speech
- The inability to bite and chew correctly
- Tooth wear
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
- Problems with brushing and flossing
Invisalign® - how does it work?
Invisalign® is a series of clear aligners which are made of a BPA free plastic. The aligners are fabricated in the lab and only trained dental professionals can treat patients using Invisalign®. The aligners should only be removed when eating food, and since there are no brackets or wires, it is easy to maintain oral hygiene when using the Invisalign® system.
Your treatment starts with a thorough dental examination. If you are a good candidate for Invisalign®, impressions of your teeth are taken, and a 3D image is created and sent to the lab. The lab, upon receiving the case, will create your treatment plan. Once the dentist approves the treatment plan the lab fabricates the aligners. The patients should expect to visit the dental practice every 6 weeks to check the progress of treatment, and to get the next sets of aligners. Each pair of aligners is replaced with another after every 2 weeks.