Orthodontics Fredericksburg, 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. Fredericksburg 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.
The positioning of teeth, such as, crowding, rotation, and gaps, affects the appearance of the smile. Improperly positioned teeth can also cause muscle strain that can lead to jaw pain and headaches. Orthodontics can correct the following dental issues:
- Cross Bite
- Open Bite
- Crooked teeth
- Under Bite
- Over Bite
- Improper spacing between teeth
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.