Treating crooked or misaligned teeth can help improve the function of your smile and enhance the overall quality of your life. At Virginia Dental Group in Fairfax, Virginia, Lida M. Vargas, DDS, specializes in high-quality general and cosmetic dentistry. The team offers both Invisalign® and SureSmile® services, providing customized, predictable orthodontic treatment. To find out if Invisalign or SureSmile is right for you, call the office, or book an appointment online today.
Invisalign is a safe and effective alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign consists of a series of clear aligners that gradually shift the alignment of your teeth. Many patients are discouraged from improving their smiles because of unsightly metal braces. Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible and completely removable. This allows you to eat, speak, and clean your teeth as normal.
Invisalign aligners are typically worn for one or two weeks before moving on to the next aligner. Invisalign is used to successfully treat a number of issues, including overbites, underbites, gaps, and crowded teeth.
SureSmile is an innovative computer-aided treatment system that allows your dentist to develop precise, personalized treatment plans. With SureSmile, your dentist plans every step of your orthodontic treatment, allowing for accurate, successful results. Because SureSmile allows for such precision, patients can achieve straighter, healthier smiles in shorter times.
Similar to Invisalign, SureSmile straightens your teeth with clear aligners that are virtually invisible. SureSmile aligners are versatile and can be combined with other orthodontic treatments like metal braces for effective, customized treatment. SureSmile can also be used to develop low-visibility braces and hidden braces. Your dentist can use the SureSmile system to develop robotically molded archwires, which increase the success and effectiveness of metal braces.
During your consultation, Dr. Vargas performs a physical exam and uses imaging tests to develop a 3D model of your teeth and bite. The 3D image is used to determine your needs and plan the treatment process. Not all cases can be addressed with clear aligners alone. You and Dr. Vargas discuss your condition and the best options for effective treatment.
During the planning process, Dr. Vargas creates a digital treatment plan that maps out the precise movements of your teeth. Once your treatment plan is complete, the 3D models of your teeth are used to develop your custom, clear aligners. Both Invisalign and SureSmile aligners are designed to fit comfortably and reliably. During your treatment, you’ll meet with Dr. Vargas to periodically monitor your progress.
Invisalign and SureSmile can help you achieve a healthier, straighter smile. To get started on your treatment plan, book an appointment by phone or online today.