Are you interested in a straight, healthy, naturally beautiful smile?
Orthodontic treatment at Galleria Dental Arts can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
Orthodontia refers to the specialized treatment of misalignment of the teeth and jaw. When the teeth are out of alignment due to rotation, overcrowding, gaps, or more serious bite issues, individuals can experience mouth and jaw pain. In addition, children and adults may often feel embarrassed by a misaligned smile, leading to reduced self-confidence, and even resulting in fewer smiles in an effort to hide the teeth!
With today’s expert orthodontic technology, it is easier than ever before to attain the smile you have been dreaming of. While veneers and other cosmetic fixes treat the appearance of the smile, orthodontic treatments, including braces and Invisalign, have the benefit of straightening your real teeth without the removal of any tooth structure. This means that your post-treatment smile will be all natural, healthy, and beautiful. The correction of any bite and jaw alignment issues through orthodontic treatment can alleviate pain in addition to perfecting the appearance of your smile.
Depending on the case, orthodontic treatment can sometimes be completed in as little as one year or less. At Galleria Dental Arts in Manassas, we offer traditional braces and Invisalign to perfectly align your teeth. Whether you are a teenager or an adult, our office can provide you with the ideal solution to address your smile concerns. Contact us for an expert consultation today.
The traditional cornerstone of orthodontic treatment, braces involve the adhering of tiny brackets to each of the teeth that requires straightening. These brackets are then connected by a wire, which can be tightened or adjusted on a regular basis in order to realign the teeth.
Braces provide a powerful option to straighten the teeth. Using traditional braces, teeth can be rotated, gaps can be closed, or space can be created to alleviate overcrowding. Braces can also be used to address concerns such as underbite, overbite, or jaw alignment.
Your orthodontic treatment with braces begins with a consultation. A customized treatment plan will be created for you, which will gradually and safely move your teeth into the proper position, resulting in a naturally beautiful smile. Regular visits will be scheduled for the adjustment of the wire over time, as well as to check the progress your teeth have made.
Recent technological advances in traditional braces have allowed for generally shorter treatment times, as well as a less noticeable bracket and wire system, meaning that treatment with traditional braces may be more subtle than you expect. Customizable elastic colors allow you to personalize your braces in a way that shows your unique personality!
Treatment time for braces will vary based on case complexity and the rate at which your teeth respond to treatment. Every case is different, but on average, you can expect your straighter smile to be completed in around 12 to 24 months of treatment.
For patients who desire a straighter smile with the most cosmetically discreet treatment available, Invisalign provides an excellent alternative to traditional braces. With Invisalign treatment, a series of clear aligners will be created to gradually move the teeth in stages. The aligners are thin and comfortable when worn, and can be removed for meals, events, or important moments. The goal is to wear your clear aligners for between 20 and 22 hours each day.
To begin Invisalign treatment, your smile will be evaluated, and your custom set of aligners will be created by a specialized Invisalign laboratory. You will wear each set of aligners for a specified period of time, typically one to two weeks in length, then switch to the next set when scheduled. Regular checkups will be needed to ensure that the teeth are moving as desired. With Invisalign, there are no brackets or wires to worry about.
Although treatment time can vary substantially on a case-by-case basis, the average treatment time for Invisalign cases is around 12 to 18 months. Busy adult and teen clients love the virtually invisible aligners, as well as the flexibility to remove the trays for brief periods as schedule demands.
With the latest innovations in Invisalign technology, more complex cases can now be treated with the Invisalign aligners, including crossbite, gaps, and crowded teeth. Our office is specially trained to provide you with expert-level Invisalign treatment. If a beautiful smile with the convenience and comfort of invisible aligners appeals to you, contact our Manassas office for a consultation with Dr. Solarte today.