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Invisalign

You want to straighten your teeth, but you don't want the look and feel of metal braces. Is there another way?

Yes. Invisalign® is the clear choice. These see-through, removable plastic aligners straighten your teeth both discreetly and effectively.

Learn more about Invisalign and why our dentists at Fairfax Family Dental Care of Fairfax, VA, are the best choice for orthodontic care...

The Clear Difference between Invisalign and Traditional Metal Braces

The Benefits Of Invisalign

More Comfortable 

These sturdy aligners are made from smooth plastic, so there are no sharp metal wires or brackets to irritate your gums and mouth.

Barely Visible

Invisalign clear aligners are practically invisible when worn over your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, they're hard to see when you speak or smile.

Easily Removable

Traditional braces are fixed in place, requiring patients to avoid some foods. Alternatively, with Invisalign, you can just take out your aligners when it's mealtime, snack time, or coffee time. 

No Change in Oral Hygiene

While traditional braces can be tough to clean and often need extra care, Invisalign patients can brush and floss normally once they've removed their aligners. 

Can Work Faster Than Braces

Depending on the severity of your misalignment and your unique smile goals, certain Invisalign treatments may be able to straighten your teeth in as little as six months.

See-Through, Nearly Invisible Aligners

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The most obvious cosmetic benefit of Invisalign is how the clear aligners almost vanish when you put them on.

Customized Invisalign Treatment Plans Request a Free Consultation Today

When it comes to improving your smile and oral health, Drs. Kirksey, Simanek, and Kamali are the best dentists in Fairfax, VA. Our doctors have several decades of dental experience, making them a top choice for diagnosing orthodontic needs and creating customized Invisalign treatment plans.

Consultations are free for new patients, so why not set up an appointment with Fairfax Family Dental Care today? You can request an Invisalign consultation through our convenient online form or by giving us a call at:

(703) 385-0303

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This practice is wonderful. I love their building and the facility has spared no expense on having the best equipment for their patients. I will go to no other dentist. Dr Kirksey is the best there is.

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I have been a patient at Fairfax family dental care for 10 years. This is an awesome dental clinic, full of caring professionals. You can trust them.

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Cost and Insurance

The cost of Invisalign is comparable to the cost of traditional braces. Each patient's total treatment cost is unique depending on the number of aligners required to straighten the smile. Patients agree that the benefits of Invisalign make this orthodontic system a worthy investment.

The good news is that many insurance plans will cover a good portion of Invisalign treatment. Our knowledgeable staff can help you review your policy and maximize your benefits.

To help patients afford any additional costs, we proudly offer financing through CareCredit®, a third-party lender that allows you to pay for dentistry or orthodontics in manageable monthly installments.

Find Out If You Qualify

You don't have to go through life feeling dissatisfied with the appearance of your teeth. A straight, stunning smile is easier to achieve than ever before thanks to Invisalign. Find out if you qualify by attending a free consultation at our Fairfax dental practice today. Request your appointment online, or give our office a call at:

(703) 385-0303

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Thank you so much for taking the time get me the right treatment and working with me and my situation. You guys were amazing

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The hygienist and doctor at Fairfax Family Dental Care were knowledgeable, professional, courteous and friendly. They consistently provide excellent care.

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Why Choose Invisalign Over Other Clear Aligners?

You may have heard of other types of clear orthodontic aligners and wonder if Invisalign is the best choice. While other brands may sound like good alternatives, there are several reasons why we recommend Invisalign:

Longstanding Success

Invisalign pioneered clear orthodontic aligners and remains popular for good reason. Over the years, Invisalign has helped more than 11 million people worldwide achieve straighter, healthier smiles without the hassle of traditional orthodontics.

Better Materials

Invisalign trays are made out of a specially formulated material known as SmartTrack®. This patented material is designed for comfort, but it also stays rigid longer than other materials, meaning it is less prone to breakage.

Professional Support

While direct-to-consumer orthodontics may sound convenient, there are countless things that can go wrong during this complex treatment. It is worth the investment in time and money to work with our experienced team of dentists, who can supervise your treatment and make sure you achieve the results you need and deserve.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

  • Typically, individual smile goals can be reached in between six and 18 months.
  • For the best and most rapid results, you must wear your Invisalign clear aligners as directed every day.
  • Your team at Fairfax Family Dental Care of Fairfax, VA, will be with you from start to finish and beyond. Also, we are always available in case of an unforeseen emergency.

But I Just Want to Quickly Fix Minor Misalignment... Invisalign Express May be the Answer

Some patients with minor alignment issues affecting their most visible teeth can take advantage of Invisalign® Express. Instead of the traditional series of 20 to 30 aligners, Invisalign Express involves 10 trays or fewer. This rapid system works the same way as traditional Invisalign, by wearing each aligner for about two weeks apiece for 20 to 22 hours a day. However, this treatment is designed to provide a cosmetic upgrade in six months or less. Ask your dentist if Invisalign Express can work for you during your consultation at our Fairfax practice

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The Invisalign Timeline

From Start to Finish

Consultation

Our dentists will closely examine your smile and make a precise 3-D digital model of your bite. We will discuss your cosmetic and oral health goals and help you decide if Invisalign is the best choice for you.
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Treatment Plan

Next, your customized treatment plan is created. You'll find out how many aligners you'll need to achieve your goals. We can even use 3-D digital animation to show you how your teeth will gently shift over the coming months to improve the look and function of your smile.
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Fabrication 

After we send your precise impressions to a certified Invisalign lab, it will take a few weeks for your clear aligners to be created out of strong, smooth plastic.
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Wear Your Aligners

It's time to start wearing your aligners. Try your best to wear them at least 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only when you eat, brush, floss, or drink anything besides water. Each new set of aligners will feel extra snug when you first put them in, but you'll get used to that quickly.

Switch Aligners
 

You will switch to the next aligners in your series about every two weeks. Keep the most previous aligners in case you lose your current ones. You can throw older ones away.
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Check-Ups

We'll want to see you every four to six weeks to make sure your teeth are shifting as planned. 
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Final Results

Your commitment to the Invisalign process will pay off with a dramatically realigned smile! We may recommend customized Invisalign retainers to wear overnight to prevent your teeth from shifting out of alignment. 
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Take the First Step Schedule An Appointment Today

We invite you to schedule a free Invisalign consultation at our Fairfax, VA, practice today to get started on your treatment. You can request your consultation online, or by calling:

(703) 385-0303

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Everyone was super kind and it was the most pleasant experience.

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Great experience. Hygniest was wonderful. Doctor was friendly and extremely knowledgeable.

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A Dramatic Invisalign Smile Transformation

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Before Uneven teeth and an overbite detracted from this patient's smile.
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After Invisalign gently shifted the patient's teeth into alignment.

Invisalign Offers More Than Cosmetic Benefits

While most patients seek out Invisalign to enhance the appearance of their smiles, treatment can also benefit your oral health.

Teeth that are rotated or crowded can be difficult to clean, which increases your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. When your teeth are evenly spaced and properly aligned, you can brush and floss thoroughly and maintain a healthy smile.  

The Invisalign system can also address a misaligned bite. If the upper and lower jaws do not meet correctly, pressure is unevenly distributed among your teeth. This condition, known as malocclusion, often leads to side effects like chronic headaches and TMJ. Orthodontic treatment can alleviate the strain from malocclusion, and prevent unnecessary wear on your teeth. 

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Invisalign Emergency? WE'RE AVAILABLE 24/7

If you need to be seen as soon as possible because of a problem with your aligners, contact Fairfax Family Dental Care. Our dentists are always available, even after hours or on weekends, to assist you with the various dental emergencies that life may throw at you. Call us and we'll do everything we can to keep you smiling.

(703) 385-0303

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I called on Sunday because I was in terrible tooth pain I was so surprised they answered and were able to see me right away. And took care of my problem thank you Fairfax family dental.

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Kimberley Bronkema

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I had a tooth emergency Sunday before Christmas. My fear & pain had me in tears. The dentist and his staff had me at ease and extracted my tooth so quickly with no pain. His patience could not be surpassed.

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The Importance of Choosing A Skilled Dentist

Our individualized care and precise attention to detail can make all the difference between disappointing and exceptional results. We understand that Invisalign, like any orthodontic treatment, involves a significant investment of your time and money, so we do our part to make sure the end results exceed your expectations. 

During your check-ups every four to six weeks, we will carefully assess the movement of your teeth. If a tooth or group of teeth are not shifting as intended, we can increase the pressure by placing Invisalign Attachments. Attachments are small pieces of tooth-colored composite resin temporarily bonded to your enamel. The shape and size of the attachment will encourage the tooth to move in a particular way. Once your progress is back on track, the bonding is removed, and you can continue with the rest of your system, often without adding to your total treatment time.  

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Patients throughout Fairfax trust our team for superior Invisalign treatment and incredible results.

Invisalign FAQ

Can you get Invisalign at any age?

Invisalign works for patients of all ages who have their adult teeth and need to correct mild to moderate dental misalignment. Age is not as important as responsibility when it comes to clear aligners. If you can commit to wearing the trays every day as instructed, Invisalign can help you. 

Do Invisalign aligners hurt?

The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to use pressure to move the teeth into the proper position. That being said, it is normal to feel slightly tender or sore as you get used to wearing each new aligner. Most patients find that Invisalign is much more comfortable than traditional braces. You also avoid the irritation to the inside of your mouth that frequently results from metal brackets and archwires. 

How do I clean my Invisalign aligners?

Clean your aligners every time you go to brush and floss your teeth. Gently but thoroughly scrub the interior of the tray with a soft-bristled toothbrush. You can use a distilled vinegar solution or an antibacterial soap instead of toothpaste, which can be abrasive against the smooth plastic. Rinse the trays in lukewarm water, as hot temperatures can warp their shape. 

What should I do if I lose my clear aligner?

If you misplace or accidentally dispose of one of your clear aligners, please contact our Fairfax office. Your dentist will give you instructions on how to proceed. We sometimes recommend wearing the previous aligner in the series, so don't throw them out in case of an emergency. To avoid these situations in the first place, do not store your aligners on napkins, paper plates, or other disposable tableware when you eat.

Are the results permanent?

The results from Invisalign can last a lifetime when you follow all post-treatment instructions. Patients will need to wear a retainer (or the last aligner tray in the series) at night to prevent their teeth from shifting back into their previous positions. 

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Fairfax Family Dental Care

Our team of compassionate dental professionals uses state-of-the-art technology for every procedure we offer. As the premier emergency dentists in Fairfax, we are here to offer relief at any time of day or night, seven days a week. Our dentists are affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • Virginia Dental Association

To schedule an appointment or receive immediate dental care, call: (703) 385-0303 or contact us online.

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