Orthodontics – Sterling, VA
Straighten Your Teeth,
Improve Your Oral Health
Thanks to advancements in dentistry, there are multiple ways to straighten your smile and make it easier to perform oral care at home. Whether you need to resolve severe crowding and uneven bites through traditional orthodontics or you’d prefer to keep your smile visible through Invisalign clear aligners, both are available at Dr. Ansari’s office. Don’t settle for a smile you don’t want to show off; schedule an appointment and we’ll help you get started!
Why Choose Lowes Island Dentistry for Orthodontics?
- Traditional Orthodontics Available In-House
- Clear Aligners Through Invisalign
- Digital Impression System Provided
Traditional braces have been the standard for realigning teeth for many years now and while they take a few years to provide results, they are the most ideal for those with severe misalignment, crowding, or gaps in their smile. They are also ideal for resolving severe overbites, underbites, and other malocclusions. Braces consist of a series of brackets that are adhered directly to teeth. An arch wire is then threaded through them so it can be routinely tightened, which effectively shifts teeth into a new position.
If the idea of wearing traditional braces sounds unappealing, you’ll likely find the MTM aligners from Sirona to be a reasonable alternative. These custom-made clear aligners are designed to represent different stages of your realignment treatment. You’ll wear the aligners for a specific amount of time each day, giving your teeth time to actually shift into their straighter position. Treatment typically takes a fraction of the time of metal braces and does not require you to change your diet or oral care habits.
If the last thing you want to do is give up your current diet and oral care habits or wear metal braces for years at a time, there is a treatment out there for you. Invisalign clear aligners are designed to shift teeth without using any metal materials whatsoever. Simply wear each pair of aligners for about 22 hours per day, which are designed to resemble the current stage of your treatment, and your teeth will move into a straighter and healthier position.