Top Fairfax Dentist - Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign is an exciting orthodontic treatment which provides excellent results without the conspicuous bracket and wires associated with traditional braces. Invisalign is a well known and very popular form of correcting malocclusion and other conditions. Our entire Fairfax dentist office team in Fairfax VA look forward to answering any questions that you may have about Ivnsialign.
Through a series of clear aligners which are each worn for one to two weeks, results that used to be possible only through brace systems are routinely achieved through Invisalign.
In most cases, Invisalign treatment can take as little as a few months to a year and a half.
The Invisalign Process
To conduct a Customized Invisalign Consultation with Dr. Park, full-mouth impressions are taken and then sent to a manufacturing laboratory for model fabrication and CT scanning. Within days, 3-D models are available for review (see below).
During the Customized Invisalign Consultation, the patient and Dr. Park reviews the treatment steps, using computer modeling software (see below). The number at the bottom of the screen indicates the number of aligners required for the sequence of movements shown. Each aligner is worn for between one to two weeks.
After reviewing and accepting treatment, the entire sequence of Invisalign clear aligners are fabricated and delivered to the office. During monthly (or semi-monthly) visits, the patient receives the next sets of aligners, and Dr. Park checks on the progress, making adjustments as necessary. Adjustments to one or more teeth can be necessary to provide enough spacing for the rotational and translational movements.
Please feel free to schedule an Invisalign consultation appointment with Dr. Park . When you call, please ask for any Invisalign offers available for new Invisalign patients.
3-D Computer Model for an Actual Patient of Dr. Park
Many software tools are used to view and design an Invisalign treatment for each patient. Following are just three sample views.
For some patients, the number of aligners needed may differ between the upper and lower arch, depending on the movements necessary. For example, for this patient, she will need 11 aligners for the upper arch and 14 for the lower arch. The last aligner in the sequence is worn as a retainer.
Invisalign is able to fix crowding, rotated teeth, and other conditions. Note the rotation of the lower anterior (front) teeth in this patient.
Another view of the lower arch for the same patient. The grey shading indicates the original position of each tooth. For this patient, the teeth are being rotated and moved slightly forward at the same time (the parts that are turning white). Our Fairfax dentist office in Fairfax VA look forward to answering any questions that you may have about Ivnsialign.