There has never been a better time to straighten your smile! Your Fredericksburg orthodontist is pleased to offer several options for orthodontic treatment, including metal braces, ceramic braces, InBrace® lingual braces, Iconix aesthetic gold braces and Invisalign®. Braces are time-tested, durable and straighten teeth better than ever. Metal braces remain the most popular choice in orthodontic treatment today.
Fredericksburg Orthodontics, located in Fredericksburg, VA, is pleased to offer Invisalign® treatment using a series of clear aligners so you can get a beautiful, straight smile without metal brackets and wires. Invisalign® is becoming an increasingly popular choice for teens and adult patients today. The Invisalign® approach to straightening teeth utilizes a custom-made series of clear aligners just for you.
The face and jaw undergo many changes in development during adolescence, making this an ideal time for correcting many orthodontic problems. Many teens want this correction process to be discreet as possible, leading to the popularity of orthodontic solutions such as Invisalign®: clear aligners that give you a beautiful, straight smile without metal brackets and wires.
Your local Fredericksburg orthodontist is excited to offer Invisalign® First to children during early interceptive or Phase 1 treatment. Invisalign® First is an alternative treatment to the traditional fixed appliance used to expand the palate. As orthodontists, one of our primary goals is the comfort of our patients and by utilizing this innovative new technology, we are able to offer all of the benefits of Invisalign® clear aligners to children. Invisalign® First targets upper arch expansion while fully accommodating the growing needs of children.
How do you preserve that fantastic, straight smile? Through the retention phase of orthodontics. This is the final stage in your orthodontic treatment and occurs after you get your braces off. A set of retainers will be custom-made to hold your teeth in the proper position. This is an important part of keeping your smile looking great and in alignment, as teeth have the tendency to move after orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist will discuss how long you should wear your retainers to achieve minimal movement after treatment.
Fredericksburg Orthodontics offers a Lifetime Retainer Program. Simply pay $800 now, plus the cost of future copays and you will receive free replacement retainers for life!
Why get orthodontic treatment?
Did you know orthodontic treatment is more than just straight teeth and a pretty smile? The ‘ideal bite’ results from the harmonious relationship between your upper and lower teeth. Often, with crooked teeth, this is not the case. Teeth that are not in proper alignment can experience excessive forces during biting and chewing, accelerating wear and tear on the teeth. The jaw joint also functions properly when the teeth are in alignment. Straight teeth are healthy teeth, and this creates lifelong benefits.
Straight teeth are easier to keep clean and floss. In contrast, crooked teeth can have a higher rate of wear on the enamel, increasing the chance of chipping and decay. Orthodontic treatment not only enhances your appearance but it creates an ideal bite allowing your teeth and jaw to function properly for a lifetime.