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Adult Orthodontics

Straightening Smiles in Lorton

Part of the perfect smile is having straight, beautiful teeth. Did you shy away from braces as a child because the thought of a mouthful of metal didn’t seem appealing, but now, as an adult, you wish you had straightened your teeth when you had the chance? With adult orthodontics from Desired Dental, you get a second chance at getting the smile you always wanted.

Even if you had braces as a child, your teeth can still shift throughout your life, and your smile may not be as straight as it once was. Adult orthodontics straighten your teeth, which in turn makes them easier to clean and floss, and a clean mouth is a healthy mouth. Straightening your teeth can also alleviate bite problems that may cause jaw pain, as your bite is realigned.

If your teeth are crooked or crowded, or you have an overbite or underbite, adult orthodontics may be right for you. It’s not just about how your smile looks, but straighter teeth can change the way your whole mouth functions, and improves your oral health.

There are a variety of new adult orthodontic options available to patients today, and the good news is that they are very different from the cumbersome metal braces you knew as a child. Many are virtually undetectable, allowing you to straighten your teeth discreetly.

We offer three different types of adult orthodontics. Let Desired Dental help you get a straighter, perfect smile that you’ve always dreamed about.

Invisalign

Invisalign is an advanced alternative to metal braces, as they use a series of custom-made aligners that gradually reposition your teeth. Each aligner tray is made from a smooth, clear plastic that is basically invisible when worn over your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, there are no wires or brackets to deal with, and since the aligners are removable, they are easy to clean and you can brush and floss your teeth like normal. You simply change aligners about every fourteen days, stepping down to the next aligner in your specific series. Each series of aligners is unique to you, and crafted for your individual needs.

Six Month Smiles

Want a straighter smile in as little time as possible? Consider Six Month Smiles, the short-term orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth by combining traditional braces with the discreet, conservative approach of aligner therapy. Six Month Smiles uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires, which are almost undetectable. As the name suggests, the average treatment time is about six months, which makes it the perfect option for brides and those with special events in the near future. In many cases, this therapy is more affordable than traditional braces, and costs less than aligner treatment.

ClearSmile Aligner

Similar to Invisalign, the ClearSmile Aligner system uses custom-made clear plastic aligners to gently straighten your teeth. You start with a set of six aligners, custom manufactured for you by using 3D printing and molding. We’ll check your progress and create new molds after every series of six. Enjoy laughing and smiling while you straighten!