ORTHODONTICS

Are you considering orthodontic treatment but don’t know where to start? Let’s Smile Dental in Fairfax, VA is at your service!

Orthodontics

We offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments designed to improve your smile and give you better function while optimizing your health! Below, we’ll discuss the various orthodontic treatments available at our office and how they can help you achieve the perfect smile.

PREVENTATIVE CARE

Preventative care is key to keeping your child’s smile healthy. Our team provides regular cleanings and exams to check for any signs of decay or infection. We also offer fluoride treatments that help strengthen teeth, as well as sealants that can fill deep grooves in the enamel and protect against cavities.

Keep reading to learn more, or contact our office if you have any questions! We would be happy to help.

LIGHTFORCE

Orthodontic treatment is often a lengthy process that requires routine modification, monitoring, and consistency. But at Let’s Smile Dental, we offer LightForce—an advanced orthodontic treatment that can greatly reduce the amount of time it takes to achieve your perfect smile. This is because the unique system uses advanced technology to custom print brackets that precisely fit YOUR teeth. This increases the accuracy of the treatment, allowing us to achieve more positive results in a shorter time frame. Additional features of LightForce include the following:

Faster & More Efficient: With fewer patient visits, efficient treatments, and a fully digital workflow, LightForce enables our doctors to reach new levels of efficiency without sacrificing quality or comfort.

Customized For You: Proprietary treatment planning software is combined with advanced 3D printing technology to create custom treatments for every patient. Ditch ill-fitting brackets, manual bonding, and unnecessarily lengthy treatments.

More Comfortable: LightForce brackets conform precisely to your teeth, reducing discomfort and improving the straightening accuracy.

Fully Digital Planning: LightForce brings the planning simplicity, efficiency and ease of use seen today in aligners into the world of fixed dental appliances. Enjoy the benefits of digital planning for your treatment, aligners or fixed.

INSVISALIGN®

Have you been considering getting Invisalign? If so, you’re not alone. Many people are choosing to go the Invisalign route to straighten their teeth. Not only is Invisalign virtually invisible, but it also offers a number of other benefits that make it an attractive option!

Before you jump in, it’s important to do your research and make sure you know what you’re getting into. Below, we’ll cover the basics of Invisalign, what you can expect from the process, and some tips to help you make the most of your Invisalign journey. If you have any questions, please contact our Fairfax, VA office. We would be happy to help you!

WHAT IS INVISALIGN®?

Invisalign is an innovative procedure that uses clear aligners to slowly and gently shift teeth into the desired position. Instead of metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, Invisalign uses a series of comfortable, custom-made aligners created specifically for your mouth. Each aligner is worn for two weeks before being replaced by the next one. Over time, your teeth will gradually shift into the proper position.

THE INVISALIGN® PROCESS

The process of getting Invisalign is simple and straightforward.

First, you will meet with our experienced orthodontist during a free consultation to discuss your candidacy. If we determine that Invisalign is the right choice for you, we will create a personalized treatment plan and take impressions of your teeth.

Our office uses iTero technology, so you won’t need to worry about messy impressions. Additionally, iTero allows our team to predict a treatment timeline and simulate how your teeth will move through each phase of treatment.

Once we have completed your treatment plan, we will send your impressions off to a lab where custom aligners are created and shipped back to our office. When the aligners arrive, you’ll come back in for a fitting and receive instructions on how to use them.

If interested, our team can also set you up with Propel VPro5! This advanced technology emits high-frequency vibrations that accelerate the movement of your teeth. By biting down on the appliance for just five minutes each day while wearing your aligners, these intermittent pressure waves can greatly reduce treatment time.

BENEFITS OF INVISALIGN®

Faster Treatment: You can be on the way to the smile of your dreams even faster, with our frequent aligner changes.

Effective: We can treat a wide range of conditions with Invisalign, including overbites, underbites, spacing, open bites, crowding, and crossbites.

Virtually Invisible: Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible! Most people won’t even know you are going through treatment.

Comfortable: Not only are Invisalign aligners smooth and comfortable to wear, but they are also removable. This makes it so that your Invisalign treatment won’t impact the way you brush, floss, or eat!

Convenient: Invisalign is convenient for individuals with busy schedules. By using virtual consults to remotely monitor your progress, we can ensure that your Invisalign treatment won’t hold you back from living your life.

Confidence Boosting: Your smile is one to show off! Without the brackets and wires that come with traditional braces, you can feel confident showing off your smile transformation along the way.

IS INVISALIGN® RIGHT FOR YOU?

Invisalign is a great option for patients looking to straighten teeth and improve their bite without the hassle of traditional braces. While Invisalign offers many incredible benefits and features, it is not appropriate for everyone. Patients with severe bite issues or complex orthodontic conditions may need to pursue other treatment options. To determine if you qualify for Invisalign treatment, it’s best to get a free consultation with our providers.

TIPS FOR MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR INVISALIGN® JOURNEY

Wear your aligners for the recommended amount of time (typically 22-24 hours a day). Clean your aligners regularly with a soft-bristled toothbrush and lukewarm water. Avoid eating or drinking anything other than water while wearing the aligners. Keep up with your check-ups, so we can track your progress and ensure your treatment plan is on track!

TRADITIONAL BRACES FOR KIDS & ADULTS

In addition to LightForce, Let’s Smile Dental also provides traditional braces for both children and adults. Traditional metal braces are still the most common form of orthodontic treatment, and they can be used to correct a wide range of issues such as overcrowding, overbite, crossbite, and other various degrees of malocclusion.

Metal braces are composed of brackets that are bonded to your teeth and connected with an archwire.

Over time, our team will tighten the wire to apply pressure to the teeth, guiding them into their proper position.

Once treatment is complete, you will be delighted with a perfectly aligned smile.

VIRTUAL TREATMENT

With the rapid growth of digital integration into daily life, virtual dentistry and healthcare visits are becoming increasingly popular. At Let’s Smile Dental, we offer a range of digital services that allow you to monitor your orthodontic treatment progress or develop treatment plans from the comfort of your home! We utilize smile uploader software to gather patient records and develop detailed orthodontic plans. Our team then communicates with each patient through video conferencing or text messaging to move forward with treatment.

This virtual system is easy to use and efficient, and it allows us to provide timely service! Here’s how it works:

Simply visit our Virtual Consult page to begin. Answer a few questions and upload five photos of your smile. Submit the form and you are done! It’s quick and easy to do—the whole process will only take you a few minutes.

Dr. Ghatri or Dr. Manny will review your pictures and information and come up with the best treatment plan for your needs.

We will contact you with your smile assessment and give you more information about options. Our treatment coordinator can answer any follow-up questions and schedule you for a digital scan using our state-of-the-art iTero scanner.

ORTHODONTIC EMERGENCIES

Broken archwires or loose brackets can be painful and cause a disruption in your treatment plan. At Let’s Smile Dental, we are committed to providing the highest quality care for our patients, which includes offering emergency orthodontic services when needed!

We understand that these issues can be uncomfortable and disruptive to your day-to-day life, so we work hard to address them as quickly and efficiently as possible. In no time, we will make repairs and get you back on track with your orthodontic treatment. Below, you will find a quick guide for managing emergencies before making it into the office.

If you experience a broken archwire, be sure to cover it with orthodontic relief wax in order to reduce the chances of it poking and irritating your gums or cheek. If a wire is sticking out, you can also use tweezers to manipulate the position of the wire.

If you have a loose bracket, try to avoid wiggling it as this can cause further damage to the appliance. You can use wax to cover the bracket, so it isn’t protruding into the gum tissue.

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Invisalign®


Let’s Smile Dental provides comfortable and inconspicuous Invisalign treatment. Enjoy the benefits of straighter teeth without the constraints of traditional braces.

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Pediatric Dentistry


At Let's Smile Dental in Fairfax, Virginia, we provide an engaging and comprehensive pediatric dental experience, nurturing your child's dental health from an early age.

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Wisdom Teeth


Our services include consultations tailored to your needs, diagnostic imaging, and expertly executed wisdom teeth removal procedures prioritizing safety and effectiveness.

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Emergency Dentistry


Our experienced team is here to provide prompt and efficient emergency dental care, addressing urgent issues such as severe toothaches, broken teeth, and other dental emergencies.

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