Fairfax Dentist Dr Chuck Jelinek embraces Fairfax Invisible Braces - Fairfax Invisalign.

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You have seen the ads on TV for Invisalign.  But what are these invisible braces?  And are they really invisible?  Yes they are.  Several patients of Fairfax dentist Dr Chuck Jelinek have commented that their co workers had no idea that they were even wearing the Invisalign clear braces. So naturally these patients are much less likely to feel awkward to go through teeth straightening as an adult as compared to the traditional metal bands and brackets.

The invisible braces are clear liners that worn 24/7 except while eating that repositions the teeth.  Typically each set of liners is worn for about 2 weeks, then a new set is worn.  The liners are worn until the individual is happy with his/her smile. Another advantage to these adult braces is that the treatment time is shorter when the goal of treatment is a cosmetic concern.  Between family and college reunions, upcoming weddings and a host of other events that makes us want to look better, we can now make clear braces a solution to our concerns.

And finally the cost of Fairfax Invisalign is lower than two years of traditional orthodontics. Call today for a consultation (703) 584-5024


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Comparing Invisalign® and traditional wire and metal bracket braces would be, in a sense, like comparing apples and oranges. Both are different solutions designed to serve different sets of patients. It is true that prior to the arrival of Invisalign® there was only a “one size fits all” solution of traditional braces in the world of cosmetic dentistry.

However, the Invisalign® FAIRFAX system has provided patients with an option. Invisalign aligners are completely transparent, which makes them virtually invisible to other people. As a result, the patient’s aesthetic appearance is not compromised at all. The other advantage is the superior comfort and ability to remove the aligners at the time of eating, drinking or cleaning of the teeth. Many dentists believe that traditional metal braces are harder on the teeth and gum tissues, whereas clear plastic braces are lighter and softer on the gums.

Some studies on the effects of traditional braces have also indicated that over a period of time, these braces do cause root resorption (shortening of roots) to an extent in many patients. Tooth decay is also more commonly noticed in patients who use traditional braces for a long time. This happens because the traditional braces cannot be removed even while eating or cleaning the teeth. Even at the time of dental exams, the metal braces may cause obstruction and prevent accurate x-ray results. These limitations are entirely avoided with Invisalign® because they are removable during such activities.

The Invisalign® solution may also be more accurate in terms of design and construction because it involves computerized planning which results in a perfect outcome. Computerized planning and treatment is a key part of the Invisalign® system protocol.

Your straight teeth and beautiful healthy smile are just a phone call away! Call us today for your complimentary consultation 703-560-8700.