Why Cosmetic Dentistry?
Here at Dental Spa, we believe that everyone should feel confident in their smiles. After all, it’s one of the most obvious features someone notices. Why not make your smile one you can’t wait to flaunt?
Dr. Thomas and her dental team provide only the best and most comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services to meet everyone’s needs in Woodbridge, VA. We know that everyone has different goals when it comes to how you want to improve your smile. Whether you want to make small alterations or serious transformations, we can offer it all.
If you want to brighten your smile and remove years of stains then professional teeth whitening can give you the brilliant results you deserve. Whether you are planning your wedding or just looking to give yourself a little makeover, Dr. Thomas can achieve a visibly whiter smile in often just one chairside whitening session. If you are dealing with stains caused by aging, smoking, foods or drinks, then professional teeth whitening might be right for you.
Almost everyone wants a perfect, straight and beautiful smile. In fact, A Kelton Global survey discovered that the most positive first impressions occur due to an attractive set of teeth. With Invisalign, crooked or misaligned teeth are straightened using clear plastic trays instead of metal devices. Invisible aligners are as effective as braces in repositioning the teeth to improve the appearance of your smile.
How Does Invisalign Help?
Invisalign aligner trays are designed to gently force your teeth to conform to their shape over a specific period of time—usually six to 12 months. Once the first tray does its job, it’s time to wear the next one—this process continues every two weeks or so. After your Alexandria dentist confirms that the treatment is complete, you’ll use the final aligner tray as your retainer every night while sleeping.
Why Do People Prefer Invisalign
There are a few key reasons why dental patients specifically ask for Invisalign over metal or ceramic braces:
-They are working professionals who are required to speak often at business meetings and conferences (the trays can be removed at will)
-They want to be able to enjoy their favorite foods that aren’t easy to eat when wearing permanent braces (like corn on the cob)
-They don’t want to experience the discomfort that is common in the early stages of wearing metal braces
-The treatment period for Invisalign is usually shorter compared to traditional braces
Other Cosmetic Services Include:
- Dental bonding and reshaping
- Dental veneers
- Dental implants
- Dental filling
There are lots of decisions to make, but don't worry — dentists are skilled at helping you get the desired smile!
Share your thoughts. Communication is an extremely important part of the smile makeover process. At the first makeover consultation, it helps if you describe what you would like to change in as much detail as possible. Bring along pictures of smiles you like, or of how your own smile used to look. Your makeover dentist will have some thoughts to share with you as well because dentists are trained to look at smiles in terms of facial balance.
Make a plan. An important part of planning a smile makeover is a comprehensive dental exam. Cosmetic Dentistry offers an amazing array of lifelike tooth restorations and treatments; but first, any conditions in your mouth that may jeopardize a good result must be taken care of. If your teeth are discolored, for example, the reason must be determined. You may have an underlying dental disease that needs to be treated before whitening your teeth; otherwise, the whitening may not last. Likewise, if you often drink red wine or other beverages that stain, you might do better with porcelain veneers than bleaching treatments.
Try it out. A smile makeover is an investment that is meant to last. That's why many of the procedures performed are irreversible. So if you are contemplating some changes, it's a great idea to try them out before you fully commit to them. There are many ways to preview the results: computer imaging, 3-D models, and even placing temporary restorations on your teeth so you can see what the final results will look and feel like in your own mouth. This also allows a fine-tuning of the makeover plan.
A “trial smile” is a great way to eliminate unknowns in the makeover process. But when it's all done, there's still one thing you may not be prepared for: how great it feels to flash your new smile to the world!
If you want to learn more about our Cosmetic Dentistry services at Dental Spa,
Then call our Woodbridge VA office at (703) 580-8288 for a consultation today!