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Straight Talk about Straightening your Teeth

Do you crave a straighter smile? According to research, millions of teens and adults would like to correct misalignment. At the same time, many of them continue to postpone making that consultation with their dentist. Even though orthodontic care has evolved significantly in the past few decades, there is still a perception that braces are […]


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Straighter Teeth, Better Oral Health: Why you Should Consider Invisalign

For obvious reasons, nearly all of us would prefer to have what we would describe as a winning smile. This typically includes teeth that are white and straight. Historically, the “straight” trait could be accomplished only with metal braces. Again for obvious reasons, adults wanting a straighter smile tend to put off the care they […]


Is Invisalign Right For You?

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces. If you are considering using Invisalign to straighten your teeth, this is what you should know: Why is it important to straighten your teeth? Having straight teeth will improve your appearance and boost your confidence, but it also makes it easier to keep your teeth healthy. Misaligned […]


Why Should I Choose Invisalign for my Teen?

With the innovative Invisalign system, your teen does not necessarily have to wear metal braces. With comparable treatment length, cost and results, why not let your teen enjoy the virtually invisible way to straighten teeth? Invisalign may not be right for every teen. Some  parents may be concerned that their teens will be tempted to […]


What is Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign Teen® is just like standard Invisalign, but with a few design features to accommodate the orthodontic needs of teenagers. Features of Invisalign for teens include: Replacement aligners. If your teenager misplaces or breaks an aligner, there are as many as six free replacements. Blue-dot wear indicators. This feature helps you make sure your teenager […]


Oral Health Benefits of Invisalign®

Like traditional braces, Invisalign provides important health benefits. Some of the benefits of Invisalign are as follows: During treatment: Invisalign aligners are removable. You must take the aligners out to brush and floss, which means dental hygiene can be just as easy and effective as before your orthodontic treatment. Of course, effective dental hygiene is […]


Invisalign™ Express

Introduced in 2005, Invisalign™ Express is a faster and less expensive way to achieve a perfectly straight smile. Traditional Invisalign treatment can take 12 months or more. With Invisalign Express, one of our Alexandria dentists can help you achieve optimal results in fewer than six months. Candidates for Invisalign™ Express Invisalign Express is intended for […]


Invisalign™ Health Benefits

Invisalign™ offers an ideal way for adults and older teens to straighten and perfect their smiles. But a perfect smile offers substantially more than aesthetic benefits. The health benefits of Invisalign start during your treatment phase. With braces, diet restrictions are necessary to avoid getting food particles stuck in between brackets. These particles are exceedingly […]


Are there Problems that Invisalign® Cannot Fix?

Although Invisalign® meets many orthodontic needs, it is not effective for every orthodontic patient. To find out if you will benefit from Invisalign®, your teeth and jaws must be examined by our experienced dentists. At Galleria Dental Aesthetics, we suggest Invisalign® only if it will achieve the necessary tooth movement. For some patients, complex tooth […]


Can Invisalign® be Used to Treat TMJ?

Invisalign® may be useful in treating your TMJ, depending on the cause of your symptoms. If your TMJ is caused by an unbalanced, misaligned bite, an orthodontic approach like Invisalign® may be the right treatment for you. If your symptoms are caused by grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw, Invisalign® aligners may worsen these […]


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