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Teeth Straightening

Tysons West Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry

Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry located in Vienna, VA

Your child can start the teeth-straightening process at age seven or earlier, but you can also straighten your teeth as an adult. By working with Ibrahim Y. Alhussain, DMD, Reem I. Alhussain, DDS, and the team at Tysons West Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry in Vienna and Tysons, Virginia, you can straighten your teeth or your child’s with a variety of great options. Book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Teeth Straightening

What are my options in braces?

You have a variety of options for braces at Tysons West Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry, including:

  • Traditional metal braces
  • Metal braces with novelty brackets
  • Lingual, or behind-the-teeth braces
  • Ceramic clear-bracket braces
  • Self-ligating, or self-tightening braces

Braces are much more customizable than they’ve ever been, and your orthodontist will help you choose the braces that are right for you.

How can I straighten my teeth without braces?

Invisalign®, which is popular with teens and adults, is a great option if you want to straighten your teeth without braces. Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that uses clear plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth. You replace your aligners every 1-2 weeks with a new set of aligners that are slightly adjusted. Each new set moves your teeth into the correct position a little at a time.

Another big benefit besides being nearly invisible is they’re removable. You can take them out to eat and brush your teeth. You wear them 20-22 hours every day throughout treatment. Invisalign aligners are comfortable and easy to wear.

How long will it take to straighten my teeth?

The time it will take for you will depend on the teeth-straightening system you use and the alignment issues you have. On average, most patients wear braces for 22 months, but it could take as little as 6 months or as long as 30 months. For Invisalign, most patients need around 9-15 months for treatment.

Is there any way to shorten my treatment time?

In some cases, your orthodontist will recommend AcceleDent® Aura as a complement to teeth-straightening treatments. This treatment can help the teeth-straightening system you use work up to 50% faster, and it may also reduce discomfort. AcceleDent Aura is a hands-free dental appliance you use for 20 minutes a day.

Just as with any orthodontic treatment, consistency is key when it comes to getting results. As long as you use your AcceleDent Aura device as directed by Dr. Alhussain, you can have a great chance of speeding up your teeth-straightening treatment.

If you’re ready to give your child or yourself a beautiful new smile, book an appointment with Tysons West Orthodontics & Children's Dentistry online or over the phone today.