Procedure- Osseous surgery, Bone Graft, Connective Tissue Graft 6/2/16
“My recent procedure was again an experience of Dr. Bezik’s unique combination of excellence & expertise, with regard to skills and compassion and concern with me a patient. She and her staff are amazing in providing a patient with appropriate and extensive information pre-surgery, as well as clear instructions for care post-surgery. Dr. Bezik is a rare doctor in dentistry—interested and educated in all medical aspects impacting her patients! Certainly have benefited from that aspect and those gifts. Within hours of my return home, she phoned to check on my recovery. I am so very grateful to my general dentist for recommending her. I have been and remain grateful to her. In my opinion, I would go to no one else.
P.S. Dr. Bezik has chosen her staff carefully—each one I’ve encountered is courteous, competent, and caring.
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Invisalign® in Fairfax, VA & Washington, D.C.
A straight smile is a coveted physical asset. As a whole, society tends to view straight teeth as attractive and healthy. We often associate a straight smile with youth and vitality. Beyond the aesthetic advantages of improving tooth placement are health benefits. Those with straight teeth tend to experience lower incidences of tooth decay, periodontal disease, and tooth loss.
Many adults who need orthodontic treatment shy away from the notion of wearing traditional braces because they are conspicuous. Fortunately, Invisalign is a viable alternative to conventional braces that is comfortable and discreet. With Invisalign, many types of orthodontic issues can be significantly improved including spacing problems and malocclusions.
Invisalign treatment consists of wearing clear plastic oral appliances called aligners. Over the course of treatment, aligners will facilitate tooth movement. Those with gapped, overlapped, crooked, and crowded teeth will see noticeable improvements in their appearance. Invisalign can also help improve the appearance of overbites and underbites.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign utilizes the same principles as conventional orthodontics. Like braces, Invisalign applies consistent pressure and force to teeth. Over time, pressure and force will move teeth. The difference between Invisalign and traditional orthodontia is the fact that Invisalign does not require fixed oral appliances such as brackets. Invisalign aligners fit over the teeth like a retainer and can be removed.
A set of aligners is prescribed every two weeks. Each subsequent set of aligners is tighter than the set previously worn. The gradual increase in tightness is what makes Invisalign an effective alternative to metal and wire braces.
Benefits of Invisalign
When compared to conventional orthodontia, Invisalign has unique advantages. Invisalign’s aligners are removable. This allows those receiving treatment to clean their teeth and eat all types of food without obstruction. Aligners are made from clear plastic; this means that wearing Invisalign is incredibly discreet and practically unnoticeable to others. Since semi-soft plastic is used to construct aligners, patients will not experience scraping and irritation of soft oral tissue.
Who Benefits from Invisalign
Almost any adult with mild to moderate orthodontic issues can benefit from Invisalign treatment. In some cases, Invisalign is a treatment option for teenagers. The best way to determine if Invisalign is right for you is to schedule a consultation at our practice. Our team will evaluate your needs and make the best recommendation for your situation.
Call our office today to reserve an appointment.
Meet the doctors
Dr. Bezik, DDS, MDS
Dr. Bezik is committed to providing advanced, state-of-the-art periodontal and implant related treatments in a relaxing environment to improve the general and dental health of our patients.Read more ›
Kinjal Patel, DDS
Dr. Patel has experience in all aspects of general dentistry including cosmetic procedures, gum treatment and root canal therapy. It is her goal to build a great relationship with each and every patient.Read more ›
Procedure- Osseous surgery, Bone Graft, Connective Tissue Graft 6/2/16
Procedure- Core build up 5/26/16
“Service and care was excellent—I’ve never experience such high level of caring and advanced dentistry before. Although I loved the dentist that I had for years prior to losing my dental insurance and before I moved, I have never been told extensive ways to prevent the dental issues that I’m susceptible to. Even though Dr. Bezik is a periodontist, she treated me with great care and respect and did not turn me away, treating my broken molar with professionalism and thorough care. I appreciate how informed she kept me through the whole procedure, making sure she was consistent. She fit me in ASAP, working with my tight budget and time frame, and was reachable 24/7. From the assistants (very knowledgeable) to the friendly and helpful front desk staff, I’d recommend your practice to everyone and anyone seeing about and beyond service. Thank you and I wish I found this practice sooner!”
Procedure- Implant 4/19/16
“I was referred to Dr. Bezik by my dentist, who said she was one of the best in her field. I agree with my dentist and am thankful she sent me here. Dr. Bezik evaluated my issues and worked with me to resolve them. I found her to be very honest and knowledgeable about my treatment. Her staff was both courteous and professional in every way. As a result, my issues were corrected successfully. I am satisfied with the service I received and appreciate the added value to my overall dental health as an outcome. I would recommend Dr. Bezik and her staff without hesitation. Thank you!”
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that utilizes form fitting oral appliances called aligners. These appliances are made from clear plastic and fit over the teeth similar to a retainer. Since Invisalign aligners are customized for each patient, they will fit properly and snugly over the teeth to generate movement over the course of treatment.
Like conventional braces, Invisalign facilitates tooth movement by applying constant yet gentle pressure and force to teeth. Instead of relying on cemented orthodontia such as brackets, a patient will wear tighter sets of aligners every two weeks. As the aligners become tighter, teeth will shift to straighter positions.
The cost of Invisalign varies. The main determining factor in cost is the length of treatment. Patients who require longer treatment times will incur higher costs. It is also important to note that Invisalign aligners are customized for each patient. The personalized nature of Invisalign is reflected in its cost. After a consultation with our dentist, we will be able to give an estimate of the costs associated with Invisalign.
For financing and payment options, speak with a member of our staff. Our practice accepts all major credit cards and offers financing options such as CareCredit.
If you want a straighter smile but do not wish to wear traditional metal and wire braces because of concerns about your appearance or comfort, Invisalign might be the best treatment option for you. Since Invisalign involves wearing clear, plastic, and removable oral appliances, patients enjoy discreet and comfortable treatment. The fact that Invisalign is removable means that those receiving treatment can floss, brush, and eat without difficulty.
All of these are great reasons to consider Invisalign as an orthodontic treatment option. Invisalign has been available to the public since 1999, and millions of people have benefitted from this alternative to metal and wire braces.
Treatment times depend on the unique needs of a patient. Those whose teeth require more movement to produce a straighter smile will need to wear Invisalign longer than those with minor orthodontic issues. Treatment times can range from six months to a year, or longer. Fortunately, Invisalign treatment, on average, is faster than conventional orthodontics.
After a consultation with our dentist, we will be able to give you an estimated time frame of treatment.