Orthodontist Great Falls Va,Invisalign

Dr. Allen Garai,a board certified orthodontist offers the latest in treatment of patients with Invisible Lingual braces(Harmony,Incognito) and Invisalign. These Invisible orthodontic options are available for both adults and teens.

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Orthodontist Great Falls Va-Garai Orthodontic Specialists

In Great Falls Virginia,Va, Dr. Allen Garai offers the latest in laser scanning Itero to his patients for the treatment of Invisalign and Invisalign teen. Dr. Garai is a board certified orthodontic specialist who has been recognized as “Top/Best Orthodontist” by several local publications including Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazine. Dr. Garai now offers iBracesVIP Center (the center for invisible braces) to his orthodontic patiens in Great Falls Va.

3 Oral Hygiene Tools for People with Braces By Dr. Allen Garai

There are a number of products that people who wear braces can use to improve their oral hygiene. Here are some examples:

1. The interdental toothbrush: Unlike a normal toothbrush, the interdental toothbrush is designed to get between the teeth as well as under and around braces and wires.

2. Antibacterial mouthwash: This product can prevent infection and irritation that may develop from braces. It also can assist with irritation caused by canker sores and cheek bites.

3. Fluoride: This is especially crucial for people with braces, because it prevents tooth decay by killing bacteria and restoring minerals in the enamel. Fluoride can be applied directly to the teeth in gel form, or it can be used as a mouthrinse.

About the Author

Dr. Garai is an orthodontist practicing in Vienna, Virginia. He offers several types of braces to his patients, including standard metal braces and more modern invisible braces.

Common Problems Requiring Orthodontic Attention By Dr. Allen Garai

Most people associate orthodontists with braces and teeth straightening, which are major parts of any orthodontic practice. However, orthodontists also correct jaw relationship disproportion and irregularities. These are some of the more common problems:

1. Upper front teeth protrusion: This occurs when the upper teeth extend too far forward or the lower teeth do not extend forward enough. These issues can affect the appearance and function of the teeth negatively.

2. Overbite: The upper front teeth extend so far over the lower teeth that the lower teeth sometimes bite into the roof of the mouth.

3. Crossbite: When the upper teeth sit inside the bottom teeth, this can lead to misaligned jaw growth.

4. Openbite: The upper and lower front teeth do not overlap, potentially leading to the development of habits such as tongue thrusting.

5. Crowding: This is what happens when teeth do not have enough room to emerge from the gums.

About the Author

Based in Vienna, Virginia, Dr. Garai offers orthodontic services to clients at Garai Orthodontic Specialists.

Dr. Allen Garai and Lingual Orthodontics

Recently recognized by The Washingtonian magazine as one of the leaders in lingual orthodontics in the Washington area, Dr. Garai offers a full range of treatments for teenagers and adults.

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A popular and effective alternative to traditional braces, lingual orthodontics refers to braces placed behind the teeth. Lingual braces include brackets custom-made to fit each patient’s teeth; they encourage teeth to straighten by applying steady, light pressure.

While relying on the same orthodontic principles of traditional braces, lingual braces have one key cosmetic advantage: no metal brackets are placed on the front of the teeth. In addition to their aesthetic benefits, lingual braces are a great choice for patients who play contact sports or wind instruments, where traditional braces can interfere with everyday activities. Lingual options are also attractive for patients with sensitivities to plastic that make other invisible braces options unviable.

Dr. Garai has been treating patients with lingual braces for more than 15 years, and he has taught at Children’s National Medical Center and the Washington Hospital Center Department of Orthodontics since 1998.

Invisalign Teeth Straightening, by Dr. Allen Garai

A convenient alternative to braces, Invisalign uses a series of removable aligners custom-designed for each patient. Aligner trays are made of smooth, clear plastic, and they gently shift teeth as they are worn. A new set of aligners is put in place every two weeks until treatment is complete. The method effectively shifts teeth with no attached metal or wires to cause inconvenient mouth abrasions.

While treatment duration varies for each patient, most adults can complete the treatment in about a year. For teens, the time is comparable to that of braces, but results can often be seen much sooner, thanks to the absence of metal brackets or wires. For the most effective and timely results, aligners should be removed only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day throughout the course of treatment.

About the Author: Dr. Garai runs a private practice offering a full range of orthodontic services, including metal braces, ceramic braces, clear braces, and lingual braces. One of Dr. Garai’s most popular services is the Invisalign method of teeth straightening.