Clear Aligners (Spark®) in Fairfax, VA

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What Are Spark Clear Aligners?

Crowded teeth, an uneven bite, or other orthodontic issues might affect speaking and eating abilities and other long-term dental health complications that could be more expensive to treat. To help patients benefit from a healthy, attractive smile, Contemporary Dentistry is thrilled to offer Spark clear aligners, the next generation of aligners. Nearly invisible and virtually stainless, these aligners are made with innovative TruGEN™ material, designed with polished, scalloped edges for a better fit. Clear aligners have been proven to dramatically improve and straighten teeth and are considered a more comfortable treatment option than traditional metal braces. To find out more about clear aligners and orthodontics at Contemporary Dentistry, schedule a consultation with our dental experts in Fairfax, VA or Manassas, VA.

What Are the Benefits of Clear Aligners?

Spark clear aligners at Contemporary Dentistry bring numerous advantages, making it a desirable choice for Fairfax, VA individuals who desire to correct their teeth alignment. Below are several of the highest advantages:

  • Custom-made clear aligners
  • Almost unnoticeable, providing a discreet solution
  • Removable, which allows for easier cleaning and eating
  • Generally involves less pain in comparison with metal braces
  • May help with a variety of dental issues, which include bite, gaps, and overcrowding issues
  • Diminishes discomfort paired with traditional metal braces, such as mouth sores
  • Creates better-aligned teeth, promoting improved dental wellness and ability
  • May help you achieve more self-confidence in your teeth and overall appearance

Am I a Good Candidate for Spark Clear Aligners?

Like other brand aligners, Spark aligners are made of durable materials that create a strong force to gradually move teeth into their proper position. These orthodontic appliances are used to treat a wide array of dental issues, including gaps, overcrowding, crossbites, overbites, and underbites. Patients with severe issues or conditions that require oral surgery are not good candidates for clear aligner treatment.

What to Expect From Clear Aligners

To begin your orthodontic treatment, we will take digital x-rays and impressions of your teeth and jaw that will be used to manufacture your clear aligners. Spark clear aligners are made to blend into your life, not disrupt it. Once fitted and adjusted, if necessary, with attachments or small dental pieces that provide extra grip or pressure for especially problematic teeth, you’ll be able to do the following without worries:

  • Remove your aligners before eating or drinking
  • Brush your teeth after meals before placing your aligners back in
  • Wear your aligners for 20 – 22 hours per day

So if you want to go for drinks or a movie night with friends, you can do all that and more.

What Is Recovery Like Following Clear Aligners?

Dr. Hangval will need routine visits to check your progress and to make adjustments as needed. It is also extremely important to keep your teeth and your aligners clean so that you don't develop tooth decay. Brushing your teeth, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash once you remove the aligners is a good habit. You should also clean or rinse the aligners before placing them back into your mouth. You should also keep your aligners in their designated protective case during meal times to avoid losing them.

Once your treatment is completed, you might need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth from moving back to their initial place. You need to continue to make annual dental exams in Contemporary Dentistry so Dr. Hangval can check your teeth, alignment, and overall oral health.

UPDATE: January 2024. My 6th year with Dr. Morales. Had another cleaning. As usual, great experience. I don't have insurance, so I am happy they still honor Aetna's discount membership for real savings. Started to learn Spanish and I can practice it in real life...and for free! Hasta la proxima vez ! UPDATE: January 2023. Just had the cleaning done, after five years still a satisfied customer. This is my second review for this excellent office. After neglecting my teeth for quite some time a broken toothed forced me to visit a dentist. After a research on the web and subsequent phone calls I settled for the Contemporary Dentistry of Manassas. One of the reason was that not having insurance the office accepts Aetna Savings Plans, basically a discount for the services. The discounts are real as I found out calling some other offices. My first visit was in January 2018. I have had numerous procedures done since then (altogether 30 - thirty - visits) ranging from deep cleaning, numerous cavities and including one implant and two crowns. All work was done in the office, the quality of work has been 100%+, I have never experienced nay 'post-procedure' pains or complications. The staff is very friendly and I am very happy I picked Contemporary dentistry for my dental needs. UPDATE: January 2023. Just had the cleaning done, after five years still a satisfied customer.

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My family and I have been patients of Dr. Morales and his practice for 18 years. The time period, alone, should be an indication of my family’s satisfaction.  Dr. Morales is wonderful...he invariably demonstrates serving his patients’ best interests and well-being in recommending and carrying out treatment. We have never had lingering issues in any treatment given.  We have successfully recommended him and his practice and will continue to do so. We never have a problem with scheduling appointments and the office staff is always welcoming and pleasant. The office, itself, is modern and comfortable.  If I could give 10 Stars, I would! P.S. Love our hygienist, Amy.

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I’ve had a very positive experience with Contemporary Dentistry of Fairfax starting with my initial phone call to make my appointment, to the welcoming and professional office staff, and the talent and skill of the dentists. I currently see Dr Noumy but I trust that I would get the same care from the other dentists as well.

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I travel from Florida for Dentist Diego Morales.  He is super careful and I don’t have any pain.  Excellent work in my mouth.  Dentist Diego Morales treats you like part of his family.  No waiting times when you have an appointment.  The receptionist and the staff very attentive.  I recommended 100%.

M.C. Yelp

I have been a patient of Contemporary Dentistry (Dr. Morales) for many years and my experience with his practice has been very positive (especially considering I do not enjoy dental work). He has always made me aware of options for treatment. Over the years, he has always reassured me during instances where I may need a filling, root canal, crown and most recently a dental implant. The staff at Contemporary Dentistry, including hygienist Amy and office personnel are very professional and considerate. Dr. Abril did the implant procedure and his expertise and followup care was especially appreciated. My experience with this practice is such that I have not explored other options for my dental care and consistently see them for my regular checkups. If there are any concerns between regular visits, all I have to do is phone the office and an appointment is available very quickly. I am very happy with the service I have receive from Contemporary Dentistry of Manassas and recommend them without reservation.

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Learn more about Spark clear aligners and orthodontic treatments during a consultation with our expert dental team. Having straighter teeth will enhance your oral health and make your smile look better and your bite more comfortable. Reach out to our office in Fairfax, VA or Manassas, VA to make your clear aligner appointment.

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How long does treatment with Spark clear aligners typically take?

The duration of Spark clear aligner treatment can vary depending on each patient's individual orthodontic needs. On average, treatment may take about 6 to 18 months, though many patients achieve their desired outcome after about 12 months.

Can Spark clear aligners fix bite problems?

Spark clear aligners are primarily designed for teeth straightening and minor to moderate orthodontic issues, including some types of bite misalignment. Patients with more complex bite issues, such as severe underbites or overbites, may require traditional braces or another orthodontic solutions for more effective results.

What sets Spark clear aligners apart from other alternatives for clear aligner treatment?

The choice between Spark and other alternatives may depend on individual preferences and treatment needs. Many patients prefer Spark clear aligners due to their comfortable fit, polished and scalloped edges, and other features. Compared with traditional orthodontic treatments, clear aligners in general offer discretion, comfort, convenience, and other benefits that often make them the treatment of choice.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.