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Your children are absorbing information around them constantly, and very early in their lives too. Helping your child establish a proper dental care routine early on will promote lifelong healthy teeth and a lifetime's worth of confident smiles! At Nik Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Chantilly, VA, Dr. Kamran Nikseresht and Dr. Khashayar Changi are happy to provide family dentistry that best suits you and your children!
Having Healthy Teeth
Many families don't know that you can begin practicing proper dental hygiene shortly after the birth of your child. After feedings, taking a damp, soft cloth and gently wiping the gums effectively remove any harmful oral bacteria from forming.
You can expect your child's teeth to begin erupting between 6-9 months old (sometimes as early as 3 months, or as late as 12 months), and the same practice with using the soft, damp cloth provides the early stages of preventing cavities or tooth decay.
As a general rule of thumb, we recommend bringing your child in for their first checkup with Nik Family & Cosmetic Dentistry by their first birthday. That may seem far too soon, however, it's important for your child to understand how to utilize proper brushing and flossing, as well as ensuring they don't have any cavities or signs of irregular tooth development.
Family dentistry in Chantilly, VA, by Dr. Nikseresht and Dr. Changi, ensures a comfortable and calm environment for your child's first visit, which can often be stressful. At Nik Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, you can expect the most suitable dental care for you and your family.
After your child's initial visit, depending on the examination performed, you will be able to help establish a daily dental care routine with your child. With more teeth in their mouth, your child can begin using a soft-bristled toothbrush with a thin coat (about the size of a grain of rice) of toothpaste with fluoride.
It's important to guide your child with the most thorough brushing and flossing until they can perform the task effectively on their own. Your child will carry this routine with them for the rest of their lives, so it's crucial for them to maintain proper technique!
Your child's first visit with your dentist doesn't have to be stressful, and through family dentistry, your whole family can uphold regular visits to preserve your healthy teeth and smile! At Nik Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we encourage you to schedule your family visit with Dr. Nikseresht and Dr. Changi in Chantilly, VA, by calling us today at (703) 961-0707.
The entire world doesn't have to know that you're straightening your teeth, thanks to Invisalign. The orthodontic treatment method offered by your Chantilly, VA, dentists, Drs. Kamran Nikseresht of Nik Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, improve your smile discreetly.
How Invisalign works
Constant pressure is the key to realigning teeth during orthodontic treatment. Traditional braces use metal wires to exert pressure while the Invisalign system relies on removable aligner trays.
The clear trays fit snugly over your teeth and are barely noticeable. You'll receive a series of trays, each designed to accomplish a specific goal in your orthodontic treatment. During your first Invisalign appointment at the Chantilly dental office, your dentist will create a 3D image of your mouth by combining digital X-rays, impressions, and photographs. Manipulating the image makes it easy to plot your treatment and create your custom aligner trays.
Wearing your trays
Although Invisalign trays are removable, they should be worn for about 22 hours on most days. You'll remove the trays when you eat, drink, brush and floss but can also take them out occasionally if you have a special event planned or will be playing sports. After wearing your trays for about two weeks, you'll remove them and begin wearing the next set in the series.
Invisalign is a good option for many types of orthodontic issues. The trays can straighten crooked teeth, close gaps, and eliminate spacing issues. Do you have a bite problem? Invisalign treatment also corrects mild-to-moderate bite problems, including overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites.
Age is no barrier to treatment. Invisalign is a good option for children and teenagers but is just as effective in correcting orthodontic issues in adults. If your teeth have shifted as you've gotten older, or your family couldn't afford orthodontic treatment when you were a child, Invisalign can help you improve your smile subtly.
Are you ready to find out if Invisalign is a good choice for you? Call your dentists in Chantilly, VA, Drs. Kamran Nikseresht and Zaher Aymach of Nik Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, at (703) 961-0707 to schedule your appointment.
Your smile is a reflection of your personality—it welcomes people into your world. For this reason and more, it's no wonder that so many patients of Dr. Kamran Nikseresht also known as Dr. Nik, a popular Fairfax, VA dentist, want to know how they can achieve a straighter and more attractive smile. Two common cosmetic treatments offered at this office are Invisalign braces and veneers. They both offer solutions for certain cosmetic problems that patients are eager to resolve.
Invisalign is an oft-preferred alternative to standard braces because an the treatment does not require the use of metal brackets. "Invisible" trays are used to get the job done instead. The purpose of Invisalign is to reposition and straighten your teeth to give you a smile that better fits your face. This cosmetic treatment will be useful to you if your teeth are healthy and well-shaped but not quite in the proper position.
We at Nik Family and Cosmetic Dentist also offers veneers as a solution to cosmetic concerns. Veneers are a way to cover up numerous cosmetic problems that may be plaguing your smile—including advanced problems like intrinsic discoloration, large gaps and protrusion. The dentist lays thin wafers over your teeth to give them a smoother, whiter and more polished appearance. In some cases, multiple teeth have to be covered to give you the right look.
Which One Is Best for You?
The decision on whether to get Invisalign or veneers depends on a number of factors that you will have to discuss with your dentist. For one, if you don't feel comfortable having a procedure that can't be reversed, you might want to choose Invisalign to straighten your smile. If your teeth can't be bleached to your desired color due to staining at the inner layers, your best bet may be veneers.
Talk to Your Cosmetic Dentist
Before you make a decision about Invisalign versus veneers, have a conversation with Dr. Nik. Call the Fairfax, VA office today at (703) 961-0707 to set up a time for a consultation.
Regain a full smile again when you see your Fairfax, VA dentist for implants.
Many who are dealing with complete tooth loss may think that the only option they have is dentures when it comes to getting a full smile again. While dentures can certainly offer benefits many patients find wearing dentures challenging. Dealing with slippage while chewing or speaking is enough to frustrate anyone. But this isn’t the only option for treating your tooth loss. Did you know that your Fairfax, VA dentists Dr. Kamran Nikseresht and Dr. Sung Han can give you a full, radiant smile with dental implants?
Dental Implants and Dentures
You might be surprised to hear that dental implants and dentures go together, but when it comes to replacing all of your teeth, nothing beats implants for giving you your smile back. Full dentures can be frustrating and difficult to adjust to, particularly when they slip or move around in your mouth while chewing and speaking. The clicking sound that your dentures make can also be embarrassing when out in public. Luckily, dental implants can help.
The Implant-Supported Dentures Process
The process for placing your dental implants for dentures is no different than replacing one or two missing teeth. The only difference is that your Fairfax dentist will place several implants into the jawbone rather than just one. Over the course of two to six months, the jawbone will begin to bond with the implants, permanently anchoring them in place. While this is happening, we will fit you with a temporary tooth replacement.
The next step is to uncover the implants and attach abutments, or extensions to the top of the implant. These abutments will help hold the dentures to your implants. Your gums will need several more weeks to heal after this procedure before your Fairfax dentist will be able to remove your temporary dentures and replace them with the permanent ones. Now you can enjoy a smile that is resilient and permanent!
Ready to get dental implants in Fairfax? Let Nik Family & Cosmetic Dentistry give you back your smile.
How Does Invisalign Work? The facts about how Invisalign straightens your teeth.
You have crooked teeth, and you’d like them to be straight, but you don’t want to wear metal brackets and wires. You’ve heard all of the complaints about metal braces; they are uncomfortable, you can’t eat what you want, they are difficult to clean around, and you just don’t like how they look. Now there is a modern, state-of-the-art solution to straighten your teeth. It’s called Invisalign.
The dentists at Nik Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, in Fairfax, Virginia, are your neighborhood Invisalign experts. They are here to answer any questions you have about Invisalign, and what treatment can do for you.
Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to correct:
- Gaps between your teeth
- Crowding of your teeth
- Badly aligned bite
Invisalign is a very comfortable, modern way to straighten your teeth. You just wear a set of clear plastic appliances, called aligners. That’s it, no uncomfortable metal brackets or wires! Using their considerable skill and with the help of 3-D imaging, the dentists at Nik Family and Cosmetic Dentistry will create a set of custom aligners just for you.
You will wear this first set of comfortable plastic aligners for 2 weeks, and then every 2 weeks you will replace them with a new set of aligners. You will see the dentist every 6 weeks until your treatment is complete and your teeth are straight. The entire process takes 9 to 15 months.
There are many advantages of Invisalign over conventional metal braces. Invisalign is:
- Much more comfortable
- Easier to clean
- Much more convenient
- Virtually invisible to those around you
You now have an alternative to uncomfortable metal braces, so think Invisalign. If you want to get started, or just find out more about this state-of-the-art way to straighten your teeth, you need to see an expert. The dentists at Nik Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, in Fairfax, Virginia, are your go-to Invisalign experts. Call today, and be on your way to a new you!