Did you know that more than a third of adults in the United States aren’t happy with the way their smile looks? If that’s you, then Invisalign® might be your answer.
In the past, the traditional way to straighten your teeth or fix your bite was to wear traditional metal braces. Orthodontic solutions have come a long way since then.
Now, if you have mild to moderate alignment issues with your teeth, Invisalign can straighten them without anyone really noticing.
At K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Washington, DC, our team of dental professionals are trained Invisalign providers who can give you the smile you want.
Dental issues that Invisalign can correct
If you had braces as a child or teen, your teeth can still shift as you get older, leaving you with crooked teeth again. Or if you never had braces but still want an aesthetically pleasing smile, Invisalign can correct many orthodontic problems, such as:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Open bite
Invisalign can also close gaps between your teeth if you have spacing issues. During your consultation, we talk with you about your orthodontic and cosmetic goals, and then we help you achieve them.
How Invisalign works
With the Invisalign system, advanced technology allows us to take an impression of your mouth and create clear aligners that fit over your top and bottom teeth, shifting them slowly over time.
The trays are almost invisible — no brackets and wires, as with traditional braces. You wear the Invisalign trays for 20-22 hours each day, taking them out when you brush and floss your teeth and when you have a meal. You change out your trays for a new set every week or two.
Once your teeth have reached their desired position, we give you a retainer to keep them in place.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign clear aligners offer many advantages compared to traditional braces, including:
- More comfort
- Removable for convenience
- No wires or brackets to prevent healthy dental hygiene
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Less frequent visits to the orthodontist
- No food or drink restrictions
- Shorter treatment period
Traditional braces can take 16-24 months to achieve your final results. With Invisalign, your average treatment lasts only about a year.
Straightening your teeth and correcting your bite with Invisalign also helps you avoid problems like tooth erosion, gum infections, chewing issues, jaw aches, and problems with your speech.
To schedule a consultation about getting the beautiful smile you want with Invisalign, contact our team today.