Having crooked teeth is a common problem for a number of different individuals in the Rockville area. For many years, the solution to this problem was braces. This meant metal brackets that were glued to the front of the teeth. Small bands were used to connect those brackets to a wire that helped to move teeth into place. Of course, this is not very attractive and the metal constantly rubbing against the inside of the mouth and tongue can lead to discomfort.
This is where Invisalign can help. This method uses a series of clear trays, called aligners, to move teeth into a proper configuration. The aligners are barely noticeable, making them the better option for anyone who doesn’t want to be seen with braces. That’s the reason why adults who need teeth straightening continue to turn to this innovative option. Having to wear metal brackets while meeting with a client or working in the boardroom is not very professional. Invisalign, on the other hand, is barely noticeable, offering a much better solution with many benefits.
How They Work
When you visit Rockville Dental Arts for a consultation, you will find out all of the information you need to know about Invisalign and your dentist will help you determine if this is the right option for your needs.
After that, if you choose Invisalign, then impressions will be made of your teeth. The BPA free trays that you will be wearing will be designed specifically for you. You will swap out those trays every two weeks so that your teeth can be gradually moved into proper position.
You will need to visit the dentist every four to six weeks for new impressions so that new aligners can be created to continue the progress of your teeth.
Things to Keep in Mind
There are several things to keep in mind about using Invisalign for your teeth straightening needs:
- These aligners are removable. This makes it much easier to eat without hindrance from traditional braces.
- Because the aligners can be taken out, it is easier to maintain proper dental hygiene.
- The person wearing the aligners will have to be responsible enough to wear them properly, only taking them out to eat or brush the teeth.
- Aftercare is important to maintain the aligners and a healthy smile.
There are situations where you may not be a good candidate for Invisalign. For example, if you have bridgework or your teeth need to be actually rotated, then the aligners will not be a good option. In some cases, this is not a good option for teenagers who do not have enough discipline to wear the aligners properly.
Otherwise, Invisalign is an excellent choice because this is a fairly invisible choice and it can be much more comfortable than traditional braces.
Contact Rockville Dental Arts
If you are interested in talking with our dentists about Invisalign, then call Rockville Dental Arts today at 301-424-2030 or fill out our contact form. We will be glad to discuss this and other options so that you can make the right decision for your own teeth.