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Dr. Neil Daftary and Dr. Robert Zaner

Dental Issues That Invisalign Can Correct

January 31, 2020
Posted By: Lakeforest Dental Associates
person holding clear braces partially on their teeth

If your teeth are not as straight as you would like them to be, your dentist in Gaithersburg offers Invisalign clear aligners to help you straighten your smile discreetly. Invisalign means no wires or metal!

Aside from appearance, there are oral health benefits to straight teeth, too. A straight smile without overlapping teeth is easier to care for with your toothbrush and dental floss. There are also fewer nooks for bacteria to collect in. Additionally, an aligned bite may mean less wear on your teeth over time.

Is Invisalign Right for My Smile?

Your Gaithersburg dentist examines your teeth and gums and takes x-rays. Based on exam findings and a chat with you, he determines whether Invisalign will bring you the results you’ve been looking for.

If Invisalign is the best way to bring you the smile you’ve been looking for, your dentist takes an impression of your smile. Invisalign relies on this model to create custom aligners that fit your smile.

Here Are the Issues that Invisalign Can Correct

Invisalign typically corrects mild to moderate:

  • Alignment issues
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Overcrowding teeth
  • Twisted teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

Typically, you wear your aligners for up to 22 hours each day over many months or up to two years. Every few weeks, you move along to a new aligner to gradually straighten your teeth.

Fortunately, you can remove your aligners when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.

After Invisalign

Following your Invisalign therapy, your dentist fits you with a custom retainer to keep your teeth in their new positions. This helps prevent orthodontic relapse—your teeth falling back to their positions before Invisalign.

Are You Looking for Invisalign in Gaithersburg?

If you would like to schedule an Invisalign consultation and exam with your dentist, contact a member of our team today. We look forward to helping you achieve your desired smile.

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