Crooked or overlapping teeth can be more than a source of embarrassment. They can also have negatively affect your oral health by changing the stability and function of your bite, which could lead to problems down the road.
How Do Invisible Braces Work?
Drs. John and Jeremi Arroyo of the Arroyo Center for Aesthetic Dentistry are Invisalign® providers in Washington DC, offering treatment with clear aligners for a wide range of dental health and cosmetic concerns. Invisalign discreetly straightens your teeth to achieve a new smile for those who need it but may be self-conscious about traditional braces. Invisalign gradually repositions your teeth in a little over a year, with little impact on your daily activities.
For example, Invisalign aligners are removable so patients can still enjoy their favorite foods and maintain good oral hygiene while straightening. The aligners are recommended to be worn for about 22 hours a day for maximum effect and won’t irritate the gums or sensitive areas of the mouth. And when it’s time to eat, clean your teeth or swap them out based on your treatment plan, the aligners are easy to remove.
Am I Too Old For Invisalign?
Even though the placement of your teeth is set by the time you reach adulthood, that does not mean it’s too late to use orthodontic treatment to straighten them. Many adults get traditional metal braces installed or use Invisalign therapy with positive results. Invisalign can be used to treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues, and also to address cases of orthodontic relapse — minor movement of teeth after previous orthodontic treatment. Invisalign can also be used to treat underbite, overbite, and address tooth spacing concerns.
Why Straighten Teeth?
Straightening crooked or overlapping teeth isn’t just for cosmetic reasons. Crooked teeth are more vulnerable to damage and decay and may cause more problems in the future. Serious overbite and underbite issues can also affect dental health by changing the stability of your bite, causing your teeth to wear down prematurely or unevenly. Also, teeth that are straight and spaced properly are easier to brush and floss effectively, reducing your chances of plaque buildup and tooth decay.
Invisible Braces in Washington, DC
You shouldn’t feel ashamed to smile. If you’re ready to talk about options for straightening your smile, schedule a one-on-one consultation to create your unique treatment plan and discuss options to fit your budget. We work with a variety of patients and budgets, so don’t hesitate to contact Arroyo Center For Aesthetic Dentistry today at (202) 525-6913 or schedule online.