Crooked teeth are not simply a cosmetic dental problem. Patients with a misaligned bite or crooked teeth are more likely to experience future oral health problems. Overbites, underbites, and other misalignment issues affect the stability of the bite. As a result, many patients with crooked teeth are more likely to develop TMJ problems. Straighter teeth are easier to clean. With crooked teeth, patients may be more at risk of developing tooth decay or gum disease. Bacteria can easily build up in the hard-to-reach areas between misaligned teeth. Dr. Srotalina Khanna provides Invisalign to patients in Bethesda, MD. This alternative to traditional metal braces can realign a patient’s smile easily and comfortably.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a great orthodontic treatment for patients with a variety of malocclusion, or uneven bite problems. This treatment method uses clear aligners for discreet treatment. During treatment, patients wear a pair of aligners for several weeks. Then, they switch out each pair for a new one every couple of weeks. Each pair of aligners is different. Dr. Khanna will take dental impressions to ensure that the aligners conform to your smile.
Invisalign aligners reposition the teeth gradually over one to two years. The aligners are designed to be worn for about 22 hours a day. Compared to braces, Invisalign offers a much more comfortable treatment. The Invisalign aligners will not irritate the gums or soft tissues of the mouth.
Additionally, because Invisalign aligners are removable, patients can eat the foods they love without any restrictions. Patients can also thoroughly clean their teeth and gums. Following treatment, braces often leave stains on the middle of each tooth. Invisalign patients do not need to worry about this problem with their removable aligners.
Is Invisalign Right For Me?
Both teens and adults benefit from treatment with Invisalign. It is never too late to fix a crooked or misaligned smile. Invisalign may be used to treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems. If you have previously received treatment with braces, but are experiencing an orthodontic relapse, we can help.
Patients who do not continue to wear their retainer following their orthodontic treatment can experience tooth gaps or crooked teeth. Invisalign may be used to treat gaps between teeth, an underbite, overbite, and other problems. Contact our dental office if you want to treat an imperfect smile with comfortable Invisalign treatment. We will help you determine your candidacy for treatment.
Straighten Your Smile Today
Are you interested in Invisalign treatment? Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Khanna for comfortable orthodontic treatment today. If you are a new patient, call 301.500.2205. Current patients may call us at 301.530.0700. Please let Dr. Khanna or a member of her dental team know if you have further questions. They will be glad to assist you.