Is Invisalign Right for My Smile?

By Kenneth Woo, DDS and Associates
June 08, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Find out how clear braces could finally set your smile straight.

Are you looking to finally get that straighter smile? Tired of everyone noticing your crooked teeth rather than you? However, many teens or Dental Implantsadults dealing with this problem also don’t relish the idea of wearing braces. While braces might seem like a rite of passage when we are younger, it can feel more like a nuisance as we get older. Luckily, your Gaithersburg dentists at Kenneth Woo, DDS and Associates offer Invisalign.

What cases can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign treats everything from mild to more serious cases. It can fix protruding and crooked teeth, as well as a variety of malocclusions such as overbites, underbites or crossbites. It can also mend gaps between teeth, and overcrowding.

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign can be a wonderful option for someone looking to get a straighter smile without wearing traditional braces. Invisalign is right for most teens and adults with malocclusions and other common dental problems; however, it won’t be the right treatment for children and some young teens since their teeth are still growing.

Invisalign is usually best for someone responsible enough to wear their braces. Since Invisalign aligners can be removed, it's natural to want to take your braces out more often that you should; therefore, you need to be disciplined enough to wear your aligners for about 22 hours out of the day. While you can take your aligners off to eat, brush and floss, it’s important to continue to wear them the rest of the time.

Furthermore, it’s not uncommon to wear a retainer following your Invisalign treatment. But your Gaithersburg dentist has seen many patients ignore their retainer regimen, which ultimately causes teeth to shift back to their original position. Therefore, it’s important that you are dedicated fully to your orthodontic treatment to make sure you get the results you want.

Are you interested in finding out if Invisalign is right for your smile? If so, then it’s time to pick up the phone and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kenneth Woo, your Gaithersburg dentist. Finally get the smile you’ve always wanted with Invisalign.

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