Straighten Your Smile Without Interupting Your Life

By Kenneth Woo, DDS and Associates
June 24, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Once your dentist attaches metal braces to your mouth, your life changes for the next year or two. Those gleaming silver wires and invisalignbrackets are obvious in every photograph, and if that's not bad enough, you have to give up your favorite treats. Luckily there's another way to straighten your teeth that doesn't have such a dramatic impact on your life. Dr. Kenneth Woo, DDS and Associates; your Gaithersburg and Kensington, MD, dentists, explain how Invisalign changes your smile, not your life.

Invisalign offers the clear advantage

When you choose the Invisalign brace system, you'll receive removable aligner trays custom-made to fit over your upper and lower teeth. Since the trays are clear, they're practically invisible. The trays gently move your teeth into alignment without wires or brackets. Every two or three weeks, you'll replace the trays with a new set.

Invisalign is versatile

If you're only familiar with metal braces, it may be difficult to believe that removable aligner trays can produce the same results that metal braces do. Although Invisalign isn't a good choice for severe orthodontic issues, the aligner trays will straighten your teeth just as effectively as traditional braces if you have a mild to moderate alignment problem, such as:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open Bite
  • Gaps
  • Crowding

Invisalign is convenient

Although the Invisalign aligner trays are clear, there still may be times when you would rather not wear your braces. If you're competing in your favorite sport or attending a special event, you can remove your aligner trays for a few hours if you want. Since the trays don't have to be adjusted, unlike metal braces, you'll visit your dentist less often than your friends who wear traditional braces, which means you'll have more time to do the things you enjoy most.

People who wear metal braces must be very careful when eating. Foods that damage wires and brackets, such as popcorn, hard fruits and vegetables, or sticky candies must be avoided until the braces are removed. When you choose Invisalign, you can eat what you want, since you'll remove the trays to eat.

Contact your Gaithersburg and Kensington dentists

Invisalign offers the most convenient way to straighten your teeth. Dr. Kenneth Woo, DDS and Associates; your Gaithersburg and Kensington, MD, dentists, to schedule an appointment to discuss Invisalign. Transform your smile with Invisalign!

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