Crooked and misaligned teeth can be more than a source of embarrassment about your smile. They can also negatively affect your oral health by changing the stability of your bite, which can lead to major dental problems down the road. Many people with these issues are being successfully treated by invisible braces and the leading designer of these helpful orthodontic appliances is Invisalign®.
What Are Invisalign Invisible Braces?
Dr. Linda Hallman of Fitbite is a Chevy Chase, MD dentistry and orthodontics provider offering mild to moderate orthodontic treatment using Invisalign clear plastic aligners to correct cosmetic dental issues. Invisalign offers a discreet treatment to help both teens and adults achieve a new, healthy smile. With a series of clear plastic appliances, Invisalign will gently and discreetly reposition your teeth in a little over a year, with little impact on your day to day activities.
Patients with Invisalign invisible braces can still enjoy their favorite foods while also maintaining good oral hygiene and complying with treatment. Invisalign plastic aligners are designed to be comfortably worn for about 22 hours a day, without irritating the gums or sensitive areas of the mouth, and are easy to remove, when it comes time to eat, brush your teeth or switch to the next aligner in your series.
Am I Too Old For Invisalign?
Even though, by the time you’re an adult, your teeth have all grown in and are established in their places, that does not mean you are too old or it’s too late to consider orthodontic treatment to straighten crooked teeth. Many adult patients have been treated with traditional braces or Invisalign with positive results. Invisalign can be used to treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues, and can also be used to address minor tooth movement after previous orthodontic treatment.Underbite, overbite, and tooth spacing concerns can also be resolved with the Invisalign system.
Why Should I Straighten My Teeth?
There is more to gain from straightening crooked or overlapping teeth than just correcting a cosmetic issue. Crooked teeth are more likely to develop tooth decay or being chipped or cracked. Serious overbite and underbite problems can disrupt the stability of your bite, leading to uneven wear on your teeth. Also, teeth that are aligned properly are easier to brush and floss, which reduces your chances of plaque buildup and subsequent tooth decay.
Invisalign For Adults in Chevy Chase, MD
You deserve a healthy, beautiful smile that you feel confident in! If you’re ready to treat your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hallman at Fitbite to create your unique treatment plan and discuss budget options. Contact us online or by phone at (301)