Posts for: July, 2018
Do you want to improve your smile? Do you feel like you're too old to be wearing braces? Well, the dentists at Smile Design Studio understand how you feel, which is why they offer Invisalign at their Bethesda, MD, office.
Invisalign is composed of custom-made clear aligners that are made to fit your upper and lower teeth. The aligners function the same way traditional braces work, by applying pressure on each tooth so that it moves into its proper position. Your Bethesda dentists create your custom aligners using a specialized computer software.
There are several benefits to Invisalign. Here are a few,
- Oral Hygiene: Because Invisalign is a removable appliance, you will be able to clean your teeth more thoroughly than if you have traditional metal braces. Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once.
- Discreet: Traditional metal braces can be distracting, especially if you're a teenager or an adult. Invisalign is transparent, so no one will notice if you have braces.
- Dietary Limitations: Traditional braces prevent you from eating your favorite foods, like taffy apples or corn, but that's not an issue with Invisalign. You can eat whatever you want because the aligners you wear are removable.
- Comfortable: Invisalign aligners are thin, flexible aligners that don't irritate the soft tissue in your mouth, unlike metal braces.
Invisalign's clear plastic aligners are flexible and great for if you need to straighten your teeth and don't want anyone to know you're wearing braces, unlike traditional metal braces. You do, however, need to keep them on for a minimum of 20 to 22 hours a day.
You can take them off if you want to eat, brush your teeth or floss. Some people like to take their clear aligners off for special events.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with your Bethesda, MD, dentists, then call their office at (301) 907-8201 today!