Straighten Your Smile On Your Own Terms

By Dr. Steven L. Rattner DDS & Associates
January 30, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: orthodontics   braces   invisalign  

Would you like to straighten your teeth but don't think you can commit to several years of wearing metal braces on your teeth? You might invisalignwant to consider clear, removable Invisalign braces instead. Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Maryann Roosta of Grove Dental Arts in Gaithersburg, MD, explain how the Invisalign system can transform your smile.

Invisalign can change your opinion of braces

Wires and brackets aren't the only way to realign your teeth. The Invisalign system uses a series of clear aligner trays that gradually change the position of your teeth. Every two weeks, you'll begin wearing a new set of aligners. Your Gaithersburg dentist uses Invisalign's innovative computer program to design your aligners. The program generates a 3-D image based on impressions, x-rays and images of your teeth. Thanks to the 3-D image, your dentist can actually see the changes that will happen in your mouth based on the type of aligners chosen.

Clear and comfortable

Your new aligners are clear, so that nobody but you has to know that you're straightening your teeth. They're made of a comfortable plastic-based material that's very easy to clean.

Eating won't become a difficult experience

Hard foods can break wires and must be avoided if you wear metal or ceramic braces. In fact, people who wear traditional braces must avoid many foods, such as whole apples, gum and popcorn, while they wear their braces. Unlike them, you can eat anything you want. When it's time to eat, you'll simply remove your aligners and put them in a safe place. At the end of the meal, you'll rinse the aligners and reinsert them in your mouth.

A quicker way

Most people wear traditional braces for an average of two years. Adults who choose Invisalign often only need to wear the trays for about one year to achieve significant improvement in their smiles. If you're a teenager, you can expect to wear your aligner trays for just about the same amount of time you would wear traditional braces.

Are you ready to improve your smile with Invisalign? Call Dr. Rattner and Dr. Roosta of Grove Dental Arts in Gaithersburg, MD at (301) 987-5527 to schedule your first appointment.