Choosing to straighten your teeth is a big decision that affects not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well. As an adult, you may be looking to improve on your smile for business or social reasons. Or perhaps you’re a teen or the parent of a teen hoping to make the best of an inevitable situation. Either way, Invisalign can provide a simple way to accomplish this and Garland K. Davis DDS is an Invisalign provider in Laurel, MD.
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of clear aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements that Dr. Davis plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you’ve always wanted and deserved! To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional checkups, usually only every six weeks or so. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know that you are straightening your teeth.
Also, you may be surprised to know that the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. According to the ADA, straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health. Think about it … a smile can hardly be perfect if it’s not a healthy one. Fortunately, with Invisalign, having a confident smile and reducing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease go hand in hand.