Over the last three decades, the number of Americans wearing braces has doubled. More kids and teenagers are seeking orthodontic help, but so are more adults – about one third more. Luckily, technology has also evolved along with this rise in demand; metal- and wire-based treatment is not the only option. For patients hoping to fix misaligned teeth without such obvious hardware, Reston cosmetic dentist Wayne Myles offers Invisalign treatment.
HOW DOES INVISALIGN® WORK?
Like conventional braces, Invisalign® works by gradually shifting your teeth into proper alignment over a given period of time. Instead of having anything attached to your teeth, however, this process utilizes a clear (“invisible”) aligner that fits over your teeth. Because it’s molded to fit your teeth and can be removed, the aligner is similar to a retainer. But instead of simply holding your teeth in place, Invisalign® also does the work of straightening them, all while staying out of the spotlight.
Problems addressed by Invisalign® include overbites, underbites, cross bites, teeth that are spaced too far apart, and teeth crowded too closely together. The common alignment issues once solved almost exclusively by braces may be treated in a much more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable way.
WANT TO KNOW IF YOU’RE A CANDIDATE FOR INVISALIGN®?
If you’re considering an alignment treatment and would like to know your options, please contact us for more information and to schedule an appointment. Dr. Myles aims to create a comfortable atmosphere while producing outstanding results for you and your smile.
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