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Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care -  - General Dentistry

Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Bethesda, MD

Do you want straighter teeth and a smile you can’t wait to share but hesitate at the thought of a mouth full of metal? If so, InvisalignⓇ could be a great fit for you. Invisalign is one of many advanced dental solutions available from the team at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care in Bethesda, Maryland. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about Invisalign. You can set up your visit online or call to speak with a member of the administrative staff.

Invisalign® Q & A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a revolutionary teeth alignment system that creates the same end result as traditional metal braces but without brackets and wires. The patented system uses a series of clear plastic aligners to gently move teeth into their proper position. Invisalign is available for adults, teens, and kids.

The process begins with a one-on-one consultation to discuss how Invisalign can transform your smile. Digital scanning provides 3D images of your teeth and mouth. The Invisalign software can reveal what your smile will look like after treatment is complete.

What issues can Invisalign correct?

Invisalign can correct most of the same issues that traditional metal braces can. Some of the alignment problems Invisalign is well-suited for include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Cross bite
  • Open bite
  • Crowded teeth
  • A mix of baby and permanent teeth
  • Gapped teeth

In some cases, metal braces are a better treatment option. During your consultation, your dentist will discuss which approach is best suited for your specific treatment needs.

How does Invisalign work?

The process is simple and straightforward. You’ll receive a set of plastic aligners that fit snugly over the surface of your teeth. You wear these aligners for about two weeks before switching to the next set.

It’s important to wear your aligners around the clock. They should only be removed while you eat, brush, and floss.

Periodically you’ll return to Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care to have your dentist evaluate your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Many people prefer Invisalign to metal braces for aesthetic reasons. Once in place, your aligners are almost invisible. That makes it easy to feel confident in business and social settings, especially for adults who don’t want a gleaming silver smile.

Invisalign also simplifies your dental hygiene needs. Metal braces require a thorough approach to ensure your brushing and flossing routines are getting the job done. Those brackets and wires provide a multitude of places for plaque and bacteria to hide.

If you’d like to learn more about what Invisalign can do for you or your child, schedule a consultation today. Online booking takes just moments or you’re always welcome to call and speak with a member of the administrative staff.