If you’ve considered straightening your teeth, but the idea of wearing traditional braces is unappealing to you, Invisalign might just be the solution you’re looking for. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays to apply gentle pressure, which gradually aligns your teeth. Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day and changed every two weeks.
You’ll find that your aligners provide a comfortable, yet snug fit that makes them virtually invisible. They also don’t interfere with your normal activities such as smiling or talking with other people. Aligners can also be easily removed for both brushing and eating, so there are no dietary restrictions or changes to your home care required. Most Invisalign cases can be completed in 12-18 months, and typically require less visits with Dr. Elosta than traditional braces, which makes them ideal for busy adults.
Straightening your teeth also benefits your oral health as much as it does your self-esteem. When your teeth are aligned, they’re easier to keep clean, which protects you from issues such as gum disease and tooth decay. Aligning your bite also helps deter clenching and grinding at night, which can lead to a painful joint disorder known as TMD.
Dr. Elosta is a certified provider of Invisalign in Leesburg, and he can determine if Invisalign is right for your needs with a thorough examination, x-rays, and photos of your teeth. He’ll use 3D imaging to plan your entire treatment, and you’ll even be able to see what your newly aligned smile will look like prior to starting treatment. If Invisalign is not in your future, Dr. Elosta can discuss other options for aligning and improving your smile with you.
If you’re ready to align your smile and reclaim your confidence, we encourage you to contact Lansdowne Family Dental today to learn more about the possibilities.