There are many adult patients who choose to forego orthodontic treatment due to the embarrassment or hassles associated with traditional metal braces, even though they could improve both oral health and the appearance of their smile.
Invisalign clear braces can often be the solution for teen and adult patients, providing the treatment they need or desire with comfortable, invisible retainers. Dr. Becker is an Ellicott City Invisalign provider and recommends this treatment option for a variety of reasons. Invisalign can address both cosmetic concerns and dental health problems associated with misaligned and crooked teeth, including cross bite, and mild to moderate under or over bite. Dr. Becker may recommend Invisalign to treat a TMJ disorder. Treatment will not only realign the bite and help to prevent future or additional complex dental problems, but will enhance your natural smile.
Treatment with Invisalign typically lasts about a year, depending on the desired result. You will wear a series of thin, clear aligners that will gradually reposition your teeth. With Invisalign, the aligners can be removed for more effective tooth brushing and flossing, reducing the risk of tooth decay or staining which can occur with metal braces. The material used to create the aligners will not irritate soft tissues in the mouth, such as the gums and inside of the cheeks.
Crooked teeth are often more than just a cosmetic problem- they can often be the cause of a bite problem or increased incidence of tooth decay. Dr. Becker will evaluate your oral health during a consultation to determine if Invisalign is right for you before recommending treatment.
If you have been embarrassed to smile because of crooked teeth, Invisalign can give you back the confidence to share your smile again!
Contact Dr. Becker in his Ellicott City dentist office to schedule a consultation and learn more about addressing your personal dental health concerns with Invisalign.