If you have a crooked teeth or a mis-aligned jaw, it could mean you need orthodontic treatment.
Although most people think a nice smile means that orthodontics are not necessary, the truth is that the aesthetic appearance of the teeth ranks third in importance. The first and second priorities of orthodontic treatment are proper function (a good bite) and alignment (tooth position). Once these two priorities are achieved, a pleasing smile follows automatically. A bad bite, or malocclusion, can cause jaw pain and muscle spasm known as TMJ Syndrome. Poorly positioned teeth with rotations or tilting usually lead to problems in cleaning the teeth properly. If left untreated, these can lead to periodontal disease and decay.
Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal brackets and wires. Using a 3-D digital scan of your teeth, a precise treatment plan is created and clear trays are fabricated. The aligners are made of BPA-free plastic that won’t irritate your cheeks or gums like traditional metal braces often do.
Invisalign treatment can help you identify potential problem areas. If ignored, they can lead to tooth wear-out and gum disease. Contact us or call us at 703-689-0110 to make an appointment with our doctors today.