Posts for: October, 2015

By Omni Dental Group
October 09, 2015
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Although metal braces are very effective in straightening teeth, they're not the most attractive option. Invisalign offers many of the benefits of traditional braces, but these clear braces are almost invisible. Invisalign aligners aren't attached to your teeth like metal Invisalignbraces. Instead, your Bowie family dentist at Omni Dental Group gives you a series of trays designed to fit over your teeth. You can even remove the trays when you eat or drink. Invisalign is appropriate for mild to moderate alignment problems.

Overcrowding: When your teeth are fighting for space, Invisalign can help. During your first visit, your family dentist in Bowie will take X-rays, impressions and photographs of your mouth and teeth. They will use that information to create a treatment plan that will alleviate overcrowding.

Overbite: An overbite, one of the most noticeable alignment issues, occurs when the upper teeth protrude over the lower teeth. If the overbite isn't corrected, you can develop jaw pain, excessive wear on your lower teeth or gum irritation.

Underbite: The opposite of the overbite, the underbite occurs when your lower teeth protrude farther than your upper teeth. If not corrected, an underbite can cause wear on your molars and pain in your jaw.

Crossbite: A crossbite occurs when there is an alignment problem with both the upper and lower teeth. Gum disease and bone loss can occur if the problem isn't fixed.

Open bite: It can be difficult to chew or pronounce words correctly when you have an open bite. This condition occurs when your upper and lower teeth don't come in contact with each other.

Gaps: Invisalign is ideal for treating gaps between teeth. The system gently eliminates these spaces, creating a more attractive appearance and reducing the risk of gum problems that can occur due to gaps.

Invisalign offers the perfect opportunity to strengthen your teeth without the hassle and inconvenience of traditional metal braces. In fact, when you wear the clear aligners, your friends might not even realize you're even wearing braces. If Invisalign sounds like a good option for you, call your Omni Dental Group, your Bowie family dentists, at (301) 809-0029 and make an appointment to learn more about the benefits of this treatment.

Dentist Bowie, MD
Omni Dental Group
4321 Collington Road Suite 210
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 809-0029