Posts for tag: Invisalign

By Omni Dental Group
June 08, 2017
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

You don’t need metal braces in order to fix your crooked smile.invisalign

By adulthood, most people assume that they will have gone through all those awkward years of acne breakouts and metal braces. Of course, not everyone is able to get braces as a child or teenager, which means that they face crooked teeth as an adult. If you are tired of people looking at your smile rather than noticing you, our Bowie, MD, dentists Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Bail and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari might have the answer you’ve been looking for.

What is Invisalign?

You’ve probably seen ads and commercials talking about Invisalign, but what is it really? Instead of applying metal to the front of your teeth for the whole world to see, our Bowie, MD, general dentists will provide you with your very own unique set of clear aligners that are custom-made to fit right over your teeth. Each aligner is specially crafted to apply the right amount of pressure to your teeth to begin moving them into the proper position.

What problems can Invisalign fix?

While traditional braces can fix your misalignments and malocclusions, Invisalign may not be able to tackle all issues because this system works a bit differently than regular bracket-and-wire braces. Of course, crooked or overlapping teeth, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites can often be treated with Invisalign aligners. When you come in for your consultation, our Bowie, MD, general dentist will be able to better determine whether your smile is a good candidate for this orthodontic system.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Just knowing that you’ll wear clear aligners instead of cumbersome metal over your teeth is reason enough for most adults to choose Invisalign. Of course, you’ll also enjoy:

  • Removable aligners, which make it easier to continue eating and drinking whatever you want throughout the course of your treatment. Brushing and flossing also won’t change, since you can remove your aligners prior to cleaning your teeth and gums.
  • A faster treatment is also possible with Invisalign as compared to traditional braces.
  • You’ll also get to see a computer mockup of the results you’ll achieve with Invisalign, so you will get an idea, even before you get your aligners, of what your smile will look like after Invisalign.
  • You don’t have to come into our office for checkups as often as you would with traditional braces.
  • Aligners are made from a special thermoplastic, so they are more comfortable and less likely to irritate the gums than metal braces.

Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD, is ready to help you get that straighter smile, whether you choose to do so with invisible aligners or traditional braces. Schedule your consultation with us today.

By Omni Dental Group
August 05, 2016
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

Not sure if Invisalign is the right choice to correct your overbite or other orthodontic problem? Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari, your Bowie, MD dentists, are here to share information about Invisalign and describe the dental issues it treats.Invisalign

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is the perfect brace system for people who want to straighten their teeth or correct an orthodontic issue, but don't want to wear traditional braces. Invisalign doesn't rely on wires and brackets attached to the teeth to improve alignment. Instead, you'll wear a series of clear aligner trays that can be removed for short periods when you eat or attend special events. Every two weeks, you'll begin wearing another new set of aligners.

What issues does Invisalign correct?

Invisalign corrects the same issues as traditional brace systems. Although it's not recommended for severe issues, Invisalign offers excellent results if you have mild to moderate orthodontic problems, including:

  • Overbite: An overbite occurs when your upper teeth protrude over your lower teeth. An overbite may make you feel self-conscious about your smile and can increase your risk of jaw or gum problems if it isn't corrected.
  • Underbite: Your lower teeth protrude farther than your upper teeth when you have an underbite. The issue can cause jaw problems and abnormal wear on your teeth.
  • Crowding: Crowding is easily relieved by using the Invisalign aligners. Your dentist uses X-rays, photographs and impressions of your teeth to create a series of aligners that will correct your problem.
  • Gaps: Gaps are not only unsightly but can also increase your risk of developing gum disease. The Invisalign system slowly closes spaces and improves the appearance of your smile.
  • Open Bite: All of your upper teeth don't make contact with your lower teeth if you have an open bite, which can cause trouble chewing or speaking clearly.
  • Crossbite: Crossbites occur when you have alignment problems in both your upper and lower jaws. Chewing can be difficult or painful if you have a crossbite. You may also experience gum disease, tooth erosion or bone loss if you don't correct the problem.

Contact Your Bowie, MD Dentists

Are you interested in learning more about Invisalign? Call Dr. Aalemansour, Dr. Baik and Dr. Esfandiari, your Bowie, MD dentists, at (301) 809-0029 to schedule an appointment. Transform your smile with Invisalign!

By Omni Dental Group
December 21, 2015
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

With Invisalign’s rise in popularity, many people know that Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces. But how does the Invisalign treatment work? Is it right for you? Your Bowie, MD dentist at Omni Dental Group can help you decide the best way to straighten your teeth.

Invisalign uses clear aligner trays worn in succession to move the teeth. Unlike with traditional braces, no metal wires or brackets are Invisalignnecessary. Invisalign uses positive pressure applied to the teeth, moving them into their final positions. Depending on your situation, small tooth colored bumps called attachments may be placed onto the teeth. Attachments allow some teeth to move more than others.

Before Invisalign
First, you should consult with your dentist to determine if Invisalign is right for you. At an initial consultation appointment, your dentist will examine your teeth, mouth and jaw. He or she may take x-rays to determine that there is no decay or other problems within the teeth. If your dentist finds any problems, they normally need to be resolved before you start your treatment.

You and your dentist will come up with an idea of the results you want to see and go over the process of Invisalign together. Now is your time to ask any questions or voice any concerns you have. Invisalign creates a video based on molds of your teeth showing exactly how your teeth will move during treatment. Once you approve the video, a dental laboratory creates your aligner trays and delivers them to your dentist.

During Invisalign
Your treatment is as easy as remembering to wear your aligner trays. The next tray in the series is worn according to your treatment plan. Most patients see their dentist for a checkup about every six weeks. Your commitment to wearing your aligners determines your results. It is crucial to the treatment that you wear the trays for about 22 hours a day. The extra hours account for removing your aligner trays to eat and brush, or for a special occasion. Brush and floss your teeth twice a day and after meals. Your aligner trays must also be cleaned twice a day.

For more information on Invisalign in the Bowie, MD area, please contact Omni Dental Group. Call (512) 250-5012 to schedule your appointment today!

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.

Cosmetic dentistry is utilized to correct a number of dental problems. Below are just a few of the cosmetic procedures Bowie dentist Siamak Aalemansour offers at Omni Dental Group. Cosmetic Dentistry
 

Bonding

Bonding is a procedure in which tooth-colored material is used to fill gaps in the teeth or change their color.
 

Invisalign®

Invisalign® is an increasingly popular alternative to braces, employing invisible trays to straighten teeth instead of uncomfortable metal wires and brackets. Invisalign® is a great option for adults and teenagers in need of orthodontic restructuring. At our facilities in Bowie, MD, we are able to craft each aligning tray you will wear until your teeth have straightened in their final position.
 

Veneers

Veneers are tooth prosthetic devices, but are unlike dentures and dental implants because they are actually bonded to natural teeth. Porcelain veneers can change the color and shape of your teeth, hiding undesirable tooth defects like stains or chips. Occasionally, veneers are recommended to patients as the final step in a root canal procedure, and these covers are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth.

 

Teeth Whitening

If you have stained teeth, but veneers don’t seem like a good option, you might consider having your teeth whitened by one of our Bowie dentists. Professional whitening performed by our office is considered to be the most effective and safest method; tooth whitening can last as long as five years if done properly.
 

Dental Implants

Omni Dental Group also offers dental implant procedures to Bowie patients that have lost teeth due to disease, decay, or injury. Dental implants, cylindrical posts usually made of titanium, are surgically placed in the jawbone (unlike regular dentures, which simply sit on top of the gum) to create a studier foundation for replacement teeth. As you heal, the implant will fuse to the natural bone. Though this process can take several weeks to complete, it won’t interfere with your everyday life.
 
For more information about cosmetic dentistry procedures available to Bowie patients, call (301) 809-0029 to schedule a consultation.


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

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