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Kalim Hussaini, DDS
Discreetly Straighten Your Teeth
Smileworks Orthodontics
. http://www.smileworksva.com/

Discreetly Straighten Your Teeth

Getting your teeth straightened is an investment that can last for a lifetime. An aesthetic smile is not the only benefit of orthodontic treatment. Research has proven that straight teeth are easier to keep clean, resulting in better overall health and well-being. Orthodontic treatment also aligns the bite which prevents problems from developing in the TMJ joints, and now there are many choices for orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is a clear alternative to wire braces that uses transparent, incremental aligners to adjust teeth positioning. It is a hygienic and discreet way to get your teeth straightened without the embarrassing wires.

Once the orthodontist decides that the patient is a good candidate for Invisalign, x-rays and bite impressions will be taken and uploaded online with Align Technology to map out the straightening process. The patient is then prescribed a treatment plan with several sets of aligners that will be worn for two to three weeks each. The aligners are to be worn at least twenty-two hours a day and will help the patient's teeth progressively straighten. On average, the treatment process takes 13.5 months but this varies from patient to patient.

Here are some reasons why Invisalign aligners may be the best treatment solution for you

Invisalign is Hygienic

Since the aligners are removable, you can brush and floss normally, which can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Unlike traditional braces, the aligners are removed when eating so you are not limited to what you can eat while going through treatment. Dental cleanings are also quicker and easier than with traditional orthodontics.

Invisalign is Discreet

Invisalign aligners are a virtually invisible solution to misaligned teeth, so you can smile during as well as after treatment. In fact, virtually no one will know you're wearing them unless you tell. By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth right before your eyes.

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