We stand by our name, Advanced Total Dental Care, when it comes to the services we offer. In addition to being an experienced dentist in Silver Spring, MD, Dr. David Rever also offers more than just the usual dental services at his practice. If you’re looking into orthodontic treatment, Dr. Rever showcases the offerings you can find at his practice.
One of the most popular alternatives to traditional braces, Invisalign uses clear aligners to slowly shift your teeth to where they need to be. These aligners are custom to your smile, and you change them every two weeks to continue shifting your teeth. It may vary in how long it takes depending on your case, but usually, the treatment is shorter than treatment with traditional braces.
With aligners, you don’t have to worry about dietary restrictions. While you do need to wear them for the majority of each day, they can be taken out to eat or drink staining liquids like coffee or soda.
While Invisalign is traditionally used as an adult alternative to braces, Invisalign teen brings the age bracket a bit lower. Many teens don’t want to have to deal with the look and stress that metal braces bring. Invisalign teen uses the same aligner concept as adult Invisalign. This is meant for patients over the age of 16, as your jaw should be done growing by the time you get Invisalign treatment.
ClearCorrect is another alternative to traditional metal braces, as well as Invisalign. It does use the same kind of system, relying on transparent aligners to slowly shift your teeth.
Early Orthodontic Treatment
Many bite problems occur as children are developing. Children should be checked out by an experienced dentist or orthodontist by the age of seven to make sure everything in the mouth is developing properly. Getting a head start on children’s bite problems helps to ensure that they don’t have to get more serious orthodontic treatment down the road.
Early orthodontic treatment usually involves an orthodontic appliance for the child. This helps with bite issues, habits like sucking your thumb, and any structural issues with jaw development. It’s important to make sure that these problems are corrected sooner rather than later.
Traditional and Adult Orthodontics
In addition to our clear aligner offerings, we also have traditional metal braces, invisible braces, lingual braces, and functional orthodontic appliances. We know that adults struggle with crooked teeth, too. That’s why we make sure to treat patients of all ages with orthodontic issues. Based on an analysis done by Dr. Rever and your budget, he’ll be able to recommend what the best treatment option is to fix your teeth.
Post Orthodontic Care
People might think that the orthodontic process is done when the braces come off. However, keeping teeth in the position you want is a lifelong commitment. Dr. Rever will fit you for a custom retainer, either bonded to the back of your teeth or removable. This is necessary to make sure your teeth stay in their straightened position. If your retainer feels tight, that’s a sign that you should be wearing it more often.
Advanced Total Dental Care is a one-stop-shop for all of your dental needs. Call us today to get started!