Invisalign® Silver Spring, MD

Invisible aligners have revolutionized orthodontics. They provide discreet, comfortable, and relatively quick treatment. Clear braces and aligners can treat various cosmetic and oral health concerns. Silver Spring dentist and orthodontist Dr. David Rever is an Invisalign provider.

He has years of training and experience helping patients get healthier, beautiful smiles with Invisalign® clear aligners. Dr. Rever offers Invisalign clear aligners at Advanced Total Dental Care for teens and adults.

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The Benefits of Invisalign in Silver Spring, MD

Invisalign offers these benefits for your oral health:

  • You can easily remove clear aligners for eating and oral hygiene.
  • Invisalign aligners are clear, meaning they are less noticeable than metal braces.
  • Treatment with Invisalign takes less time than treatment with metal braces because they do not treat severe issues.
  • Invisalign uses smooth materials to make the aligners and will not irritate your gums and soft mouth tissue.
  • There is a low risk of tooth staining that can occur with adhesives in metal braces or when you can’t effectively clean surface areas of your teeth.

Invisalign can treat these orthodontic problems:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Space between teeth
  • Crooked teeth

Good candidates for Invisalign have mild to moderate concerns. We recommend Invisalign for patients with crooked teeth and an uneven bite. Our office also recommends Invisalign for patients with permanent teeth.

How Does Invisalign in Silver Spring, MD Work?

To prepare for Invisalign treatment, Dr. Rever will take digital X-rays. These X-rays will help Dr. Rever determine if Invisalign will work for you. If you have more severe orthodontic issues, Dr. Rever will recommend braces. Additionally, Dr. Rever recommends pretreatment for problems like gum disease or tooth decay. Treating these problems will ensure you are healthy enough for Invisalign.

During the Invisalign process, Dr. Rever will first take dental impressions of your teeth. Then, he will use these impressions and CAD/CAM software to design your custom aligners. CAD/CAM software allows Dr. Rever to create a three-dimensional image of your teeth. He sends your dental impressions and specifications to a lab. At a dental lab, technicians will make your durable plastic aligners.

Then, you will return to our office. We will ensure the first pair of aligners fit and send you home with the first and your case. You will change the set of aligners every couple of weeks to gently move your teeth. Most patients complete treatment in about a year. We will provide instructions for wearing and changing your aligners and schedule periodic visits to check your progress.

The number of aligners you need for your treatment will depend on the severity of your dental concerns and your cosmetic goals.

Once treatment is complete, a retainer will keep your smile looking great. Retainers are similar to Invisalign aligners but will keep your teeth straight after treatment.

Invisalign can help you enjoy the benefits of orthodontic care without hassle. You won’t have to stress about food restrictions and embarrassment with traditional metal braces. Straightening crooked teeth at any age will improve oral health and reduce the risk of common dental problems and bite issues.

Invisalign could be the perfect choice if you received orthodontic treatment as a child or teen with shifting teeth or bite changes. Enhance the look of your smile and restore your oral health today.

Eating and Drinking with Invisalign

One of the best things about Invisalign is that the upper and lower aligners are removable. So, when it’s time to eat, you can pretty much have anything you want. People who wear traditional braces with metal brackets and wires often restrict their diets. They can’t eat popcorn, chewy candy, or hard nuts. Patients who wear braces also struggle with stuck food in their braces.

Some dentists allow their Invisalign patients to eat soft foods while wearing aligners. However, Dr. Rever doesn’t recommend it. Food can easily trap itself between teeth and aligners, increasing your risk of tooth decay. And really, they are so easy to remove. Why take any chances?

Drinking, of course, is another matter. There are still some guidelines you should follow. Drinking water while wearing clear braces is no problem.

However, other beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, and dark sodas can easily stain your aligners. And if a drink is hot, it can warp your aligners. Therefore, be careful of what you are about to drink when wearing your aligners.

Caring for your Invisalign Clear Aligners

Ensuring your Invisalign aligners remain clear and clean is easy but requires effort. Advanced Total Dental Care recommends the following for daily care:

  1. When you remove your aligners, rinse them in cool water. This will prevent saliva and plaque from drying on the surface.
  2. Soak your aligners in a mild denture cleaner, Retainer Brite, or Invisalign cleaning crystals for a deep clean.
  3. Brush and floss your teeth before reinserting your braces to remove food particles and bacteria.
  4. Gently brush your aligners with a soft toothbrush and antibacterial soap. Avoid brushing with toothpaste. Most toothpaste contains abrasives that may brighten your teeth but can dull or scratch your Invisalign clear braces.

Why Choose Dr. David Rever for Invisalign Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment should improve your smile’s look and overall health. As a highly trained and experienced general dentist, Dr. Rever can provide Invisalign to address both key aspects of your smile to meet your goals. When working with you to develop an Invisalign treatment plan, Dr. Rever will review the health and condition of your teeth, gums, and jaw joints.

As your Silver Spring dentist, Dr. Rever will measure your bite function. If you have an abnormal bite, he may recommend treatment like Invisalign.

Bite function is an essential part of maintaining your dental health. A balanced and comfortable bite is the foundation for a lasting smile. It minimizes the risk of tooth damage or decay. An even bite also reduces the risk of problems like TMJ disorders. Biting evenly prevents stress on the teeth, jaw, and joints.

Dr. Rever will also review your tooth and gum health. Then, he will recommend general and restorative treatments if you have any signs of infection. You must be healthy enough to complete Invisalign treatment.

Schedule An Invisalign Consultation Today

Do you want straighter teeth? Get Invisalign in Silver Spring, MD. Dr. Rever will meet with you to see if Invisalign suits you. To contact our Silver Spring dentist office, call (301) 637-0960. You may also schedule an appointment online.