Invisalign® Silver Spring, MD

Virtually invisible braces for crooked teeth 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 have years of training and experience helping children and adults achieve healthier, beautiful smiles with Invisalign® clear aligners. He is an Invisalign® provider and offers Invisalign clear aligners for teens and adults who are candidates and have mild to moderate concerns.invisalign treatment in silver spring, maryland

How Does Invisalign Work?

During the Invisalign Process, Dr. Rever will first take dental impressions of your teeth. Then he will use them and the CAD/CAM software to design your custom aligners. The number of aligners you need for your treatment will depend on your dental concern(s) severity and cosmetic goals.

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. Once treatment is complete, a retainer will keep your smile looking great.

Invisalign can make it easy for adults to enjoy the benefits of orthodontic care without hassle—no more 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 can 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.

Benefits of Invisalign

Orthodontic treatment using Invisalign offers benefits for your oral health:

  • You can easily remove clear aligners for eating and oral hygiene.
  • 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.

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 refrain from eating popcorn, chewy candy, or hard nuts and struggle with stuck food in their braces.

Although some dentists allow their Invisalign patients to eat soft foods while wearing their aligners, 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. There’s no problem with drinking water while wearing clear braces.

However, other beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, and dark colas can easily stain your aligners. And if a drink is hot, then you run the risk of warping your aligners. Therefore, be mindful 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 quite easy but requires some effort. The following is what Advanced Total Dental Care recommends for daily care.

  1. When you remove your aligners, rinse them in cool water so saliva and plaque don’t dry on the surface.
  2. Sometimes soak your aligners in a mild denture cleaner, Retainer Brite, or Invisalign cleaning crystals.
  3. Brush and floss your teeth before reinserting your braces to remove food particles and bacteria.
  4. Brush your aligners with a soft toothbrush and antibacterial soap. Most toothpaste contains abrasives that may brighten your teeth but can dull or scratch your Invisalign clear braces.

Why Choose Dr. Rever for Invisalign®?

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 reviews the health and condition of your teeth, gums, and jaw joints.

As your dentist, Dr. Rever monitors the function of your bite and can give you orthodontic treatment advice when necessary. This is an essential part of maintaining your dental health. A balanced and comfortable bite is the foundation for a lasting smile and minimizes the risk of tooth damage or decay risk.

Schedule An Invisalign Consultation Today!

Straightening your teeth could not be easier with Invisalign. Dr. Rever will meet with you to evaluate your dental health. He will discuss your goals to determine if Invisalign is the best solution for you. To schedule an appointment in our Silver Spring dentist office, contact us at (301) 637-0960 or request a consultation online.