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Improving Your Smile in Bowie with Invisalign® Aligners

happy couple outdoorsIf you've been searching for a treatment for crooked or misaligned teeth, Invisalign may be perfect for you. Dr. Richard P. Denise offers customized Invisalign treatment as a teeth-straightening option for responsible teens and adults. He is an experienced dentist who has guided countless patients successfully through the treatment process.

Since 1985, Dr. Denise has helped the residents of Bowie, Crofton, Davidsonville, and the surrounding communities maintain their dental health. Our goal is to keep you healthy and provide you with a smile you can take pride in. Call the practice of Richard Denise, DDS, today to learn more about Invisalign!


What is Invisalign?

woman putting on invisalign clear bracesInvisalign provides an alternative orthodontic treatment to traditional metal braces. With traditional braces, a steel wire is threaded into a set of brackets attached to your teeth. The tension created by this system gently shifts your teeth into alignment over time.

In contrast, Invisalign provides a much subtler way to move your teeth into place. Dr. Denise begins by meeting with you to make sure you're an eligible candidate for an Invisalign treatment. He then orders you a set of custom-fitted clear plastic trays from a trusted dental lab. The aligners are designed to use minimal pressure to move your teeth into alignment. Throughout your treatment, you'll need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day. On average, you'll switch to the next set of aligner in the series every two weeks.

Your clear aligners aren't as visible as metal braces and may even go unnoticed by others. When using Invisalign, you also don't need to avoid your favorite beverages and foods. By removing your aligners during meals, you can enjoy your regular lifestyle while adjusting your smile at the same time.

Your Invisalign treatment is an investment in yourself and your unique smile, and we look forward to helping you through your teeth-straightening treatment!

Why Should I Consider Straightening My Teeth?

Some people choose to undergo orthodontic treatment for the cosmetic benefits, while others focus on the health benefits of an aligned smile. Common reasons to straighten your teeth include:

Enhanced Aesthetics: Undergoing Invisalign treatment leaves you with a straight, appealing smile.

Oral Health Benefits: Crooked teeth are more likely to wear against each other as time passes. By correcting your smile, you potentially save yourself the cost of dental restorations in the future. Crooked teeth can also impact your jaw alignment and cause grinding during your sleep. These conditions can lead to jaw pain and Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD).

An Easier Cleaning Routine: Your teeth are easier to brush and floss after they've been straightened. When you can clean your teeth effectively, you reduce your risk of developing gum disease.

Who Qualifies for Invisalign?

invisalign clear braces in holding caseOur practice provides Invisalign treatments to adults and responsible teens who are looking to improve their smiles. We also offer Invisalign as a retreatment option if your teeth have shifted despite previous orthodontic treatment. When you or your teen are considering this process, there are several crucial factors to keep in mind.

Invisalign was designed to correct mild to moderate bite or alignment issues. For severe bite misalignments or extremely crooked teeth, a different orthodontic treatment may be required. Dr. Denise assesses your bite before beginning the treatment and explains all your options to you. We want you to feel confident in your chosen treatment and welcome any questions you have!

If you have teeth that need repairs or you currently suffer from gum disease, we must address these issues first, so your treatment has the highest chance of success. In all our dental processes, your well-being and health are of the utmost importance.

Helpful Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign provides a safe, effective way to get that perfect smile you've always dreamed of. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your treatment and keep your smile straight for many years to come.

Wear your aligners for the recommended amount of time

When you choose Invisalign treatment, you must commit to using your aligners for the recommended amount of time daily. If you fail to do so, your treatment may not have the intended results.

After completing your Invisalign treatment, it's essential to use a custom-crafted retainer to prevent your teeth from moving out of alignment. Typically, you only need to wear your retainer overnight after finishing your treatment. By using a retainer, it is likely that you won't need retreatment in the future.

Your aligners naturally collect some bacteria and plaque from being in your mouth throughout the day. When you take your aligners out, rinse them in warm water and brush them. Doing so keeps your trays clean and helps maintain your oral health.

When you take your aligners out, we recommend keeping them in a case or another secure location. If an aligner set is misplaced, continue wearing your most recent set until we can acquire replacements for you. Doing so safeguards your progress and prevents your teeth from shifting back to their original positions.

Bowie Invisalign Provider to Craft Your Ideal Smile

We look forward to meeting with you soon to begin planning your Invisalign treatment. Dr. Denise works with you to create a treatment plan that suits your needs and helps you achieve the unique smile you've always wanted. Get in touch with the family dental practice of Richard Denise, DDS in Bowie today!