Am I Too Old To Straighten My Teeth?

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Crooked or overlapping teeth can be more than embarrassing. They can also have negative impact on your oral health by changing the stability and function of your bite, which could lead to problems down the road.

Dr. Datta Malyavantham of Ridgetop Dental Group is a Reston VA Invisalign® provider, offering treatment with clear aligners for a wide range of dental health and cosmetic concerns. Invisalign offers a discreet way to achieve a new smile for those who are self-conscious about traditional braces. Invisalign gently and discreetly repositions your teeth in a little over a year, with little impact on your daily activities.

What Are Invisible Braces?

Invisalign aligners are removable so patients can still enjoy their favorite foods and maintain good oral hygiene. The aligners are intended to be worn for about 22 hours a day and won’t irritate the gums or sensitive areas of the mouth. The aligners are easy to remove when it’s time to eat, clean your teeth or swap them out based on your treatment plan.

Am I Too Old For Invisalign?

Even though your teeth are set in place by the time you reach adulthood, that does not mean it’s too late to use orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth. Many adults get traditional metal braces or use Invisalign with positive results. Invisalign can be used to treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues, and also to address orthodontic relapse — minor tooth movement after previous orthodontic treatment. Invisalign can also be used to treat underbite, overbite, and tooth spacing concerns.

Why Straighten My Teeth?

Straightening crooked or overlapping teeth is important for more than cosmetic reasons. Crooked teeth are more susceptible to damage and decay and may cause more problems in the future. Serious overbite and underbite issues can also affect dental health by changing the stability of your bite, causing your teeth to wear down prematurely. Also, teeth that are straight and spaced properly are easier to brush and floss, reducing your chances of plaque buildup and tooth decay.

Invisalign in Reston, VA

You should feel confident when you smile! If you’re ready to treat your smile, schedule  a one-on-one consultation to create your unique treatment plan and discuss options to fit your budget. We work with a variety of patients and budgets, so don’t hesitate to contact our office today or schedule online.

Dr. Datta and the team of dental professionals at Ridgetop Dental Group in Reston, VA offer a full range of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services under one roof. From disease prevention to implant dentistry, you can expect experienced oral health care delivered in a caring, personalized manner. Our office is designed with the patient experience in mind, from massage dental chairs to sedation dentistry options for anxious patients.

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