For many years, traditional metal braces were the most common way to treat crooked teeth, gapped teeth, underbite, and overbite. However, in the late 1990s, Invisalign came onto the scene and revolutionized the world of orthodontics. Invisalign uses clear tray aligners made of special plastic and manufactured based on molds of your mouth. The plastic puts pressure on certain parts of your teeth, gradually shifting them into the appropriate position. Invisalign is not an appropriate treatment if your teen still has baby teeth.
In order to determine if Invisalign clear aligners are an appropriate treatment for your teen, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Layth Gahnim at Arlington Dental Excellence. He will examine your teen's smile, take x-rays and impressions of their mouth, and evaluate their overall health. Invisalign will use the impressions to make the aligners to fit your teen's mouth. Dr. Gahnim will build a custom treatment plan and will ensure that you and your teen get the best results.
While it's true that Invisalign clear aligners are a solid piece of plastic, similar to a retainer, they are considered braces because they actively shift teeth into their appropriate position. Once treatment is complete, a retainer is used to hold the teeth in their new position.
Dr. Layth Ghanim handles the Invisalign cases at Arlington Dental Excellence. He has more than 38 years of experience in the field of dentistry and strives to provide his patients with the best dental care in a cozy, high-tech environment. He treats his patients like family. Over the years, he has become an expert in cosmetic dentistry, implant restorations, dental veneers, Invisalign, and so much more. Contact Arlington Dental Excellence today and schedule your teen's consultation to determine if Invisalign is an appropriate treatment option.