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By The Bonner Dental Network, P.C.
April 05, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

You wish you had gotten your smile straightened when you were a child, but you just didn't have the opportunity. Now, as an adult invisalignprofessional, you would feel more confident with a healthy, well-aligned smile. But, who wants a mouth full of obvious metal braces? At the Bonner Dental Network in Washington, DC, you can receive today's most innovative orthodontic treatment: Invisalign clear aligners. They're comfortable, thin, and so discreet.

What are Invisalign aligners?

They are custom-made appliances which resemble teeth whitening trays. Fitted snugly to top and bottom teeth, these smooth aligners move crooked teeth into healthier and more attractive positions. During their 9 to 18 month treatments, patients advance through 18 to 30 aligner pairs, removing them for oral hygiene, for meals and for special occasions such as job interviews or weddings.

However, there's no real need to remove Invisalign aligners for appearance's sake. Frankly, they are so discreet, only you and Dr. Leslie Bonner will know you're wearing them. That's why the innovative Invisalign system is so popular in Washington, DC and around the world.

Treatment with Invisalign

It starts with a complete oral examination, including a three-dimensional scan. The Invisalign lab uses Dr. Bonner's treatment plan and your scan to individually and precisely craft each aligner pair.

When you begin wearing your appliances (20 to 22 hours a day is optimal), you'll find them easy to care for (just wash in warm water and replace) and comfortable. The smooth design causes none of the oral abrasions or soreness typical of conventional braces. Also, your dentist will not restrict your diet in any way. Just eat your usual healthy diet.

As your treatment progresses, your teeth will shift gradually. Invisalign treats a variety of smile alignment issues, including:

  • Overjet
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Gaps
  • Crowding
  • Tooth rotation
  • Tooth tipping

Finally, you will visit The Bonner Dental Network every four to six weeks for easy progress checks. Appointments are short, and there are no painful adjustments. Just pick up your next aligner pairs.

Find out more

Forbes magazine reports that by 2014, 2.4 million people had Invisalign smiles. Should you join their ranks? If you'd like more information on amazing Invisalign aligners, please call The Bonner Dental Network in Washington, DC at (202) 249-9131.

By The Bonner Dental Network, P.C.
March 28, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

You are never too old to fix crooked teeth and to get the smile you want.invisalign

You never had braces growing up so it seems like it’s far too late as an adult to consider fixing your smile, right? Well, our Washington, DC cosmetic dentist, Dr. Leslie Bonner, would like to challenge this thought process. While the idea of wearing a mouth full of metal doesn’t sound ideal for any teen or adult, you don’t actually need metal braces in order to get that straighter smile. In fact, Invisalign makes it possible to get that dream smile without other people even being able to tell that you have braces.

It may seem hard to believe, but it is possible to fix gapping, crooked or misaligned smiles without other people noticing. Instead of bonding metal brackets to your teeth and connecting them through a system of wires, Invisalign uses clear, customized aligners that will fit over your teeth to move them into the proper position.

Invisalign is a great option for anyone in Washington DC who is looking to fix:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Spacing between teeth
  • Crookedness
  • Crowding
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites

Invisalign is able to tackle everything from mild to moderate dental malocclusions. Both older teens and adults can benefit from choosing this orthodontic system over others and here’s why:

  • It’s more comfortable than regular metal braces, which can irritate and cut up soft tissue. Each aligner is also made to fit over your teeth, so you’ll get an ideal fit every time.
  • The aligners are also removable. While you will still want to wear them for about 20 to 22 hour each day they can be removed before meals and before brushing and flossing. This is a major advantage over traditional braces, which require you to change your diet and your oral care routine to accommodate your braces.
  • The aligners are made from clear thermoplastic so those around you won’t notice them. This is a major advantage for older teens who are in high school or college, as well as adults.
  • Aligners are easy to clean and care for compared to traditional braces.
  • You can often get a straighter smile in less time with Invisalign than with traditional braces.

The Bonner Dental Network in Washington, DC is dedicated to giving patients of all ages the smiles they have always wanted. Whether you want to learn more about Invisalign or other orthodontic treatments we offer, give our office a call today.



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