Adult Orthodontic Relapse & Invisalign

Have you noticed that your teeth appear to be shifting position? Did you have braces as a child or teen but now have crooked teeth?

You could be experiencing what is called orthodontic relapse. There are several factors that can lead to orthodontic relapse including an uncorrected bite problem and not wearing a retainer. The good news is that for adult patients seeking to straighten or “re-straighten” their teeth, clear aligners can be the perfect solution.

The Benefits of Invisalign for Adults

If you have teeth that appear crooked, even after previous orthodontic treatment, Dr. Hall will evaluate your smile to determine if there are significant oral health concerns related to the bite. Mild to moderate orthodontic problems can be effectively addressed with clear aligners. Dr. Hall offers both Invisalign and Six Month Smiles as treatment options. Both clear aligner systems work in a similar way with a process that starts with digital dental impressions.

Invisalign and Six Month Smiles both use CAD/CAM software to create personalized treatment plans for the individual patient that are designed to gently reposition teeth and straighten your smile. Patients will receive a set of custom aligners that are changed on a specified schedule as they slowly force the surrounding tissues and bone to change and allow the teeth to move.

All of this happens while wearing aligners that are unnoticeable, comfortable, and removable for enjoying your favorite foods. You can also maintain your teeth and gums easily by removing the aligners to brush and floss normally each day. Most patients are able to complete treatment in about a year. Invisalign and Six Month Smiles can help you restore not only a beautiful, straight new smile but also your dental health- crooked teeth have their own set of problems such as being difficult to clean effectively. Over time, crooked teeth can lead to tooth damage, an uncomfortable bite, and other complex issues that affect your oral health.

Are clear aligners the solution for your smile?

If you would like to explore treatment options and learn more about Invisalign and Six Month Smiles, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hall in our Williamsburg dentist office. Dr. Hall welcomes new patients and provides a compassionate approach to your dental health needs.