Are you dreaming of a straighter, more confident smile without the hassle of traditional metal braces? At Luminous Smiles in Severna Park, MD, we can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. Therefore, we offer Invisalign to help transform our patients’ smiles. Invisalign is a discreet and effective solution to straightening your teeth. Our dental team is dedicated to providing the latest and most comprehensive advancements in dental care.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses several sets of clear, custom-made aligners. With time, your teeth will gradually shift into place. These aligners are virtually invisible, which allows you to enjoy your treatment without bulky metal wires. Additionally, you can easily remove these aligners for eating, brushing, and special occasions. This makes them an incredibly popular choice for those seeking a discreet and convenient alternative to traditional braces.
Why Choose Invisalign?
There are multiple reasons why our patients choose Invisalign:
Invisibility: These clear aligners are practically invisible. This allows you to straighten your teeth with confidence. As a result, you won’t draw any unnecessary attention to your orthodontic treatment.
Comfort: Invisalign aligners are made of smooth, comfortable plastic. This reduces the irritation and discomfort that we often associate with traditional braces. With traditional metal braces, you also run the risk of brackets and wires hurting your gums or cheeks. However, the smooth plastic won’t damage your soft tissues in the same way.
Removal: Unlike traditional braces, you can remove Invisalign aligners. Therefore, you can enjoy your favorite foods and have an easier time with oral hygiene. When you remove your aligners, you are able to clean them properly, which helps you maintain optimal oral health.
Convenience: With fewer office visits, Invisalign can fit seamlessly into your busy lifestyle. You will still continue to visit your dentist regularly. However, you won’t be in your dentist’s office as much compared to traditional braces. On average, you will change your own aligners about every two weeks.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign works through a series of custom-made aligners. They will be designed to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. You’ll switch to a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks. With each new set, you’ll see progress toward your straighter smile.
Is Invisalign Subtable for Everyone?
With the many benefits of Invisalign, many patients want to take this cosmetic journey. Invisalign is suitable for many people, including adults and teenagers. However, the best way to know if it is right for you is to talk to Dr. Morgan. A consultation with an experienced dental professional can answer most of your questions.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
The duration of your Invisalign treatment depends on your personal needs. If you have more complex issues, the treatment can take longer. For example, Invisalign treatment can take anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Your dentist will provide a personalized timeline during your first consultation.
What to Expect with Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign can be used for a multitude of dental issues:
- Crowded Teeth
- Gapped Teeth
- Open Bite
- Misaligned Teeth
It can also be the perfect treatment for those who had traditional braces in their youth but have experienced a relapse. Invisalign can also be a conservative approach for many patient cosmetic concerns.
During your consultation, our team of dentist will perform a full dental exam, discuss your cosmetic goals, and create a treatment plan based on your needs.
Treatment begins with impressions of your teeth which are used to create your custom aligner trays. Once your aligners are fabricated, you will try them on so we can check the size and fit to ensure they are conducive to an effective treatment. You are expected to wear their aligners for 20-22 hours a day to achieve their desired results. You may remove your aligners to eat and perform your regular oral hygiene routine. Aligners should be replaced about every two weeks; this process is designed to shift the teeth into their appropriate position gradually.
Invisalign can be an ideal solution for both teens and adults who are seeking an effective alternative to traditional metal braces.
Request A Consultation
If you are interested in Invisalign treatment, please let us know at your next appointment or schedule a new patient consultation. Consultations for Invisalign are complimentary. You will meet with one of our dentists who will evaluate your condition and recommend the treatment that is best for you.
In some cases, we may be able to begin treatment on the same visit, or we may schedule a separate appointment at a convenient time. To learn more about the Invisalign treatment process, visit our Severna Park dentist office for a consultation.