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Here’s why so many people are turning to Invisalign for straight smiles.
Invisalign touts itself as “the invisible way to straighten your teeth” and it’s an amazing option for many older teens and adults who are looking to improve the appearance and health of their smile but feel a bit nervous about taking the plunge to get braces. Our Cockeysville, MD dentist has helped patients getting beautiful smile results through Invisalign. Could you be next? Let’s find out.
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign is a unique system that uses a set of clear, custom-made aligners that fit over your teeth similarly to mouthguards or whitening trays; however, since each aligner is custom-molded to your mouth, each set applies the right amount of pressure to your teeth to move them gradually into place.
Will Invisalign work for me?
Invisalign is ideal for older teens and adults whose teeth have already fully developed and are no longer growing. This will ensure that each set of aligners provides a perfect fit throughout the treatment process. If you are an adult or teen who is dealing with a misaligned smile and is looking for a subtle way to straighten teeth that others aren’t as likely to notice then Invisalign could definitely be right for you.
Invisalign can treat a variety of common bad bites (also known as malocclusions) and dental problems including,
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Open bites
If your teeth are out of alignment or if they don’t fit together properly when you bite then Invisalign may be able to help.
What are the steps involved in getting Invisalign?
Once your dentist has determined that you are an ideal candidate for treatment and they’ve taken impressions of your teeth you will come back into the office to receive your Invisalign aligners. Here are the steps involved in Invisalign treatment,
- You will wear your aligners for about two weeks at a time, only removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss
- You will replace your current aligners in two weeks for the next set in your treatment plan
- You should aim to wear your aligners for around 20-22 hours each day
- You will visit the dentist about every six weeks for checkups
- Most treatment plans last anywhere from 9-15 months but can take between 18-30 months
Wondering how Invisalign could improve your smile? If so, schedule a consultation with our Cockeysville, MD, cosmetic dentist here at Padonia Dental Associates by calling (410) 560-1400.