You now have various options to choose from when it comes to correcting dental misalignment problems. Invisalign clear aligners are one of them. However, if you are more familiar with traditional braces, it's normal to wonder how and if they truly get the job done. Your Cockeysville, MD, dentists at Padonia Dental Associates will tell you everything you need to know about Invisalign.
What is Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear trays to slowly shift your teeth and correct your tooth alignment issues. The growing popularity of Invisalign treatment is because it offers the most discrete way to straighten your teeth.
Conditions That Invisalign Treatment Can Correct
Minor and moderate cases of dental or jaw misalignment can benefit from Invisalign treatment. More severe dental abnormalities might require oral surgery or treatment with braces before Invisalign treatment can be effective.
Your Cockeysville, MD, dental team at Padonia Dental Associates will begin your Invisalign treatment with a thorough assessment of your oral health and function. If you're deemed an excellent candidate for Invisalign, your dentist will send you home with your clear aligners to correct the following conditions:
- Crowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
How Invisalign Works
The clear aligners for your Invisalign treatment put pressure on your teeth, causing them to shift and straighten over time. To ensure you get the best results, you'll need to wear them for as long as possible daily, only taking them off when you need to eat or clean your teeth.
Your Invisalign clear aligners are made just for you. Your Cockeysville, MD, dentists will take impressions and images of your teeth that guide them in making your custom clear aligners.
Your Invisalign treatment could last between 9 - 15 months with routine checkups every 6 weeks at Padonia Dental Associates to monitor your progress. You could use between 18 - 30 sets of Invisalign clear aligners during your treatment and each set could last about two weeks before you move to the next.
A visit to your Cockeysville, MD, dentists at Padonia Dental Associates will let you know if Invisalign is right for you. Call (410) 560-1400 to schedule your appointment and learn more about Invisalign.