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Would you prefer keeping your orthodontic treatment private? Thanks to Invisalign, you can improve your smile without metal wires and brackets. The Invisalign system realigns teeth with removable aligner trays that are practically invisible. The dentists at Padonia Dental Associates in Cockeysville, MD, offer Invisalign and other treatments that improve the appearance and health of your teeth.
How does the Invisalign system straighten teeth?
Constant pressure is the key to realigning your teeth. Unlike metal braces, the Invisalign system doesn't use a system of wires and brackets to provide pressure. When you choose Invisalign, you'll wear a series of clear, removable aligner trays that constantly exert gentle pressure on your teeth. Trays are replaced every two weeks and are worn for about 22 hours per day.
Digital images, impressions, and X-rays are taken of your teeth during the first step in the process. The Invisalign software combines the digital information into a three-dimensional image that can be manipulated to approximate the effect of the aligners on your teeth throughout your treatment. This technology allows your dentist to create trays that correct your specific orthodontic issues without drawing unwanted attention to your smile.
Do I have to give up my favorite foods to wear the aligner trays?
Food restrictions are necessary when you wear metal or ceramic braces. If you're not careful, hard, tough, or sticky foods can damage wires or brackets. There are no restrictions with the Invisalign system. You'll take your trays out before you eat, rinse them, then put them back after your meal.
You'll also remove the aligner trays before you brush or floss your teeth. Once the trays have been removed, you'll simply follow your usual oral hygiene routine.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is a good option for many people. The system can straighten teeth, improve spacing problems, and treat common bite problems, such as underbites and overbites. Although metal braces are a better option if you have a severe orthodontic problem, Invisalign is an excellent, effective option if you have mild or moderate issues.
Straighten your teeth discreetly with Invisalign! Call the Cockeysville, MD, dentists at Padonia Dental Associates at (410) 560-1400 to schedule your appointment.