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.
Some patients have to wait years and go to many dental appointments to get the beautiful smile that they’ve always wanted. If waiting that long simply isn’t an option for you, talk to your dentist about dental veneers. With veneers, you get a big difference in the appearance of your smile with a very small procedure that can be completed in about two or three appointments. Learn more about veneers from your Cockeysville, MD dentist.
What Is a Veneer?
A veneer is a covering placed over the surface of a tooth to make it look more attractive, whiter and more naturally shaped. It’s commonly made of porcelain, which is a very tough and durable material that resembles natural tooth enamel. The veneer resists staining and fixes a number of common cosmetic problems, including chipping, gaps and ridges in the teeth.
What Will Happen at the Veneer Appointment?
When it’s clear that veneers can help your smile, the next step is to get your teeth prepared for them. The preparation process involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel from the front of the tooth to make room for the veneer and ensure a proper bond. Since a veneer is as thin as a contact lens, less than a millimeter of enamel is removed from the surface of the tooth. The dentist will take an impression of the tooth so that a proper veneer can be made. At the final appointment, the veneer is bonded and shaped to perfection.
How Long Will this New Smile Last?
Veneers are a wonder of cosmetic dentistry not just because they give you a big difference in your smile with a small procedure, but also because they are long-lasting. Once a porcelain veneer is bonded, it can last for as long as 20 years—maybe even longer. It’s important to treat your veneers with as much TLC as your other teeth to keep them looking great for as long as possible.
How Do You Care for Veneers?
The veneer has a strong bond to your tooth, but you have to keep it clean and free from plaque buildup to ensure its ongoing health and resilience. Brush around all surfaces of the tooth and floss between the teeth daily. Avoid biting hot foods (or drinking hot beverages) with your veneers as much as possible and drink less sugary beverages. One of the most important things to remember after you get veneers is to keep up with twice-yearly appointments for cleanings and checkups.
Contact your Cockeysville, MD Dentist
Veneers can give your smile a makeover that you never imagined was possible, and it only takes one small dental procedure to make a big difference. Call your Cockeysville, MD dentist for a veneers appointment today.
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