Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces that uses clear aligners to straighten the smile. With Invisalign, patients can comfortably realign crooked or misaligned teeth. Dr. Suman Chibb and the team at Owings Mills Dental Care provide cosmetic dental treatment with Invisalign in Owings Mills, MD. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to gradually create straighter teeth. Patients switch out their aligners every two weeks for a new pair. Because each aligner is different, patients will adjust to the new aligner over several days. If you want a straighter smile with discreet and intuitive treatment, ask us about Invisalign.
FAQs: Invisalign in Owings Mills, MD
Do you have specific questions about treatment? Below you can read answers to popular questions that many dental patients have about Invisalign:
What are the benefits of Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign offers a simpler way for treatments to straighten their smiles. It can be difficult or uncomfortable to eat with metal braces. Invisalign aligners are removable, which means patients can eat hard and crunchy foods without any difficulty. In addition, patients can easily brush and floss their teeth. It can be difficult to clean between metal braces brackets and wires. Oftentimes, patients need to take extra time to remove food from their braces.
Additionally, with metal braces, patients need to visit their orthodontist regularly to adjust their brackets. After these visits, new wires can poke and irritate the gum tissue. Invisalign requires fewer visits and uses plastic aligners that conform to the smile.
How long is Invisalign treatment?
It can take patients anywhere from 6 to 18 or more months to complete their Invisalign treatment. Every patient is different and has varying orthodontic needs, which means no two treatment times are the same. Dr. Chibb will estimate your treatment time after your consultation. However, your treatment time will depend on how long you wear your aligners each day as well as how you care for them.
Is Invisalign right for me?
We recommend Invisalign for adults and teenagers because they need to keep track of their aligners. If you have mild or moderately crooked or misaligned teeth, Invisalign is probably the right fit for your needs.
How do I care for my Invisalign aligners?
You can remove your Invisalign aligners to eat and brush your teeth. After you eat, brush your teeth to prevent bacteria buildup in your aligners. You may also soak your aligners in a denture or mouthguard cleaner. When you do not have your aligners in, keep them in their container so you do not damage or lose your appliance.
Realign Your Smile Today
Do you want to learn more about Invisalign treatment? Contact Owings Mills Dental Care for an appointment today. New patients can call 410-314-9546. If you are a current patient, call 410-526-5177. You may also request a dental consultation with Dr. Chibb on our website. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions about your treatment options or current concerns. We will always be glad to help.