Invisalign Owings Mills, MD

Invisalign® An Overview

Invisalign specialists in Owings Mills MarylandCrooked teeth are a cosmetic and oral health concern that can compromise the function of the bite and jaw. Crooked teeth make it difficult to thoroughly clean all surfaces of the teeth and could result in an increased risk of tooth decay or gum disease.

Invisalign is a discreet and efficient treatment option for realigning crooked teeth. Our dentist office is an Owings Mills, MD area Invisalign provider offering cosmetic dental treatments for both teen and adult patients.

Invisalign is a clear aligner system that gradually and comfortably straightens crooked teeth. Patients wear sets of aligners in succession over the course of about a year. Each set of aligners is custom designed and worn for approximately two weeks.

As the aligners are worn in progression, the teeth are gradually shifted into alignment. Exact treatment times will vary depending on the personal goals and orthodontic needs of each patient. Our dentists will work with patients to build a treatment plan that will provide them with optimal results.

Advantages of Clear Aligners

Invisalign offers unique advantages of traditional metal braces. Discreet, comfortable, and removable, Invisalign aligners have less of an impact on patients’ daily lives. Teen and adult patients enjoy the benefits of Invisalign as well as their results.

  • Removable- The aligners are removable so that patients can practice diligent oral hygiene habits. Patients are less likely to develop tooth discoloration and tooth decay than those who wear traditional metal braces. Patients can also remove the aligners during meal times so they can enjoy a healthy, varied diet without limitation.
  • Discreet- The clear aligners are made from state-of-the-art materials that are barely visible. The aligners fit snuggly against the teeth, so patients can speak and interact as usual. Patients can conduct their professional and personal interactions without fearing the stigma of adult braces.
  • Comfortable- Invisalign aligners are made from hard-soft plastic. The smooth material does not agitate the soft oral tissue. Patients enjoy a gradual realignment process that does not require any painful tightening of metal brackets.

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Invisalign® What to Expect

Your dentist will conduct a thorough dental health exam and bite analysis to determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign. Patients with more complex orthodontic concerns that affect the function of the bite may require more extensive orthodontic treatment and may be referred to a local orthodontist. If patients qualify for Invisalign, the dentist will begin the designing phase.

Using state-of-the-art Invisalign digital technology, your doctor will take images of the patient’s teeth. The images are used to create a 3-D model of the mouth. These images are sent to the Invisalign lab where the aligners will be custom fabricated to your dentist’s specifications before being sent back to our Owings Mills dentist office.

The dentist will detail the patient’s personalized treatment plan. They will review the guidelines and recommendations of usage required for optimal results.

Invisalign typically requires check-up visits during treatment to monitor your progress in addition to your routine dental care visits for maintaining the health of your smile. Visit your Owings Mills dental care team for affordable Invisalign treatment today.

Invisalign® FAQs

Is Invisalign treatment right for me?

Most patients with mild to moderate orthodontic issues qualify for Invisalign. The only way to know if you are a successful candidate for Invisalign is by visiting Invisalign provider Dr. Suman Chibb. We provide comprehensive oral health exams and bite analysis to determine if patients will benefit from Invisalign treatment.

Is Invisalign treatment painful?

Most patients report that using Invisalign is a comfortable process. Some patients experience slight discomfort as they are getting used to the feel of the aligners within the first few days of treatment. Although, they also say that the discomfort subsides after a few days. You can take over-the-counter pain relievers to help you manage.

How long will Invisalign take to straighten my teeth?

The exact length of your Invisalign treatment will vary depending on your personal goals and orthodontic needs. On average, treatment can last between 8 months to 3 years. Your dentist will explain your exact treatment times during your personalized Invisalign consultation.

Can Invisalign give you a lisp?

All clear aligners have a tendency to give you a temporary slight lisp that is hardly noticeable. Your lisp should disappear as soon as your tongue gets used to the clear aligners. This natural process does not last long. Clear aligners are very thin and fit snuggly in your mouth.

Is Invisalign better than braces?

Determining whether Invisalign is better than braces will depend on the patient’s need, preference, and budget. Invisalign is a better choice for patients that do not have a complex correction case. Clear aligners are best for individuals that only need minor straightening. However, traditional braces are a better option if your case is more complex. In fact, traditional braces will work for minor and complex orthodontic issues.

What is the failure rate of Invisalign?

The failure rate of Invisalign is generally low. Invisalign has a success rate of well over 90%. Your success will depend on the complexity of the patient’s orthodontic problem and how well they follow the treatment plan of their dentist or orthodontist. Working with a dentist or orthodontist with many years of experience with Invisalign is essential. Patients’ results can differ, so consult a dentist or orthodontist about your unique situation.