Invisalign® An Overview
Crooked 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.