Posts for tag: invisalign

By Eldersburg Dental
December 20, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: invisalign  

Find out more about Invisalign treatment and how it could give you the smile you want.

When it comes to straightening your smile as an adult, you certainly have quite a few options. Of course, one of the number one requests from our older patients includes getting a more discreet option for straightening teeth. No problem! Here at Eldersburg Dental Group in Eldersburg, MD, our dentists, Dr. Jocelyn Ocampo and Dr. Jun Park, offer Invisalign for just this reason. Read on to learn more!

Invisible Treatment

Invisalign aligners are made from a flexible, clear thermoplastic, which makes them less visible than other orthodontic options. The trays are custom-made to fit firmly against the teeth, and since they are clear, they won’t affect your smile. The fact that Invisalign is clear makes it a great option for teens and adults who want to get straighter smiles but don’t want it to affect their appearance.

Faster Results

In some instances, particularly with adults, Invisalign treatment may actually provide faster and more effective results than other options. The average adult will usually see results in about one year. You will need to change your aligners every two weeks and remember to wear them about 20-22 hours each day in order to ensure that you get your results as quickly as possible.

Save Time

If you choose to get Invisalign, you may just end up spending a lot less time in our dental office. The average patient will come into the office every 6 weeks instead of the standard 4 weeks with traditional braces. Spending less time driving to and from the dentist’s office can save you time and money.

Enjoy The Foods You Want

Another benefit of Invisalign is that you don’t have any food restrictions. Since aligners can be taken out, all you have to do is remove them prior to eating and then you can enjoy all the foods you love without having to worry that they might damage your braces. Just remember to brush your teeth after eating before you put your aligners back in.

Interested? Give Us a Call

If you would like to sit down with one of our dentists to find out if Invisalign is right for you or your teenager then call our Eldersburg, MD, dental office today at (410) 795-8040.

By Eldersburg Dental
May 03, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

If you want a healthier smile that looks great, too, explore the possibilities of Invisalign. A custom-made series of removable acrylic invisalignaligners, Invisalign avoids the discomforts, obvious appearance and long treatment times of conventional braces. Older teens and adults often qualify for this innovative orthodontic system, and your dentists at Eldersburg Dental Group in Eldersburg, MD, can tell you if Invisalign is right for your smile.

Who wants their braces to show?

The answer is no one does, but especially if you are a high school or college student or a professional person with clients to meet and presentations to make. Thankfully, for the past twenty plus years, Invisalign literally has changed the face of orthodontics with BPA-free aligners that are so thin and clear, they are practically invisible. Plus, these custom-made appliances correct a wide range of problems which previously only metal or ceramic brackets and wires could treat.

How Invisalign works

When you come to Eldersburg Dental Group for an Invisalign consultation with one of our dentists in Eldersburg, he or she will examine your teeth and gums, take digital X-rays and a three-dimensional scan. With this information, the doctor can formulate a treatment plan and instruct the Invisalign lab about how to design your appliances.

You'll wear each aligner pair for about two weeks, and there are usually 18 to 30 pairs in all. Patients wear the appliances 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them for meals and to brush and floss. As the treatment plan proceeds, teeth gradually move into positions that are healthy and attractive. The aligners correct:

  • Underbite
  • Overbite
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite
  • Protruding front teeth
  • Gaps
  • Crowding
  • Tooth rotation
  • Tooth tipping

Also, while conventional braces require intricate hygiene routines, dietary restrictions and frequent trips to the dental office for adjustments, life with Invisalign is much simpler. You'll visit Eldersburg Dental Group every four to six weeks so your dentist can track your progress and give you the next pairs of aligners in the treatment plan. After a short nine to 15 months, you'll have your beautiful new smile.

What about you?

Wouldn't you love to remake your smile? Why not look into all the possibilities discreet Invisalign clear aligners deliver? For your orthodontic consultation, phone Eldersburg Dental Group in Eldersburg, MD, today at (410) 795-8040.