Posts for tag: orthodontics

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.