What to Expect With Invisalign Treatment

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  • Realign your smile
  • Fix bite issues
  • Avoid the discomfort of wearing traditional braces
  • Maintain your confidence while undergoing orthodontic treatment
  • Experience smile transformation results sooner!

There’s no doubt that Invisalign® has changed the world of orthodontics. Now, instead of ceramic or metal braces, people looking to straighten or realign their smile can do it … clearly!

It used to be that orthodontic treatment was targeted to children or teenagers, with the most-used method being band-and-bracket braces. Statistics show that currently, 20% of orthodontic patients range between 20 and 60 years old, and that may have much to do with the advent of Invisalign, which allows people to update their smile discreetly.

How does Invisalign work?

Made from BPA-free clear plastic, Invisalign aligners are customized for your smile. Our dentist in Baltimore uses pictures, x-rays, and impressions so that aligner trays can be made to your exact needs. Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks, after which time you’ll receive a new tray that will slowly shift your teeth into their ideal positions. And because they’re removable, you can take them out while eating and brushing and flossing your teeth. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that you’ll need to wear for 20-22 hours each day for best results.

What happens during your first consultation?

While Invisalign treats a host of alignment concerns, it may not be the ideal option for every smile. By scheduling a visit to our office, we’ll assess your mouth, ask questions about your smile goals, and determine if Invisalign is right for you.

How long do you wear the aligners?

The duration of your treatment will be depend on what smile transformation you’re looking for. Call our office to discuss your needs and goals today!

How are aligners cleaned?

  1. Brushing them gently with your toothbrush and toothpaste under cool running water is ideal, and be sure to avoid using hot water as the shape of your aligners can be altered. Ensure that your aligners are clean before placing them in your mouth to keep your smile and overall health in top form.
  2. Your aligner trays can be stained if you put them on your teeth without thoroughly cleaning your mouth after eating foods like blueberries and tomato sauce, or if you drink red wine while wearing them.

What is the cost of Invisalign?

The cost of this type of orthodontic treatment is similar to what you can expect from traditional systems, though price is based on how complex your alignment issues are, how long you’ll need to wear the aligners, and any coverage you may have from your insurance providers.

What can I expect after treatment? 

The amazing technology used in the Invisalign system enables us to see what your teeth will look post-treatment. That said, an important factor to keep in mind is that, as with any orthodontic procedure, there’s always the chance that your teeth will shift back to their original position with time. This is what makes retainers so vital, and our dentist in Baltimore will walk you through the steps to follow to keep your smile looking great for years to come.

Curious about Invisalign and if you’re a candidate? Call us today at (410) 469-7407 to arrange a consultation!

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Since the inception of clear aligners, Invisalign® has quickly revolutionized the world of orthodontics because there are now other options available to straighten your teeth besides metal, ceramic, or clear braces. You may want to visit a dentist in Baltimore to start Invisalign treatment, and you probably want to investigate your options between braces and aligners. Or perhaps you have general questions since this decision affects your overall quality of life. 

Until recently, orthodontic treatment was focused mainly on children or teenagers and the preferred method was metal train-track braces. Today, about 20% of orthodontic patients are between 20 and 60 years of age, which is why Invisalign is becoming so popular as most adults find metallic braces on their teeth to be a bit of an eyesore.