At Horizon Family Dental Care, we are excited to offer modern dental treatment options in all four of our Maryland dentist offices. One of our most popular dental treatment options is Invisalign, a discreet alternative to traditional braces for addressing mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Learn more about the benefits of treatment with Invisalign below:
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a system of clear, plastic aligners that are designed to apply small amounts of pressure to your teeth, encouraging them to shift into a straighter position. Unlike traditional braces which use metallic brackets and wires that are firmly secured to your teeth for the entire duration of your treatment plan, Invisalign aligners are completely see-through while in use. Patients may also remove their aligners throughout the day to eat, drink, and brush their teeth. As long as you wear your aligners on average of 20-22 hours a day, your treatment plan will progress as intended.
Patients love Invisalign because they do not have to worry about concerns associated with traditional braces. With traditional braces, patients must abide by certain dietary restrictions for the entire duration of their treatment plan. Excessively crunchy or chewy foods can cause damage to the dental hardware. Additionally, patients with traditional braces must worry about the oral hygiene hazards their dental hardware causes, taking extra care to learn how to brush and floss around the brackets and wires. These concerns often prevent patients from seeking out orthodontic treatment in the first place. However, with Invisalign, these concerns can be completely avoided.
Orthodontic treatment of any kind usually takes at least a year to complete. Fortunately, by offering Invisalign, Horizon Family Dental Care can take some of the dread out of straightening crooked teeth. While more advanced orthodontic concerns may require the use of traditional braces, most patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns are a candidate for this treatment option. The aligners are made custom to you and your smile, and each patient will receive all sets of their aligners as well as instructions on when to switch to a new set at the beginning of their treatment.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
The only way to know if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment is to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with one of our talented doctors. Our offices are located in Baltimore, Hanover, La Plata, and Clinton, MD. Each office is equipped to offer you the dental services you need to achieve and maintain your dream smile. We look forward to seeing you soon.