Are you unhappy about your crooked or misaligned teeth? Does the thought of having to wear braces give you pause? The experienced dental team at Horizon Family Dental Care with three convenient locations in Baltimore, Clinton, and Hanover, Maryland, can straighten your teeth quickly and discreetly with Invisalign®. To learn more about Invisalign and how it can give you the smile you want, call the office nearest you today or book an appointment online.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary teeth straightening system that uses advanced dental technology to improve the alignment of your teeth. Rather than metal wires and brackets, Invisalign uses a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners to move your teeth into position. You wear each set of aligners for 22 hours a day, changing to a new set every 1-2 weeks, or as directed by your certified specialist at Horizon Family Dental Care, to gently move your teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing position.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
In addition to improving the aesthetics of your smile, Invisalign offers many benefits when compared to traditional braces. The Invisalign clear aligners used to move your teeth are nearly invisible, so no one will know that you’re wearing them. Your dental specialist also has your aligners custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly, making them very comfortable.
You can also remove your aligners for special occasions and when you eat, so no restrictions on your diet. This benefit also makes it easier for you to maintain good oral hygiene, allowing you to brush and floss as usual.
Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
Your dental specialist at Horizon Family Dental Care determines if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign when you come in for a consultation. If you’re looking for a comfortable, discreet solution to straighten your smile, then Invisalign may be for you.
The advanced teeth-straightening system can fix almost any orthodontic concern, including:
- Gapped and spaced teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Overbite or underbite
- Crooked teeth
- Open bite
You may even be a good candidate if you had braces in the past and your teeth have since moved out of position.
To evaluate your oral health and whether Invisalign is the best option to perfect your smile, your dental specialist at Horizon Family Dental Care may utilize 3D cone beam imaging to look for dental issues that may require alternative interventions.
How Long Does Invisalign Take to Improve My Smile?
How long it takes for you to get a straighter smile with Invisalign depends on the complexity of your case and how compliant you are with wearing your clear aligners. In general, it may take 12 to 18 months for you to get the results you want, which is a lot faster than traditional braces.
After you’ve completed your Invisalign treatment, your dental specialist at Horizon Family Dental Care provides you with a retainer to help keep your teeth in place.
To learn more about Invisalign, call Horizon Family Dental Care today or request an appointment online.
What is an Invisalign Diamond Plus Provider?
Posted on February 11, 2020 by Pres mult
We Are an Invisalign Diamond Plus Provider
What is an Invisalign Diamond Plus Provider? Essentially, it’s Invisalign’s way of recognizing that our Doctors are in the top 1% of all Invisalign providers in North America. However, you may have questions regarding the ways Invisalign provides that ranking, and how reliable this recognition really is in practice. We’re going to break it down in simple chunks for this article.
Invisalign Ranks Their Providers
Orthodontists can specialize in certain treatments. Furthermore, one of the most popular orthodontic treatments today is Invisalign. The near-invisible retainers offer incredible benefits over traditional metal braces. For example, patients are able to remove their retainers while eating their favorite foods. Additionally, standard at-home dental health is much easier to maintain. So, it’s no wonder that a lot of Orthodontists aim to specialize in Invisalign treatments.
With the uptick in Orthodontists using their treatment options, Invisalign found a way to “rank” Orthodontists based on their experience. Basically, this allows the community – and patients like you – to view an Orthodontist’s Invisalign “ranking” to make more educated decisions about your treatment. It follows that the more cases an Orthodontist performs using Invisalign, the more experienced and dependable they are.
What Are The Different Levels Of Invisalign Providers?
Invisalign ranks their providers by 8 different levels:
The levels are broken down as follows:
Bronze: 0 Points
Silver: 5,000 Points
Gold: 24,000 Points
Gold Plus: 30,000 Points
Platinum: 60,000 Points
Platinum Plus: 100,000 Points
Diamond: 140,000 Points
Diamond Plus: 200,000 Points (This is where we are located in the rankings)
To elaborate, providers earn program points by performing successful treatments:
Full Invisalign Treatment: 1,000 Points
Teen Invisalign Treatment: 1,000 Points
Assist Invisalign Treatment: 1,000 Points
What Is An Invisalign Diamond Plus Elite Provider?
To receive the Invisalign Diamond Plus Elite Provider designation, Orthodontists must perform at least 800 cases total. Additionally, they must continue to perform 200 cases per year. To reiterate, Holt Orthodontics is an Invisalign Diamond Plus Elite Provider in California. Not to mention, we’re in the top 1% of all Invisalign providers nationwide. So, please, when it comes time for you to start seeking Invisalign treatment options, come to Dr. Holt’s. We know exactly how to get you the perfect smile you’ve always wanted. Simply click here to schedule your first consultation, today!