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.