Invisalign in Pikesville, MD
Have you ever wanted to straighten your crooked front teeth or to close spaces between your teeth? Did you know that straighter teeth are easier to clean, which reduces your risk of gum disease?
If you’re considering adult braces in Pikesville, MD, Invisalign offers a way to straighten teeth without the need for traditional metal braces. Instead, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that we customize fit to your teeth and are invisible, removable, and affordable.
How Invisalign Improves Orthodontic Treatment
Straightening teeth with traditional braces is effective for many people with crooked or crowded teeth. But it can be unappealing to face years of orthodontic treatment with metal brackets on your teeth. While bracket and wire braces move teeth into their optimal positions, they’re noticeable, so many who would benefit from treatment go without.
However, the development of Invisalign has changed the way we look at orthodontic treatment. Many adults who thought the time had long passed for them to see a straighter smile are delighted to see the beautiful results we can achieve with Invisalign treatment.
Call Us for an Invisalign Consultation
If you want to see the improvements that are possible with Invisalign in Pikesville, MD, please take a look at the video below. We invite you to call our Pikesville, MD family dentistry office at (410) 401-8281 for a complimentary consultation to see if Invisalign is right for you.
- What is Invisalign?
- How does Invisalign compare to traditional braces?
- How long does Invisalign treatment take?
- What is Invisalign clear braces treatment like?
- What are the benefits of Invisalign treatment?
- Why do I have to wear a retainer after Invisalign?
- Does dental insurance cover Invisalign treatment?
- Am I a candidate for Invisalign adult braces?
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that straightens crooked teeth by using a series of clear removable trays (aligners). We design these trays by using computer technology to incrementally move the teeth into the final position prescribed by our dentists. These crystal-clear aligners are hardly noticeable when on your teeth and, you can remove them for meals and brush your teeth.
How does Invisalign compare to traditional braces?
Invisalign’s new and improved approach to straightening teeth eliminates the inconveniences associated with traditional metal and wire braces. And, Invisalign treats many of the same alignment or bite problems that metal braces do.
- Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligner trays, that are custom-molded for a snug fit.
- The aligner trays are made from crystal clear plastic so most people won’t notice them.
- Invisalign aligners are smooth and comfortable with no sharp edges that can irritate the inside of your mouth.
- You can remove Invisalign for meals, so there are no food restrictions.
- Oral hygiene is easy and effective because you don’t have to clean around brackets and wires.
Invisalign clear braces in Pikesville also work faster than conventional braces, and many of our patients see results in as little as 12 months.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
Everyone has unique orthodontic needs. So the length of treatment for Invisalign depends on the amount of tooth movement necessary to correct your tooth alignment. The typical Invisalign case takes about 12 months to complete, but the best way to put a timeline on your personalized treatment plan is to schedule a complimentary consultation with our Pikesville office.
We use computerized technology to plan the tooth movement necessary to realign your teeth into a straighter position. Most cases take between 9 -12 months, and during a consultation with our doctors, we can better guide you as to what your individual needs are. After Invisalign treatment, we fabricate a retainer that you should wear as instructed to maintain the new, straighter position of your teeth.
What is Invisalign clear braces treatment like?
The first step is a complimentary Invisalign consultation with Drs. Virmani to see if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign in Pikesville, MD.
Once we determine that Invisalign in Pikesville, MD is right for you, our dentists start by taking photos and digital x-rays of your teeth. They use this information to plan your treatment with the aid of state-of-the-art Invisalign software. This allows our dentists to map out how your teeth will move during each stage of treatment.
Your case is sent to an Invisalign lab that customizes several sets of clear aligner trays according to our specifications. We will instruct you to wear each set for about two weeks, then switch to the next set in the series.
Throughout this time, we will see you periodically to check up on your progress. You will continue to wear and switch out your aligners every two weeks until you use all your trays and your treatment is finished.
What are the benefits of Invisalign treatment?
If you’re thinking about adult braces in Pikesville, MD, your main objective is probably to improve the appearance of your smile. While Invisalign treatment helps you achieve that goal, it also offers several other benefits:
- Healthier gums – Properly aligned teeth have tighter gums, which lead to better periodontal health
- Easier oral hygiene – Straighter teeth are easier to maintain with regular brushing and flossing
- Improved chewing – Proper alignment of teeth allows them to meet evenly when you bite down, thereby improving your ability to chew
Schedule a dental appointment at our Pikesville, MD dentist office to learn if you are a candidate for Invisalign clear aligners.
Why do I have to wear a retainer after Invisalign?
Part of any orthodontic treatment is wearing a retainer to maintain the position of your newly-straightened teeth. Your teeth can move all throughout life, which is the reason why we can straighten adult teeth with Invisalign.
But the same reason we can move your teeth as an adult is why you need to wear a retainer after treatment is complete. It is especially critical to wear your retainer for the first three months after treatment because the bone around your teeth is hardening into its new position.
Wearing a retainer may feel like a nuisance, but it will protect the results you worked so hard to achieve during treatment.
Does dental insurance cover Invisalign treatment?
If you’re wondering how to manage the cost of Invisalign in Pikesville, MD, you’ll be pleased to know that many dental insurances now cover a portion of treatment. We will be happy to review your insurance to see if your benefits apply and what your approximate out-of-pocket cost will be.
With approved credit, we also offer several financing options to fit this treatment into your budget. CareCredit and Lending Club both have low and no-interest financing options and high approval rates. If you’re interested, please let us know, and we’ll be happy to help you sign up.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign adult braces?
Invisalign clear braces in Pikesville, MD can be used to correct many common tooth alignment problems:
- Crooked teeth
- Uneven spacing
Please feel free to contact us for a complimentary evaluation. Invisalign has helped so many people achieve the smile they desire with perfectly straight teeth - see what it can do for you!
Call Naylors Court Dental today to see if you are a good candidate for Invisalign clear braces.