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A Patient's Guide to the Invisalign System

Last updated 4 years ago

In the past, dental patients had limited options for correcting misaligned teeth. Today, advanced technology has made it possible for you to undergo orthodontic treatment with a minimum of fuss and effort. If you would like to enhance the appearance of your smile and improve your oral health with straighter teeth, talk to a dentist about the Invisalign system.

How Does Invisalign Work?
Your Invisalign treatment will begin with a consultation with your dentist. Your dentist will perform a thorough evaluation of your smile, which will include taking X-rays and making dental impressions. Your consultation is a good opportunity to review your medical history and your concerns about your smile, and to ask any questions you might have about orthodontic treatment. Then, a laboratory will create your customized Invisalign aligners, which are designed to be worn in a specific order to gently guide the movements of your teeth. About every two weeks, your dentist will instruct you to begin wearing the next aligner in the series. You should also schedule evaluations with your dentist about every six weeks so that he or she can check on the progress of your treatment.

What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Many dentists and orthodontic patients prefer Invisalign for its unique advantages over other types of braces. When you choose Invisalign, you can look forward to wearing comfortable aligners that will not irritate the sensitive tissues of your mouth. The aligners are transparent, which means no one will know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment unless you tell them. In addition to its aesthetic advantages, the Invisalign system offers dietary freedom. There’s no need to restrict what you eat because you’ll remove the aligners prior to meals.

Is Invisalign Right for You?
Invisalign can correct numerous types of malocclusion, including overbites and underbites. It can even correct excessive gapping between teeth and overly crowded teeth. However, only your dentist can tell you if Invisalign is right for your unique needs.

To learn whether Invisalign is right for you, schedule a consultation with The Smile Design Center. Our cosmetic dentistry practice in Baltimore is proud to offer Invisalign treatment for beautiful smiles. Call (443) 275-9821 today to ask us about our other dentistry services, including teeth whitening.


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