Do you have a crooked smile? Are you self-conscious when you smile? Smile confidently with Invisalign treatment. Invisalign is a modern alternative to braces that uses clear aligners to straighten misaligned teeth.
This cosmetic dental treatment is easy to use and offers convenience to patients who may not want to deal with the limitations of traditional braces. Traditional braces often come with dietary restrictions against hard, sticky, or chewy foods. Metal braces are also more noticeable than Invisalign aligners. Clear and removable Invisalign aligners are easy to care for and offer discreet treatment. Dr. Puneet Agarwal and his team offer Invisalign at Dovedale Dental Care in Marriottsville, MD. He guides his patients through their orthodontic treatments for a comfortable treatment with effective results.
Invisalign Treatment in Marriottsville, MD
Before Invisalign treatment, we will make sure you are a candidate for Invisalign. We will take digital x-rays so we can fully see your smile. To begin treatment, we will take digital scans and impressions of your teeth. Your current bite is used to map out your treatment. We send your dental impressions to a lab, where technicians create a series of Invisalign aligners.
Once your aligners are complete, we make sure that they fit you properly. We will also review instructions on how to care for your aligners. Each pair of aligners is different. Patients wear Invisalign aligners for two weeks before they switch to a new pair. Each new pair shifts teeth into a straighter, more balanced bite.
Learn more about Invisalign treatment with answers to these popular questions:
Am I a candidate for Invisalign treatment?
We recommend Invisalign treatment for teenagers and adults as it will be easier for them to care for their aligners. In addition, patients who have mild to moderate orthodontic problems benefit from Invisalign. If we find that you have more complex bite problems we may recommend traditional braces or oral surgery.
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
Patients may feel soreness or discomfort as they accumulate to each new set of Invisalign aligners. However, this easily fades as patients get used to their aligners. Additionally, unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners do not irritate the gums. Braces patients often feel more discomfort when orthodontists tighten their brackets and add new wires. The metal braces wires can often poke and irritate gum tissue.
How do I care for my aligners?
When wearing your aligners, do not eat or drink anything other than water. Foods and beverages can stain your aligners or contribute to bacteria buildup. Additionally, keep your aligners in their case when they are not in your mouth. Clean your aligners daily, and brush your teeth after meals to keep your smile and aligners fresh.
Straighten Your Smile Today
Are you looking for a new way to treat crooked teeth? Do you want to try Invisalign? Contact our office at 410-498-6268 or request a dental appointment with our dentists online. At your next dental visit, please let us know if you have any extra questions for us and we will happily help.