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Invisalign Dentist In Bowie, MD - Your Orthodontist

insalvignDental patients in Bowie, MD, have a new option for straightening their teeth: Invisalign. This innovative treatment involves wearing clear plastic aligners, nearly invisible to the naked eye.

Invisalign is an excellent choice for people who want to have beautiful straight teeth without dealing with the hassles of braces. If you are considering Invisalign, contact us at (301) 246-8662 to schedule a consultation.

What to Expect With Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatments, like braces or Invisalign, can help you achieve the dream smile you’ve always wanted. These proven effective treatments offer patients the opportunity to improve their smiles. They can straighten crooked teeth and fix overcrowding and gaps.

To begin Invisalign treatment, we will start with a consultation to determine if this is the right treatment plan for you. We will then determine the cost and timeframe based on the severity of your case. From here, we will be able to begin the corrective treatment process. Treatment begins with taking impressions of your teeth to create your aligner trays in our lab. You will wear these aligners for about two weeks and receive new ones to continue shifting your teeth.

Invisalign Treatment vs. Traditional Braces

Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign is a clear, removable dental appliance that can straighten teeth without the metal brackets and wires of the regular braces. It is made of a series of comfortable aligners that are worn on the teeth for 23 hours per day for 6-18 months.

Invisalign treatment time and cost vary depending on your unique needs. This corrective treatment is usually completed in just 12 months. Invisalign allows you to eat whatever you want without food restrictions and continue your daily routine without interruptions. Invisalign and braces are comparable in cost. They have become the popular choice among many of our patients.

Traditional Braces

Braces are made from metal or ceramic brackets (in the case of ceramic braces) that attach to the teeth with metal wires that run through each bracket. They apply pressure against your teeth with elastic tension rods until they gradually slide over each tooth to close gaps and straighten them out.

Total treatment time can take anywhere from 2-5 years, depending on the severity of your case. Traditional metal braces can cause more discomfort due to the roughness of the brackets rubbing against their mouths. They also do not allow you the freedom to eat your favorite foods due to food getting stuck in the brackets and wires.

Invisalign FAQs

Is Invisalign painful?

You may feel temporary discomfort when you begin wearing your aligners. This is due to them initiating the shifting of your teeth into their correct position. This is something over-the-counter medication can alleviate.

Do I need to change any of my oral hygiene habits?

With Invisalign, we recommend brushing your teeth each time after eating to have good oral health. This is to prevent bacteria and food particles from becoming trapped on your teeth under the aligner. We also encourage daily cleaning of your aligner trays with toothpaste and lukewarm water.

Will I need a retainer after completing treatment?

We recommend that anybody who has received any sort of orthodontic treatment wear a retainer to maintain their beautiful smile. This is to prevent your teeth from shifting again and protect the investment you just made. Every case will vary. Whether you need a permanent or removable retainer will be left up to your orthodontist.

How much does Invisalign cost?

The cost of Invisalign will vary by patient. It depends on several factors, including your case’s severity and how many aligners you will require. The price is usually the same as traditional braces. It is best to schedule a consultation to get an accurate quote for your corrective treatment.

Will insurance cover the cost of Invisalign?

It will depend on your dental insurance plan and how much it covers. Typically, Invisalign is covered just the same as traditional braces. It is best to consult your insurance provider and Invisalign dentist for an accurate quote.

Contact Us For a Consultation

Bowie, MD residents interested in Invisalign can call our dental office at (301) 246-8662 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We will be delighted to answer any questions and help determine if this discreet treatment suits you. Our dedicated team of orthodontists is committed to providing the highest quality orthodontic care available to our Bowie patients.