Invisalign® Rockville MD, Gaithersburg & North Bethesda Maryland
Having crooked teeth is a common problem for a number of different individuals in the Rockville MD area. For many years, the solution to this problem was braces. This meant metal brackets that were glued to the front of the teeth. Small bands were used to connect those brackets to a wire that helped to move teeth into place. Of course, this is not very attractive and the metal constantly rubbing against the inside of the mouth and tongue can lead to discomfort. Now you can have straight teeth without the need for unsightly metal.
How Invisalign Works
When you visit Rockville Dental Arts for a consultation, you will find out all of the information you need to know about Invisible Braces and your dentist in Rockville MD will help you determine if this is the right option for your needs. If it is not then we can refer you to a local orthodontist to get a full evaluation for regular braces.
After that, if you choose Invisible Braces, then impressions will be made of your teeth, photos will be taken, a panoramic xray and a bite record will be needed. The process is simple and takes a few weeks for the lab to take a digital scan of the models and convert them to video file. The BPA free trays and custom made aligners that you will be wearing will be designed specifically for you. You will swap out those invisalign aligners every two weeks so that your teeth can be gradually moved into proper position. Treatment times vary obviously depending on the difficulty of the case, but most cases are finished within 12 months. Aligners need to be worn for 22 hours a day and only removed for eating and brushing and flossing. We recommend avoiding stain inducing drinks while wearing the trays like coffee, tea and dark sodas.
You will need to visit the dentist every four to six weeks so that new aligners can be delivered to continue the progress of your teeth. In no time you can take your crooked teeth to straight teeth! This orthodontic treatment is revolutionary!
Things to Keep in Mind
There are several things to keep in mind about using Invisalign in Rockville MD for your teeth straightening needs:
- These aligners are removable. This makes it much easier to eat without hindrance from traditional braces.
- Because the aligners can be taken out, it is easier to maintain proper dental hygiene.
- The person wearing the aligners will have to be responsible enough to wear them properly, only taking them out to eat or brush the teeth.
- Aftercare is important to maintain the aligners and a healthy smile.
There are situations where you may not be a good candidate for Invisalign. For example, if you have bridgework or your teeth need to be actually rotated, then the aligners will not be a good option. In some cases, this is not a good option for teenagers who do not have enough discipline to wear the aligners properly. If the trays are lost or not worn by the teenager then the teeth will not move properly and treatment will suffer. As a parent you should evaluate your child for proper compliance.
Otherwise, Invisalign is an excellent choice because this is a fairly invisible choice and it can be much more comfortable than traditional metal braces. Plus it looks way better!
If you are not a candidate for Invisible braces then traditional metal or ceramic braces will be your next best option. The aligner technology is extremely accurate but not every patient is a candidate for clear braces. or invisible aligners. Only a certified dentist can develop the proper treatment plan for you. Schedule an appointment today to determine if you are a good candidate for invisalign treatment.
Orthodontist vs Dentist
What is the difference between an orthodontist vs dentist? An orthodontist has additional schooling and has their practice limited to just orthodontics. A dentist is a “jack of all trades” and has the ability to do all phases of dentistry. To get certified in Invisalign treatment a dentist must complete a rigorous continuing education course and pass with flying colors. Additionally, all Invisalign cases are treated by orthodontists in their laboratory.
So, should you trust a dentist or orthodontist for your Invisalign case? Truth is that it really doesn’t matter. The dentist and orthodontist use the same Invisalign lab with the same manufacturing so you get the same product.
If you are looking for a dentist that does braces, the metal ones, then you probably need an orthodontist, not a dentist.
Contact Rockville Dental Arts for Invisalign Rockville MD
If you are interested in talking with our dentists about Invisalign for crooked teeth, then call Rockville Dental Arts today at 301-424-2030 or fill out our contact form. We will be glad to discuss this and other options so that you can make the right decision for your own teeth. We do offer monthly payment options during the course of treatment for our patients undergoing treatment.
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