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Everything You Need To Know About Invisalign

  • May 16, 2016
  • Welcome back to the ongoing blog of Gilbart Dental Care. Today, we would love to discuss with you one of our orthodontic treatment methods — Invisalign clear braces. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners instead of metal brackets and wires to gently shift your teeth into place. This alignment method is safe, comfortable, and efficient. If you are interested in Invisalign, read on to learn more, or contact one of our three convenient locations in Frederick, Hagerstown, or Ellicott City, MD to schedule an appointment.

    Invisalign is comfortable.

    The first thing you will notice about Invisalign is the comfort it offers. Because it does not use metal brackets or wires to move your teeth, there are no sharp edges to scratch or poke the inside of your mouth.

    Invisalign will also help you avoid uncomfortable wire-tightening sessions. When you choose Invisalign, you will change out your plastic aligner every two weeks. When you change out the aligner, you will only ever feel a mild pressure. This experience is truly simple, stress-free, and pain-free.

    Invisalign is convenient.

    Did you know that Invisalign aligners are completely removable? Whereas traditional braces are pretty permanently fixed into your mouth (at least for about two years), Invisalign aligners can be removed at any time. This makes eating, drinking, and hygiene a breeze! You can even remove them for special occasions. Invisalign aligners will never be in your way.

    Be warned, however — you must wear your aligners for at least 22 hours every day to create the desired results. If you don’t, you will not see the amazing changes you had hoped for. Please wear your aligners as directed so that you can achieve a beautiful, straight smile!

    Invisalign works quickly.

    Because Invisalign is designed to treat mild or moderate alignment and bite problems and uses a gentle-pressure approach to alignment therapy, it typically can work faster than traditional orthodontic treatments. The average length of treatment for Invisalign is only about 12 months. That is half the time it takes for traditional braces to work their magic. Of course, the final length of treatment will really depend on your specific situation. However, if you are looking for the fastest orthodontic option we offer, you have found it!

    Invisalign is invisible.

    Want an orthodontic option that will not draw unnecessary attention? Choose Invisalign. Invisalign aligners are made of a clear plastic material that is nearly invisible to the naked eye when worn. Chances are that no one will even notice you are wearing them at all.

    There are a lot of reasons our patients choose Invisalign over other forms of treatment, but this is one of the most important: Invisalign will not interfere with your social life. We understand that you have an image to maintain, and Invisalign will help you do that.

    Invisalign can help you get amazing, long-lasting results.

    Just like traditional braces, Invisalign creates beautiful results that you will love! And just as with any orthodontic treatment, a retainer will help your results last. When used properly, your retainer will help the changes to your smile become permanent. Our patients think this is the best part about Invisalign — the excellent results that last for a lifetime!

    Make An Appointment

    Invisalign is a fantastic solution for many people. In fact, most mild to moderate cases of malocclusion (bite problems) can be solved using Invisalign. However, we would not recommend Invisalign if your alignment and bite problems are quite severe. We recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Lucy to determine whether you are a good candidate for this form of orthodontic treatment. She will be happy to examine your situation and discuss your treatment options.

    If you are ready to schedule a consultation, please contact our team directly. You can reach our Frederick location at 240-513-7523, our Hagerstown location at 240-347-0910, and our Ellicott City location at 240-347-0614. Our team will be delighted to help you find a date and time that works well with your personal schedule.

    It’s time to take the next step — get the comfortable, quick, and convenient orthodontic care offered by Invisalign. We will be happy to help you get started.

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