Invisalign in Gaithersburg, MD
Invisalign provides an alternative for patients wishing to achieve more esthetic and healthy alignment of their teeth without the need for traditional bracket-and-wire orthodontics. Traditional orthodontics may cause patients to feel self-conscious about their appearance or have a negative impact on their lifestyle.
At Lakeforest Dental Associates, we achieve excellent results using Invisalign clear braces.
Determining Appropriate Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign is a convenient alternative for most healthy teen and adult patients.
The first step to determine if a patient qualifies for Invisalign treatment is to complete a comprehensive oral evaluation with Dr. Neil Daftary or Dr. Robert Zaner. They will discuss ways in which the patient would like to change their smile as well as take necessary x-rays and impressions for treatment.
At this appointment, our dentists will also determine if Invisalign is the correct line of treatment for our patient and estimate treatment time.
What to Expect during Invisalign Treatment
Invisalign orthodontic treatment utilizes a series of clear, plastic aligner trays custom designed for each patient. Patients will wear their trays for approximately 2 to 3 three weeks before switching to the next in the series. With each set of aligner trays, patients will move closer to a properly aligned and ideal smile.
We will maintain a regular schedule of dental appointments to monitor treatment and make any adjustments necessary, ensuring an ideal outcome.
Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces
Because Invisalign replaces brackets and wires, it provides a number of practical benefits for patients:
Smooth comfortable texture – Clear aligner trays will not irritate the delicate tissue inside patients’ mouths.
Custom fit – Each series of aligner trays is custom-designed to fit well and stay in place while speaking.
Removable – Because Invisalign trays are removable, maintaining regular dental hygiene at home is easy. Teeth cleaning appointments are still necessary to keep teeth healthy during treatment.
Clear – Aligners are clear and barely noticeable.
No “tightening” appointments – Invisalign trays use constant pressure to move teeth into alignment. No uncomfortable “tightening” appointments, which are common with traditional orthodontics.
Similar treatment time – Treatment time with Invisalign is similar to traditional braces. We can discuss this in detail during the orthodontic exam.
Orthodontic Retainer after Invisalign Treatment
As with all orthodontic treatment, wearing an orthodontic retainer is essential to maintaining the treatment outcome. Failure to do so may result in orthodontic relapse, a condition that causes teeth to move back toward their original location.
Contact Us to Learn More about Invisalign
We welcome patients and families in the Gaithersburg, MD area to contact our dental office to learn more about Invisalign as an alternative for orthodontic treatment. Invisalign provides solutions for bite-related oral health concerns and cosmetic improvements to the appearance of our patients’ smiles.
Our skilled and experienced dentists offer great results.