Lakeforest Dental Associates
Dr. Neil Daftary and Dr. Robert Zaner

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Invisalign Clear Braces

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If you need a dentist for your family, you are probably seeking the information you need to help you decide if our dental office is right for you.

Here are some of the common questions we receive from our patients. If your is not listed here, just give us a call or use our contact page to get in touch.

We are always happy to help.

Invisalign Clear Braces

Invisalign clear braces | gaithersburg mdAt Lakeforest Dental Associates, one of our cosmetic dentists evaluates your oral health, including tooth appearance. Our Gaithersburg team may also ask questions about your physical health and wellness apart from your oral health.

This is also a great time for you to ask questions, too. During this assessment, you can share your cosmetic dental goals with one of our dentists and get an idea of what your teeth will look like following Invisalign therapy.

Based on your Invisalign assessment, one of our dentists will determine whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign clear aligners.

Most healthy patients, fortunately, are good candidates for this discreet therapy.

The process begins with a mold taken of your mouth. This mold is used to create clear aligners. Every few weeks, your aligner is switched out. This process, which relies on low pressure, straightens your teeth over time.  

The results are a straight smile, improved bite, and closing or narrowing of gaps between teeth.

Our patients have loved their results following Invisalign therapy. And they like the discretion of a clear, plastic aligner as opposed to the metal and wires associated with traditional braces.  

Clear aligners and orthodontics in Gaithersburg

The team at Lakeforest Dental Associates is eager to help you achieve a winning smile. Get in touch with us today to schedule your Invisalign consultation with one of our Gaithersburg, MD cosmetic dentists.

invisalign | clear braces | gaithersburg mdWe know that many patients would like to improve their smiles by straightening their teeth. Instead of traditional bracket-and-wire orthodontics, we offer Invisalign clear braces, an innovative and more discreet way to move teeth.

Orthodontic Options We Offer

Invisalign clear braces use clear, plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth into proper alignment. Treatment times depend upon how far your teeth need to move, your age, and the complexity of your treatment plan.

You should wear each set of plastic aligner trays for about two to three weeks before switching to the next set. Your dentist will let you know exactly when to switch your sets based on your customized treatment plan. We will also schedule regular dental appointments to monitor your treatment and make sure it stays on track.

Some of the things our patients like most about Invisalign clear braces over traditional orthodontics include:

  • The trays are virtually invisible.
  • Wearing Invisalign is comfortable – no sharp brackets.
  • The aligners are removable, making brushing and flossing easy.
  • Since you remove the aligners to eat, there are no food restrictions.

Invisalign clear braces work best for patients who are in their late teens or for adults.

Invisalign Consultations in Gaithersburg

To find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign clear braces, call our Gaithersburg, MD dental office. An oral evaluation will allow us to make a recommendation for you that will give you a healthy and beautiful smile.

Invisalign in GaithersburgYou will wear a series of aligners on your teeth which will gradually move the teeth to the desired position. 

The aligners are worn for a total of 22 hours a day with the exception of eating or brushing. The aligners are changed every two to three weeks to adjust to the position of your teeth as they shift through the process. During the process, a regular schedule of dental appointments will be in place to monitor movement and make necessary adjustments and changes to your treatment. Please note there are no "tightening" appointments with Invisalign, as aligners use constant pressure to gradually move your teeth to the correctly aligned position.

Invisalign Consultations in Gaithersburg

For more information visit our Invisalign service page, and contact Lakeforest Dental Associates to set up a consultation.

invisalign | gaithersburg mdInvisalign is not painful. The aligners may feel a bit tight the first day or so, but it’s definitely something that you will get used to very fast.

What Invisalign Entails

One of the greatest benefits of Invisalign clear aligners is the lack of need for "tightening" appointments, something that is unavoidable with traditional orthodontics (braces). Invisalign, instead, utilizes constant pressure to align your smile. The greatest part is that treatment time to Invisalign is similar to traditional braces. Though each individual case is different, the timelines of orthodontic treatment are generally the same.

You can learn more about Invisalign treatment by visiting our service page. Get in touch with Lakeforest Dental Associates today to book an Invisalign consultation to see if clear aligners are the right "fit" for you!

invisalign | gaithersburg Invisalign is a more discreet way to straighten your teeth. The aligners are easier to manage daily then braces. Invisalign allows for you to remove and put the aligners back on, versus braces that are there until the dentist removes them. Also, Invisalign usually takes a shorter time than braces to accomplish the same tooth movement and is relatively “invisible” compared to braces.

Why Our Patients Love Invisalign

Invisalign's aligners also have a comfortable, smooth feel to them, and each are custom-fit to stay on through speaking. As compared to traditional braces, there are no tightening appointments with Invisalign and treatment timelines are similar to metal braces.

Learn more about Invisalign by visiting our service page. Call Lakeforest Dental Associates today to book a consultation.

cosmetic dentistry | gaithersburg We offer Invisalign, tooth colored fillings, veneers, and crowns. We use a combination of these treatments to get you the esthetics and smile you want. For a fully comprehensive list visit our main service page

Treatments Offered at Lakeforest Dental Associates:

Cosmetic Consultations in Gaithersburg

Another easy way to find out which cosmetic treatment is best for your smile is to book a consultation with Dr. Daftary or Dr. Zaner. Call Lakeforest Dental Associates to get started on your new smile.


Affordable Dentist in GaithersburgYes, if there is a functional basis for the treatment you need, and also assuming your insurance does cover the procedures you need. Most insurances do cover a percentage of crowns and
fillings; some even cover orthodontic Invisalign treatment.

Affordable Dentist in Gaithersburg

Every insurance plan is different. Visit our financial page to see if we take your insurance, and give us or your insurance provider a call to see what is covered by your plan!

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