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How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?

So you’ve decided to straighten your smile - awesome! Here at Town Center Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Brittany Bergeron of Towson, MD, has helped many adult patients who are looking to improve and straighten their smiles. One way that she does this is through an innovative orthodontic treatment called Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Unlike traditional braces, which use metal wires and brackets, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your smile.

A consultation will allow Dr. Bergeron to map out your treatment plan and determine which teeth need to move in order to achieve a straighter smile. How many aligners you receive will depend on how much your teeth will need to move; therefore, patients with more significant issues will need to wear more aligners.

Why Choose Invisalign?

Most people choose Invisalign to achieve a straighter smile. However, having straighter teeth comes with benefits you may not realize; it can improve your confidence, and who doesn't want that? It can also give your oral health a boost. When you have crooked teeth, it can make it more difficult to brush your teeth, leaving plaque behind and increasing your risk of cavities and periodontal disease. The aligners are easily removed so that you can eat and clean your teeth normally without the hassle of brackets and wires.

Because the aligners are clear, most people won't even notice them. You can even remove them for a few hours if you are attending a special event. Invisalign offers a comfortable option to straighten your smile since each aligner is made from soft plastic with smoothed edges so it won't cause irritation. These transparent trays are made from molds taken of your teeth, ensuring a comfortable fit.

How Does Invisalign Straighten Teeth?

From your end, all you have to worry about is making sure you wear the aligners regularly, making it a hassle-free experience. Invisalign aligners are removable, so all you have to do is pop them in and wear them around 20-22 hours each day for 1-2 weeks per set.

Dr. Bergeron has received specialized Invisalign training to be able to give you the smile you’ve always wanted. Models of your teeth will help us create 3D images so we can make out every tooth movement. From there, a dental lab will create your custom aligners.

The aligners will apply just the right amount of pressure on teeth to move them gradually into place. These aligners control both the timing and force of the movement. As you progress through your treatment you will begin to see slight changes in your smile.

How Long Will I Wear Invisalign?

Have you been put off the idea of orthodontic care due to the time investment needed? With Invisalign, it's possible to get a straighter smile in as little as one year, making it a great addition to your New Year's resolutions. The timeline for treatment will vary for every patient. The average adult will achieve results in about one year, older teens that qualify can take approximately 18-24 months to get results. A consultation at our office can determine the approximate length of treatment.

Interested? Give Us a Call

Do you have questions about Invisalign treatment? If so, the friendly dental team here at Town Center Cosmetic Dentistry in Towson, MD can answer your questions and help you find out if Invisalign is right for you. Call us today by dialing (410) 828-8000.

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