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Invisalign Specialist

Maryland Smile Center

Aesthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry located in Columbia, MD

Invisalign® is the most up-to-date way to correct your teeth and gently shift them into proper alignment without needing embarrassing brackets or wires. If you’d like a straighter, more confident smile, contact Maryland Smile Center in Columbia, to see if Invisalign is right for you. Click on the online scheduling feature or call directly to schedule a consultation.

Invisalign Q & A

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign works in the same manner as traditional braces that require brackets and wires, as well as ongoing orthodontic adjustments. But Invialign utilizes highly advanced technology to digitally scan your teeth and map out their ideal positions.

The patented Invisalign platform designs sets of clear aligners. Throughout your treatment plan, you wear your aligner trays all day. But you can take them out to eat and drink, as well as to floss and brush. Just be sure to keep them in at least 20-22 hours per day. 

Every 1-2 weeks, you move to the next set of aligners in your package. This next set continues to shift, pull, and push your teeth into proper alignment. By the end of your Invisalign treatment, your teeth are dramatically straighter, so you can feel more confident flashing your pearly whites moving forward. 

What issues can Invisalign treat? 

Your Invisalign treatment package from Maryland Smile Center is carefully crafted to treat multiple issues throughout the course of your plan. Chances are, as long as you have crooked teeth you want to perfect, Invisalign is right for you. Invisalign can correct any of the following issues:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Gaps and spaces
  • Overcrowding
  • Underbite 
  • Overbite 

The best way to determine if Invisalign is right for your smile imperfections is to come into Maryland Smile Center for a consultation. Your dentist performs a comprehensive exam, collects digital X-rays, and evaluates the health of your teeth and gums. They can let you know right away how Invisalign can benefit you. 

How long does Invisalign take?

Invisalign is often known for being faster than traditional metal braces. On average, complete Invisalign treatment plans from Maryland Smile Center take about 12-18 months. Of course, if you have more complex smile imperfections, your treatment may take longer.

Once your Invisalign treatment is complete, your dentist creates clear retainers for you. It’s important to wear these retainers regularly for months after your Invisalign treatment is complete. They help keep your teeth in their proper position and give gum and bone tissue adequate time to build up and provide more support for your teeth.

Book your Invisalign evaluation at Maryland Smile Center directly through the website. You can also call to schedule an appointment by phone.