Understanding the process of clear invisible braces such as Invisalign with Gambrills, MD area dentist
Gambrills, MD area patients who are interested in straightening their smiles often avoid having the conversation with their dentist for fear of hearing that braces are their only option. Luckily, with continued advances in dentistry and orthodontics, patients in the community can achieve a new smile with clear, invisible braces called Invisalign. Dr. Vickii R. Bingham-Lester describes to patients the process involved in realigning the smile with this method.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is best described as clear braces. This process utilizes aligner trays that are made of high-quality plastics. They are made using CAD/CAM software and digital planning at the Invisalign laboratory to create a series of trays that allow the smile to progress with time into perfect alignment. By wearing these clear aligner trays every day and night for at least 20 hours, patients can quickly reposition the teeth without having to cover the smile with metal brackets and wires. This makes Invisalign the ideal solution for men, women, and teenagers!
Who is a candidate for Invisalign?
The best candidates in the Gambrills, MD area are teenaged or adult patients who have mild to moderate misalignment of the smile and want to improve it without traditional orthodontics. Patients should have a healthy smile and actively participate in keeping their smiles beautiful with routine dental visits. Patients also need to understand that this treatment requires strict compliance to achieve the best results, and our team of professionals can monitor the progress with appointments spaced out throughout treatment.
How does it work?
Each tray in the Invisalign series takes one more step towards a perfectly aligned smile. Each tray is worn for two weeks, after which the next tray in the series is used to continue forward progress. Our dentist will evaluate along the way to ensure results are reached during the designated time. Noncompliance can cause delays and extra costs, so patients are advised to take great care in following the instructions for use.
Request an appointment with Dr. Vickii R. Bingham-Lester.
Gambrills, MD area patients who are ready to learn more about Invisalign are encouraged to request an appointment by calling 410-885-6522 and visiting our practice at 1119 MD Route 3 North, Suite 216.