Invisalign is a popular orthodontic option for adults and teens alike that uses clear aligners to discreetly straighten your teeth and give you that beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of! Your orthodontic treatment starts with a consultation, where our dentist will discuss your goals and expectations and examine your mouth and teeth. At Lifetime Smile, once you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, our dentist will create a series of custom aligners to wear daily and change out every few weeks. Each aligner gently shapes your smile into place as you wear each set until your treatment is complete.
During the first appointment, you can discuss your smile goals and what you hope to achieve with orthodontics. Your dentist will set up a treatment plan for you and create a 3D image of your teeth at the end of treatment. This will guide you throughout your treatment and help keep you on track with your orthodontic care.
Once your treatment plan is in place, we will take digital images of your teeth that we will use to create your aligners. We will send your prescription where your custom aligners will be made in a lab. Once they are ready, we will invite you back to the office to pick up your aligners and bring them home to use as directed. It is important to remember to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day for the best results. When you are not wearing your aligners, you must store them properly and clean them often.
Every two weeks or so, you will come back to our office so that we can check your progress and provide you with new aligners if needed. We will need to monitor you to ensure you are progressing as planned. If we see that you are not moving your teeth as expected or have any issues, we can adjust your treatment as needed.
Improved Oral Hygiene
The aligners are removable, so you can clean your teeth and replace your aligner trays regularly for optimal oral hygiene. This is important for maintaining the health of your teeth and gums, as well as promoting fresher breath. Thus, you can effectively brush and floss to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.
No Metal Braces
Traditional braces use metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands. Patients experience sore mouths from metal brackets and wires and often get their lips or cheeks cut by sharp pieces of metal. Invisalign uses clear aligner trays made from BPA-free plastic. The aligners are removable to make eating and cleaning your teeth easier. And because there are no wires or brackets to irritate your mouth, most people experience less pain with Invisalign than with other types of orthodontic treatment.
Not Many Food Restrictions
Invisalign involves wearing clear thermoplastic aligners over the teeth. This means you can remove the aligners when you eat so you can enjoy most of your favorite food during your orthodontic treatment. But make sure to clean your teeth properly before putting them back.
If you are interested in getting a new smile with Invisalign, visit Lifetime Smile at 101 Lakeforest Blvd Suite 101, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, or call (301) 869-1170.
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