What is Invisalign?
When patients want to improve the appearance of their smiles without traditional brackets and wires that are used in orthodontics, they may consider Invisalign as an option.
Invisalign utilizes a series of clear plastic aligner trays that fit over your teeth. Each aligner tray is designed to move your teeth gradually into a more aesthetic position. Whether you have crowding, overlapping, or gaps between your teeth, you can improve their appearance using Invisalign.
An evaluation with Dr. Ganjavian is the first step toward a more attractive smile. Once he determines you are a good candidate for Invisalign, he will take impressions of your teeth to send to our dental lab where they will create your aligner trays. You should wear each tray for approximately two weeks before trading it in for the next aligner tray.
Dr. G will monitor your progress and make sure that your treatment is going as planned. Compliance is important in all orthodontic treatment. Wearing your trays for at least 22 hours per day will help to keep your treatment on track, so you can have a beautiful, straighter smile in a reasonable amount of time.
Once your treatment is complete, you will need to wear a dental retainer, just like with traditional orthodontics, because your teeth will have a tendency to drift back to their original location.
To find out if Invisalign is right for you, contact our Frederick, MD dental office to schedule a consultation.