Posts for: September, 2018
Are you ready to straighten your teeth but don't like the way metal braces look? Invisalign offers a much more discreet orthodontic option. Baltimore, MD, dentists Dr. James Delaney, Jr. and Dr. Melanie Burke use the innovative brace alternative improve spacing and crowding issues, straighten crooked teeth and correct mild to moderate bite problems.
Invisalign doesn't affect your appearance
Every orthodontic system uses pressure to change the position of teeth. In the past, pressure was applied using wires threaded through metal brackets. Today, dentists also offer Invisalign, a discreet alternative to traditional braces. The system uses removable aligner trays that fit over your upper and lower teeth. The trays apply constant, gentle pressure that gradually realigns teeth.
Aligner trays are made of transparent plastic to ensure that they're practically invisible. Other people may not even be aware that you're improving your smile while you're wearing them.
The Invisalign system uses CAD/CAM technology
The system's computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing technology combines digital X-rays, impressions and images to create a computerized 3D image of your mouth. The image can be manipulated to show exactly how your smile will change during the course of your treatment. After your Baltimore dentist sends your information to the Invisalign company, technicians create a series of trays designed to address your specific orthodontic issue.
Straightening your teeth doesn't have to change your life
Invisalign aligner trays are designed to be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day for two weeks at a time. Once the two weeks are up, you'll replace the old trays with a new set. Although people who wear metal and ceramic braces must avoid certain foods and spend much more time on oral hygiene, your routine won't change. You'll take out your aligners to eat and brush and floss your teeth, rinse them, then put them back in your mouth.
You can also take occasional breaks when you wear aligner trays. If you'll be attending a special event or playing in a sporting event, you can leave your aligners at home for a few hours.
Transform your smile with Invisalign! Call Baltimore, MD, dentists Dr. James Delaney, Jr. and Dr. Melanie Burke at (410) 764-7764 to schedule your appointment.