Do you think wearing metal braces is the only way to straighten your teeth? Although that was the case for years, an innovative new brace system offers a better option. Dr. James Delaney, Jr. and Dr. Melanie Burke, your Baltimore, MD, dentists, share some information about the Invisalign system.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses removable aligner trays to realign teeth, rather than wire metals and brackets. Your dentist takes X-rays, impressions and images of your teeth, then uses a special computer program that creates a 3-D model of your mouth. They use the model to design a series of aligners that will gradually move your teeth into the proper alignment. Every two weeks, you'll switch your aligners for a new set.
A good choice for many orthodontic problems in Baltimore
Invisalign can correct all of the same orthodontic issues metal braces do. Whether you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, gaps or crowding, Invisalign can improve your smile. If you have a severe orthodontic issue, metal braces may be the better option.
Invisalign is virtually unnoticeable
Many people dislike the appearance of metal braces. No matter what you do, it's impossible to hide or disguise them. Because the Invisalign aligner trays are clear, most people won't even know that you're straightening your teeth.
Eating is easy
If you've ever shared a meal with someone who wore metal braces, you probably noticed that they had to avoid hard or sticky foods and needed to run the restroom immediately after eating to clean bits of foods from their wires. Since you'll remove your aligner trays to eat, you won't have to avoid any type of food and will just brush and floss your teeth as usual.
The best choice for your lifestyle
Sometimes even clear braces can be inconvenient. When you want to attend a special dinner, prom or other event, or play your favorite sport aligner-free, you'll simply remove your trays and reinsert them a few hours later.
Are you ready to experience the Invisalign difference? Call Dr. Delaney and Dr. Burke, your Baltimore, MD, dentists, at (410) 764-7764 to schedule your appointment. Straighten your smile with Invisalign!