Posts for tag: Clear Braces
Need Invisalign? Our Baltimore office can help
Invisalign might be right for you if you desire a straighter smile, but prefer an alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth without the hard brackets and wires of braces. Instead, Invisalign straightens teeth with removable aligner trays that are soft and comfortable to wear. To find out if Invisalign is the right teeth straightening option for you, visit Dr. James Delaney and Dr. Melanie Burke in Baltimore, MD!
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic method for straightening your smile. With Invisalign, teeth are moved and straightened using a series of plastic aligner trays custom made for each patient. The custom trays fit over the top and bottom rows of teeth and are replaced every few weeks with a new set of custom trays. Each new set of aligner trays modifies the positioning of the teeth until the teeth eventually reach the desired position. The average length of time needed to straighten your smile with Invisalign is approximately twelve months.
Benefits of Invisalign
Choosing Invisalign to straighten your smile has several benefits, one which is that the custom aligner trays are removable and can be temporarily taken out when eating, taking photos, or brushing and flossing. Being able to remove the trays to brush and floss is a major advantage as it makes maintaining good oral hygiene much easier.
Another benefit of the Invisalign aligner trays is that they are made from a soft plastic material that is flexible and comfortable to wear. There are no hard brackets or wires to irritate the mouth, as can happen with more traditional types of braces. An additional benefit of choosing Invisalign for straightening your smile is that the aligner trays are clear, making them extremely discreet and not readily noticeable to others.
For Invisalign in Baltimore, schedule an appointment with Dr. Delaney or Dr. Burke by calling the dental office at (410) 764-7764.
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.