Posts for tag: orthodontics

By James Delaney Jr., D.D.S. & Melanie Burke, D.M.D.
September 25, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

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 crowdingInvisalign Clear Braces 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.

By James Delaney Jr., D.D.S. & Melanie Burke, D.M.D.
September 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

How Invisalign treatment from your Baltimore, Maryland dentist can improve your smileinvisalign

Whether you are a teenager or an adult, you can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Modern orthodontic treatment can straighten your teeth discreetly and quickly, thanks to Invisalign. This revolutionary orthodontic treatment doesn’t use metal brackets or wires.

Invisalign uses a simple, effective system of clear plastic trays, called aligners, which are smooth and comfortable. Dr. James Delaney Jr. and Dr. Melanie Burke in Baltimore, Maryland want to share more about Invisalign and what treatment can do for you.

There are many reasons why people love Invisalign. When you choose Invisalign, you can count on:

  • Discreet treatment, because no one will see the clear plastic aligners
  • Comfortable treatment, because there are no sharp metal parts
  • Healthy treatment, because you remove the appliance to brush and floss
  • Enjoyable treatment, because you can eat the foods you love

You can also count on rapid results because from your first set of aligners to your last set of aligners, treatment only takes 9 to 15 months. You receive your first set of aligners, which you wear for two weeks, and then you change to a new set of aligners. You wear these for another two weeks. You change aligners every two weeks until your treatment is complete.

Invisalign aligners may look delicate, but they are strong enough to fix all the same orthodontic issues as conventional brackets and wires, including issues like these:

  • Overbite and underbite
  • Crossbite and open bite
  • Poorly positioned and rotated teeth
  • Overlapping or gapped teeth

Why settle for old-school metal brackets and wires when you can have state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment from Invisalign? If you are thinking about achieving a straighter smile, think about Invisalign as the solution to straightening your smile discreetly.

For more information about Invisalign, call your family dentists Dr. Delaney and Dr. Burke in Baltimore, Maryland. Don’t wait to get a straight smile you will love, call today!

By James Delaney Jr., D.D.S. & Melanie Burke, D.M.D.
January 30, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

Do you think wearing metal braces is the only way to straighten your teeth? Although that was the case for years, an innovative new invisalignbrace 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!



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