If you wish your teeth were straighter or your bite was more comfortable, you may have considered orthodontic care. However, you may not know that your options extend further than just traditional metal braces. With Invisalign, you can improve your smile without compromising the way you look. Learn more about Invisalign with Dr. Brenda Faulk at Faulk Dental Associates in Pikesville, MD, serving the greater Baltimore, MD, area.
How does Invisalign compare to traditional braces?
Invisalign uses the same general idea as braces to move the teeth but presents it in a different way. While traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to place pressure onto the teeth, Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligner trays. Patients wear the trays, which are flexible yet sturdy, for about 22 hours a day. Thanks to their materials, the trays are almost invisible to those around you, blending in with your smile seamlessly.
How can Invisalign help me?
Invisalign treats most orthodontic imperfections and most cases of malocclusion (bad bite). Some examples of situations Invisalign can help include:
Though Invisalign can treat most orthodontic cases, some rare cases may benefit more from traditional braces. Your dentist can help you determine which treatment is best for you and your teeth.
Invisalign Treatment in the Baltimore area
Invisalign’s laboratory custom makes each tray in the Invisalign series specifically for you and your teeth. Patients wear each tray for about two weeks before switching it for the next in the series until the end of their treatment. Like other orthodontic treatments, patients will need to wear a retainer after their last Invisalign tray. Invisalign’s design allows patients to remove their trays before eating or brushing their teeth. This eliminates the need to add extra steps to your oral care routine or avoid foods you otherwise love. Additionally, Invisalign’s design makes treatment easy and comfortable.
For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Faulk at Faulk Dental Associates in Pikesville, MD. Call 877-809-4929 to schedule your appointment in the Baltimore area today!