Guard Your Smile Dentistry provides Invisalign treatment for straightening teeth, correcting gaps, and fixing crowding and mild bite issues. Invisalign uses technology and customization to achieve fast and accurate results. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign uses clear aligner trays made of a flexible plastic called SmartTrack. 

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign uses a series of custom-designed clear aligners based on molds of your teeth. Comfortable BPA-free plastic aligners gradually move your teeth into position by applying gentle pressure. Invisalign offers patients a flexible and hassle-free way to improve their dental health.

Invisalign works for teenagers and adults seeking corrective treatment. The Invisalign treatment requires you to wear aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily. As part of the treatment, you will receive a new set of aligners every few weeks.

How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?

Many factors influence Invisalign treatment time, including the nature of the bite issue, orthodontic problem severity, and cosmetic goals. In most cases, Invisalign treatments take between ten and 24 months to complete. The dentist will give you more details about the length of treatment after developing a treatment plan.

Patients will see results within a few weeks of treatment, and regular dental visits will ensure your teeth are moving as planned. After the Invisalign treatment ends, you will likely need to wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from shifting back. 

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign offers numerous benefits to patients wanting a straighter, more beautiful smile.

  • Nearly Invisible: Patients often choose Invisalign so they won’t feel self-conscious. Clear aligners are less noticeable than traditional braces.
  • Removable: Patients can easily remove the aligners to eat or drink without worrying about getting food stuck in their orthodontic treatment. 
  • Fewer Issues: It’s common for patients with traditional braces to experience a bracket falling off or a wire breaking, requiring an emergency dental visit. Clear aligners rarely break and do not require regular maintenance. 

Invisalign Treatment in Annapolis

Our dentist will examine your mouth, teeth, and jaw at your first appointment. Based on that information, the dentist can recommend if Invisalign will work for you. The dentist will take X-rays, photographs, and digital scans of your teeth.

The dentist will then send your records and specific instructions to the Invisalign company. The Invisalign technicians will generate a 3D rendering of your teeth and a computer model of their movement. Then, they make the Invisalign aligners and ship them to our dental office.

The next step involves fitting the Invisalign trays in your mouth. To help the trays stay in place, the dentist may apply temporary attachments to your teeth. Afterward, your dentist will check if the aligner’s fit and explain the aftercare program. 

Contact Our Annapolis Invisalign Dentist Today

Guard Your Smile Dentistry understands the art and science behind beautiful smiles. Our team provides exceptional dental care and customer service to fix orthodontic issues and give patients their best smiles. We provide modern and innovative approaches such as Invisalign to give you straight teeth.

Contact Guard Your Smile Dentistry in Annapolis today to get more information on Invisalign and restoring your smile. Call us at (410) 268-5751.