Imagine straightening your teeth without anyone knowing you were wearing braces!
While traditional metal braces are what usually come to mind when most people think of orthodontic treatment, Invisalign clear retainers offer patients of ALL ages the opportunity to treat a variety of dental problems, including cosmetic concerns, with clear, removable retainers. Invisalign offers patients the benefit of treatment that is truly “invisible”!
Young patients and teens appreciate the convenience of using the Invisalign system, and adult patients who either need or desire orthodontic treatment really love being able to use braces that are invisible! With the aid of CAD/CAM technology and software, patients can see how they will look after treatment with Invisalign and dentists can help them make more informed decisions about their treatment.
Dr. Scott Finlay, DDS, an Invisalign dentist in the Annapolis area, recommends the use of this clear retainer system when appropriate because of the added benefit of being able to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment because the retainers can be removed for brushing and flossing each day. No more food particles being lodged between or behind metal braces! This also helps to prevent tooth discoloration and the development of oral health issues such as gum disease.
Dr. Finlay may recommend the use of Invisalign for a variety of dental health issues:
- Tooth crowding
- Spaces between teeth
- Narrow tooth arches
- Underbite or overbite
Orthodontic treatment is most successful when the patient is committed and adheres to prescribed care, including dietary restrictions, which is required with traditional metal braces. Invisalign patients will find it easy to follow the treatment plan due to the ease and comfort with which the clear retainers can be removed for cleaning, dental visits and changing into the next retainer. This can be especially important for younger patients who may not be as enthusiastic about orthodontic treatment! In addition, Invisalign retainers will not irritate the soft tissues of the mouth, a common problem for patients using metal braces- especially young patients.
To discuss how Invisalign can improve and enhance your smile, contact Dr. Finlay and schedule a consultation.