Invisalign® is quickly becoming the first choice for patients who want straighter teeth without metal braces. Using CAD/CAM software, Dr. Finlay is able to create virtual changes in the position of your teeth before treatment begins. The software also produces exact measurements for clear plastic aligners, or retainers, worn to gently reposition your teeth.
Invisalign may be used in conjunction with other restorative dental treatments in order to position and align teeth as an aid to reduce the number of teeth needing treatment and/or facilitate a more conservative restorative technique. This is often the case for patients with complex bite disorders or an uneven bite that is also affected by misaligned teeth.
For more information about Invisalign call our Annapolis, MD dentist office at 410.989.7132 or request an appointment online.
Invisalign® What to Expect
Dr. Finlay or Dr. Lim will meet with you to evaluate your oral health and determine if Invisalign is right for you. The process will begin with impressions that will be used in the fabrication of your custom clear aligners.
In addition to discreet, comfortable treatment, one of the key benefits of using Invisalign to straighten your teeth is that the aligners are easily removed to eat and perform routine oral hygiene. Patients do not have to endure diet restrictions and are less likely to experience decay or tooth stains as a result of adhesives typically used with metal braces.
Invisalign orthodontic treatment can often be completed in less time than traditional metal braces. You will receive instructions on when to change your aligners, typically about every two weeks. Your treatment time and the number of aligners you receive is dependent upon the severity of your dental health concerns and your desired cosmetic outcome.
Though Invisalign aligners can sometimes cost more than traditional braces, many find that the aesthetic benefits outweigh the cost. There is the additional option of