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By Finksburg Dental Associates
November 18, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

You want a straight smile, to look and feel good and keep your oral health. Is orthodontic treatment possible for adults? Do you have to wear metal braces? Get your questions answered at Finksburg Dental Associates. Our team of dentists often uses Invisalign clear aligners to give teen and adult patients smiles they really love.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is today's most innovative and patient-friendly orthodontic system. Customized acrylic appliances safely and gently move teeth into healthier and more attractive positions without the obvious appearance of metal braces.

Perfect for teens and adults with active lifestyles, Invisalign aligners are completely removable, totally discreet and so thin only you and your dentist will know you are wearing them. During the short treatment time--typically about one year--you wear 18 to 30 aligner pairs, changing them every two weeks according to your care plan. Additionally, you check in at Finksburg Dental Associates about once a month to receive your next aligner pairs and for a quick check on how your smile is progressing.

How Invisalign works

Invisalign corrects a wide variety of smile alignment issues such as:

  • Malocclusions (overbite, underbite, crossbite, openbite, shifted midline and more)
  • Gaps
  • Crowding
  • Tooth tipping and rotation
  • Protruding front teeth

A three-dimensional scan of your teeth, combined with your dentist's instructions, tells the Invisalign technician how to craft your aligners from special SmartTrack acrylic. Using the Invisalign Outcome Simulator, your dentist can show you how your smile will look as you progress through your treatment.

The benefits of Invisalign

There are many benefits, including:

  • Comfortable treatment because the aligners are super-thin, removable and very smooth
  • Easy brushing and flossing (just remove the aligners, brush, floss and replace)
  • Discreet appearance (the aligners are totally unnoticeable)
  • Faster treatment time than conventional braces (9 to 18 months on average)
  • Improved oral health (fewer cavities and gum problems over the long term)
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence

Get the smile you want

Invisalign may be the way to your best smile. Call Finksburg Dental Associates today for an Invisalign consultation with one of our dentists. It's quick and very informative. Phone us at (410) 861-8900.

By Finksburg Dental Associates
April 24, 2019
Category: Orthodontics
Tags: Invisalign  

Your dentists at Finksburg Dental Associates can help you straighten your smile so you look your best and have great oral health. In their Invisalign Finksburg office, they offer Invisalign, the clear acrylic aligners which fix smile misalignments and spacing problems without the discomforts traditional braces cause. Let Dr. Leland Aiken, Dr. Jan Katzen, and Dr. Lisa Patel show you how Invisalign can help your smile.

Absolutely discreet

Instead of metal or ceramic wires and brackets, Finksburg Dental Associates uses three-dimensional iTero scans to create 18 to 30 crystal clear Invisalign appliances. These removable aligners fit your teeth perfectly and exert steady forces to shift teeth into better positions.

Worn 20 to 22 hours per day, and changed to a new pair every two weeks, Invisalign aligners are very thin and practically invisible. They do their work quickly and comfortably with customized treatment plans lasting about one year on average. You can continue to enjoy your usual healthy diet without restriction, and your appliances will not irritate your gums or lips as conventional braces can. Plus, you remove them to eat, brush and floss. Nothing could be easier.

Will Invisalign work for you7

Your dentist at Finksburg Dental Associates will qualify you with an oral exam, X-rays, and specialized imaging using the iTero Scanner. The information from this evaluation allows the dentist and the Invisalign lab to create your aligners. 

Invisalign treats many orthodontic problems such as overbite, underbite, crossbite, openbite, overbite, gaps, overcrowding, tooth tipping, tooth rotation, orthodontic relapse, protruding front teeth, and more. Very complex cases, however, need treatment with traditional metal braces. Additionally, children cannot use Invisalign because their jaws have not finished developing and their adult teeth have not fully erupted.

Find out more

As a teen or adult, you want the great health and self-confidence a great smile gives. So, why not pursue treatment with Invisalign aligners? Contact Finksburg Dental Associates in Finksburg, MD, for a consultation.