If you are looking for a more discreet orthodontic treatment, look no further! Dr. Babak Joobbani and Dr. Jennifer Joobbani provide Invisalign® clear aligners to straighten your teeth and help you achieve a beautiful, balanced smile. We invite you to contact Joobbani Dental Designs at 410-872-3999 to learn more about Invisalign treatment in Columbia, Maryland, and schedule your consultation with our skilled dentists.
Invisalign Treatment Can Address a Variety of Conditions
Invisalign treatment may be recommended to address a number of orthodontic issues to improve both the appearance and the function of your smile. Common orthodontic issues that can be treated using Invisalign aligners include:
- Crowded or crooked teeth
- Spaces and gaps between the teeth
- Open bites
- Traumatic or heavy bites
Our dentists will evaluate your teeth during your initial consultation to determine if Invisalign clear aligners are a good option for you.
How Invisalign Clear Aligners Work
Invisalign clear aligners are an orthodontic treatment that uses discreet clear aligners rather than metal braces to straighten your teeth and smile. These aligners are custom-made and computer-generated using 3D digital scans and models to fit your teeth perfectly. This digital technology also allows our dentists to simulate your final result so you can see what your smile will look like once you complete your treatment.
You will switch to a new set of aligners every few weeks, as directed by our dentists, and each set of aligners will make small changes to the positions of your teeth. Over time, your aligners will gradually move your teeth into their proper positions. Please remember to wear your aligners at all times unless you are eating, brushing your teeth or flossing, as this will help keep your treatment on track.
Invisalign aligners are a great option for patients of all ages and are especially popular among teenagers and adults who wish to maintain a more natural and professional appearance. When you receive Invisalign treatment, you can count on receiving care that is comfortable, discreet and effective.
Advantages of Invisalign Treatment
There are many benefits to Invisalign treatment, including:
- Your aligners are nearly invisible and are all but unnoticeable once placed in your mouth.
- Your aligners allow for more precise tooth movement than more traditional treatments.
- Your aligners are removable, making it easier to maintain good oral health with regular brushing and flossing and allowing you to eat whatever you would like.
- Your treatment is significantly more comfortable than metal braces and will not cause irritation to your teeth and gums.
- Treatment time with Invisalign clear aligners is frequently reduced, and you will spend less time in our office throughout the course of your treatment.
Invisalign clear aligners are designed to feel comfortable. Your aligners are made from smooth plastic to prevent any irritation to your gums or other soft tissues and are custom-made to fit perfectly using state-of-the-art digital technology. However, you may experience some discomfort as your teeth shift into a new position, especially when you first begin wearing your aligners. This is normal and should subside within a few days. If you continue to experience discomfort or pain, please contact our office and schedule an appointment with our dentists so we can determine the cause of your discomfort and resolve it.
Most Invisalign patients complete their treatment in just 12 to 18 months. Your total treatment time will depend on your age, your orthodontic needs and the speed at which your teeth move. Our dentists will provide you with an estimated treatment time as part of your initial consultation.
Please remember that in order to keep your treatment on track and finish in the time estimated, you should wear your aligners as directed — at least 20-22 hours a day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss.
Invisalign aligners are made of a clear, flexible, thermoplastic material known as SmartTrack®. SmartTrack does not contain any unsafe or irritating compounds and is approved by the FDA for your treatment. This aligner material is intended to be significantly more comfortable than traditional metal braces.
Invisalign treatment is a good option for almost everyone seeking orthodontic treatment. This type of treatment is available for teenagers and adults and is an effective way of correcting a number of orthodontic issues. Our dentists will examine your teeth during your initial consultation to determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign aligners.
The teenager years are the most common time to straighten teeth. This is because the permanent teeth have developed, any orthodontic issues are clear to diagnose and the teeth can be easily moved into their proper positions. However, teenagers are often reluctant to receive traditional braces due to their appearance and their restrictions on their diet, lifestyle and social activities. Invisalign Teen is a great option for teenagers as it helps them achieve straighter, healthier teeth without any of the disadvantages of braces.
Invisalign clear aligners are virtually undetectable. Most people will not notice you are wearing aligners unless they are very close to you. As long as you clean your aligners regularly, you can expect them to remain clear and nearly invisible while you are wearing them.
You can eat and drink anything you would like while receiving Invisalign treatment. Simply remove your aligners prior to eating or drinking to avoid stains, discoloration or damage from foods, beverages and chewing. We also recommend that you clean your teeth before placing the aligners back in your mouth.
Possibly. Some dental insurance plans do cover Invisalign treatment under orthodontic care. We recommend that you review the details of your coverage to determine if it includes Invisalign treatment. Our team will also be happy to help check your coverage with you and determine any out-of-pocket costs.
The cost of Invisalign treatment is comparable to traditional braces and varies depending on the severity of your teeth misalignment and your length of treatment. Our dentists will be able to provide you with an estimated cost after developing your treatment plan.
Just as with other orthodontic treatments, you will need to wear a retainer after completing an Invisalign treatment. These retainers help keep your teeth aligned and prevent them from drifting into their original positions.
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