Family Dentistry of Maryland is your Premier Source for Annapolis Invisalign braces. Invisalign Braces are great way to straighten teeth without the hardware that traditional braces use. Traditional braces use hardware such as brackets and spacers to align teeth over a period of time. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners fitted to the teeth that straighten teeth and visibly over the same amount of time. They are popular with many of our patients, and they love the results.
Invisalign braces are some of the most popular braces our patients opt for because some patients do not want the hassle of wearing traditional metal braces. Traditional braces take about the same amount of time as Invisalign to straighten teeth, except they use hardware and brackets to pull the teeth slowly into alignment over time. Traditional braces are just as good as invisible braces, however they are more visible. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth, without the metal wires or brackets. When you come in for your Annapolis Invisalign, we first make a unique custom made tray precisely fitted to your teeth. We then fabricate each series of aligners using a state of the art 3-D computer generated graphics program. This allows us to calibrate each piece properly to the tooth. At each stage, the patient receives a different aligner that will move teeth slowly to their desired position over time. Each set is worn for two weeks and then replaced with the next in the series, until a final level of straightening is achieved.
If it is determined that Annapolis Invisalign is right for you, we will immediately begin work on your new aligners. Invisalign braces can take up to a year to align depending on the severity of the misalignment. Treatment time varies depending on the patient and their needs. Some patients may need to wear a retainer after Invisalign, just like those who have received traditional orthodontics.