Posts Tagged ‘Invisalign Catonsville’

New Year, New Smile! What to Know About Invisalign

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Invisalign is an effective and seemingly invisible alternative to braces.

As we transition into the new year, you may be thinking of ways to improve your overall health or appearance. Have you been feeling insecure about your smile? Do you have dental work that you have been putting off? Teeth that need straightening? Don’t delay, put your best smile forward in 2016! Let’s talk about how you can do that using Invisalign.


How does Invisalign Work? Your Catonsville Dentist Explains

Friday, April 11th, 2014

InvisalignMost people don’t want to wear metal braces. They’re bulky, can become very painful, and are unattractive. While braces aren’t so bad as a kid, as we get older, braces become less of an option in the corporate world. For some reason, people tend to see teeth straightening as a juvenile thing, but some people simply don’t have good dental healthcare plans as kids. It only makes sense that as adults some choose to go the teeth-straightening route. Invisalign is the best option for adults who are ready to get a straight, beautiful smile. But how does the process work?

Meet with a Catonsville Invisalign dentist – The first thing you’ll do is meet with your dentist to discuss the benefits of Invisalign and begin coming up with a treatment plan. You’ll be seeing a lot of your dentist throughout the process, so get comfortable being in his/her office. If you’re considering straightening your teeth, but don’t know if Invisalign will work for you, this step is crucial. Invisalign has developed to treat a wider array of cases over the past few years.

Learn about your treatment plan – After your initial visit, you’ll have a treatment plan ready for you. Your dentist will go over the plan with you in detail, giving you an idea of about how long you’ll need to wear the Invisalign orthodontics for. At Affinity Dental, we’ll also show you about how your teeth will look when you’re finished with your Invisalign treatment.

Receive your new aligners – These are what you’ll be wearing to get your teeth to shift into the right places. The cool thing about the aligners is that they’re nearly invisible. The majority of people who see you wearing them won’t even notice that you have them on;  the people that notice them have probably had Invisalign themselves. You’ll get all of your aligners at once, so you’ll want to make sure that you take good care of them and know which ones to wear when.

Switch aligners every two weeks – It may not be exactly every two weeks. You’ll have an idea of when it’s time to switch by the way the aligner feels. Your dentist will talk to you about when to know how to switch. The cool part about switching your own aligners is that you’ll be able to gauge how far your teeth are coming along by which aligner you’re wearing. Plus, there are no wire tightening visits necessary; trust us when we tell you that this is a HUGE perk of Invisalign.

Once you’re completely done with your aligners, you’ll have the new smile that you’ve always wanted. You’ll then wear a retainer to make sure that your new smile stays in place. The Invisalign process is pretty simple and the best part is that it WORKS.

From subtle changes to major repairs, the dentists at Affinity Dental Associates can perform a wide variety of procedures to improve your smile, from teeth whitening and bonding to veneers and crowns. These improvements are not always cosmetic. Many of these treatments can improve oral problems, such as your bite.

To find out more about how Invisalign works or to schedule an appointment, please contact Affinity Dental Associates by calling 410-719-7900 or visit today!

Our doctors and staff are dedicated to improving your dental health!

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