Metal braces are no longer the only option

In the past, getting metal braces meant years of painful adjustments and struggling with self-image. But since 1999, Invisalign® has literally changed the face of orthodontics for over half a million satisfied patients.

Who might benefit from Invisalign?

Invisalign can improve the smiles of anyone with crossbites, overbites, underbites, crowded teeth, or teeth that are spaced too far apart. Invisalign is appropriate for teens and adults. It’s a great option because many people you meet will not even notice you are receiving treatment.

How does Invisalign work?

Instead of wires or bands attached to the outside of your teeth where the world can see them, Invisalign treatment utilizes cutting-edge technology to prepare a series of clear plastic molds of your teeth during each stage of alignment. Every two weeks, we will check on your progress and give you the next mold, or “aligner,” to keep your treatment on track. The aligners are removable for easier eating, brushing, and flossing.

How long does Invisalign take?

The aligners move your teeth into place gradually, but in a much shorter length of time than normal braces. Results are typically achieved in six months to a year with Invisalign, however, we have implemented new techniques that can cut that time in half, even for the “harder cases.” This means that you could have the smile you’ve always wanted in less than six months!

For more information about Invisalign in Gaithersburg, Maryland, contact Alluring Smiles, LLC at 301-637-6155 and schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Maria Hayes.