In the past, those of us who wanted a beautiful, straight, well-aligned smile had to also go through the hassle, inconvenience, and aesthetically challenged route of traditional metal bracers. At Smile Savers Dentistry, we are very happy to offer a clearly better option: Invisalign™ in  Columbia, MD

Achieving that beautiful, straight smile you’ve always wanted can now be a snap, but aesthetics aren’t the only benefit of straighter teeth. Having properly aligned teeth also helps to alleviate other problems that may be caused by having an improper bite. For instance; some speech troubles, difficulty in chewing, jaw issues, and the increase of wear on your tooth enamel can all arise from a misaligned bite. Invisalign™ will effectively address each one of these issues, coincidentally increasing the likelihood of overall improved oral health, and the added benefit of a boost of confidence that goes along with a great smile.

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Invisalign™ is a teeth alignment system using transparent, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten and correctly position your teeth. The benefit of being completely transparent and nearly invisible (hence the name), brings about the happy situation wherein while your new smile will be noticed by everyone around you, your aligners won’t be. Also, because Invisalign™ is able to be removed (unlike traditional braces, of course), it won’t interrupt your regular eating and oral hygiene habits. The aligners are only removed to eat, drink, brush and floss, however. They’re also very comfortable compared with traditional braces, and cause only very little irritation while you’re going through treatment.

The aligners are made using 3-D computer generated imaging. This type of modeling is very effective in creating beautiful, natural smiles. Using this process, you also get the amazingly unique experience of watching how your teeth and smile will change over the course of the treatment. Invisalign™ not only straightens your teeth much faster, but also requires much fewer office visits than metal braces. Invisalign™ aligners gradually, and gently move your teeth, little by little, and are switched out every couple of weeks for the next set, until the treatment is complete, and the final position is achieved. We also offer Invisalign™ Teen here at Smile Savers Dentistry, which is for the treatment of our adolescent patients.

This whole procedure is made even easier, here at Dr. Stewart’s office, with the use of an iTero Element Intraoral Scanner. It’s a state-of-the-art digital scanning technology, which allows us to take extremely accurate digital, three-dimensional images of your teeth. Taking these 3-D scans eliminates the need for older, messier methods of dental modeling (dental impressions), which are less accurate anyway.

The Benefits of Invisalign™

Invisalign™ clearly offers many distinct advantages over the traditional metal braces. They’re more comfortable, allow for better oral hygiene, and require much less treatment time in order to achieve that beautiful smile that you want. Let’s break down some of these benefits a bit:

Aesthetics- Invisalign™ braces are, well...mostly invisible.
Traditional metal braces stand out, whereas these clear aligners are hardly noticeable. 

Level of Comfort- Invisalign’s™ aligners are removable, when needed.
Traditional metal braces are bonded to your teeth, and can only professionally be removed. These aligners are able to be taken off for brief times in order to take care of oral hygiene, or to eat and drink.

Length of Treatment- Invisalign™ will straighten your teeth faster.
Traditional metal braces can take as long as up to 5 years to complete treatment. Invisalign™ takes a fraction of the time (about a year to a year and a half) to do the same job.

Oral Health- Invisalign™ allows for better oral hygiene.
Metal braces can cause abrasions inside your mouth or on your gums, and can sometimes even puncture this soft tissue. These clear aligners are smooth, comfortable, and do not have metal pieces protruding from the teeth. Also, because they are removable, you will have an easier time cleaning your teeth and gums, helping to prevent gum disease and cavities, where traditional metal braces may even contribute to their cause.

Treatment Transparency- The whole Invisalign™ treatment course is observable on the computer.
As mentioned above, with computer modeling you will be able to see how your teeth will change, even before the process is begun. You’ll know what to expect out of the treatment, and how long the treatment will take. Traditional metal braces can be somewhat trial-and-error.
If you would like to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign™, Columbia, MD residents  please call our office at 410-730-6460 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Daniel Stewart to discuss  Columbia cosmetic dentistry & more today, or fill out the form below!
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