If you have crooked teeth and want a straighter and more balanced smile, try Invisalign treatment at the Frederick Center for Dentistry.
Dr. Sahil Goyal is a Frederick area Invisalign provider and offers this orthodontic treatment option to patients of all ages. Invisalign clear aligners can be used to straighten crooked teeth and address a wide range of orthodontic concerns including overcrowded teeth, overbite or underbite, and malocclusion. Orthodontics can often be part of a cosmetic or restorative treatment plan. Invisalign offers both conveniences and advantages over traditional metal braces.
Contact the Frederick Center for Dentistry for care by calling 301.264.5680 or request an appointment with our team on our website.
Benefits of Invisalign
Aligners are removable and allow patients to brush and floss as well as enjoy eating without dietary restrictions. Because patients can keep up with their oral hygiene routine, they are less likely to develop tooth decay or tooth discoloration often associated with traditional metal braces. The clear Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and conform to the teeth for discreet treatment.
In addition, the plastic aligners are gentle on the gums, which means patients experience less swelling, bleeding, or discomfort. Finally, Invisalign treatment can be completed in less time than traditional braces treatment.
Invisalign gradually shifts teeth into alignment using a series of custom-designed aligners. To begin treatment, Dr. Goyal takes digital images of teeth and gums as a guideline for the aligners. The aligners fit snugly against the teeth allowing patients to speak normally while wearing their aligners. The personalized series of aligner sets that will be worn over about the span of one year. Patients typically wear each set of aligners for two weeks.
Treatment times will vary depending on the degree of orthodontic issues. When your Invisalign treatment is complete, we will require you to wear a retainer to prevent teeth from shifting back into their crooked position.
How long is Invisalign treatment?
Total treatment time averages 11 months. The average number of aligners worn during treatment is usually between 18 and 30. These numbers will vary from case to case, and also depend on the severity of your teeth misalignment. We will monitor your progress and provide more accurate time estimates as your treatment progresses.
How do I know if Invisalign is right for me?
There are some orthodontic issues that may prevent patients from using Invisalign. Patients who have already received dental bridges, dental veneers, or tooth crowns may not be good candidates. The Invisalign retainers cannot bond to the surface of these attachments. Invisalign does not work on gaps that are over 6mm wide. Additionally, if you require a tooth extraction, Invisalign cannot be used afterward due to the extra space.
Can Invisalign address severe misalignment?
Yes, Invisalign treats cross-bites, overbites, underbites, open bites, and overcrowded teeth. During your consultation with Dr. Goyal, he will determine if Invisalign is right for you.
How much does Invisalign cost?
The cost of Invisalign clear aligners depends on the number of aligners needed to achieve optimal results, as well as the length of treatment.