Invisalign®

Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Germantown, MD

When it comes to getting perfectly straight teeth, gone are the days when your mouth looked like it was under construction. At Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center, the team of dental professionals offers the innovative Invisalign® system to patients in Germantown, Maryland, allowing them to smile freely while achieving the smile of their dreams. To get started on straightening your teeth with Invisalign, call or use the online scheduling tool.

Invisalign®

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that relies on clear aligners to guide your teeth into position. Every two weeks, you swap out your custom-manufactured aligners to keep your teeth moving in the right direction.

The aligners are made of a flexible plastic material called SmartTrack™, which doesn’t contain any BPA, BPS, latex, or gluten.

The aligners offer several advantages over traditional braces, including:

  • They’re nearly invisible
  • There are no painful metal brackets that can irritate your mouth
  • They’re removable for eating and cleaning
  • It’s easier to keep your teeth clean and white
  • Fewer visits to your dentist

Invisalign is as effective as metal braces, but without all of the unsightly components that make your teeth-straightening process a very public affair. So when your teeth reach their desired positions, they already look great since you’ve been able to clean them properly throughout the straightening process.

What problems can Invisalign correct?

Invisalign can correct most of the typical dental problems, including:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth

Even if you’re looking for a minor straightening, Invisalign can get the job done quickly and discreetly.

Who is a candidate for Invisalign?

At Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center, the providers offer Invisalign to patients of all ages, including adults and teens. More than 6 million people around the world have straightened their teeth using Invisalign, including 1.4 million teens.

The bottom line is that Invisalign is ideal for anyone who wants to avoid the hassle and prominence of metal braces, making them suitable for both the homeroom and the boardroom.

How long does Invisalign take?

If you use your Invisalign system properly, which means wearing the aligners 20-22 hours per day, it typically takes 12-18 months to reach your goals. You can speed this process up if you opt for changing your aligners every week.

For minor alignment problems, it may take far less time — six months or so — to achieve your desired results.

If you want beautifully straight teeth without metal braces, call Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center to learn more about Invisalign, or you can use the online scheduling tool to set up a consultation.