Invisalign – Catonsville, MD

Giving You a Straighter Smile the Invisible Way

Are you interested in straightening crooked teeth but unwilling to undergo several months of traditional metal braces? Advance Dental Clinic invites you to visit our dental office and learn more about Invisalign. Our dental team has helped many local patients align their smiles with these incredibly clear braces. Reach out today to learn how Invisalign in Catonsville can make a difference in your confidence!

Why Choose Advance Dental Clinic For Invisalign?

  • Enhanced Imaging with Digital Dental X-Rays
  • Flexible Dental Financing Available
  • High-Quality Materials Used to Create Aligners

How Invisalign Works

Closeup of patient putting Invisalign aligner on top teeth

Invisalign clear braces are revolutionary straightening devices that put your convenience first. The rules are simple: wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, drink anything other than water, and complete your oral hygiene routine. Every 7-14 days, you’ll move onto the next tray in the series, which will move your teeth even closer to their ideal positions. At the end of your treatment, we will provide you with a retainer to preserve your results. Since this orthodontic device is often just as discreet, you’ll never have to worry about losing face at school, at work, or when you're out with friends!

Indications for Invisalign

Smiling woman holding aligner for Invisalign in Catonsville

Fortunately, our talented Catonsville dentist, Dr. Maryam Bemani , can use Invisalign to help with more than just one orthodontic issue. Here are a few of the most common reasons patients consider clear aligner treatment:

Crowded Teeth

Overcrowding is extremely common and, unfortunately, can result in numerous complications. The good news is that we can improve your bite, oral health, and the look of your smile with Invisalign. With each new tray, your teeth will be gently guided closer to their ideal, properly aligned positions.

Gaps Between Teeth

Spaced-out teeth are another orthodontic problem that Invisalign can address. Plus, since the aligners are clear, you’ll be able to watch as the gaps get smaller and smaller before they eventually disappear altogether!

Bite Alignment

The position of your teeth also impacts how well you chew and how clearly you speak. Fortunately, Invisalign can address bite problems as well, including overbites, crossbites, and underbites.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Hand holding two Invisalign clear aligners in Catonsville

Compared with traditional metal braces, clear braces are the "clear" winner. They offer more in the way of discretion and flexibility, as they're easy to remove and difficult to spot. It's one of the reasons so many adults and teenagers prefer them. You never have to compromise your appearance and your confidence to get the straighter smile you deserve.

If you're interested in learning more about ways our team can improve your smile, be sure to meet with our cosmetic dentist. She will explain which treatments and procedures can help you achieve your smile goals. Just a few of our most popular cosmetic dentistry services include professional teeth whitening and Lumineers application, so reach out today to find out which is right for you.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Patient placing Invisalign aligner in storage case

The cost of Invisalign varies. After all, each treatment plan is 100% customized to the patient! Right now, our team at Advance Dental Clinic is offering an exclusive discount on Invisalign products. Patients can save up to $500 on their clear braces, as well as on other cosmetic dentistry services. Take advantage of this special offer by scheduling an appointment at our clinic and be sure to ask about comprehensive exam deals for first-time visitors. Our team is committed to your complete oral health.

Invisalign FAQs

Who is Not Eligible for Invisalign?

Naturally, infants, toddlers, and very young children are not candidates for Invisalign. The youngest age for clear aligner treatment is usually 13 years old, but, even then, it depends on the patient. This orthodontic treatment also isn’t suitable for patients who are struggling with a severe case of malocclusion. Significant overcrowding, crossbites, and the like require traditional braces.

How Long Does Invisalign Take?

Although there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer, there is an average. Usually, patients work through their series of aligners in 12-18 months. Again, your treatment plan could be shorter or longer – it really depends on your specific case! If you’d like a more precise estimate, then schedule a consultation so we can assess how severe your misalignment is and how many aligners are needed.

Note: Don’t get discouraged if your treatment is on the longer side. After all, traditional braces sometimes take 36 months or more. Plus, you don’t have to alter your diet or oral hygiene regimen with Invisalign. In other words, the results are worth the time it takes!

Does Invisalign Hurt?

We’ll be honest, your teeth may feel slightly sore when you transition to a new set of aligners. Fortunately, the sensation is only temporary, and there are several ways you can alleviate it even quicker. That starts with moving onto each new set right before you go to bed so you sleep through the biggest adjustment. Additionally, stick to soft foods for the first day or so while your teeth are moving the most, and take OTC pain medication as directed on the label. As your teeth adjust to your orthodontic treatment, the soreness will become less and less.

How Do I Clean My Invisalign?

You might have heard that you need special oral hygiene products to keep your aligners clean, like denture cleaners, but that’s not the case! There are really only two things you need: clean, cool water and a soft-bristled toothbrush. After rinsing your aligners in the water and dampening the bristles, gently remove food particles, plaque, and other debris from the surface. Then, rinse them off again. That’s it! You can also use a mild dishwashing liquid, but stay away from other household products (like bleach) since they have toxins that are not safe to ingest.

What Happens After Invisalign?

Once your time with clear aligners is over, the retention phase of your orthodontic treatment will begin. This is when we provide you with a customized retainer, which helps prevent orthodontic relapse. This phenomenon occurs when the teeth begin to regress back to their previous, misaligned positions, and it happens to upwards of 50% of patients. You can dramatically decrease the chances of that happening to you by wearing your retainer consistently.