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Expert Orthodontic Treatment in Mitchellville, MD

At Scott Orthodontics, we are proud to help our patients achieve healthy, beautiful smiles that last a lifetime. Dr. Scott and our highly trained team of orthodontic specialists believe that each smile is different, and they work together with patients to design a personalized treatment plan that fits the patient's needs and lifestyle. We are proud to offer a variety of treatments at our office, including exciting alternatives to braces like Invisalign Teen. As certified Premier Providers of Invisalign, we offer a superlative level of treatment for every patient in our office. 

A New Way to a Beautiful Smile

For teens that need orthodontic treatment, there is an exciting new option that differs from braces: Invisalign Teen. Based on the revolutionary Invisalign system, Invisalign Teen utilizes a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth instead of metal wires and brackets. These aligners are almost invisible when worn and easy to pop in and out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, giving them a variety of advantages compared to traditional braces:

Aesthetics

Invisalign aligners are almost invisible when worn, meaning no one has to know you're straightening your teeth and you will not have braces for school pictures, the prom, and other milestones. 

Comfort

Invisalign aligners are smooth to the touch and lay flat against teeth, so you will not have the cuts and scrapes that come from braces.

No Food Restrictions

Unlike braces, Invisalign requires no dietary restrictions for patients. 

Oral Hygiene

Because you take the aligners out to brush and floss, oral hygiene is as easy as ever.

How Invisalign Works

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The treatment process for Invisalign Teen is very similar to traditional braces and adult Invisalign. While every treatment is different depending on the patient's unique needs, most treatments look something like this:

  • First, we'll perform your initial evaluation. During this appointment, we will perform a thorough examination of your mouth and teeth, diagnosing any orthodontic problems.
  • Based on your evaluation, we'll use 3D computer software to develop a detailed treatment plan for moving your teeth into straighter positions, then break this plan up into 2-week increments.
  • We'll send the data from this plan to the Invisalign company, which will custom-manufacture your own set of aligners – as many as 48 or as few as 12.
  • You'll wear each set of aligners 22 hours a day for 2 weeks before switching to the next, and with each new pair, your teeth will move closer to their final positions. 
  • Once you finish your last pair of aligners, your new smile is yours to keep. 

Custom Tailored to the Teenage Lifestyle

In addition to all the normal advantages of Invisalign, Invisalign Teen comes with features that are custom-made for teenagers. Every aligner comes with a built-in Blue Dot Wear Indicator, which lets doctors, parents, and teens themselves know if the aligners are being worn long enough or need to be worn more diligently. Aligners can also be made with special "eruption tabs," which hold space open for teeth that haven't fully grown in yet. Finally, every treatment course comes with 6 replacement aligners completely free of cost, so there's no need to worry if any get lost or broken. 

Book An Appointment With Your Orthodontist

If you or your child are in need of orthodontic treatment, you have come to the right place. We are proud to provide comprehensive treatment to patients throughout the Silver Spring & Mitchellville areas, and we would be thrilled to help you or your child achieve a new smile. Feel free to call us at (301) 589-8191 for our Silver Spring office or (301) 390-1510 for our Mitchellville office with any questions, reach out to us at our contact page, or request an appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you and to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams.