Invisalign

Are you looking for a top-tier Invisalign® provider in the Bowie, MD, area?

As an Invisalign Platinum Provider, Dr. Stuart A. Scott at Scott Orthodontics is uniquely qualified to straighten your family's smiles.

To find out if Invisalign is right for you or your teen, contact us today for a consultation.

Invisalign

Are you looking for a top-tier Invisalign® provider in the Bowie, MD, area?

As an Invisalign Platinum Provider, Dr. Stuart A. Scott at Scott Orthodontics is uniquely qualified to straighten your family's smiles.

To find out if Invisalign is right for you or your teen, contact us today for a consultation.

How Does Invisalign Work?

The Invisalign Method

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligner trays instead of metal braces to move teeth into the correct positions. The aligner trays, which cover the entire dental arch, fit snuggly and apply the pressure needed to gently move your teeth.

A series of trays will be custom-designed for your mouth, with each tray incrementally moving teeth a little closer to perfection. Each aligner in the series is worn for about two weeks. While braces are permanently affixed to your teeth throughout treatment, the smooth, comfortable aligner trays are easy to slip off during meals or when it's time to brush and floss your teeth, which makes daily dental hygiene easy. 

What Conditions Can Invisalign Treat?


  • Gapped Teeth


  • Crooked Teeth


  • Crowded Teeth


  • Overbite or Underbites


  • Crossbites


  • Open Bites

Want to Find Out If Invisalign Is Right for You?  Request a Consultation

Are you looking for an orthodontist in the Bowie area who can straighten your smile or your teen's smile with Invisalign? Dr. Scott is the clear choice. He has been using Invisalign to create beautiful smiles since 2001, and he has the advanced skills needed to tackle both simple and complex cases with clear aligners. Plus, unlike most dentists, he is equally skilled in providing treatment using metal braces if those are better suited to your needs. 

During your consultation, Dr. Scott will examine your bite and review your dental history to determine whether aligners or traditional braces will offer the best results. 

To schedule a consultation at one of our dental offices in Silver Spring or Mitchellville, MD, send us a message online or call:

(301) 589-8191

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"My smile now looks incredible." Happy Patients in Bowie and Beyond

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Elias Enamorado

2023

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Really good experience. I went in for Invisalign treatment. The orthodontist kept me aware of what is going on, timeline, and what was needed. My smile now looks incredible. The staff were all very kind, supportive and friendly.

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Stephanie Williams

2023

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My daughter, son, and I have had wonderful experiences with our orthodontic treatments by Dr. Scott and his staff. They are highly skilled, professional, patient, and affordable. During the pandemic we fell behind with our maintenance, but plan on returning to continue treatment. Highly recommend!

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Patients of All Ages Love Invisalign ... And for Good Reason

Clear aligners make it possible for patients to straighten their teeth and get the stunning smiles they've always wanted without having to wear metal braces. Here are some of the benefits that have made Invisalign the preferred orthodontic solution in Bowie and elsewhere: 

Inconspicuous

Clear aligners practically disappear in your mouth when you are wearing them. That means they won't be the focal point in years to come as you look back at photos of a younger you. 

Fit Your Lifestyle

If you play contact sports, smooth aligners mean you won't have to worry that blows to the face will cause metal braces to cut the soft tissues in your mouth.  

Offer Food Freedom

Traditional braces put a long list of foods off the menu, from popcorn to caramel apples. That's not the case with aligner trays. Since you remove the trays to eat, you will be free to pick your favorite foods. 

Comfortable

Because aligners distribute pressure over the entire tooth surface to straighten your teeth, they are more comfortable than conventional braces that create a pressure point where the metal bracket attaches to the tooth. And, of course, the smooth plastic trays will never poke you like the metal used in conventional braces.

Restoration-Friendly

Traditional bridges, porcelain crowns, and implant-supported restorations can mean your braces treatment will be more complex; special adhesives are needed to secure brackets to restorations, and dental implants cannot be moved once anchored in the jaw. Invisalign is often a better alternative in these cases. 

Invisalign vs Braces Take a Closer Look

Invisalign has aesthetic advantages over braces, but they're not the best choice for every smile. Braces are often a better option for patients with severe crowding, extreme overbites or underbites, or concerns that they may lose or forget to wear their aligners. 
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We Make Invisalign

More Affordable

We understand that orthodontic and dental care can be difficult to fit into a household budget. That's why we offer our Bowie patients interest-free, in-house financing as well as third-party financing with CareCredit® and LendingClub®. We also offer discounts to teachers and to families with multiple members in treatment. 

Improve the Health and Appearance of Your Smile Request an Invisalign consultation today

A misaligned bite impacts more than just the appearance of your smile – it can affect your oral health, too. Crooked teeth can make it difficult to brush and floss properly, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. A misaligned bite can also cause issues with the temporomandibular joints, or TMJs. This can cause pain, headaches, a clicking jaw, and more. 

Invisalign is a fantastic and discreet orthodontic alternative that allows patients to straighten their teeth without bulky and obvious metal wires and brackets. In many cases, Invisalign treatment is also faster than traditional braces, with an average of 18 months for treatment versus 24 months with traditional braces.

Get started on your journey to a beautiful and healthy smile. Find out if Invisalign is right for you by requesting a consultation at our dental practice serving Bowie, MD. Fill out our online form or call us at:

(301) 589-8191

A Real Review From a Real Patient

"Along with his team of diligent assistants, he always delivers the highest quality of treatment, from what I have seen. The offices are very modernized with state-of-the-art digital equipment that streamlines the treatment process and maximizes great results. I just completed a course of Invisalign treatment with Dr. Scott and am THRILLED with the results! Highly recommend :)" Madelyn Lovett, 2023

Treatment Timeline 

Dr. Scott was an early adopter of Invisalign and has been certified since 2001, earning Master Certification in 2017.
Dr. Scott was an early adopter of Invisalign and has been certified since 2001, earning Master Certification in 2017.

Consultation

Our orthodontist will perform a complete orthodontic and dental evaluation during your consultation, which will allow him to decide if you are a candidate for Invisalign or better suited for conventional braces.

Treatment Planning

To capture a detailed impression of your teeth and bite, Dr. Scott will use an advanced digital scanner. Accuracy at this point is essential because the 3-D model will be used to design your aligners.

Fabrication

Our orthodontist will send the digital information and treatment plan to a lab where technicians will create your custom aligners. How many aligner trays you need will depend on your treatment plan and the amount of correction required.

Treatment Period

When the aligners return from the lab, Dr. Scott will fit the first set and explain how to wear and care for them. Aligners should be worn 22 hours a day for about two weeks before switching to the next set. Dr. Scott will see you periodically to ensure treatment is going as planned. 

Your New Smile

When you have gone through all your aligners, your treatment is complete and you're ready to enjoy your new smile. To maintain your smile after treatment, Dr. Scott will recommend wearing a retainer at night to prevent your teeth from shifting out of place.

Have a Question?

Whiten Your Smile

Patients often want to whiten their smile as a final finishing touch in their treatment plan. What's great about Invisalign is that you don't have to wait for your orthodontic treatment to be done to brighten your smile. Our dentist can perform professional teeth whitening during treatment and bring you a step closer to your goal smile. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

How long do I have to wear the aligner trays each day?

Invisalign works best if the aligner trays are worn for at least 22 hours a day. For the best results, only remove them to eat, to clean the trays, and to brush and floss your teeth.

Is there an age limit or minimum for Invisalign treatment?

It is never too late to straighten your smile. As for minimum age, Invisalign is best for patients who are responsible enough to wear and maintain the aligner trays. Because each child is different, there isn't a set age minimum. During your consultation at our Bowie-area dental practice, your dentist will discuss these things with you to determine if Invisalign is right for your child.

Once treatment is completed, how long do I have to wear a retainer?

Dentists and orthodontists suggest wearing a retainer every night to maintain your results once Invisalign treatment is complete. This will help prevent your teeth from shifting out of place. Your last aligner can often be used as a retainer

Have more questions about Invisalign?

"Dr. Scott and Liz are wonderful!" More 5-Star Reviews From the Bowie Area

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john askevold

2023

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The whole experience was great! From  the staff's helpfulness, to them going above an beyond to help me. Had pain for a year, and they did an occlusal adjustment for free to help it, in addition! Great work Dr. Scott, and team!

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Ayahna Aragon

2023

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Dr. Scott and Liz are wonderful! I started Invisalign with them, and they’ve done a great job of explaining the process and managing expectations. The office is nice, and you don’t have to wait long at all to be called back (every other dentist/orthodontist has me waiting for at least 20 minutes after my scheduled time slot). I can’t wait to see my final smile once my treatment plan is over.

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Dr. Stuart A. Scott

Scott Orthodontics

Dr. Stuart A. Scott is a compassionate and highly trained orthodontist who truly cares about the oral health of children and adults. He is a member of:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • World Federation of Orthodontists

He is also an Invisalign Elite Provider who helps patients of all ages straighten their smiles in a discreet, comfortable way. To schedule a consultation at one of our offices, request an appointment online or call us at (301) 589-8191.

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