Invisalign in Silver Spring & Mitchellville, MD
Your smile is the first thing people notice about you – and at Scott Orthodontics, our mission is to make sure they notice something wonderful! As a premier orthodontist serving patients in the Mitchellville & Silver Springs area, we're proud to provide high-quality orthodontic treatment in a warm, welcoming office environment. While traditional metal braces are the most popular form of treatment we offer, an alternative solution has been gaining increasing in popularity due to its many advantages and benefits: Invisalign. At Scott Orthodontics, we're proud to be a certified Premier Provider of Invisalign, and we have years of experience helping people revitalize their smile – invisibly!
What Is Invisalign?
The Invisalign System is an alternative treatment to braces that uses a fundamentally different technique to move the teeth. Instead of metal wires and brackets mounted on the front of teeth, Invisalign uses clear, removable plastic trays called aligners that sit directly on the dental arch. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible when worn and easy to pop in and out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?
Invisalign treatment is very similar to the process with braces or any other orthodontic treatment, with a few changes. For most patients, Invisalign treatment goes something like this:
- Your Initial Visit: During your first visit with us, we'll perform a comprehensive evaluation of your orthodontic situation. We'll make a thorough diagnosis, and if we decide you're a candidate for Invisalign, we'll move ahead with treatment.
- Planning Your Invisalign Treatment: Based on our diagnostic information, we'll construct a detailed, 3D computer model of your bite. We'll use the model to create a step-by-step treatment plan and break it into 2-week segments.
- Your Custom-Manufactured Aligners: Based on the plan, we'll have your set of custom Invisalign aligners manufactured to fit your mouth – as many as 48 or as few as 12 pairs.
- Treatment: You'll wear each set of aligners 22 hours a day for 2 weeks before switching to the next, and with each new set of aligners, your teeth will move closer to their final positions. When you finish with your last aligner, your beautiful new smile is yours to keep!
Benefits of Invisalign Treatment in Mitchellville
Thanks to the unique method it uses to move teeth, Invisalign comes with a number of advantages over traditional braces. When straightening your teeth with Invisalign, you'll get to enjoy all of the following benefits:
A More Discreet Form of Orthodontic Treatment
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible when worn, so almost no one will know you're straightening your teeth. You'll never have to worry about having braces during photos, social events, or major presentations at work.
Enjoy the Foods You Love
With Invisalign, you remove your aligners to eat – so you'll never have to worry about modifying your diet for braces.
Brushing & Flossing are Easy
You take the aligners out to brush and floss your teeth, so oral hygiene is as easy as ever.
Unlike the hard edges of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are completely smooth to the touch. This means you won't get the scrapes and minor cuts in your mouth that braces can sometimes cause.
At Scott Orthodontics, we're also proud to offer treatment with Invisalign Teen: an exciting treatment that takes the original Invisalign System and customizes it to perfectly suit the teenage lifestyle. With Invisalign Teen, each aligner comes with a built-in compliance indicator, telling parents, Dr. Scott, and teens themselves if the aligners are being worn enough or they need to be a little more diligent. Furthermore, we can make aligners with "eruption tabs" that hold space open for unerupted teeth, allowing us to treat patients even when not all teeth have fully grown in. Invisalign Teen treatment also comes with 6 replacement aligners free of charge, so if any get lost or broken, you've got nothing to worry about. Combined with the other benefits of Invisalign, Invisalign Teen is perfect for today's busy, socially-conscious teens!
Schedule an Appointment with Your Mitchellville & Silver Spring, MD Orthodontist
Orthodontic treatment is an investment in your best asset, and you'll get to reap the rewards for the rest of your life. If you're ready to change your smile for the better and improve your quality of life for decades to come, schedule your consultation today to find out if you're a candidate for Invisalign. If you have any questions about Invisalign or the treatment process, feel free to give us a call at (301) 589-8191 for our Silver Spring office, (301) 390-1510 for our Mitchellville office, or reach out to us at our contact page. A new smile will bring a host of benefits to every area of your personal and professional life – and with Invisalign, a new smile has never been easier to achieve!