FAQ: All About Invisalign

Cosmetic Dentist in Gaithersburg MDHave you been considering Invisalign clear braces as an alternative to traditional metal braces? If so, TotallySmiles is here for you. We have helped many patients achieve their dream smiles with Invisalign. In fact, Dr. Corey Anolik is president of the Capitaligners, a local chapter of an international Invisalign study club, and is on the board of directors of the American Academy of Clear Aligners. If you have any questions about the Invisalign process, please reach out to our office directly. We are happy to help you make the best decision for you and your dental health, whatever that may be. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Invisalign:

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a system of clear, plastic aligners that are to be worn in place of traditional metal braces. Similar to a retainer, the aligners are see-through and removable. As long as you wear your aligners on average of 20-22 hours a day, your treatment should progress according to the plan. Over time, the clear aligners will apply pressure to your dental structures and slowly encourage them to shift into a straighter position. This leaves you with the same beautiful result of a straightened smile without the hassles associated with traditional orthodontic solutions.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Patients who use Invisalign to straighten their smiles do not have to worry about the dietary restrictions or oral hygiene precautions associated with traditional orthodontic solutions. You may remove your aligners to brush your teeth, eat, or drink. With traditional metal braces, patients must avoid overly sticky or chewy foods because they may damage the dental hardware. Additionally, they must learn how to brush and floss around the metal brackets and wires. Invisalign allows you to bypass these struggles while still getting the same beautiful results.

What can Invisalign treat?

Invisalign is meant for patients who suffer from mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Overbites, underbites, crossbites, gaps, and crooked teeth can be treated using Invisalign. However, if your orthodontic concerns are too severe, traditional braces may be recommended.

How do I know if Invisalign is right for me?

The best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is to schedule an appointment with TotallySmiles, your local Gaithersburg, MD dentist office. Our doctors will thoroughly evaluate your overall dental health and determine if Invisalign is the right solution for you. We will discuss your cosmetic goals as well as your dental health needs. To learn more about Invisalign, please schedule an appointment with TotallySmiles online. We look forward to seeing you soon.