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Invisalign in Forest Glen, MD

Both Invisalign and braces in Forest Glen, MD, work well for straightening teeth. In some cases, you dentist will prefer one method over another. If both are available, then Invisalign offers several advantages over conventional braces.

Does Invisalign work as well as standard braces?

Here is a look at how each of them works:

  • Both Invisalign and braces handle crowded teeth, spacing issues, and bite issues, including overbite, crossbite and underbite.
  • Both straighten teeth.
  • Invisalign lets you eat whatever foods you want. Braces don’t.
  • You can remove Invisalign whenever you need to. You can’t do that with braces.
  • Invisalign is almost invisible. Braces are very obvious.
  • With Invisalign in Forest Glen, MD, you can brush and floss normally. That is not true with braces.
  • Invisalign is made of mouth-friendly plastic, which is smooth and comfortable. Braces are made of sharp metal and can irritate your gums and cheeks.
  • With Invisalign, you go to the dentist every four to six weeks. With braces, you go every two weeks.

What conditions does Invisalign work on?

Invisalign is effective for:

  • Capped teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Overbites, underbites and open bites

Why do I have to wear Invisalign retainers for 22 hours a day?

Invisalign in Forest Glen, MD, works by putting gradual pressure on the teeth to slowly shift them into the right location. Studies show that 22 hours a day is the ideal amount to get the job done. You can remove them to brush and floss, and for eating.

How long do I have to wear them?

The time needed to get your teeth aligned correctly depends on the condition of your teeth now and how complex the alignment issues are. Your dentist at Spring Dental Associates can explain the factors involved and give you a timeline for the work. As a rule, it takes about 12 months for most adults.

Will I be able to speak clearly with Invisalign?

Right after you get them fitted, you might lisp for a day or two. But eventually your tongue will figure out how to deal with them. Then your lisp or any changes in your speech will disappear.

What foods can I eat with Invisalign?

You can eat anything when you wear Invisalign in Forest Glen, MD. You can remove them to eat, so your regular teeth will do their normal job of chewing. It is crucial to brush your teeth after each meal and to floss once a day.

Will Invisalign fall off while I am asleep?

Invisalign aligners very rarely slip off for any reason. You can sleep, laugh and talk without worry. They are made to fit quite firmly over your teeth.

How do I clean Invisalign?

They have their own cleaning system, which works best. You can also brush them with toothpaste and then rinse them off in warm water. Your dentist at Spring Dental Associates can show you how to do it.





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