Dr. Melissa Elliott, a Bel Air area family and cosmetic dentist, is an Invisalign provider and offers her dental patients this treatment option for a variety of dental health and cosmetic issues:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Mild underbite or overbite
Invisalign clear retainers offer patients many benefits, but most patients will appreciate the “invisibility” factor: no one has to know that you are receiving orthodontic treatment! This is especially beneficial to adult patients needing or desiring orthodontic treatment but not wanting to endure the hassles of metal braces.
Invisalign will gradually realign your teeth with clear, removable retainers that are customized to your treatment plan by Dr. Elliott. Invisalign enables patients to brush and floss normally because the retainers are removable, and routine dental exams and cleanings can be performed during treatment. This helps to reduce the possibility of plaque build up and teeth staining which can occur with traditional metal braces.
Invisalign allows patients to eat normally, with no diet restrictions: there are no wires to break while chewing and food cannot become lodged within metal brackets! For patients with mild to moderate orthodontic issues, Invisalign offers hassle-free treatment with excellent results. Typical treatment time is 6-12 months.
The smooth, plastic of Invisalign retainers greatly reduces gum and soft tissue irritation, a common side effect of treatment with traditional metal braces. Dr. Elliott uses specially designed software to design custom fit retainers that are comfortable and flexible- you will forget you are wearing them!
Questions about how Invisalign can improve your oral health or the appearance of your smile? Don’t keep putting off the smile makeover you have always wanted- schedule a consultation with Dr. Elliott at Lazer and Associates in Fallston to discuss your personal options.