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Invisalign Fallston, MD

Invisalign®An Overview

If you need mild to moderate orthodontic treatment, Invisalign® invisible aligners may be right for you. Harford County Dentistry is a Fallston, MD Invisalign provider, helping patients gently reposition their teeth and straighten their smiles without traditional metal braces.

These 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 desiring orthodontic treatment, but not wanting to endure the hassles of metal braces.

Invisalign is the number one requested clear aligner system in the United States. This clear aligner system is suitable for both teens and adults. Invisalign is used to treat a variety of mild to moderate orthodontic concerns including:

Part of what makes Invisalign so remarkable is the patented clear aligners. These special aligners are made to fit perfectly over your teeth. They are hard enough to withstand daily use but soft and flexible for maximum comfort.

Best of all, Invisalign clear aligners are removable so you can eat, brush and floss normally. The smooth, plastic retainers greatly reduce gum and soft tissue irritation, a common side effect of treatment with traditional metal braces.

Dr. Comeau uses specially designed software to design custom-fit retainers that are comfortable and flexible- you will forget you’re wearing them!

Invisalign vs Braces

Studies show that clear aligners may be better for your dental hygiene during treatment compared to traditional metal braces. In addition to the esthetic and comfort advantages, Invisalign offers a number of significant clinical benefits including:

  • Improved gum and tooth health during treatment because of better oral hygiene.
  • No metal allergies due to brackets and wires.
  • More predictable treatment planning with CAD/CAM software.
  • Comfortable impressions using a handheld digital scanner- no impression trays.

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Schedule A Dental Exam Today

If you are looking for an Invisalign provider in Bel Air, MD and surrounding areas, contact Harford County Dentistry for a consultation. Our dentist office is conveniently located at 1810 Bel Air Road in Fallston, Maryland.

We offer our patients cosmetic dentistry in Bel Air, MD, and Jacksonville areas. We are accepting new patients! Call us for more information, or request an appointment online.

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Invisalign® What to Expect

The first step is a consultation with Dr. Comeau in our Fallston, MD family dental office. Once she’s determined that Invisalign is right for you, she will create a customized treatment plan. The first step in your treatment process is to take an impression of your teeth and send them to the Invisalign laboratory to have a series of custom, clear aligners made.

digital dental impressions harford county md Our office uses digital technology to take impressions of your teeth- no more messy, uncomfortable impression trays. Using the i-Tero scanner, we can take impressions chair-side using a convenient handheld wand. The immediate digital images produced can be used to evaluate your orthodontic needs and to create a personalized treatment plan for Invisalign.

These custom, clear and removable aligners will be changed every couple of weeks to gradually move your teeth into the desired position. Treatment can both improve oral health and enhance your natural smile.

Most patients complete Invisalign treatment in 6 – 12 months. You can eat normally, with no diet restrictions: there are no wires to break while chewing and food cannot become lodged within aligners. You can maintain your results for a lifetime with the use of a retainer, worn nightly, or for a short period of time daily.

Invisalign® FAQs

Does insurance cover Invisalign® Cost?

No, unfortunately most dental insurance plans do not cover Invisalign because they categorize it as a cosmetic option. Aligning crooked teeth with metal braces however is often covered by insurance. Ask you specific dental insurance provider for a breakdown of your benefits. They may be able to cover part of the procedure.

Will I still need to wear a retainer after Invisalign Treatment?

Yes. Wearing a retainer for a period of time after completing your Invisalign treatment will greatly reduce the chances of orthodontic relapse. Orthodontic relapse is when your teeth shift back into a crooked position because they weren’t given enough time to get used to the new straight position. This can undo all the work done from your Invisalign treatment, and effectively set you back.

Can Invisalign permanently damage my teeth?

Not likely. Invisalign clear aligners are safe to use for teens and adults. If worn properly and instructions are followed, your Invisalign treatment will not damage your teeth and gums. The Invisalign system is free of chemicals, does not scratch your gums or teeth, and is easily removable.

Will Invisalign clear aligners stain my teeth?

No. The material that is used to create your Invisalign clear aligners cannot stain your teeth or damage your tooth enamel. However, if you do not wash/rinse your aligners before and after you eat, you create an opportunity for bacteria to thrive.

Why choose Harford County Dentistry?

Dr. Kimberly Comeau and the dedicated team of dental professionals at Harford County Dentistry provide the personalized, comprehensive care that your family needs to keep everyone’s smiles beautiful and healthy. With a focus on disease prevention, we work with patients on an individual basis to help you achieve and enjoy good dental health.

Dr. Comeau offers cosmetic and restorative dental services to meet your needs and keep your smile looking and functioning its best in the long run. As a partner in your total health care, we take the time to get to know you and address your unique risk factors when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile that also supports your best quality of life.