Invisalign is used to straighten crooked and misaligned teeth. Made of comfortable clear aligners, Invisalign is a cosmetic treatment that can help prevent problems that often arise with crooked teeth, such as overcrowding or tooth decay. Aligners are removable and allow patients to thoroughly brush and floss teeth. Patients may enjoy a diet without restriction during their treatment.
Dr. Sulekha Agrawal provides Invisalign in Columbia, MD at Columbia Family Dental Care. She works one-on-one with her patients to find the best solution to their dental problems. Dr. Agrawal will be with you every step of the way of the treatment process.
What Does Invisalign Treat?
Invisalign may be used to treat:
- Crooked teeth
- Bite misalignment
- Gaps between teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
If you have any of these problems, please call Columbia Family Dental Care so that we may be able to provide you with treatment. Dr. Agrawal will examine your teeth and gums before treatment to determine if Invisalign is right for you. She will also take your goals, budget, and oral health history into account.
Invisalign Treatment in Columbia, MD
Invisalign gradually shifts teeth into a more balanced bite using a series of custom-designed aligners. Dr. Agrawal takes digital impressions of your teeth and gums, which form a pathway used to create a series of aligners. She will ensure that your first pair of aligners fit comfortably before she sends you home with each pair.
Invisalign aligners are meant to fit snugly against the teeth so patients can speak normally without discomfort. Patients wear their personalized series of aligner sets over about the span of one year. Patients typically wear each set of aligners for two weeks for 22 hours a day. Your own treatment time will vary depending on your specific orthodontic issues.
There are several frequently asked questions that patients may ask, including:
Why choose Invisalign?
Invisalign offers multiple benefits to patients with crooked teeth. Clear Invisalign aligners are less noticeable than traditional metal braces and more comfortable. With Invisalign, patients do not need to avoid certain foods because they may remove their aligners to eat.
Patients who undergo Invisalign treatment often have better gum and tooth health during treatment because they can clean their teeth thoroughly after removing their aligners. Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit each patient precisely without irritation or pain.
How much is Invisalign treatment?
The price of treatment depends on the condition of your teeth and how long you require Invisalign aligners. If you have dental insurance, the cost of your care will vary. We will work with you to maximize your benefits by helping you with billing and paperwork.
How fast is Invisalign treatment?
Many patients complete orthodontic treatment with Invisalign quicker than they would have with traditional braces. The average Invisalign treatment time is about 12 to 18 months.
Request a Dental Consultation
Do you want to straighten your teeth? Restore balance to your smile with clear Invisalign aligners. Call Columbia Family Dental Care today at 410.221.3097. You may also schedule an appointment with Dr. Agrawal on our website.