Invisalign can straighten crooked and misaligned teeth. Invisalign is a cosmetic dentistry treatment that can help prevent problems that often arise with crooked teeth, such as overcrowding or tooth decay. The snug clear aligners are removable and allow patients to thoroughly brush and floss teeth. Patients may enjoy a diet without restriction during their treatment plan.
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.
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 very well before she sends you home with each pair.
Invisalign aligners fit snugly against the teeth so patients can speak normally without issues. You will wear your custom 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 and how often you wear your aligners.
Correcting Crooked Teeth can Help Your Oral Health
When your teeth are uneven, thorough brushing and flossing can be difficult, or nearly impossible. When food gets stuck in your teeth, it can lead to gum infections and tooth decay. The process creates plaque buildup and increases oral acidity. This leads to a greater risk of tooth decay and gingivitis. The pressure misalignment places on the jaw joints can also lead to the onset of a TMJ disorder and bruxism.
Invisalign can repair or fix:
- 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 provide you with treatment. Dr. Agrawal will check your teeth and gums before treatment to see if Invisalign is right for you. She will also take your goals, budget, and oral health history into account.
Why choose Invisalign?
Invisalign offers many benefits to patients with crooked teeth. Clear Invisalign aligners are less striking than traditional metal wires, and much more comfortable. With Invisalign, patients do not need to avoid certain foods because they can remove their aligners to eat.
Patients who undergo Invisalign treatment often have better gum and tooth health during treatment. This is because they can clean their teeth thoroughly after removing their aligners. Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit the patient 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 the Invisalign treatment process?
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 for Invisalign
Do you want to straighten your teeth? Restore balance to your smile with clear Invisalign aligners. Call Columbia Family Dental Care in Howard County today at 410.221.3097. You may also schedule an appointment with Dr. Agrawal on our website.