Adult Invisalign® in Charles County and St. Mary’s County, MD
Adults in Charles County and St. Mary’s County and the surrounding communities who wish to have their teeth aligned or straightened without braces will be pleased to learn that Sequence Orthodontics, with convenient offices in Waldorf and Leonardtown, Maryland, offers Invisalign® for adults, as well as comprehensive orthodontic care for the whole family.
What is Adult Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment for adults who want to bypass metal or ceramic braces and align their teeth without any visible signs of braces. The Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of clear plastic aligners, custom-made for every individual patient and that resemble night guards. Over time, these aligners slowly shift teeth into the proper position. Invisalign® may also be recommended for ongoing use by patients who have completed orthodontic treatment to help maintain results until teeth have settled down and finished moving.
Why are So Many Adults Choosing Invisalign® Treatment?
Although alignment may take longer with Invisalign® than with traditional braces, Invisalign® offers greater convenience and ease of use while being practically invisible, allowing you to maintain a natural appearance during your treatment. The fact that the aligners are removable allows patients to enjoy all the foods they normally eat, as well as making it easier to keep teeth cleaned and flossed during treatment. Aligners may be easily cleaned by rinsing with soap and water.
How Does Invisalign® Work to Align Teeth in Adults?
The Invisalign® aligner trays are replaced every two weeks. Each new aligner adjusts your teeth one step closer to the proper position, gradually shifting the teeth into proper alignment. If after a reasonable time, Invisalign® treatment does not achieve proper alignment, our specialists may recommend regular braces to complete the treatment. In some cases, Invisalign® is recommended for patients who have completed treatment with traditional braces in order to complete and optimize the results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Adult Invisalign®?
Although Invisalign® is suitable for most patients, it may not be optimal for everyone. In some patients, Invisalign® may not provide enough force or pressure to achieve a successful alignment, and regular braces may be recommended.
How Long Do Adults Typically Have to Wear Invisalign®?
The length of Invisalign® treatment varies from patient to patient, but generally, takes longer than traditional braces. For most adults, treatment lasts an average of two to three years.
Is Invisalign® Treatment Painful or Uncomfortable for Adults?
Treatment with Invisalign® may produce mild soreness in the jaw and gums for a day or so after each initial fitting, but this treatment typically produces less discomfort than treatment with traditional metal or ceramic braces.
What Should I Do Next?
Adults living in Charles County or St. Mary’s County, Maryland who want to straighten their teeth, improve oral health and beautify their smile without traditional braces should contact our Waldorf or Leonardtown offices to schedule a consultation to discuss Invisalign® treatment.