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Invisalign Ellicott City MD

Do you have crooked or misaligned teeth? Are you looking for a modern way to straighten your smile? Dr. Denise Halliburton offers Invisalign treatment to her patients at Halliburton Family Dentistry in Ellicott City, MD. Invisalign is a cosmetic dental treatment that uses clear aligners to straighten the teeth. This discreet and comfortable treatment method offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic treatment that makes it more user-friendly. Discover more about Invisalign below.

Invisalign treatment in Ellicott City, Maryland

Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces

Traditional braces use metal wires and brackets that can irritate the gums. Patients with metal braces are also unable to eat hard, sticky, or chewy foods that can damage their dental hardware. When metal braces are removed, there can be stains remaining on the enamel from the brackets.

Invisalign aligners are removable so patients can eat and brush their teeth. Because of this, Invisalign does not require any dietary restrictions. Patients can fully brush and floss their teeth after eating to keep their aligners fresh and clean. Invisalign is also made of a comfortable plastic that conforms to teeth and does not damage gums. Overall, Invisalign aligners offer a more comfortable and discreet treatment for patients with crooked teeth.

Treatment with Invisalign

To begin the Invisalign process, we will take impressions of the teeth. These impressions are used to map out your treatment. Each pair of aligners are worn and then switched out every couple of weeks. The aligners gradually shift the teeth into a straighter and more balanced position. Invisalign treatment can take six months to eighteen months. Patients wear their clear aligners for 22 hours per day, only removing them to eat or brush their teeth.

Invisalign FAQs

Learn more about Invisalign treatment:

Am I a candidate for Invisalign?

Patients with mild to moderate orthodontic problems are the best candidates for Invisalign treatment. If you have severely overcrowded or misaligned teeth, we may recommend oral surgery or metal braces. In addition, we do not recommend Invisalign for young children. Teens and adults can receive Invisalign treatment because they have all of their permanent adult teeth.

How long is Invisalign treatment?

If you follow your treatment instructions, you may start seeing results within one month. Invisalign treatment can be completed in six to eighteen months. This depends on how misaligned your teeth are as well as how closely you comply with caring for your teeth and aligners.

Does Invisalign treatment hurt?

Invisalign aligners are not as painful as traditional metal braces. Patients often feel some mild pressure or discomfort as they try on each new pair of aligners. However, this quickly fades as the teeth adjust to their new position.

Schedule a Dental Appointment Today

Do you want to learn more about Invisalign treatment? Request a dental consultation with Dr. Halliburton on our website. You can also call Halliburton Family Dentistry at  443.232.0656. Feel free to let us know if you have any remaining questions about Invisalign and we will be happy to assist you. Our office serves Ellicott City, Columbia, Elkridge, and Howard County.