Choosing to straighten your teeth is a big decision that can affect not only your appearance but your lifestyle as well. As an adult, you may be looking to improve your smile for business and social reasons, or even for a special occasion like your wedding day or graduation. Or perhaps you’re a teen or the parent of a teen looking for an effective yet discreet solution.
Dr. Kevin Welinsky is a Towson cosmetic dentist and Invisalign provider and he can offer teens and adults a simple way to straighten their smiles or address mild to moderate orthodontic concerns without the hassles and embarrassment often associated with metal braces. Take a moment to learn more about the entire Invisalign treatment process and how it can help you.
What is Invisalign and How Does it Work?
Invisalign works by using a series of retainer-like clear aligners to gradually move the teeth into the optimal position. In your initial appointment, Dr. Welinsky will take digital impressions of your teeth, and using CAD/CAM technology, he will create a treatment plan to improve the health and appearance of your smile through repositioning the teeth.
Your unique series of clear aligners will gradually push your teeth into the desired position. Like traditional braces, this happens very slowly. Your retainers will be molded not to fit the current position of your teeth, but to fit your teeth after their first stage of the movement. Because the grooves of the aligner will push against your teeth, they will gradually begin to move, until they fit perfectly into the aligner. Most patients will change their aligners every two weeks.
Benefits of Invisalign in Towson, MD
When you are wearing Invisalign, the majority of people that you encounter on a daily basis will not even know that you are currently going through treatment.
Removable & Easy To Clean
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign is removable. This means that it is easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth as you normally would do on a daily basis.
Eat Anything You Want
Since Invisalign aligners are easily removed, you can enjoy your favorite foods and not have to worry about food getting stuck in your traditional metal braces.
Invisalign can treat mild to moderate orthodontic concerns, including crooked or protruding teeth, overbite or underbite
Does Invisalign hurt?
Invisalign can cause discomfort from pressure on the teeth when a new set of aligners is placed. The hard-soft material typically does not irritate soft tissues and most patients find they eventually forget they are wearing the aligners.
Is Invisalign covered by dental insurance?
Some dental insurance policies offer an orthodontic benefit which typically covers a portion of the total cost of treatment. Our office will work with you to determine your possible benefits and to provide payment options that meet your needs.
Is Invisalign offered for teens?
Yes. Dr. Welinsky can offer treatment with Invisalign for teen patients after an evaluation to determine that this is the best option for their dental health needs.
Schedule a Dental Exam and Consultation Today
The first step towards a healthy, beautiful new smile is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Welinsky. Contact our family-friendly dentistry office if you would like to learn more about Invisalign. Contact us at (410) 692-8453 or use our online appointment request form and we will contact you shortly. Dr. Welinsky’s Baltimore, MD area dentist office is convenient for patients in Towson, West Towson, Parkville, and many suburbs in Baltimore, MD.