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Invisalign services offered in the greater Bethesda and Gaithersburg, MD area

Invisalign® is a revolutionary solution for achieving a straighter smile without the hassle of traditional braces. At Smile Design Studio of Bethesda in Gaithersburg and Bethesda, Maryland, the experienced dental providers understand the desire for a confident smile that doesn’t compromise your appearance during the treatment process. Learn if you’re a candidate for Invisalign clear aligners during a consultation. Call today or use the online tool to schedule your visit.

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions. You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks. As you progress through the series, your teeth move closer to the final result.

How is Invisalign different from traditional braces?

Unlike traditional braces that use metal brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are made from smooth, comfortable plastic. They're virtually invisible when worn, making them an ideal choice for those who want to straighten their teeth discreetly. Invisalign aligners are also removable, allowing you to eat, drink, brush, and floss with ease.

Who is a candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign works for most people with mild to moderate orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps, and certain bite problems. A consultation with our experienced dental team can determine if Invisalign is the right solution for your needs.

Teens and adults particularly appreciate the subtlety and simplicity of Invisalign. The fact that the aligners can straighten your teeth without the need for uncomfortable brackets and dietary restrictions is also appealing. 

How does the Invisalign treatment process work?

The journey begins with a consultation, where your dentist will assess your smile and discuss your goals. If Invisalign is a suitable option, the team takes digital impressions and scans to create your personalized treatment plan. They send the scans to the Invisalign laboratory, which crafts your unique aligners. 

When they arrive at the office, you come in for an appointment, where the team explains how to use the aligners to best improve your smile.

How long does Invisalign treatment typically take?

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies depending on the complexity of your case and the specific alignment goals. On average, treatment can take around 12-18 months, but some cases may require less time, while others might take longer. Often, Invisalign treatment is quicker than treatment with traditional braces.

How often should I wear my Invisalign aligners?

For optimal results, Invisalign aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours a day, removing them only for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Consistency in wearing your aligners is essential to ensure the treatment progresses as planned.

Find out how Invisalign can straighten your smile. Call Smile Design Studio of Bethesda today or use this website to book an appointment.