Daniella Perez Simon, DMD
Cosmetic Dentist & Family Dentist located in North Bethesda, MD
When you hear the word “orthodontics” you probably envision wires, brackets, and rubber bands. But thanks to modern treatments like Invisalign®, achieving a straight, aesthetically pleasing smile is both easy and pain-free. The team at Daniella Perez Simon, DMD in North Bethesda, Maryland, proudly offers Invisalign oral aligners to men, women, and adolescents. It’s never too late to have a great smile. To request your consultation, call the office or click the online scheduling tool today.
Invisalign® Q & A
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is a state-of-the-art type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, nearly invisible plastic aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, there are no wires, brackets, or rubber bands involved.
Invisalign aligners are both safe and effective. They’re made of a patented thermoplastic known as SmartTrack®. SmartTrack is FDA-approved and free of allergens, including latex, gluten, BPS, and BPA.
What types of issues can Invisalign correct?
The team at Daniella Perez Simon, DMD typically recommends Invisalign to treat mild or moderate orthodontic issues, including:
Your dentist might also recommend Invisalign treatment if you have gaps or spaces between your teeth.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign treatment?
The only way to determine if you’re a candidate for Invisalign is to make an appointment at Daniella Perez Simon, DMD.
Following an oral exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your aesthetic goals, the team can make recommendations that align with your needs. If you have healthy teeth and gums, you’re probably a good candidate for treatment.
After evaluating your smile, your dentist develops a digital treatment plan that maps out the precise, step-by-step transformation of your smile. After approving a plan, a laboratory develops your aligners.
To achieve the best results, you’ll need to wear your aligners between 20-22 hours each day. Every one to two weeks, you return to Daniella Perez Simon, DMD to change into a new set of aligners. Each new set of aligners gradually shift your teeth into place.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
The length of orthodontic treatment with Invisalign depends on a number of factors, including the severity of your orthodontic issues and how frequently you wear your aligners. However, most people experience stunning results within 12-18 months. Depending on your unique situation, you might have to wear your aligners longer. Be patient and follow the team’s instructions accordingly.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile due to orthodontic issues like gaps or overcrowding, Invisalign treatment is worth considering. Make an appointment at Daniella Perez Simon, DMD today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.