Invisalign® Clear Aligners - Hagerstown, MD
Enjoy a Confident Smile
with Invisible Aligners
A Clear, Comfortable Way
to Straighten Your Teeth
If you have crooked teeth, smile gaps, or a misaligned bite, perhaps you considered traditional braces and decided they weren’t the right option for you. The development of Invisalign® clear aligners significantly streamlined the treatment of misaligned teeth. Despite its competition, Invisalign is the most widely used aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces, with more than 15 million people treated and counting.
Invisalign is a gentler, nearly invisible protocol for aligning teeth that eliminates the cumbersome brackets and wires required with traditional metal braces. If you’re looking for an orthodontist near you in Hagerstown, MD that offers a discreet alternative to metal braces, you’ve found the ideal practice. At Smile Design Centre, practice owner and Invisalign dentist Dr. Taimour Raja loves investing in the latest technology to benefit his patients. Invisalign is just one of the innovative technologies that set our practice apart from the rest!
The Benefits of Invisalign
- Discreet orthodontic treatment
- Doesn’t require any food limitations
- Smooth and comfortable to wear
- Greater self-confidence during treatment
- Fits busy adult and teen lifestyles
- Easy removal allows proper oral hygiene
A Proper Bite is About More Than a Beautiful Smile
Malocclusion (bad bite) is the imperfect positioning of teeth when your jaws are closed. In addition to self-esteem issues, malocclusion can make it easier for plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria to build up, thereby increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. When there isn’t enough room in your jaw, teeth can overlap or twist, thereby causing them to get pushed to the front or back. Upper teeth that jut out in front of your bottom teeth (overbite) can cause breathing and speech problems, difficulty chewing, and painful temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction.
Conversely, lower teeth that protrude past your upper teeth (underbite) can cause wear and tear on your front teeth, chewing difficulties, and sometimes speech problems. If upper and lower jaws don’t line up (crossbite), this can lead to loosening teeth, gum recession, enamel erosion, and TMJ-related pain. Aligning your teeth and bite significantly decreases your risk of developing potentially debilitating aesthetic and functional problems.
What Orthodontic Issues
Can Invisalign Treat?
Invisalign clear aligners are an especially good option for adults with functional or cosmetic issues due to crooked teeth. Tweens or teens with malocclusion, an overbite, or underbite may also be good candidates for this less invasive orthodontics protocol. While Invisalign can correct many orthodontic issues, clear aligners have limitations. Invisalign isn’t capable of raising or lowering the position of teeth in the jawline, correcting a midline discrepancy of more than 2mm, or resolving severe overbites or large gaps. In general, clear aligners in Hagerstown MD are a good option to correct crowding, crookedness, smaller gaps, moderate overbite and underbite, crossbite, and open bite.
Enjoy a New Smile with
Personalized Invisalign Treatment
Dr. Raja has extensive expertise in planning and closely monitoring Invisalign treatment to ensure every patient receives the beautiful and functional smiles they desire with invisible aligners. During your initial complimentary consultation, he’ll assess your overall dental health and take digital X-rays to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. If so, the next step is taking impressions with our iTero Element® scanner. The combination of iTero and ClinCheck® software enables Dr. Raja to show you the expected outcome and calculate the right amount of force for every tooth movement.
Invisalign aligners are fabricated from a proprietary material called SmartTrack®, an extremely durable, BPA-free clear plastic that improves targeted control of tooth movement—gradually and comfortably. As clear aligners are changed out every two weeks, you’ll start to notice your teeth gradually move into alignment. While the entire process can take as little as six months, the average treatment lasts about 12–18 months.
Get Straighter Teeth
Discreetly and Affordably
At Smile Design Centre, we’ve successfully treated countless patients with clear aligners and are committed to helping you afford this life-changing treatment. We accept most major dental insurance plans including PPOs and help our patients maximize their coverage. We also offer third-party financing to make it more affordable to achieve the aligned smile of your dreams. When you experience the dramatic effect straight teeth have on your smile beauty and self-confidence, you’ll be grateful you chose Invisalign in Hagerstown, MD!