Orthodontist - Hagerstown, MD
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Smile Freely with Straighter Teeth
Malocclusion (bad bite or misaligned teeth) is the third most prevalent oral health problem after cavities and periodontal disease. Malocclusion is typically diagnosed through routine dental exams and digital X-rays. Traditional metal or clear braces are the primary treatment to correct misalignment. Interestingly, many people mistakenly think orthodontics is reserved for children and teens. In fact, teeth continue to shift into adulthood, which can result in crooked teeth, a misaligned bite, and other functional and cosmetic issues.
Whether you’re unhappy with your teeth due to aesthetic or health reasons, it’s not too late to improve your smile. Children, teens, and adults who get braces experience improved oral health and self-assurance that comes with a straighter, confident smile. The good news is that advances in orthodontics have made treatment more comfortable and discreet than ever before—for people of all ages. At Smile Design Centre, we offer Invisalign® clear braces in Hagerstown, MD, a minimally invasive teeth straightening method that is ideal for many tweens, teens, and adults.
Issues Associated with
Although every human being has somewhat unique teeth, misaligned teeth are typically more noticeable. Misaligned teeth or jaws can cause a wide range of problems or none at all, depending on the type and severity. If you have missing, crooked, or crowded teeth, you may withdraw and avoid smiling. This can affect your emotional, social, and professional life, as well as your overall well-being. Severe misalignment can negatively impact eating, drinking, and speaking, or even cause people to breathe through their mouth instead of their nose.
This can also lead to debilitating, symptoms associated with temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Misalignment makes it harder to brush and floss teeth properly. Crowded teeth enable bacteria and plaque to thrive in hidden places, increasing the risk of inflammation, gum disease, bone loss, and tooth decay. In addition, jaw misalignment can cause obstructive sleep apnea, which comes with its own set of serious health risks.
The Benefits of
- Provides an aligned and functional bite
- Improves smile aesthetics and confidence
- Restores proper spacing and eliminates crowding
- Prevents tooth and jaw pain
- Reduces the risk of tooth decay and gum disease
- Prevents or eases speech impairments
Discover The Invisible
Invisalign clear aligners are a comfortable, nearly invisible straightening option that eliminates the need for cumbersome metal brackets and wires. In addition to being virtually invisible, a big benefit is that clear aligner can easily be removed for oral hygiene, eating, and sports. The entire process can take as little as six months, although the average treatment lasts about 12–18 months. While our team can treat moderate alignment issues with Invisalign, more complex cases are referred to an orthodontist who offers more comprehensive orthodontics.
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Like Our Aligners
We think everyone with an alignment issue deserves the amazing benefits of orthodontics in Hagerstown, MD. Your free Invisalign consultation includes a digital scan, before and after smile simulation, a treatment plan, and a cost estimate. Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment the same way as traditional braces. Like so many other satisfied patients who chose Smile Design Centre for Invisalign, you’ll wonder why you didn’t start your journey to improved dental function and smile beauty sooner!