Invisalign in Germantown, MD

Invisalign clear aligners are a popular orthodontic treatment that adults choose when they want straight teeth but don't want metal braces. At Century Dental in Germantown, MD, we offer Invisalign braces because you deserve a straight, confident smile.

If you thought the time for orthodontic treatment had passed you by, we invite you to take a look at all the benefits of straightening your smile with Invisalign.

The Benefits of Invisalign Clear AlignersGermantown woman hugging man's shoulders from behind

Invisalign clear aligners have been available for over 30 years, and millions have discovered the benefits. Clear aligners correct most of the same issues as metal braces, including relapses from previous orthodontic treatment.

There are several reasons why clear aligners are such a popular adult orthodontic treatment and why Dr. Fernando Archuleta recommends them. 

A Discreet Appearance

Why announce orthodontic treatment to the world when you can wear discreet Invisalign aligners? The BPA-free plastic aligners are crystal-clear and virtually invisible when worn. Unlike metal braces, most people won't know that you're having orthodontic treatment.

More Comfortable Than Metal Braces

If you're considering Invisalign as an alternative to traditional braces, clear aligners were designed for patient comfort and convenience. Clear aligners have a smooth surface with no metal or sharp edges to irritate the inside of your mouth. They also exert less pressure on your teeth and gums, yet they are just as effective as traditional orthodontics. 

Convenient Orthodontic Treatment

Invisalign treatment couldn't be more convenient! You wear your custom aligners as instructed—22 hours a day is ideal—and only remove them for oral hygiene and meals. After enjoying your favorite foods, brush your teeth to remove food particles and pop your clear aligners back in.

Close up of woman using Invisalign from Germantown dentistHow Does Invisalign Treatment Work?

If you'd like to learn more about Invisalign or see if you are a good candidate, please call Century Dental to schedule an appointment with our Invisalign dentist.

Dr. Archuleta will perform a thorough evaluation that includes taking x-rays, impressions, and photos of your teeth. If he finds you're a good candidate for Invisalign, he'll send your information to an Invisalign lab that customizes your aligners.

When they're ready, you'll return to our office to pick up your first few sets of aligners. You should wear the first for 2-3 weeks, then dispose of them and switch to the next set. 

Every 4-6 weeks, you'll visit our Germantown dental office, where we'll check on your progress and give you your next sets of aligners. We'll follow these steps until you've worn all your prescribed aligners and your teeth are in the ideal straight position.

Straight Teeth Are Healthy Teeth!

The problems created by crooked teeth go beyond smile aesthetics. When your teeth are overlapped or tightly packed together, effective oral hygiene can be challenging. When you can't clean your teeth properly, plaque and tartar builds up and increase your risk of cavities and gum disease.

Crooked teeth can also cause problems with your dental bite, which leads to teeth grinding, uneven tooth wear, broken teeth, and TMJ disorders.

Learn More about Invisalign in Germantown, MD

If your goal is a straighter, healthier, more attractive smile, Invisalign clear aligners may be the solution to help you achieve it. Call Century Dental to schedule an appointment with our Invisalign dentist to get started!