Invisalign® in Silver Spring

Artistic Family Dentistry of Silver Spring provides Invisalign services in Silver Spring, MD. Call 240-641-5828 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

Invisalign has revolutionized the way we straighten teeth. This modern approach uses clear plastic aligners instead of metal brackets and wires to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, including overbites, underbites, cross-bites, open-bites, and more. Not only are Invisalign aligners discreet, they’re also more comfortable and convenient than traditional braces. You can continue to eat your favorite foods, brush and floss like normal, and smile proudly without anyone knowing you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Your aligners are custom made for you based on how your dentist wants your teeth to move. Every two weeks, you’ll change to a new set of aligners and your teeth will gradually shift into their new positions over time until your treatment is complete. Patients are overwhelmingly thrilled with the results. Achieving the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted has never been easier!

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

How much does it cost for Invisalign in Silver Spring?

Invisalign in Silver Spring costs between $3000 and $7000, depending on how much correction your teeth and bite need, how long you need treatment, and how many aligners are required. If your dental insurance plan covers orthodontic treatment, it may cover all or part of the costs of Invisalign.

How long does it take to straighten your teeth with Invisalign?

This depends on the severity of your orthodontic issues and your compliance with the program. Invisalign aligners only work when you wear them, so if you take them out often and leave them out for extended periods of time, your treatment will likely take longer than if you wear them all day long, removing them only to eat and brush. Usually Invisalign treatment takes between 12 and 18 months.

Which is better, braces or Invisalign?

The answer to this question depends on your personal preferences and lifestyle. Braces and Invisalign aligners both work equally well, so deciding which is better comes down to what you’re looking for in an orthodontic treatment. If having a discreet treatment option matters to you, if you’d like to continue to eat your favorite foods, and if you’re looking for the most comfortable solution, Invisalign is superior to metal braces. On the other hand, if you’re looking for the least expensive option, traditional metal braces may be the best fit for you.

How painful is Invisalign?

Invisalign isn’t painful, but it can be uncomfortable at times. In general, this discomfort is less than that experienced with braces. When you first get your Invisalign aligners, they’ll feel tight, uncomfortable, and they may even cause headaches. This discomfort usually lessens after a few days. Whenever you switch to a new set of aligners, you’ll feel some tightness and discomfort again, but typically this isn’t as bad as when you get your first set.

Do you wear Invisalign when you sleep?

Yes, you should wear your Invisalign aligners when you sleep. In fact, you should only remove your aligners when you’re brushing or flossing and when you’re eating. Invisalign aligners only work when you wear them, so if you were to take them out for eight hours every night while you sleep, your treatment time would be much longer!

Call 240-641-5828 to schedule your appointment.