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Find out if getting clear braces in Baltimore could give you a more ideal smile.
From your choice in clothes, to your hairstyle, to the evenness of your grin, your appearance says a great deal about you. We often make assumptions about people based on their appearance. While this isn’t altogether fair, one study found that a straighter smile was perceived more positively than a crooked smile.
Roughly two-thirds of Americans say they are more likely to remember appealing features, like a nice smile, than unattractive ones. So what does your smile say about you? Are you looking to get a straighter set of pearly whites without metal mouth? Your Baltimore dentist has the answer.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the clear, discreet way to straighten your teeth without dealing with the metal brackets and wires that traditional braces require. Instead, you put on a set of clear aligners that go over the upper and lower teeth to shift teeth into the proper position.
How do I know if Invisalign is right for me?
Invisalign can treat everything from mild to more severe cases, depending on what your goals are and what you are looking to improve. Invisalign can fix crooked teeth, gaps and overcrowding, bad bites (also referred to as malocclusions) and protruding teeth.
What should I expect when I get Invisalign?
During your consultation, your Baltimore dentist will sit down with you to map out a treatment plan based on your specific goals. From the impressions we take, a lab will fabricate your personalized Invisalign aligners. The number of aligners you wear will depend on the length of your treatment and which issues you are looking to correct.
Once your aligners are ready, we will fit you with the first of your series. You will wear them for about two weeks and then swap them out for the next set in your treatment.
How long will I wear my Invisalign aligners?
This will depend on many factors, including the severity of your case and which teeth need to be shifted. The more hours you wear your aligners each day, the faster your treatment will be. We recommend that you wear them for 20 to 22 hours each day, and only removing them to brush your teeth and eat.
Is Invisalign right for you? The best way to find out is to schedule an orthodontic consultation with your Baltimore dentist at K. Michael Murphy and Associates. Call us to find out more!
We are excited to announce the launch of our new blog. We believe that dental health care is vital to your overall wellbeing and hope you find our blog to be both informative and beneficial to your oral health.
Our blog will keep you up to date with the latest information from the dental field including advancements in treatment, new procedures and practical dental health advice from Drs. K Michael Murphy, Alexandra Welzel, Dawn Merguerian & Associates.
We hope you find our blog to be a great resource for keeping up to date with proper tooth care and dental needs.
We welcome feedback and encourage you to comment on our posts.
-- Drs. K Michael Murphy, Alexandra Welzel, Dawn Merguerian & Associates