Orthodontics in Germantown, MD
Rosewood Dental provides orthodontic treatments in Germantown, MD. Call 301-515-2466 to learn more or schedule your appointment.
At Rosewood Dental, we are certified Invisalign Diamond providers, which is the highest level of certification. We also offer customized retainers to keep your teeth in their best alignment.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign replaces the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces with a series of comfortable, removable, nearly invisible medical grade aligners. You will wear each set of aligners for 20-22 hours per day for two weeks, or as instructed, and then change to the next set at home. We will see you once every four to six weeks to monitor your progress. Depending on your individual needs, Invisalign treatment may last for 9 to 15 months.
Invisalign’s smooth aligners have no sharp edges to poke or scratch the delicate tissues of your mouth. There are no wires to pop or metal brackets to fall off. Invisalign aligners are removable, so you can continue to eat your favorite foods and perform your regular oral hygiene routine. Best of all, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. You can smile and laugh with ease, and no one needs to know that you are straightening your teeth.
Invisalign Teen works exactly the same way as Invisalign for adults, but there are a number of extra features that were designed specifically for teens. These include:
Complimentary Replacements: Teens have a lot on their minds, and it is easy for things to get misplaced. That’s why Invisalign Teen includes up to six free replacement aligners. It is important to get used to keeping track of your aligners, but you will have peace of mind knowing that if an aligner goes missing, you won’t need to pay extra to replace it.
Room for Growing Teeth: Many teens are still growing when they make the decision to straighten their teeth. It can be tough to chase down alignment issues in a mouth that is constantly changing, but Invisalign Teen has a special feature that guides new molars into the proper position.
Ability to Move Roots: Some of your tooth roots may need to shift to fix your alignment issues. Invisalign Teen can gently make these adjustments, perfecting your finished smile.
Usage Indicators: Teens can be forgetful at times. A major advantage of Invisalign Teen is that the aligners can be removed for eating and oral hygiene, but busy teens may forget to put them back in. Invisalign Teen aligners contain usage indicators to demonstrate whether they are being used correctly.
When your teeth achieve their final position, it takes some time for the structures that hold them in place to adapt. To avoid having your teeth start shifting back to their original position, we will provide you with a retainer. In most cases, you will need to wear the retainer around the clock for a few months, and then transition to overnight use only, and gradually stop using it at all. We will provide detailed instructions based on your individual needs.
Call 301-515-2466 to schedule your appointment.