Invisalign® An Overview
Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates is proud to offer patients in Annapolis the option of Invisalign® invisible braces. Invisalign is the leading clear braces system in the United States, with more than one million success stories. Clear braces provide a number of benefits over traditional metal braces including more comfortable, healthier and discreet treatment for straighter teeth.
Patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns may be able to correct their smiles using Invisalign clear braces. Custom designed clear aligners are an efficient, comfortable treatment for realigning crooked teeth that will not disrupt your professional or social life like traditional metal braces.
Our dentists may recommend Invisalign to treat:
- Misaligned or crooked teeth
- Cross bite
- Over bite
- Under bite
- Crowded teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Invisalign® vs Metal Braces
Metal braces are the conventional treatment to straighten teeth but there are many disadvantages to using them when compared to Invisalign®. Invisible braces alleviate many of the hassles associated with traditional metal braces including:
- Shorter treatment times
- There are no dietary restrictions
- They are more comfortable and removable
- With clear braces, the treatment is unnoticeable
- There are no risks of tooth enamel staining from permanently attached brackets
Is Invisalign safe for my teeth?
Yes, Invisalign does not damage teeth like traditional braces. Always make sure you are removing them before you eat, and clean your teeth before putting your clear aligners back on.
How fast does Invisalign work?
If you follow all instructions, and brush at least twice a day, you may start seeing results within the first month. Invisalign treatment can be completed in about a year. Although this will depend on how crooked and misaligned your teeth are.
Is Invisalign covered by my dental insurance?
Invisalign is generally not covered by dental insurance. A deposit is necessary to begin your treatment and payments can be made throughout the course of your Invisalign treatment. Additional financing options are available through CareCredit.