Dr. Sheen is an Annapolis Invisalign Preferred Provider!
Invisalign® is a state-of-the-art treatment option for people who want straight teeth without the use of braces. This clear aligner system is discreet and will not impact your appearance or quality of life. It is one of the dental services that Dr. Vernon Sheen provides at his Annapolis, Maryland office.
It is safe and effective for teens and adults who want to achieve a straight, natural-looking smile. There is no need to spend two to four years wearing braces or other alignment correction products. The aligners are made of ultra-thin, ultra-clear, hard, soft plastic.
When it comes to all-around comfort, convenience, and confidence in your smile, Invisalign provides the very best results.
Is Invisalign the right choice for me?
Invisalign is the best treatment for you if you do not want to wear braces but need orthodontic treatment. Both teens and adults who need mild to moderate orthodontic treatment can use Invisalign.
Dr. Sheen, our dentist in Annapolis, MD, will examine your condition to determine if you qualify for Invisalign. It can be used as follow-up care for previous orthodontic treatment and to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Tooth crowding
- Spaces between teeth
- Narrow tooth arches
- Underbite or overbite
The benefits of Invisalign include the following:
- Treatment is discreet
- Comfortable treatment with soft aligners that do not irritate the gums
- Patients can enjoy a normal diet with the ability to remove aligners when eating
- Removable aligners make daily brushing and flossing easier, reducing the risk of tooth decay or gum disease
The Invisalign Process
The Invisalign process begins with digital impressions taken in our Annapolis area dentist office. Dr. Sheen will use the images of your teeth to create your treatment plan. He will then send it to the Invisalign lab.
Dr. Sheen utilizes CAD/CAM technology to custom-design your clear retainers. This technology allows for accurate and predictable results.
The CAD/CAM software will precisely map the tooth movement required and can even offer a glimpse of what your new smile will look like when complete.
You will then receive your first set of aligners that will slowly move the teeth into the proper position. The clear, removable aligners are changed every two weeks as your teeth slowly shift. The clear aligners are comfortable and removable and shift your teeth in about 6-12 months.
The number of aligners and treatment time will depend on the level of correction you need to achieve optimal dental health and your cosmetic goals.
You must wear your clear braces for 22 hours a day. This allows you to remove them to eat and continue a normal oral hygiene routine. Dr. Sheen suggests all patients using Invisalign attend regular appointments so he can monitor their progress and make any changes to the treatment plan.
Once your treatment is complete, we will give you a retainer to wear daily to maintain your new smile.
Does Invisalign hurt more than traditional braces?
Wearing Invisalign clear aligners does not hurt more than traditional metal braces. Clear aligners are custom-made to fit snuggly in your mouth. They will move your teeth slowly and gently so that you have less pain and discomfort than other options.
Will my dental insurance cover Invisalign treatment?
Your dental insurance can cover Invisalign as orthodontic dental care. However, if you use it strictly for cosmetic purposes, your insurance may not cover the treatment. Give us a call, and we can determine if your provider will cover treatment for you. You can also reach out to your provider directly.
What happens after Invisalign?
Once your treatment is complete, you will need to wear a retainer to maintain your new smile. A retainer is your first line of defense against orthodontic relapse. It is the only thing that helps prevent teeth from shifting out of place after orthodontics treatment. If you relapse after treatment, you may have to go through treatment again. This will cost you more time and money.
Learn More About Invisalign from Dr. Vernon Sheen
If you’re considering Invisalign, contact our dentist in Annapolis, MD, Dr. Vernon Sheen to find out if this discreet orthodontic treatment is right for you. Call (443) 482-5202 or schedule a consultation online.