Posted .

As the years go by there are several things that can cause minor deviations to develop with the alignment of your teeth. This is even more likely to be an issue if you lost a tooth or you had existing alignment problems from your childhood.
As this starts to happen it can leave you with an unappealing smile and a mouth prone to problems with dental attrition and dental fractures.
Fortunately, it might be possible for us to fit you for Invisalign® to gradually correct the position of your misaligned teeth. They are made from a durable clear plastic material that fits perfectly with the shape of your teeth. You will need to switch out to a new set of aligners every two weeks. Each one will gradually move your teeth a little closer to their ideal position.
Before fitting you for Invisalign®, your dentist will examine your mouth. This helps to determine the overall health of your teeth and determine the number of aligners needed to correct the position of your teeth.
Your dentist will then create a detailed impression of your teeth. This will be sent to a special Invisalign® laboratory where orthodontic technicians will develop a series of custom aligner trays.
You will need to wear Invisalign® for 20 to 22 hours each day to maximize the realignment effect. As long as you are wearing the aligners during the prescribed times, you should expect to meet your alignment goals in the course of three to four sets of aligners.
While you have Invisalign® in your mouth, you can drink normally. However, you will need to remove them before you eat. You should never smoke or chew gum while the aligners are in your mouth. When you’re not wearing them, you should keep the aligners in the case provided.
If you are in the Havre de Grace, Maryland, area and you are interested in Invisalign® you should call 410-939-4030 to schedule to set up a consultation at Bel Air Smile Partners.