Rockville Pediatric Dental

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Serving Rockville, Bethesda, Potomac, Gaithersburg,
and Silver Spring Areas

The Advantages of the Invisalign® System

Discreet Look — Many people opt for Invisalign because of its natural, aesthetic appearance. Invisalign aligners are clear and are virtually unnoticeable, even from short distances away.

Easier Oral Care — Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you can brush and floss more easily than with braces.

No Food Restrictions — Patients who wear braces must be more careful about eating certain foods to protect their wires and brackets from damage. With the Invisalign system, just take the aligners out to eat and drink, then brush your teeth before putting them back in.

Comfort — Invisalign aligners are made of SmartTrack® material, a soft, flexible plastic that will not irritate your mouth, so the orthodontic treatment process will be a more comfortable one.


How Invisalign® Treatment Works

Invisalign aligners use SmartForce® material to apply gentle, constant force to move your child’s teeth incrementally to the desired final position prescribed by our dentists. We will work with Invisalign to use their proprietary Clincheck software to map out the path to smile correction. These precise treatment instructions translate into a sequence of finely calibrated aligners that produce movements in your child’s teeth. Each aligner is manufactured to fit your child’s mouth at each stage of the treatment plan.

For best results, aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. Each aligner is worn for no more than two weeks and should only be taken out to eat, brush, and floss. When your child starts wearing each new set of aligners, he or she may experience a little pressure or discomfort for the first few days, which is totally normal. We will schedule your child for visits every 4-6 weeks to evaluate your child’s progress and for them to pick up their next set of aligners. As each aligner is replaced with the next, your child’s teeth will begin to move gradually until the final alignment prescribed is attained.