Invisalign

Invisalign has changed so many lives in so many ways. After using Invisalign, people can’t remember what it felt like not to have straight, healthy teeth and to smile with confidence. Looking for a new smile? Invisalign is the solution.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign is the most widely used clear orthodontic aligner. Clear aligner orthodontic tooth movement is similar to traditional orthodontics in that teeth are moved in safe increments by placing a force on the crowns (the part you see in the mouth) of the teeth to move the crown and the root (the part below the gums).

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OX Orthodontix team

Benefits of Invisalign

Removable

Take out your aligners to eat, drink, brush and floss. No wire or braces means unrestricted eating, nowhere for food to get caught, and nothing to break.

Comfortable

The smooth, closely fitted trays don’t irritate as wires or brackets can. So keep up with your activities without worries or changes in routine.

Easy

Fewer appointments are needed since you switch to the next tray instead of having an in-office braces adjustment. And the appointments you do have take less time.

Invisalign Helps With

  • Tooth crowding
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Narrow tooth arches
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Protrusion
  • Deep bite
  • Open bite
  • Malocclusion
  • Anterior crossbite
  • Uneven teeth

The Process

Top 1% INVISALIGN PROVIDERS

OX Orthodontix is Ellicott City/Columbia and Clarksville/River Hill, MD areas’ top Invisalign providers, and we’re proud to be in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in the world.

Our patients take comfort in knowing that our experienced orthodontists have treated more patients than 99% of orthodontists worldwide. Our team specializes in this innovative orthodontic treatment and has been using it since its launch in 1997.

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Options For Everyone

Invisalign for Kids

Children often have orthodontic issues, including deep bites, crowded-out adult teeth, narrow arches, and crossbites. We can correct many of these issues with Invisalign clear aligners, and many families choose that route for ease of oral care and no limit on dietary options.

Invisalign for Teens

Some teens want braces for the colors and because they don’t have to keep track of wearing something. Others can address their orthodontic needs with a clear, aesthetic option that is effective and discrete.

Invisalign for Adults

Most of our adult patients come to us for Invisalign treatment. The adjustment period is short, and the appliance is clear. This means Invisalign clear aligner treatment is optimal for adults who favor an almost invisible appliance while we work on their ideal smile and bite.

INVISALIGN at-Home for Adults

Some adults qualify for a limited, all remote, at-home Invisalign treatment. This limited option focuses on just a few teeth, does not include bite correction, and treatment time is 6 months or less. Treatment is monitored by OX Orthodontix specialists in orthodontics and is optimal for adults who appreciate specialty care without having to miss work or school for in-office appointments.

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Dr. Selnick on Invisalign

Ready For A New Smile?

Invisalign FAQs

Invisalign is a company that produces virtually invisible aligners (or trays) after your orthodontist designs your smile. The aligners will gradually move your teeth into place for a beautiful smile.

Using 3D computer imaging, Invisalign® will show your entire treatment plan — from where your teeth begin to the final desired position. Then a series of clear trays are custom-made for you to move your teeth in the way determined by your doctor. Each is worn for about 1-2 weeks before you switch to the next set of aligners in the series. Aligners are worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. This straightening process continues until the planned new smile is achieved.

  • Discreet: Nearly invisible, no one will notice that you’re wearing Invisalign.
  • Removable: Take out your aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss. No wires or brackets mean unrestricted eating, nowhere for food to get caught, and nothing to break.
  • Comfortable: The smooth, closely fitted trays don’t irritate like wires or brackets.
  • Convenient: Play a sport or an instrument? Keep up with your activities without worries or changes in routine.
  • Easy: Fewer appointments are needed since you switch to the next tray instead of having an in-office braces adjustment. And the appointments you do have take less time.
  • Fun: We can show you how your teeth will look at the end of treatment right when you begin! Instead of imagining how much better your smile can be, you’ll be able to see it for yourself.
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No. Since the aligners are removable, you can eat and drink whatever you want. You have to remove your aligners to eat and drink. So, unlike conventional braces that use wires and brackets, you do not need to restrict any favorite foods or snacks unless your doctor instructs otherwise. To maintain fresh breath and good hygiene, you should brush your teeth after each meal and before you reinsert your aligners.

At OX Orthodontics you’ll pay exactly the same price for Invisalign and braces. We want you to be able to choose the treatment option that you are most comfortable with, not the lower-cost one.

Also, Invisalign treatment is covered by many dental insurance policies. So if your policy covers braces, it will also cover Invisalign. When you come in for your first exam, we’ll verify any insurance benefits and develop your flexible payment plan.

With Invisalign and Dental Monitoring, you only have to come in when needed! We can see your progress through your phone, so you only need to come in when it’s truly time. This saves you time and energy.

We seldom see Invisalign patients who need a comfort appointment or have an urgent issue, but the OX team is here if you need us!

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