Clear Aligners: An Overview
Tired of hiding your smile because of crooked teeth?
Dr. Emily Lin, Dr, Margaret O'Connell, and Dr. Nicole Esquillin are Baltimore Invisalign/Suresmile providers and offer this revolutionary solution for orthodontic treatment that straightens your teeth without the use of traditional metal wires and brackets. Patients use a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners that gradually move teeth into the desired position for a straighter and healthier smile.
The customized aligner trays are comfortable and discreet- no one has to know you are wearing them. A new set of aligners are used approximately every two weeks until the desired result is achieved. Invisalign is available for both adults and teens and offers several key benefits for both oral health and lifestyle:
- Clear aligners are removable for eating- no need for dietary restrictions.
- The smooth material does not irritate or harm the soft tissues of the mouth.
- Removable aligners allow for daily oral hygiene and routine dental care, reducing the risk of decay and staining.
Canton Dental Associates welcomes new patients and is convenient for many local Baltimore communities including Canton, Federal Hill, Fells Point, Harbor East and the Greater Baltimore Area.. The first step towards learning about how clear aligners can be the solution for your crooked teeth is to come in for a consultation with our dentists.
Contact our Baltimore dentist office at (410) 675-3300 to schedule your appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve a smile that not only achieves your aesthetic goals, but supports lasting dental health.
What to Expect
Our dentists will meet with you to evaluate your dental health and cosmetic concerns to determine if clear aligners are right for you. Clear aligners can effectively treat mild to moderate orthodontic concerns including over bite, under bite, gaps between the teeth and misaligned teeth.
High-resolution, 3D images will be taken with a digital scanner to begin the process and guide the treatment plan. Custom, clear aligners will be custom made for your unique needs and cosmetic goals.
We will provide clear instructions on how many hours the aligners must be worn per day, typically about 20-22 hours. A custom-made retainer will be created as the final step to ensure your teeth stay in their new position.
AcceleDent® for Invisalign
Canton Dental Associates is proud to offer AcceleDent®, a safe and gentle way to enhance your current orthodontic solution and reduce your treatment time.
Acceledent relies on soft-pulse technology to generate small vibrations that move teeth. Using the activator 20 minutes per day facilitates tooth movement, reducing the length of treatment time by up to 50%.