Invisalign Specialist

Rad Orthodontics

Orthodontics located in Bethesda, MD, College Park, MD, Potomac, MD & Rockville, MD

A straighter smile doesn’t have to come with a metallic sheen. The innovative design of InvisalignⓇ allows you to improve your smile without the look and feel of traditional metal braces and is one of many orthodontic options available from the team at Rad Orthodontics in College Park, Potomac, and Bethesda, Maryland. To explore all that Invisalign has to offer, call the office today to set up a visit or spend a few moments on the online booking page.

Invisalign Q & A

What issues can Invisalign improve?

Invisalign creates a straighter smile by using a series of clear plastic aligners to slowly shift the positioning of your teeth. As you move through treatment you’ll periodically switch to a new set of aligners, which will begin working to move your smile closer to perfection. 

Invisalign is a great option for many orthodontic needs. In fact, the system can address most of the same concerns as traditional metal braces. Some of the issues Invisalign can treat include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Crowding
  • Gap teeth
  • General misalignment

When you come in for an initial consultation your specialist discusses the Invisalign options best suited for your specific set of needs. If an aligner-based approach is not the right fit, you’ll learn more about your alternatives. 

How long will it take for Invisalign to transform my smile?

Your treatment plan is customized to meet your orthodontic needs and goals. You’ll receive an estimate of the length of treatment before you make a decision about whether to move forward.

Most people wear their Invisalign aligners between one and two years to perfect their smile. If your orthodontic needs are more or less advanced than average, your treatment plan might be longer or shorter. 

Wearing your aligners around the clock is the best way to keep your treatment plan on track. Remove them only while eating, drinking, or brushing and flossing your teeth.  

What is it like to wear clear aligners?

Each set of aligners is made to fit snugly over the surface of your teeth. It takes a few days to get used to the sensation of wearing the aligners, but there is no significant discomfort. 

You can expect your trays to feel tighter for the first few days with a new set. As your teeth begin to move, the sensation of pressure will decrease, and you’ll barely notice the aligners by the time you move to the next set of trays. 

How much experience does Rad Orthodontics have with Invisalign?

Experience is important, and you’d be hard pressed to find an orthodontic team that has more experience with Invisalign than Rad Orthodontics. In fact, the office is designated as a Certified Diamond Plus Invisalign Provider, an achievement earned by only 1% of providers worldwide.

The team works with more than 1,000 Invisalign cases each year. With more than two decades of experience with the system, the Rad Orthodontics team has earned a reputation for expertise in this area of treatment. 

That experience enables the Rad Orthodontics team to perform accurate diagnostic assessments, craft customized treatment plans, and identify areas of concern that might arise as your smile transforms. The office was the first in the nation to offer an in-house iTeroⓇ scanner. They also have 3D printing technology that crafts your custom aligners while you wait.   

Book your appointment online or over the phone today to explore Invisalign in more detail.