Invisible Braces Specialist

Rad Orthodontics

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

If you want straighter teeth without the hassle or visibility of metal braces, it’s time to talk to the team at Rad Orthodontics. The practice offers two types of invisible braces to help you get your dream smile at their offices in College Park, Potomac, and Bethesda, Maryland. For more information about braces others can’t see, call the office closest to you or schedule an appointment online today.

Invisible Braces Q & A

What are invisible braces?

Invisible braces are an advancement in orthodontics that allows you to get a straighter smile without the need for visible brackets and wires. 

Rad Orthodontics strives to offer their patients the latest in orthodontic treatments available today. That’s why they offer not one but two types of invisible braces: Incognito™ hidden braces and Invisalign® clear aligners. 

What are Incognito hidden braces?

Also called lingual braces, these braces work like traditional braces. But instead of placing the brackets on the front of your teeth, where they’re visible, your Rad Orthodontics provider puts them on the tongue-side of your teeth, hiding them. These brackets attach to a wire that guides your teeth into their proper position. 

Incognito braces are custom-created to fit comfortably inside your mouth. They’re ideal for athletes who play contact sports, musicians who play wind instruments, or anyone who doesn’t want to have to deal with visible brackets and wires in their mouths. If you want braces to align your teeth but don’t want the cosmetic ramifications of them, ask your Rad Orthodontics provider about Incognito hidden braces. 

What are Invisalign clear aligners?

If you’d rather skip the brackets and wires altogether, consider Invisalign. This orthodontic treatment moves your teeth to their proper positions by using a series of clear plastic aligners. Rad Orthodontics is recognized as a Diamond Plus Provider of Invisalign, placing them in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in the country. 

When you choose Invisalign at Rad Orthodontics, the process starts with a 3D scan of your mouth. Using that scan, your first set of clear plastic aligners is 3D printed and trimmed to fit over your teeth in their current position. As you wear that set of aligners for the prescribed amount of time — one or two weeks — they move your teeth gradually. You then switch that aligner out for the next one in your series, which shifts your teeth closer to their ideal position. 

By the time you finish wearing your last aligner, your teeth are straight. And you only need to wear your aligners for 20–22 hours a day, leaving plenty of time to eat, play sports, give presentations, and more. 

For more information about your invisible braces options, call the Rad Orthodontics office closest to you or schedule an appointment online today.