Home| Dental Services|Orthodontics If you’re a busy professional, you might feel like your window for orthodontic treatment has passed. You’ve worked hard to cultivate your mature image, and the last thing you want to do is commit yourself to years of traditional metal braces. Thankfully, traditional braces aren’t your only option anymore. At Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, you can achieve the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted with Invisalign® clear braces. Unlike traditional braces, which use metal brackets and wires, Invisalign® uses a series of clear aligners to progressively straighten teeth. That means you can look forward to greater discretion as you work towards your goal. No one except our Bethesda cosmetic dentists—Dr. Deborah Klotz or Dr. Robert Schlossberg—will ever have to know about your braces. Benefits of Invisalign® In addition to being virtually indistinguishable, Invisalign® offers numerous benefits over metal braces and other traditional orthodontic systems. These can include: Increased comfort (no brackets or wires to deal with) Fewer office visits for monitoring of treatment Improved convenience—aligners can be removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss Shorter overall treatment period Ultimately, Invisalign® gives you much more freedom than you would have with traditional braces. Along with a beautiful, straight smile, the end result will be a renewed sense of confidence and improved oral health. The Invisalign® Process If Invisalign® is determined to be the right orthodontic solution for you, Dr. Klotz or Dr. Schlossberg will start the treatment process by custom-designing your set(s) of removable aligners. Once made, you will be instructed to wear each aligner every day for a certain period of time before moving onto the next one in the set. Every tray is slightly modified from the previous one to help gradually shift your teeth into an ideal position over time. The overall quantity of aligners needed will be dependent upon your specific needs and smile goals. Throughout the Invisalign® process, you will be asked to return to the office periodically for our dentists to evaluate your progress and provide you with your next set of alignment trays. Total treatment time takes an average of about nine to twelve months, though this period may be shorter or longer based on your unique case. Accelerate Treatment with AcceleDent® Aura To help accelerate your Invisalign® treatment, our dentists offer an innovative technology known as AcceleDent® Aura. By employing gentle SoftPulse™ vibrations, the AcceleDent® Aura device works to speed up the gradual tooth movement created by Invisalign®, often helping patients straighten their teeth in about half the time it would take without the device. To use AcceleDent® Aura, simply situate the special mouthpiece over you Invisalign® aligners, bite down carefully, and activate the device. By doing this for approximately 20 minutes (or as recommended by Dr. Klotz or Dr. Schlossberg) every day, you may be able to greatly expedite your Invisalign® treatment without sacrificing your end results. Contact Bethesda Sedation Dentistry Are you ready to get started with Invisalign®? Our friendly team is ready to help. Through a consultation visit with Dr. Klotz or Dr. Schlossberg, we can help you understand all your treatment options and identify the one that works best for you. Contact Bethesda Sedation Dentistry today.