Home / Orthodontics in Washington, DC / Invisible Braces in Washington, DC / Adult Invisible Braces in Washington, DC

Adult Invisible Braces in Washington, DC

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Elizabeth Haynes helps adults determine whether invisible braces could be a solution to their dental needs as part of her top-notch orthodontic services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

Many adults who, for different reasons, opted not to get braces as a child face the same decision later in life if they want to correct and beautify their smiles. Others did have braces as a child, but their teeth have since shifted and once again, they are faced with needing braces. Fortunately, for most, they do not have to endure nicknames such as “metal mouth,” thanks to advances in dentistry and orthodontics and the availability of invisible braces.

Though some will think of Invisalign® for treatment, Dr. Elizabeth Haynes at University Centre Dental Associates recommends Clear Aligners as the treatment best suited to meet the dental and orthodontic needs of her patients who reside in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

What Are Invisible Braces for Adults?

Invisible braces, or Clear Aligners, are made from a clear plastic or acrylic material and are designed to fit snuggly over the teeth but can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing. Each patient receives a new aligner every few weeks to help the teeth continue moving into the desired position.

How Long Does an Adult Have to Wear Invisible Braces?

The amount of time an adult will have to wear Clear Aligners varies between each patient and largely depends on the severity of the issues needing treatment. The more serious the condition, the longer they will have to wear them, although average treatment time is about 10 to 24 months. For adults who had braces as a child because their teeth have shifted since childhood, treatment time may be as little as 10 weeks.

Additionally, because Clear Aligners are not quite as precise as traditional braces, some patients may require some extra refinement of their teeth at the end of their treatment.

Why Choose Invisible Braces over Braces?

Besides being more aesthetically pleasing, especially to adults who may fear the appearance of traditional braces, Clear Aligners can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, which could mean improved oral health. Correcting teeth with invisible braces isn’t just about fixing crooked teeth. It’s about improving and maintaining general overall health.

Why Choose Dr. Elizabeth Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?

Dr. Elizabeth Haynes is well known for her skill, experience, and caring. She is an accredited orthodontist with the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics, the Maryland State Society of Orthodontics, and the District of Columbia Dental Society.

How Much Do Invisible Braces Cost in Greenbelt, MD?

The cost for invisible braces varies. Please schedule a consultation with University Centre Dental Associates to discuss your particular case.

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of invisible braces. Because every policy is different, the staff at University Centre Dental Associates will review your information and help determine the status of your invisible braces coverage.

We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket invisible braces costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our invisible braces patients.

Additional Invisible Braces Topics:

How Do I Schedule a Consultation?

Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your free initial consultation! The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.

Written by University Centre Dental Associates March 19, 2014