At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Elizabeth Haynes helps teens 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 people who suffer from crowded teeth, crooked teeth, or bite issues and who require braces for treatment perish the thought of the “metal mouth” nickname and having to wear a series of metal brackets on their teeth. This can be especially true for teens.
Teens no longer need to suffer in shame with the use of Clear Aligners at University Centre Dental Associates, where Dr. Elizabeth Haynes helps many teenage patients determine if Clear Aligners, or invisible braces, could be the answer they have been looking for to resolve their dental conditions.
Who Is the Best Candidate for Invisible Braces?
Because invisible braces, or Clear Aligners, are custom built to maintain a tight fit, they are best suited for adults or teens, as straightening a child’s teeth is a bit more complex.
At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Haynes use Clear Aligners for teens who have mild to moderately crowded teeth or who have minor teeth spacing issues. Patients whose teeth are especially crowded, or who have spacing problems, may require more complex treatment.
How Do Invisible Braces Work?
When Dr. Haynes decides on the best way to treat a patient’s teeth, she will develop a plan for moving the teeth. Patients who are candidates for Clear Aligners will be fitted for several versions that will make slight adjustments to the teeth over a period of time.
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 will receive a new aligner every few weeks to help the teeth continue moving into the desired position.
How Long Does a Teen Need to Wear Invisible Braces?
Treatment time with invisible braces, Clear Aligners, varies between each patient and is based on how far the teeth need to move. The more crowded the teeth are or the more a patient’s bite is off, the longer they will need to wear invisible braces. Treatment usually takes about 10 to 24 months.
Why Choose Invisible Braces Over Braces?
Besides being more aesthetically pleasing, especially to teens, 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.
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How Do I Schedule a Consultation?
Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your 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. Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your initial consultation!