8894 Stanford Blvd Suite 200 Columbia, MD 21045-5162

Current Patients (410) 730-4674

New Patients (410) 415-9013

Invisalign Q&A

Do you have crooked or misaligned teeth? Are you looking for a modern orthodontic treatment? Dr. Ray Becker provides Invisalign treatment to patients in his Columbia, MD dental office. Invisalign uses clear aligners that conform to the teeth and gradually realign crooked and misaligned teeth. We recommend Invisalign for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Invisalign is a modern cosmetic dental solution that comfortably realigns the smile. Clear Invisalign aligners may also be removed for the convenience of patients so they can clean their smiles and enjoy the foods they love.

Invisalign in Columbia, Maryland

Invisalign FAQs

Want to know more? Learn about treatment with Invisalign aligners below:

How does Invisalign treatment work?

Dr. Becker uses modern 3-D dental technology to precisely plan Invisalign treatment. He takes digital dental impressions which are used to create sets of Invisalign aligners. Each customized pair of aligners are worn for two weeks. Gradually, newer sets of aligners straighten the teeth over time. The aligners are worn for 22 hours every day.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign provides multiple advantages to patients with crooked teeth. The clear Invisalign aligners:

  • Can be removed for easy cleaning
  • Do not irritate the gums
  • Have no dietary restrictions
  • Offer discreet treatment
  • Often feel more comfortable than braces

Please let Dr. Becker and his team know if you are interested in Invisalign as a modern orthodontic alternative. They will be happy to create a custom treatment plan for you.

How does Invisalign compare to metal braces?

Traditional metal braces require more maintenance and dental visits as dentists need to tighten the brackets. The metal wires used for traditional braces also may irritate the gum tissue. With Invisalign, patients do not need to come in for frequent adjustments. Because Invisalign aligners can be removed, patients can thoroughly clean their teeth and gums. When patients wear braces, sticky and hard foods can damage their orthodontics. Invisalign patients can eat the foods they love without restriction.

Receive Invisalign Today

If you are a new patient, call Howard County Smiles at(410) 415-9013. Current patients may call (410) 730-4674. You may also request a dental appointment with Dr. Becker on our website.