Confident smiles with nearly invisible teeth straightening
Many people want the ability to get their teeth straightened without the appearance of wearing braces. With Invisalign®, your teeth can be straightened and your smile improved using custom-made clear aligners that are almost undetectable.
Dr. Neil Woods can develop an Invisalign® treatment plan based on his evaluation of your teeth that will quickly, invisibly and painlessly straighten your teeth.
Who are candidates for Invisalign?
Dr. Woods provides Invisalign® teeth straightening for adults and teens whose adult teeth have all emerged, around the ages of 12 to 13. Most orthodontic cases can be treated with Invisalign®, including those with difficult dental problems such as overbite or underbite.
$1 New Patient Exam and Consultation
If your teeth need to be re-positioned and your smile re-claimed, Invisalign® may be your solution. Call 410-647-1800 today and make your appointment for a consultation. Dr. Woods will evaluate your bite and tooth position, discuss what your options are and give you alternatives to decide whether this type of teeth straightening appliance is right for you.To make an appointment, call 410-647-1800 or click here to request an appointment online.
How Invisalign® works
Invisalign® uses clear aligners to straighten your teeth. The aligners are custom-made to fit closely over your teeth, moving your teeth gradually into their desired position. You simply change your aligners every two weeks to continue the straightening process.
Dr. Woods takes panoramic digital X-rays, digital photos and impressions of your teeth which he uses to create 3D images. He uses these images to map your precise treatment plan and create your custom aligners.
In about 6 weeks you’ll visit Dr. Woods, who’ll check on your progress and give you your new aligners to use for the next six weeks.
How long does treatment take?
Treatment normally takes a year for an adult and one and a half to two years for a teenager (approximately the same time as with traditional braces, but without uncomfortable, unsightly metal braces). And, if your teenager on the Invisalign® Teen program loses or breaks his or her aligners, Invisalign® provides free replacements!
Benefits of using Invisalign®
Unlike metal braces, Invisalign’s clear aligners are smooth and comfortable. There is no list of prohibited foods as your aligners are simply removed for eating and for cleaning your teeth.
Best of all, your aligners are virtually invisible. As your teeth move into position your improved smile will be visible instead of metal braces.
Straightening problems Invisalign can treat
The Invisalign® system is an alternative to traditional braces that corrects a variety of dental problems. Included among the mild to difficult dental problems Invisalign® corrects are:
Overbite – When your upper teeth bite over your lower teeth
Underbite -When your lower teeth protrude past your upper teeth
Open Bite -When one or more teeth don’t make contact with opposing teeth to ensure a proper bite; can be genetic or as result of excessive thumb-sucking
Crossbite– When both upper and lower jaws are misaligned, causing one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower
Teeth Crowding– When there is not enough room for all your teeth to fit comfortably
Wide Spaces / Gaps– When missing teeth or abnormal jawbone growth cause surrounding teeth to shift abnormallyTo make an appointment, call 410-647-1800 or click here to request an appointment online.