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By H. David Allick, DDS, PA
March 09, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

For the best in cosmetic dentistry treatments, consult White Flint Dental Associates in Rockville, MD. Dr. Ghassan Jacklis and Dr. H. David Allick offer amazing Invisalign aligners, the invisible way to a healthy, attractive smile. Could Invisalign help you?

It's a fact

People notice smiles. Research from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) supports this.

So you achieve your aesthetic smile goals, Dr. Jacklis and Dr. Allick at White Flint Dental Associates in Rockville, MD, offer inventive Invisalign aligners. Made from thin, clear SmartTrack acrylic, these removable appliances do almost everything metal braces can, without the obvious appearance and discomforts of conventional orthodontics.

Treatment with Invisalign

It starts with a consultation at White Flint Dental Associates in Rockville, MD. An Invisalign scan shows your dentist your dentition in three dimensions, helping him formulate your personalized care plan. Special computer software designs your treatment sequence, and the Invisalign lab produces the aligners which apply just the right forces to the right teeth for the right amount of time.

Typically, patients wear their aligner pairs (top and bottom arch) 20 to 22 hours a day, changing them every two weeks. There may be 30 pairs in all, with your specific sequence re-aligning your smile twice as fast as traditional braces could (in a year on average).

You need to visit your dentist monthly for a progress check and to pick up your aligner pairs. Gradually, your teeth shift positions, and in the end, you'll wear a retainer to keep that smile well-aligned.

To qualify for Invisalign...

You should:

  • Be in good oral health
  • Have a mild to moderate orthodontic problem such as malocclusion, gaps, crowding, or tooth-tipping
  • Be committed to conscientious oral hygiene at home (remove your aligners to eat, brush, and floss)
  • Be old enough to have finished your jaw development (teens and up)
  • Stay committed to your treatment plan

Why not learn more?

A full 20 percent of today's orthodontic patients are adults, says the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Many of these people use Invisalign to create that just-right smile. Call White Flint Dental Associates in Rockville, MD, to start your smile adventure. Dr. Allick or Dr. Jacklis will help you every step of the way. Phone the office at (301) 881-6666. Ask about the teeth whitening bonus for our Invisalign patients.

By H. David Allick, DDS, PA
October 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Invisalign clear aligners benefit teens and adults who want straighter, healthier smiles but wish to avoid metal braces. Here at White Flint InvisalignDental Associates in Rockville, MD, Dr. H. David Allick qualifies patients for the treatment and guides them through their customized Invisalign plans. Read on to learn what this treatment can do for you!


Why straighten your smile with Invisalign?

Orthodontic correction helps children, teens, and adults improve their self-confidence and avoid the decay/gum disease that often accompanies crooked teeth. Unfortunately, teens and adults are sometimes hesitant to adopt the look of traditional metal braces, and then avoid recommended orthodontic treatment as a result.

Fortunately, Invisalign clear aligners from our Rockville office are here as a solution! Made of BPA-free, Smart Track acrylic, these thin aligners are practically invisible and can be used to optimize smile alignment, oral function, and personal appearance.

The aligners are smooth and easy to maintain. Custom-made according to your unique smile and desired outcomes, Invisalign aligners reposition teeth in just about a year. Plus, because the 18 to 30 aligner pairs are fully removable, you take them out to eat, floss, and brush.


Getting started with Invisalign

It begins with a consultation here at our Rockville office. During this time, Dr. Allick will perform a complete examination, scan your teeth/bone structure with 3D imaging equipment, and show you how Invisalign can correct your smile issues. If qualified for treatment, oral impressions will be taken and sent to an Invisalign lab where your new aligners will be made.

As you progress through your care plan, you'll wear each pair for 20-to-22 hours a day, checking in with Dr. Allick every month or so. During treatment, you will eat whatever you like, brush and floss as usual, and maintain your appliances with toothpaste, clear water, and a soft brush.


The results

When you complete your treatment plan, your smile issues will be resolved. That means no more:

  • Bite problems (overbite, underbite, openbite, crossbite, as examples)
  • Buck teeth
  • Gaps
  • Crowding
  • Tooth tipping or rotation


Find out more

Interested? Start your treatment today by calling White Flint Dental Associates in Rockville, MD, at (301) 881-6666!

By H. David Allick, DDS, PA
September 09, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign  

Whether you are a 50 year old executive at a Fortune 500 corporation, or a 17 year old high school student preparing to take the SATs, invisaligndiscreetly straightening your teeth has never been easier thanks to Invisalign.

Straighter Teeth with Invisalign in Rockville, MD

Many adults and older teenagers can be reluctant to sign up for traditional metallic braces, choosing to delay or put off treatment in order to avoid the social stigma and potential embarrassment. That's where Invisalign clear aligner trays come in. Invisalign delivers the same results as traditional braces, without the wires and brackets. Made of high quality plastic, the trays are practically invisible, and less invasive than braces.

Invisalign Offers Convenience and Better Control Over Oral Hygiene

Dr. H. David Allick, a family dentist at Rockville, MD based White Flint Dental Associates, recommends Invisalign for qualified patients in need of a subtler, and more discreet method to align and straighten crooked and misaligned teeth. The trays are custom made for each person, and each tray is worn for a period of approximately two weeks, after which it is replaced by the next tray in the series. Over the course of approximately 15 months, the teeth gradually shift into the desired alignment. Invisalign trays can be removed for up to two hours each day, allowing for better comfort while eating (no more giving up favorite foods for braces!), and allow for daily brushing and flossing. Because the trays are made out of clear plastic, they are virtually invisible to the naked eye, making them a great option for people who might otherwise skip necessary orthodontic treatment.

Find a Family Dentist in Rockville, MD

For more information on how Invisalign works, and whether it is the right option for you or a member of your family, contact White Flint Dental Associates by calling (301) 881-6666 to schedule a consultation with Dr. H. David Allick today.