Practicing good daily oral hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. It helps ensure that you keep your teeth for the rest of your life. Invisalign® clear aligner scans are so precise, it will pick up calculus left on your teeth that would negatively affect your aligner fit and lead to an unacceptable result.

Preparing Your Smile

Calculus cannot be removed with a toothbrush. Only a professionally trained dental hygienist or dentist can remove calculus. Everyone gets calculous buildup, no matter how fastidious you may be about brushing and flossing. We encourage you to visit your general dentist for a dental cleaning before your first appointment with our orthodontist, Dr. Jon Moles.

Avoid Gum Disease

A healthy mouth may help you ward off medical disorders as well! Poor oral hygiene practices and unfortunately, plain old genetics, lead to gum disease. Gum disease may increase your risk of serious health problems such as heart attack and stroke. Seeing a dentist regularly will help catch these issues early while they are still treatable and preventable!

Trouble Speaking

Another reason to have regular professional exams? Oral cancer! Your dentist and hygienists are trained to spot cancerous lesions. Early detection is key to your survival. Oral cancer can be deadly due to a lack of early detection and is affecting more young adults than ever before!

Please see a dentist, they may potentially save your life! Learn more about oral cancer here.

Best Head Start

Because your health is our top priority, NuClear Smiles will not proceed with Invisalign aligner treatment in Columbia, Maryland, if you have not been to see a dentist in the last six months. If you need a recommendation, please ask or call us at 443-812-0993. We have great recommendations for you!

Ready To Smile Again?

New Patient Consult

Prior to your complimentary new patient consultation, you will be asked to fill out an online inquiry into your desires for treatment outcome, medical history and insurance benefits. After gathering the necessary diagnostics, our team will show you a quick view of your potential results with the Invisalign simulator and discuss financial planning options with you.

Develop A Treatment Plan

Before any decisions on treatment can be made, our orthodontist must collect great diagnostics. Dr. Moles will combine his 30 years of expertise as a specialist in orthodontics with the diagnostic data collected, to design a plan using Invisalign aligner’s world class treatment planning software, Clincheck® Pro.

Manufacture Your Plan

Typically, the planning process takes about one to two weeks. Dr. Moles will then send your plan to manufacturing. Manufacturing typically takes another two to three weeks before they arrive at our office. Dr. Moles may need to discuss your plan with you personally. In these instances, either an in-office or virtual consultation will be arranged.

Next, we will set up an appointment with you. Dr. Moles, and one of our technicians will deliver your first sets of aligners, place any attachments needed and go over instructions.

Then it’s up to you! Wearing your aligners as prescribed will speed you along to the smile of your dreams! We will be monitoring your progress weekly and arrange for the delivery of your remaining aligners every three to four months as needed.

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