Clear Aligners in Salisbury & Berlin

Your Clear Path to a Straighter Smile

When you think of modern orthodontic treatment, Clear Aligners are at the top of everyone’s list. At Tilghman Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer clear aligners as an alternative to braces

Clear aligners in Salisbury and Berlin help you get a straight smile without clunky metal brackets and wires. They use a series of custom teeth trays to shift your teeth into place gradually.

Smiles Correct

Tilghman Orthodontics is proud to offer an affordable new teeth-straightening solution called Smiles Correct as your alternative for traditional braces or Invisalign. These innovative aligners are ideal for teens and adults with mild to moderate orthodontic issues that require less supervision and shorter treatment times.

We can correct cosmetic and alignment issues using a series of clear aligner trays to gradually shift your teeth into their proper positions. Each removable tray is custom-crafted from a precise 3D impression of your mouth that we'll take in our office.

Smiles Correct is a very affordable and less expensive treatment than braces and Invisalign. Dr. Tilghman or Dr. Schwartz will determine your exact treatment cost based on your orthodontic case.

Invisalign® & 3M™ Clarity™ Aligners

At Tilghman Orthodontics, we’re proud to be a certified provider of Invisalign clear aligners, an alternative to braces that allow you to achieve a straight smile without clunky metal brackets and wires.

Whether you are a teen or an adult with orthodontic issues, Invisalign is a clear and convenient option to achieve the smile of your dreams. It works using a series of custom teeth trays called aligners which gradually shift your teeth into place.


The Clear Aligner Process

Your treatment plan is customized to your unique needs, but you can expect your treatment process to follow these general steps:

  • Step 1: A free consultation that includes a comprehensive orthodontic exam and creating a 3D computer model of your teeth and bite.
  • Step 2: We'll use our findings to diagnose any orthodontic conditions you may have.
  • Step 3: Using the 3D computer model, we'll create custom-made aligners to fit your teeth and bite.
  • Step 4: You'll wear each pair of aligners for two weeks before moving onto a new set, moving closer to your ideal smile each time.
  • Step 5: Once you use your last set of aligners, it is time to show off your new smile!

The Benefits of Clear Aligners

  • Aesthetically Pleasing: Invisalign aligners are practically invisible, so you'll feel confident smiling throughout the treatment process.
  • No Food Restrictions: Since you can remove your aligners during meals, you can eat whatever you want with Invisalign.
  • Improved Oral Hygiene: Unlike traditional braces, flossing and cleaning those hard-to-get places is no problem.
    Comfort: You'll barely notice your aligners without sharp wires and brackets in your mouth. They lay flat against the teeth and fit comfortably over your teeth.

Ideal for Teens

While traditional metal braces are still the most common form of orthodontic treatment, they tend to be clunky, uncomfortable, and sometimes even painful to wear! Many teens need treatment to correct their smile, and wearing highly-noticeable metal braces is not always the most desirable option.

Tilghman Orthodontics offers Invisalign for Teens as a way to get straight teeth without the hassle or cosmetic appearance of braces.

Benefits of Invisalign
for Teens

Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable plastic trays (aligners) to correct your teen’s smile. Aligners are virtually invisible, so almost no one will know your teen is straightening their teeth!

The aligners are also completely removable, allowing teens to enjoy all of their favorite foods and brush and floss as normal. Here are some additional advantages of Invisalign:

Discreet Appearance

Traditional metal braces are noticeable, but Invisalign clear aligners give your teen more confidence since they're hardly noticeable. Invisalign Teen braces are 3D-printed and virtually invisible!


Once traditional metal braces are put into place, you cannot remove them until treatment is complete. Invisalign Teen aligners are completely removable, making the entire straightening process easier and more convenient for your teen's busy schedule.

Optimal Comfort

Metal braces can be uncomfortable and irritating. Invisalign clear aligners are soft and smooth trays that are extremely comfortable to wear. No sharp edges, no protrusion!

Additionally, because the aligners are removable, teens can thoroughly clean their teeth and gums without hassle. Proper oral hygiene is critical to the success of treatment, and Invisalign ensures your teen can practice excellent dental hygiene with no trouble.

Benefits of Invisalign Teen

For teenagers who want the amazing benefits of braces without discomfort or appearance, Invisalign has designed a specialized option perfectly suited for the teenage lifestyle. In addition to all of the benefits of regular Invisalign, Invisalign Teen comes with several advantages custom-tailored for the teen lifestyle:

  • Eruption Tabs: Eruption tabs hold space open for teeth that haven't finished erupting.
  • Blue Dot Wear Indicators: Emblazoned on every aligner, these indicators tell doctors, parents, and teens if the aligners are being worn long enough.
  • 6 Extra Aligners: Every treatment course comes with six free replacement aligners, so there's no need to worry about losing aligners.

As a whole, Invisalign Teen offers many advantages over traditional metal braces. With removable trays, no sharp or protruding edges, and a shortened treatment time, Invisalign Teen can be a better alternative to clunky, traditional metal braces, making teens' lives easier one tray at a time!

Treatment Time with Invisalign Teen

Depending upon the severity of your teen’s teeth, traditional metal braces can sometimes take four years for proper straightening. Dr. Tilghman, Dr. Schwartz, and their team think that’s far too long to be stuck wearing braces! Invisalign Teen treatments can sometimes hit their targeted straightening goal in as little as one year.

Teens using Invisalign wear each set of aligners for about two weeks—removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As they replace each aligner with the next in the series, their teeth will shift until they have straightened to their final positions.

Your teen will visit our Salisbury or Berlin office once every 8-10 weeks to ensure their treatment is progressing as planned.

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Cost of Clear Aligners

People of all ages deserve a beautiful smile and the confidence that comes with it. The benefits of possessing a great smile have also been supported by research.

Many assume that clear aligners are not affordable; however, that is not the case. The cost of your treatment will depend on:

  • Your insurance plan
  • The amount of work needed for your unique situation
  • The duration of your treatment
  • Your participation in wearing the aligners regularly

Talk to Us About Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are an excellent option for those who want subtle, effective treatment, and Dr. Tilghman or Dr. Schwartz can advise you about the treatment options that best fit your teeth, bite, and lifestyle.

Schedule your free consultation at our Salisbury or Berlin office to learn if clear aligners are right for you.