Welcome to Tilghman Orthodontics

At Tilghman Orthodontics in Salisbury, MD, Dr. Michael Tilghman brings years of expertise and a commitment to creating beautiful smiles.

Our practice is dedicated to providing top-quality orthodontic care to the Salisbury community, using the latest advancements in orthodontic technology.

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How Clear Aligners Work

Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, work by using a series of custom-made, removable trays to gradually move teeth into alignment. The process begins with a comprehensive consultation, where Dr. Tilghman creates a digital 3D model of your teeth using advanced imaging technology. This model is used to design a personalized treatment plan, mapping out the precise movements of your teeth throughout the treatment.

Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before being replaced with the next set in the series. The aligners apply gentle, constant pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into the desired position. Patients typically wear their aligners for 20-22 hours a day, removing them only for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Regular check-ups with Dr. Tilghman ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned and allow for any necessary adjustments.

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Advantages of Choosing Invisalign

Choosing Invisalign over traditional braces offers several advantages:

  • Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, making them an attractive option for those who want a discreet treatment. This is especially beneficial for adults and teens who are self-conscious about wearing braces.
  • Invisalign aligners are also removable, allowing you to eat and drink whatever you like without restrictions. This feature makes maintaining oral hygiene easier, as you can brush and floss your teeth normally.
  • There are no wires or brackets to cause discomfort or irritation, and fewer emergency visits are needed for repairs.
  • Invisalign treatment is typically faster than traditional braces, with many patients achieving their desired results in 12 to 18 months. The digital treatment planning process also allows you to see a virtual representation of your expected results before starting the treatment, providing a clear understanding of the outcome.

Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation Today

Ready to achieve a beautiful, straight smile with Invisalign? Contact Tilghman Orthodontics in Salisbury, MD, today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Michael Tilghman.