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Invisalign Millersville, MD Residents’ Reason to Smile

August 26, 2015 in Cosmetic Dentistry,Dentistry,Invisalign Orthodontics by mccarl_dental

Kate with Invisalign aligners For 30 years, researchers at the University of California Berkeley invested countless hours and dollars to study smiles. They discovered that patients who are genetically predisposed to laugh and smile more were happier and had more successful marriages. A 2010 study by Wayne State University researchers used MLB baseball cards from the 1950s, and concluded that a player’s smile was a predictor of his lifespan. Our first smile appears before we’re ever born. As the latest 3-D ultrasounds show even more clearly, our first grins happen in utero and seem to be an indication of healthy development. The research is pretty clear: smiling is an essential part of human development, but what if you choose not to smile because you don’t like the way your teeth look? It stands to reason you’ll miss out on a lifetime of positive emotions, and healthy confidence levels. Don’t let crooked teeth keep the smile from your face. Call McCarl Dental Group, the practice that Millersville, MD patients rely on, to find out more about how smile correction with Invisalign gives you a reason to smile

Adult Orthodontics in Greenbelt, MD

There are varying beliefs regarding what caused the recent upsurge in adults seeking orthodontic treatment, but record numbers of US patients over the age of 30 want orthodontic treatment to correct their crooked teeth. Thanks to the ever-improving field of orthodontics, there has never been a better time to get the picture-perfect smile you desire. At McCarl Dental Group, we help Greenbelt, MD adults and teens straighten their teeth with clear braces systems from Invisalign. We can also help patients who prefer traditional orthodontia “propel” their treatment forward using Propel® acceleration to reduce the time it takes to correct misaligned bite and the amount of discomfort associated with bite correction.

Invisibly Straighter Teeth with Invisalign from McCarl Dental Group

For many adults and teens, smile correction with Invisalign offers all the benefits of dental correction without the hassles of cleaning around brackets and wires, giving up favorite foods, or having several years of photos bearing metallic smiles. If you’ve been avoiding smile correction because you worry about your professional image, Invisalign may just be the best orthodontic option for you.

How it works

Not all dental irregularities can be corrected using Invisalign, so the first step is to schedule a smile consultation. Our McCarl Dental Group dentists thoroughly examine your bite. If you and our dentists agree that Invisalign is a good option to perfect your smile, our team takes detailed, digital scans and dental impressions for use in creating a series of clear, plastic alignment trays. These trays are made just slightly different than the current state of your teeth. As you wear the trays, your teeth gradually shift to fit the aligners.

Your series alignment trays are crafted at a dental lab. Once you receive the trays, you’ll visit our office to place your first set. At this appointment, we examine the fit of the aligners and ensure that you are comfortable and understand the process. You’ll need to wear each set for at least 20 hours a day, but can feel free to remove the aligners during meals and while cleaning your teeth. That means no need to give up your favorite foods, or to spend countless hours cleaning around brackets and wires. The McCarl Dental Group team establishes a schedule for you to switch into new alignment trays. This is typically done about every two weeks. You will continue to wear each set of aligners until your teeth reach their optimal alignment. Unlike traditional braces, you will not need to visit us one or more times each month. Instead, you’ll visit about half as often, and even fewer times if your teeth appear to be progressing smoothly. The entire Invisalign smile correction process typically takes between 10 and 18 months, and can be additionally accelerated using Propel®.

Call the Cosmetic Dentist Millersville, MD Turns To

Straighter teeth are easier to keep healthy, make it possible to chew thoroughly and speak clearly, and create a smile that looks as good as it feels. For a smile you’ll love to share, Invisalign clear braces can transform your teeth into the healthy, gorgeous smile of your dreams. Call McCarl Dental Group in Millersville or Greenbelt, MD to schedule your Invisalign consultation today.

Invisalign Discount for the Holidays at our Greenbelt and Millersville Dental Offices

November 29, 2012 in Invisalign Orthodontics by McCarl Dental Group

Invisalign Discount for the Holidays – $500 off plus Free Teeth Whitening through December 2012

Give yourself the gift of a beautiful smile! From now until December 21st we will discount your Invisalign treatment by $500 and include Free Teeth Whitening!

Call our Millersville Dental Office at 410-987-8800 or our Greenbelt Dental Office at 301-474-4144 to make an appointment to take advantage of this special offer. Or visit us online to request an appointment at

McCarl Dental Group is a Preferred Provider of Invisalign Orthodontics.We are offering this discount at our Greenbelt Dental Office and Millersville Dental Office.

Greenbelt and Millersville Maryland Invisalign Preferred Provider

Invisalign is covered by most insurances, flexible spending accounts, and we also offer a variety of financing options.

McCarl Dental Group’s Invisalign Orthodontics patients are delighted with their straight and healthy smiles. Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that straighten teeth without having to wear traditional braces. Each aligner is worn for two weeks. Patients remove the clear trays to eat, drink, brush and floss. In just months, the aligners move the teeth into the desired position. Click here to see pictures of McCarl Dental Invisalign patients and read their testimonials.

McCarl Dental patient wearing Invisalign aligners

McCarl Dental patient wearing Invisalign aligners

Straight teeth are healthier for your gums. It is more difficult to clean crooked teeth so they are more prone to tooth decay and gum disease. Invisalign trays are a custom, invisible, removable, comfortable, affordable and effective way to straighten teeth!

Teeth whiInvisalign Aligner Traytening is a simple, safe, effective and economical way to brighten a smile. It is always our goal to keep our patients comfortable and happy while we help them achieve their dental health goals and enhance their smile.

Invisalign Orthodontics

September 5, 2011 in Dentistry,Invisalign Orthodontics by McCarl Dental Group

Teeth Straightening Promotes Oral and Overall Health

McCarl Dental Group Invisalign Patient

McCarl Dental Group Invisalign Patient

The dentists and dental hygienists at McCarl Dental Group are concerned not only with our patients’ dental health, but also their overall systemic health. Dental and systemic health go hand-in-hand, and procedures like Invisalign teeth straightening help to promote overall wellness for our patients who have crooked or crowded teeth.

Invisalign allows our patients to have proper teeth positioning, which allows for optimum function and personal oral hygiene as well as improved appearance. In areas where teeth are crowded, shifted or mal-positioned, the normal bacterial film that develops each day after eating becomes extremely difficult to remove from those areas with brushing and flossing.

When teeth are difficult to clean, bacterial film or plaque, is left on the tooth and root surface. This film also builds up under the gum and continues to multiply until it is removed. When plaque is not efficiently removed, it calcifies within 24 hours, leaving “tartar” or calculus behind on the tooth surface. This hard, calcified deposit cannot be removed without professional cleaning by a dental hygienist. The dental calculus harbors bacteria which cause periodontal disease, tooth loss, and is linked to conditions like stroke, premature births, heart attacks, obesity and diabetes.

Annapolis Invisalign Dentist

McCarl Dental Invisalign Patient Wearing Aligners

Invisalign alignment trays are made of smooth plastic. There is no need for uncomfortable brackets or wires. Each set of aligners in the series is worn for about 2 weeks, before progressing to the next set. Invisalign and McCarl Dentists recommend that the alignment trays be worn for at least 20 hours each day in order to achieve optimum results. McCarl Dental Group sees its Invisalign patients approximately every 6 weeks at our Millersville, MD or Greenbelt, MD locations to monitor progress and response to their orthodontic treatment.

Because Invisalign trays can be removed for eating and oral hygiene, the impact on every-day activities is kept at a minimum. Traditional braces require omitting certain foods from your diet, and using special appliances to clean around your brackets and orthodontic wires. With Invisalign, simply remove your alignment trays for meals and eat whatever you like. Brush and floss as directed, without special threaders or brushes that are required for traditional braces. Cleaning is a snap. Even the aligners are low-maintenance and are simply cleaned with a toothbrush and lukewarm water.

To begin Invisalign treatment, our dentists and staff at McCarl Dental Group will first take x-rays, impressions and pictures of your teeth and smile at our Greenbelt or Millersville, MD location. We use these images to communicate with Invisalign laboratories where your aligners will be made.

Invisalign works best for mild to moderate corrective needs, but may work in some types of severe alignment needs as well. To determine if you are a candidate for Invisalign teeth straightening, call McCarl Dental Group to set up a consultation with one of our dentists in Millersville or Greenbelt, MD. You can reach us at (410) 987-8800 or (301) 474-4144.

(I)    Amabile N., Susini G., Pettenati-Soubayroux I., Bonello L., Gil J-M., Arques S., Bonfil J.J., Paganelli F. (2008). Severity of periodontal disease correlates to inflammatory systemic status and independently predicts the presence and angiographic extent of stable coronary artery disease. Journal of Internal Medicine, 263, 6, 644-652.

Crooked Teeth can Negatively Affect Oral and Overall Health

May 16, 2011 in Dentistry,Invisalign Orthodontics by McCarl Dental Group

You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having straight teeth extend far beyond a beautiful and confident smile. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health. With Invisalign, having an attractive, confident smile and reducing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease go hand in hand.  If would like to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign orthodontics please call McCarl Dental Group in Millersville and Greenbelt Maryland for a complementary consultation with one of our Invisalign dentists.

Teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced can lead to swollen, red gums, which are signs of periodontal disease. When teeth are properly aligned, gums fit more securely around the teeth. This creates the strongest and healthiest defense against potential periodontal problems. Comfortable and clear Invisalign aligners gently and gradually move your teeth into the proper position – without unattractive brackets and wires.

One of the biggest challenges of traditional metal braces is removing all the food that gets trapped in the brackets and wires. Difficulty cleaning your teeth often leads to plaque buildup and eventually tooth decay. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so it’s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth for optimal plaque removal.

Your teeth serve as a window to the health of your body. Your teeth and gums – and how they look to others when you smile – tell a lot about your overall health.

Tooth decay and periodontal disease (also called gum disease) are caused by bacteria. Left untreated, periodontal disease and tooth decay can cause bad breath, mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums and even tooth loss. Studies by the American Dental Association have shown that oral infections can also lead to other more serious health problems. Illnesses related to poor oral health include: heart disease, stroke, pneumonia, premature birth and diabetes.

Invisalign aligners make daily oral hygiene easier, thus reducing the risk of serious health problems. Correctly aligned teeth can also alleviate the issues caused by an improper bite, including jaw problems, speech or chewing difficulties, and increased wear on tooth enamel. Invisalign effectively addresses all of these orthodontic issues. With straight teeth, you’ll have the confidence of a great smile AND increase the likelihood of improved oral health.

One of the obstacles to orthodontic treatment is the unattractive, fixed metal bracket and wires associated with traditional braces. Although clear brackets have been introduced, the wire that goes through the brackets remains very visible.

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible with the added benefit of being removable and comfortable. No metal wires and quick, beautiful, healthy results! Patients remove the aligners each time they eat. This means they can continue to eat all the foods they love without any restrictions or worrying about food getting stuck in their braces. Equally as important, patients maintain their normal oral hygiene practice, because brackets and wires are not an impediment during brushing and flossing. With other teeth-straightening methods, eating, as well as brushing and flossing, can often be difficult.

One of the best things about Invisalign is the minimal impact it has on our patients’ everyday lives. Since the aligners are so comfortable, patients are able to wear them for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day without much effort.

Advantages of Invisalign:
•    Clear aligners are virtually invisible
•    Smooth plastic aligners are comfortable
•    Patients eat whatever they want
•    Aligners are removable for easy cleaning

The dentists at McCarl Dental Group are preferred providers of Invisalign orthodontics. We offer Invisalign G3, the newest innovation by Invisalign orthodontics, engineered to deliver even better clinical results. Invisalign is a win-win situation. When our dental patients are healthy and happy, everybody wins!

Invisalign Orthodontics Education in Greenbelt Maryland

Mary Yetter from Invisalign Orthodontics recently discussed the health benefits of straight teeth at the Greenbelt dental office of McCarl Dental Group. The dentists at both the Millersville and Greenbelt offices of McCarl Dental Group are preferred providers of Invisalign.

Another Fabulous McCarl Dental Invisalign Orthodontics Graduate!

October 23, 2010 in Dentistry,Invisalign Orthodontics by McCarl Dental Group

Invisalign Orthodontics by McCarl Dental Group

Adults are one of the fastest growing groups of people straightening their teeth. Invisalign orthodontics are clear braces that straighten teeth like traditional metal braces, but clear Invisalign trays are practically invisible.

Nancy had healthy, attractive teeth but noticed, like many adults, that her teeth had shifted over the years. Invisalign orthodontics are not just for straightening extremely crooked teeth – it is an ideal solution for a minor correction too. Now, after Invisalign treatment, Nancy has a beautiful straight smile again.  When discussing her orthodontic treatment, Nancy said, “I have been happy with the results of my straightened smile. The dentists at McCarl Dental Group are considerate, competent professionals devoted to their patient’s well being, creating bright and beautiful smiles, one dental patient at a time.”

Many adults would like to correct some aspect of their teeth to have a straighter, more appealing smile – but few want to experience the hassle, awkwardness and discomfort of traditional braces. Invisalign is an excellent solution for a straighter beautiful smile, without the drawbacks of traditional metal braces. Many of our patients achieve their desired results in just 4-6 months. The average Invisalign treatment takes 12 months.

Benefits of Invisalign Orthodontics:

  • Aligners (Clear Trays) are Removable – Traditional metal braces are fastened to the teeth for years at a time, whereas Invisalign aligners are clear, removable trays that are shaped like a mouth guard fitting snugly over the teeth.
  • Straight Teeth are Healthier – Straight teeth are easier to clean and contribute to overall oral health. Crowded or crooked teeth are more difficult to brush and floss effectively, increasing the likelihood plaque build-up, tooth decay and gum disease or even periodontal disease. Crowded, widely-spaced and missing teeth can inhibit normal chewing, cause abnormal wear and contribute to painful jaw problems, including TMJ disorders.
  • Flexible –Fits your Lifestyle – Invisalign offers the flexibility to remove the aligners when needed. Most patients discover that people do not even notice they are wearing clear Invisalign aligners.
  • Cleaner Teeth and Improved Oral Hygiene Food tends to get trapped in metal braces but not in your Invisalign trays! Dental patients remove Invisalign aligners before they eat – food does not get stuck in this type of braces. Oral hygiene is much easier for the Invisalign patient. There is no obstruction from metal brackets and wires when brushing and flossing teeth improving oral health and hygiene throughout the orthodontic treatment.
  • Comfortable – Invisalign dental treatment is more comfortable than traditional braces. The Invisalign process is easier on your gums and jaws as your teeth move into place. Also, since Invisalign aligners do not involve metal brackets or wires, they are more comfortable than braces. No more getting stabbed in the mouth with metal wires!

Can all Dentists Prescribe Invisalign?
No – Invisalign has rigorous requirements for certification dentists and orthodontists. They must take approved courses and pass tests to become Preferred Providers of Invisalign Orthodontics. Invisalign recently upgraded to Invisalign G3. The dentists at McCarl Dental Group were among the first to take this course and meet and exceed qualifications to prescribe the newest Invisalign program.

Is Invisalign for Adults Only?
No –teenagers are also able to use Invisalign for straightening teeth. The parents, teenager and dentist determine if the teenager will be accountable for complying with the Invisalign regime. Teenagers need to have lost all of their baby teeth and with second molars at least partially erupted to be candidates for Invisalign orthodontics.

Invisalign may not be right for every dental patient – some people need a level of orthodontic work that can only be achieved with traditional metal braces. Please schedule a free consultation in our Millersville or Greenbelt Maryland dental office if you are interested in learning more about Invisalign and whether it would be a good choice for you. Invisalign is often an effective, convenient, and nearly invisible solution for your teeth-straightening needs.

McCarl Dentists are certified Invisalign Preferred Providers  based on their high level of clinical training and experience straightening teeth with the Invisalign system.  Correction of orthodontic problems is often covered by dental insurance.

Smile Makeover with Invisalign and Dental Veneers

August 28, 2010 in Cosmetic Dentistry,Invisalign Orthodontics,Porcelain Veneers by McCarl Dental Group

McCarl Dental patient before smile makeoverAnnapolis dental patient after Invisalign Orthodontics, dental veneers and porcelain crowns

Your smile is one of the first things others see about you. First impressions are made at a glance and nothing makes a better impression than a beautiful smile. A smile makeover improves the appearance of your smile, and even more important, can restore the health and function of your mouth and teeth. If you are self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, there may be a quick and convenient solution to restore your confidence when you smile and laugh. The dentists at McCarl Dental Group have comprehensive dental and cosmetic dentistry training and offer a wide range of solutions for complex dental problems.

Anne was uncomfortable with the changes in her smile over the years. Everyone’s teeth darken, wear down and shift with time. Anne also experienced crowding of her lower teeth. Crowded teeth are more difficult to clean and can lead to gum disease. Dental restorations also age with time and sometimes older dental work needs to be replaced. To restore the health and improve the appearance of Anne’s smile, Dr. McCarl straightened her lower teeth with Invisalign orthodontics and replaced aging dental work with porcelain crowns and veneers.

There are advantages to selecting an Invisalign Preferred Provider who is also experienced in other forms of cosmetic dentistry. When dentists have comprehensive dental training, they are better able to address multiple dental concerns with a wide range of dental solutions that are specific to each dental patient’s unique needs and objectives.

Cosmetic dental procedures have improved dramatically during the last 10 to 15 years. Dentists who have kept up-to-date with the newest procedures and technologies are able to achieve better results for their patients, in shorter periods of time, with greater comfort. The latest techniques in cosmetic dentistry give you an array of affordable and convenient options for improving your smile.

Successful cosmetic dental cases, ranging from matching a single porcelain crown or veneer with your front teeth, to designing a completely new smile, require extensive knowledge and planning as well as a high level of technical skill. Not all dentists performing smile makeovers use the latest techniques or have access to the same technology. It’s extremely important for both the appearance of your dental restoration and also the health, function and longevity of your smile that your dentist is highly skilled and up-to-date.

Anne’s porcelain veneers and crowns were made by the experts at BECDEN Dental Laboratory. Not only is it important for your dentist to combine knowledge, experience, and artistry; but dental lab technicians working behind the scenes must also share this talent. When McCarl dentists submit a dental case to BECDEN, we send digital impressions and sometimes study models.  We also include photographs of our patients with specific instructions to help the lab create the most natural looking and longest lasting restorations available. BECDEN treats every dental restoration with the utmost care and communicates frequently with McCarl Dentists to discuss individual dental cases.

At McCarl Dental Group, a smile makeover always begins with a comprehensive dental check-up and consultation. During the initial consultation, your dentist will identify and discuss with you various issues that may be affecting your dental health. These may include tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, chips, cracks, gaps, misalignment, and staining or yellowing of your teeth.

Your dentist will then develop a treatment plan specific for your unique dental health and dental care needs. This plan may involve the use of multiple general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry options. If, for example, your teeth are badly chipped or stained, teeth whitening and porcelain veneers can improve the quality of your smile. If you have broken teeth or are missing teeth, a combination of dental implants and dental crowns may be the best option for you. Orthodontic treatment may also be considered.

A smile makeover can include the use of Invisalign orthodontics, teeth whitening, dental crowns, porcelain veneers and dental implants. The procedures used to treat your mouth will depend on the types of dental problems that you have.

  1. Crooked teeth are harder to clean and can lead to gum disease. Crooked or crowded teeth can often be straightened with nearly-invisible Invisalign orthodontics, which are more discreet, less expensive, and often work faster than traditional braces. Invisalign is a great option for adults who have always wanted straight teeth, or have had relapse from braces as a teenager.
  2. Chipped and broken teeth can be repaired with combinations of cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns. Porcelain veneers are custom-made wafer-thin shells which, when bonded to the front of teeth can dramatically improve a smile. Porcelain crowns encase the entire tooth in a protective covering at the gum line. In the past, porcelain crowns were fused to metal and were less natural looking. Today, all-porcelain crowns and veneers are more durable and much more natural looking. The quality of the porcelain also significantly affects the appearance of dental crowns. There are numerous porcelains on the market with a vast price range. The highest quality porcelains have the finest grain size, which creates a more aesthetic and natural appearance.
  3. Missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants and crowns, permanent bridges or dentures. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that anchors a replacement tooth, bridge or denture. With the recent advances in dental implants, more patients are candidates for permanent tooth replacement. A dental implant restored with a crown looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth.
  4. Stained and discolored teeth that cannot be brightened with professional teeth whitening can sparkle again with traditional porcelain veneers or the newest no-preparation veneers. “No-prep” veneers can be a perfect solution to repair stained, discolored or chipped teeth and can also fill in spaces between teeth. With little or no drilling and no needles or Novacaine, these custom made thin veneers create an affordable, beautiful and natural smile.
  5. Gaps between teeth can be closed instantly with porcelain veneers or more gradually with Invisalign or traditional orthodontics.

Ask your dentist about ways to keep your smile looking and feeling great. Everyone deserves a HEALTHY and BEAUTIFUL SMILE!


June 17, 2010 in Dentistry,Invisalign Orthodontics by McCarl Dental Group

Did you know that straight teeth are healthier than crooked or crowded teeth? Crowded and crooked teeth are harder to brush and floss causing plaque buildup, tooth decay and periodontal disease. When left untreated, crowded, missing or widely spaced teeth can prevent normal chewing which also increases the likelihood of periodontal disease and bone loss. Similarly, misaligned teeth and jaws can cause abnormal wear on your teeth, painful jaw joint problems, TMJ syndrome, tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments.

Overall gum and bone health are improved when teeth fit together with an ideal bite.
Clinical studies have shown that when teeth are properly aligned, gums fit tighter around the teeth, which improves periodontal health. And, of course, there are cosmetic benefits of a beautiful straight smile. Your teeth should make you look and feel great. Our Millersville and Greenbelt Dental patients love their healthy, straight teeth and beautiful smiles.

Adults are having their teeth straightened in unprecedented numbers! Whether you are self-conscious about your smile or concerned about your dental and overall health, Invisalign is a great solution.  Many adults notice their teeth shifting, crowding and getting crooked, especially the lower front teeth. Even people who had braces as teenagers often experience relapse causing crowded teeth.

Benefits of Straight Teeth
• Improved function and wear patterns of the teeth
• Increased ability to clean the teeth
• Better long-term health of teeth and gums
• A more attractive smile

Fortunately there are simple and convenient ways to straighten your teeth.Invisalign trays straighten teeth and correct your bite just like metal braces – only nobody else knows you are wearing them! The metal brackets and wires used with braces often cause irritation to the mouth and gums. Also no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your dentist’s office getting adjustments. Invisalign is more comfortable, more convenient and less expensive than metal braces. The dentists at McCarl Dental Group are premier providers of Invisalign Orthodontics.

Invisalign can correct a wide variety of dental and orthodontic concerns.  Before starting Invisalign orthodontics at McCarl Dental Group, your dentist will take x-rays and photographs that are combined with 3-D computer imaging technology to design your individual treatment plan. You will receive a series of custom made clear trays which fit snugly over your teeth. Each tray is worn for two weeks before moving to the next tray. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will gradually shift until they have straightened to an ideal position. If you have only minor crowding, it will take fewer trays to correct. Some Invisalign cases take only ten trays (20 weeks) to correct fully. Major crowding cases take longer; however, Invisalign is often faster than traditional braces. For most adults, treatment time is just under one year. Invisalign is a great way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life.

Sally McCarl Moore adds that hygienists LOVE Invisalign because the patients take them out to eat and brush and floss before replacing them. “This keeps the gums healthy during treatment and does not cause any decay or tooth discoloration, which are all significant problems with traditional braces. Invisalign allows patients to maintain good oral hygiene habits and is a great way to straighten teeth!”

Invisalign Orthodontics are often combined with other dental procedures including, dental implants, porcelain veneers and crowns. Because crooked teeth and misaligned bites can contribute to other health problems, Invisalign orthodontics may be covered by dental insurance. There are also excellent financing options available. Call our Greenbelt Dental Office at 301-474-4144 or our Millersville Dental Office at 410-987-8800.


March 17, 2010 in Dentistry,Invisalign Orthodontics,Periodontal Treatment by McCarl Dental Group

Invisalign Orthodontics can correct a lot of different dental and orthodontic problems. The custom-made Invisalign aligners straighten teeth, create a beautiful smile and can have a positive impact on your health.

Please click to watch our video highlighting McCarl Dental Group Invisalign orthodontics patients who are delighted with their new healthy and beautiful smiles.

Patients featured in this video are from Annapolis Maryland, Crownsville, Crofton and Severna Park. Invisalign orthodontics straightened their teeth with virtually invisible aligners or trays in less than a year. Many of our McCarl dental patients choose to lighten their smile with professional teeth whitening gel during or after their Invisalign dental treatment.

Invisible Invisalign Orthodontics can solve problems caused by overly crowded teeth. When left untreated, overly crowded, missing and widely spaced teeth can prevent normal chewing and can also increase the likelihood of periodontal or gum disease.
A crossbite occurs when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned and can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease, and bone loss.

An overbite occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. An overbite can be caused by genetics, bad oral habits, or over development of the bone that supports the teeth. This orthodontic problem can lead to gum and periodontal problems, excessive wear on the lower teeth and can also cause painful jaw joint problems, Temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ syndrome.

When the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth it is called an underbite. This can also be caused by missing upper teeth, but is usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw. An underbite can also cause painful jaw and joint problems and can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars which also leads to tooth wear.

While the cosmetic dental results are undeniable, Invisalign Orthodontics is much more than just a cosmetic dental procedure. Invisalign orthodontics is a custom-designed program that will treat your specific dental or orthodontic problems.

Invisalign Preferred Providers at McCarl Dental Group have achieved a high level of clinical training and experience in treating patients with the Invisalign system. The cost of Invisalign orthodontics is based on individual treatment programs. Also, be sure to speak with the patient advocates at McCarl Dental Group because dental insurance often covers correction of orthodontic problems.


March 1, 2010 in Dentistry,Invisalign Orthodontics by McCarl Dental Group

Did you know that having straight rather than “crowded” teeth is much healthier for your gums? It is more difficult to clean crooked teeth so they are more prone to tooth decay and gum disease. Invisalign Orthodontic trays are a custom, invisible, removable, comfortable, affordable and effective way to straighten teeth!

The Invisalign system is a series of clear aligners that allows McCarl Dental patients to straighten their teeth without having to wear traditional braces. Each pair of aligners is worn two weeks. Patients are instructed to remove them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. In just months, the aligners move the teeth into the desired final position.  Patients of all ages love the comfort, ease and affordability of Invisalign.  Our Annapolis Maryland octogenarian is half way through her Invisalign treatment – she says it is a breeze! A McCarl Dental patient from Crownsville Maryland says, “The process was less costly and less time consuming than conventional braces. People never knew about my treatment unless I choose to tell them about my invisible braces. The best advice I would give someone considering Invisalign is not to hesitate. You will be wearing a great big smile immediately.”

Invisalign Orthodontics are often combined with other dental procedures including, dental implants, as well as porcelain veneers and crowns.  McCarl Dental Group has been named a 2010 Preferred Provider of Invisalign Orthodontics by Align Technology.

McCarl Dental Invisalign Orthodontics patients are all smiles with their straight and healthy teeth. Invisalign Orthodontics are affordable and we offer interest free financing options.

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January 21, 2010 in Dentistry,Invisalign Orthodontics,Periodontal Treatment by McCarl Dental Group

Straight teeth contribute to healthy teeth and gums. Crowded or crooked teeth are harder to brush and floss which makes them more prone to tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems.  When teeth fit together with an ideal bite, it is less likely that they will have unusual wear from clenching and/or grinding. And, of course, there are the cosmetic benefits of a beautiful straight smile. Your teeth should make you look and feel great.


Invisalign Orthodontics are a great option for patients who would like to straighten teeth without the inconveniences associated with traditional metal braces. The clear Invisalign trays are almost invisible.  Our McCarl Dental patients really appreciate the ability to take the trays out of their mouth for eating and cleaning their teeth. In many cases, our patients’ smiles can go from “crooked to straight” in less than a year!

McCarl Dental Group is a Preferred Provider of Greenbelt, Millersville, Annapolis and Severna Park Invisalign Orthodontics. As always, our goal is to help you keep all of your teeth healthy and beautiful for life.

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