Invisalign

More than Stevensville General Dentistry

At Thompson Creek Dental, we offer clear orthodontic aligners like Invisalign to our patients who desire straight teeth for an improved smile. These nearly invisible trays are perfect for adults who do not wish to add distraction during professional and social engagements caused by bulky, traditional braces. Teenagers and youths also prefer Invisalign for improved self-confidence while correcting common problems like crooked teeth, crowding, gaps, cross and open bites

The benefits of Invisalign opposed to other teeth straighteners includes:

  • Discreet
  • Effective
  • Removable
  • Reduces damage to teeth and gums

The effects of clear orthodontic aligners take the same time as traditional braces, between 6 and 24 months. Though unlike braces, Invisalign is removable during brushing for quality oral hygiene and during meals for comfortable easting without the embarrassment of having food stuck in your aligner. Call us today for more information about Invisalign and our other Stevensville general dentistry services.

LAELAYE SHIMELES, DDS, PC

Dr. Shimeles – Orthodontist

Dr. Shimeles (Orthodontist) completed his Certificate of Orthodontics and residency at Howard College of Dentistry. He earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Shimeles received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland. Prior to pursuing his DDS and orthodontic certification, he worked for Dupont Chemicals in Wilmington, Delaware, where he designed and performed experiments, wrote standard test procedures, and analyzed testing equipment and data. He found his time at DuPont a challenging and rewarding learning experience.

Dr. Shimeles is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and the American Dental Association (ADA), and is eligible for board certification by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). He is also Invisalign certified. Other associations include the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society-Maryland Chapter and the National Dental Association. In 2008, he was named Dental Student of the Year and profiled in Maryland Magazine. Other honors include a National Academy of Science Scholarship and the Harry E. Kelsey Award from University of Maryland, Department of Orthodontics, which is given to individuals recognized to possess personal qualities, such as patience and kindness, of the highest professional character.

Dr. Shirneles is married to Keziah, a respiratory therapist, and they have one daughter. He and his family currently reside in Bowie, Maryland. In his free time, Dr. Shimeles enjoys bike riding, playing soccer and digital photography. Above all, though, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

Advances in the field of dentistry allow us to prevent alignment issues with interceptive treatment that directs growth for patients who still have their primary, or baby teeth. While our orthodontic services are recommended early, while the patient still has their primary teeth, it’s never too late to get that straight and beautiful smile you have always wanted. For more information or a free orthodontic consultation, contact us today.