How Invisalign Works
Are you an adult with misaligned teeth? Find out how this clear orthodontic system could help.
You hate having a crooked smile but it often seems worse to have to wear metal braces on your teeth in front of colleagues, friends and even potential dates. Of course, our Cincinnati dentist Dr. Warren Gase knows how important it is to have a beautifully straight smile. If metal braces have you thinking twice about fixing your smile, then it might be time you learned about the benefits of Invisalign.
It’s amazing how a set of clear, removable aligners can actually do the same job as awkward metal braces can, but you would be amazed at the results that many teens and adults have been able to achieve with Invisalign. Each transparent aligner is custom-made based on the treatment plan that our Cincinnati general dentist mapped out with you during your consultation and planning visit. During this consultation, we determine through our computer software what teeth need to move and just how much they need to move during the course of your treatment to get the results that you want.
Based on what dental issues you want to fix, each aligner is made just to fit you and your needs. While aligners are snug, they don’t often cause the same irritation or discomfort that regular braces can cause to soft tissue. While aligners are removable, making them very convenient when you want to enjoy foods or drinks or when you need to brush, they should still be worn as much as possible (try to wear them anywhere from 20 to 22 hours out of the day).
Invisalign is a great option for older teens and adults who are dedicated to getting their smiles straighter, are ready to wear their aligners as often as possible, and are dealing with any of these dental issues,
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Open bites
In many cases, it only takes about nine months to a year to get the results you want with Invisalign. Of course, it’s necessary for us to examine your smile and determine your candidacy for Invisalign based on the issues you are looking to correct.
Straightening your smile doesn’t have to be a frustrating process. Invisalign can certainly make it easier. Call our dentist in Cincinnati, OH today to find out whether you could be a good candidate for Invisalign treatment.