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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.
Are you an adult looking to get a straighter smile? Find out how Invisalign could help.
If you have crooked teeth, you certainly know the embarrassment of dealing with food getting stuck in your teeth or people making rather annoying comments about whether you wore braces growing up. Everyone’s a critic, but the only critic that truly matters is you. If you are ready to enjoy the confidence of a beautiful, straight smile but without worrying about the unattractive metal braces then it’s time to talk to our Cincinnati, OH cosmetic dentist, Dr. Warren Gase, about Invisalign.
What makes these clear orthodontic aligners so special is that they have the ability to change your smile for the better without changing your lifestyle. Many older patients worry that having braces will change what they eat, what activities they can participate in and the time-consuming necessity of coming in for constant checkups. Our Cincinnati dentist completely understands that patients want to straighten their smiles but just don’t feel like they have time for all this. This is where Invisalign comes in.
This unique approach to straightening teeth is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. For adults, many can get the results they want in a shorter period of time than with traditional braces. Not having to wear your braces as long is certainly a major boon.
Perhaps the most attractive part is that these braces are completely clear. They don’t require brackets or wires to take over your smile. Instead, you’ll get custom-made clear aligners that look similar to whitening trays or mouth guards. You can slip them right over your teeth. The controlled forces that these aligners place on your teeth will shift them into the proper place over time. Plus, you won’t have to deal with the irritation of metal braces.
Since aligners can be removed this means that you don’t have to deal with the dietary restrictions that someone with traditional braces does. Just take out your aligners and store them in a safe container during mealtimes and while drinking anything other than water. Then rinse them out and put them back in right after. It’s that simple.
Hate the idea of trying to brush and floss around metal braces? It can be rather stressful and difficult, but with these removable aligners you don’t have to worry about buying special cleaning tools or anything. Just brush and floss as you normally would.
Don’t let crooked teeth or gaps between teeth ruin your smile. Our Cincinnati, OH dental office is here to help. Call us today to schedule your free Invisalign consultation.
You've likely heard of Invisalign, the revolutionary way to straighten teeth using nearly-invisible plastic trays, called aligners. What you may not know is the science behind Invisalign's technology. Dr. Warren Gase, your dentist in Cincinnati, OH, has provided some information for his patients about how Invisalign helps give them a beautifully even smile, comfortably and discreetly.
What is involved in the Invisalign process?
Using digital images of your teeth from your Cincinnati dentist, a certified laboratory will create your series of Invisalign trays out of a clear, flexible plastic material. Many people liken them to teeth-whitening trays. Once these aligners are finished being manufactured, you will return to Dr. Gase's office for fitting and further instructions. On average, most patients wear each aligner for about two weeks before their teeth have moved into position for the next aligner in the series. Patients who follow the recommended instructions of wearing the trays 20 to 22 hours per day typically have a treatment schedule of about a year.
How does Invisalign move my teeth?
Invisalign works similarly to traditional braces; by placing focused pressure on the teeth, they will gradually shift into their proper alignment. The difference is that traditional braces will need to be tightened periodically to continue the straightening process. The Invisalign trays do not need to be adjusted by your Cincinnati dentist, therefore providing much gentler pressure and less discomfort as the teeth move.
Perhaps one of the most attractive features about Invisalign is the ability you have to remove them during eating, drinking and cleaning your teeth. This allows you to enjoy your favorite foods that might otherwise be restricted during a traditional braces regimen.
If you'd like to learn more about Invisalign from Dr. Warren Gase, your Cincinnati, OH dentist, contact our office to set up a consultation today!