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Invisalign is the nearly invisible way to straighten your crooked teeth without the restrictions that come with metal braces. Rather than metal brackets and archwires, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear aligners that have been custom-made for your teeth. Dr. Janette Williams offers Invisalign to provide you with a straighter smile. Read on to find out how Invisalign works to straighten your teeth at her Cincinnati, OH, office.
What are the aligners made of?
Over the course of treatment, you will be given a series of Invisalign aligners. The aligners will be custom-made for you, to move your teeth in the sequence determined by your dentist. Invisalign aligners are made of a thermoplastic material uniquely developed for the treatment plan.
How does Invisalign straighten teeth?
Invisalign aligners straighten teeth through the placement of controlled force on the teeth. When the Invisalign aligners are placed on the teeth, they cause the teeth to gradually move into the desired position. Each aligner will move your teeth slightly, shifting them and rotating them when needed. After a few weeks, you will begin using the next set of Invisalign aligners, which will continue the process.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
One of the benefits of the Invisalign system is the minimal impact it has on the overall quality of your life. Many individuals love the fact that Invisalign aligners are removable. The aligners are very comfortable to wear, so you will be able to wear them for 22 hours a day without much effort.
How long does treatment take?
The average length of your treatment depends on the severity of your condition and can only be determined by your Invisalign-trained dentist. The average case takes about one year for adults. The length of time necessary for a teenager may vary and can be determined by your dentist.
How do I get started with Invisalign?
You can get started with Invisalign by contacting your Cincinnati, OH dentist and scheduling a consultation. For the best results, choosing an experienced Invisalign-trained dentist can make all the difference. At your first consultation, we will discuss your needs and evaluate whether Invisalign treatment is suitable for you.
Are you ready to take your smile from ordinary to extraordinary? Call Dr. Janette Williams at 513-793-5703 today to schedule your consultation in Cincinnati, OH.