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At Countryside Dental in Cincinnati, OH, your dentist, Dr. Janette Williams, uses specialized computer software to create custom Invisalign aligners that will straighten your teeth comfortably and discreetly.
These transparent aligners are great for adults and teenagers who are looking for a hassle-free way of improving their smile.
To begin treatment, your Cincinnati, OH, dentist orders a series of custom aligner trays. Each pair of aligners in this set needs to be worn for two-to-three weeks before being exchanged for the next one in the series. On a daily basis, you'll need to wear the clear aligners 20 to 22 hours per day.
You can take these clear braces off when brushing and flossing your teeth or when cleaning the aligners themselves. You can also take the braces off during special events, like weddings, job interviews, or any other casual party, but that's unnecessary since no one can see them.
The clear plastic aligners are made of polyurethane plastic, which means they're flexible and great for straightening teeth discreetly. They also provide several other advantages:
- They don't hinder you from having a healthy oral regimen because Invisalign is a removable appliance.
- You can eat whatever you want while undergoing treatment.
- You'll clean your teeth more thoroughly than if you had traditional metal braces.
- Invisalign clear aligners are thin and flexible, so they don't irritate the soft tissue in your mouth.
- The transparent braces are discreet and used to protect teeth from bruxism (i.e. teeth-grinding).
To take care of your Invisalign aligners, simply:
- Remove braces while eating
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Floss your teeth every night
- Use fluoride-containing products
If you are interested in knowing whether or not you're a candidate for clear aligner braces, please call your Cincinnati, OH, dental office today at (513) 793-5703!
Millions of Americans require some form of orthodontic treatment every year. Although it is most common in childhood and the teenage years, as many as 25% of patients seeking orthodontic treatment for cosmetic issues or bite and alignment problems are adults. Invisalign clear aligner trays are a discrete and effective way to straighten your teeth and maintain your lifestyle and oral hygiene routine - without getting traditional metallic or ceramic braces. Dr. Janette Williams at Montgomery Dental Care in Cincinnati, OH, recommends Invisalign as a minimally invasive and cosmetically appealing alternative to braces for teenagers and adults.
Invisalign in Cincinnati, OH
The cosmetic aspect of Invisalign clear aligner trays is obviously one of the biggest advantages, but there are many other benefits to consider. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign trays are removable, which allow you to keep your regular diet and continuing enjoying your favorite foods without restrictions. They also allow you to keep up your normal oral hygiene routine. The trays are custom designed out of high-quality plastic for a comfortable fit and are far less invasive and disruptive to your quality of life than traditional braces.
How Invisalign Trays Work
The first step is to schedule a consultation to determine whether Invisalign is the best option. Depending on your situation and alignment needs, the average treatment time may be shorter with Invisalign, and more affordable than traditional orthodontic treatment. The trays are removable for up to two hours per day, so you can enjoy your meals without restrictions on certain foods. You can continue to show off your smile without embarrassment as your teeth gradually shift into the desired alignment.
Find a Dentist in Cincinnati, OH
Ready to get started with Invisalign? For more information about how they work and whether they are the right option for you or a member of your family, contact Montgomery Dental Care at 513-793-5703 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Williams today.
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.