Invisalign® – Cincinnati, OH
A Convenient, Image-Friendly Way to Straighten Teeth
For many decades, adults and teenagers who wanted to fix their misaligned teeth had to put up with metal braces that were cumbersome, uncomfortable, and not exactly image-friendly. Nowadays, there’s a more convenient option – Invisalign® clear aligners. Using plastic trays that are practically see-through, Invisalign makes it easier to achieve the straight smile you’ve been wanting without compromising your appearance. To learn more, keep reading below, and call Fresh Dental when you’re ready to schedule an Invisalign consultation!
Why Choose Fresh Dental for Invisalign®?
- Experienced Dental Team Providing World-Class Customer Service
- iTero Scanner for Digital, Mess-Free Impressions
- FREE Zoom! Teeth Whitening After Invisalign® Treatment
How Invisalign® Works
After you and Dr. Lakhani have decided that Invisalign is right for you, he’ll capture digital impressions of your teeth as they currently are. Then, a dental lab will use these impressions to design a series of clear plastic trays called aligners, which will gradually reposition your teeth. You’ll wear these aligners for 22+ hours a day, essentially only removing them to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Every few weeks, you’ll visit Dr. Lakhani for progress checks, and in most cases, treatment should be finished after 9 to 12 months.
Candidates for Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Although traditional braces are still the preferred method of correcting severe dental misalignment, Invisalign can often fix mild to moderate orthodontic issues. For example, you might be eligible for Invisalign if you’d like to address minor gaps between several of your teeth, slightly overcrowded teeth, or bite alignment problems like overbite, underbite, or crossbite. It’s worth mentioning that Invisalign isn’t typically recommended for children or younger teenagers, as they may lack the discipline to wear the aligners as often as needed.
Benefits of Invisalign® Clear Aligners
The main advantage of Invisalign is right there in the name – the aligners are basically invisible to the people around you. However, they offer many other benefits compared to traditional braces, including:
- No restrictions on your diet.
- Brush and floss without brackets and wires getting in the way.
- Faster average treatment time.
- Less discomfort, as the smooth plastic isn’t as likely to irritate your gums, lips, tongue, and cheeks.