Misaligned teeth can greatly impact your appearance, oral health, and self-confidence. If you are interested in achieving a straighter, more attractive smile, without undergoing traditional metal orthodontic treatment, Dr. John Striebel can provide you with an effective alternative. Invisalign® is a clear, comfortable solution offered at our Miamisburg, OH, dental practice. To learn more about how this treatment can gently realign your teeth, schedule your appointment today.
Invisalign® is a discreet way to straighten teeth with customized, clear plastic aligners. To determine if you are a good candidate, you will undergo a thorough consultation and examination with Dr. Striebel. At this time, he will address the cost and time involved, and answer any questions you may have. The next step involves taking impressions, x-rays, and photographs of the inside of your mouth.
Along with the convenience of Invisalign®, the treatment provides great results and flexibility for adults and teens.
These will allow us to create 3D images of your teeth, and fabricate the customized aligner trays. This series of trays will be used throughout the course of your treatment. When worn, the aligners will gradually move your teeth into proper alignment. While the timeframe for each treatment varies, we have found that adults typically require about one year to achieve their desired results. Treatment time for teens is usually similar to that of traditional braces.
How Does the Treatment Work?
The clear, BPA-fee plastic aligners will fit comfortably against your gums and teeth, to avoid any irritation or pain. Throughout the course of your treatment, it is recommended that you wear the aligners between 20 to 22 hours per day. The trays may be removed to eat and brush, and on special occasions when you would prefer to show your teeth.
Every two weeks, you will wear a new set of aligners from the series. You will maintain a schedule of follow-up appointments to evaluate your progress. Once your treatment plan is complete, you will be able to show off a more brilliant smile. Some patients accentuate their new smile with some of our comprehensive cosmetic treatments, such as a smile makeover or teeth whitening.
Why Choose Invisalign®?
Invisalign® has been proven to treat almost all of the same issues as traditional braces, such as crooked teeth, widely spaced teeth, crowding, overbite, underbite, open bite, and crossbite. While traditional orthodontics provide extraordinary results, and have long been trusted to improve a patient’s bite, Invisalign® offers a great alternative. Patients choose Invisalign® for a number of reasons, including:
- Discretion: Invisalign® provides patients with a virtually invisible solution that often goes unnoticed by others.
- Comfort: Unlike traditional metal braces, the clear BPA-free plastic will not irritate your gums and teeth.
- Convenience: The trays can be removed during brushing and eating, and for special occasions. Since the trays are removable, you can enjoy all of the foods that would typically be off-limits when undergoing treatment with traditional orthodontics.
Schedule Your Visit Today
If you would like to achieve a straighter smile without the look and feel of traditional orthodontics, Invisalign® offers a great solution. Along with the convenience of Invisalign®, the treatment provides great results and flexibility for adults and teens. To find out if this treatment is right for you, contact us today.