Invisalign® Clear Braces – Cleveland, OH
A Clear and Confident Way to Straighten Teeth
Do you dream of achieving a straighter smile but dread the thought of wearing metal braces for months or even years? Invisalign® is an excellent method for improving the alignment of teeth while still helping patients maintain their confident appearance. Please contact Dental & Cosmetic Solutions in Pepper Pike, OH if you’re interested in learning whether or not you’re a candidate for this transformative procedure.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign® uses a customized series of clear plastic aligners that are designed to gradually shift teeth towards their desired alignment. These aligners are comfortable and easily removable, which means that patients can continue to enjoy their diet and brush and floss like normal at home. On average, patients will wear them for 12 to 24 months, and every six weeks, they will attend a brief progress appointment with our doctors so that we can determine whether or not everything is going smoothly.
Indications for Invisalign
Typically, we can use Invisalign clear braces to treat most common orthodontic issues, including:
Teeth that are too crowded affect your smile’s appearance, but it can also have an impact on your health. Plaque and bacteria are attracted to tighter spaces, and because your teeth are too close together, brushing and flossing is more difficult. This leads to increased risks of problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Fortunately, Invisalign can correct this issue to give you a healthier smile.
Spaces Between Teeth
If you have gaps in your smile, your appearance may be the main reason you want to get Invisalign. However, these spaces attract food particles, impacting your chances of decay and bad breath. Our Invisalign treatment produces beautiful alignment for confident and even smiles.
Problems with your bite can lead to excessive wear and tear on certain teeth as well as jaw pain and dysfunction. We can use Invisalign to treat mild to moderate overbites, underbites, and crossbites to prevent numerous problems from occurring.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign is one of the most popular treatment options we have to offer because of the many benefits it allows patients to enjoy, including:
- Comfort: Designed with smooth plastic, Invisalign is comfortable to wear and you won’t have to worry about the inside of your mouth getting cut or irritated.
- Appearance: like the name suggests, Invisalign is translucent, allowing you to wear it in professional and social settings with ease.
- Treatment time: Typically, Invisalign takes between 10 and 18 months, which is shorter than the average time it takes to complete treatment with traditional braces.
- Lifestyle: Completely removable, Invisalign allows you to eat all of your favorite foods and enjoy a free smile for key moments.
If it sounds like you could benefit from Invisalign, don’t hesitate to contact our office to set up a consultation.
Cost of Invisalign
Each patient’s smile is different, which is why it’s difficult to give you a precise estimate without examining your teeth first. One of our highly trained dentists will carefully examine your smile, the degree of your misalignment, and your bite. From there, we will be able to provide you with a more specific estimate. While most insurance plans do not cover Invisalign, we do offer affordable financing options like CareCredit to ensure that all of our patients can access this quality treatment. Additionally, if you don’t have insurance, we offer a private dental savings plan as an alternative! Call our office to learn more about how we can provide quality services for all budgets.
What is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® is a system of aligners that is fabricated by Align Technology. The aligners are made of BPA-free thermoplastic. They look similar to teeth whitening trays. The aligners are specifically made for each patient.
How does Invisalign® work?
The Invisalign® system relies on a series of aligners. Each pair of these aligners is designed to move teeth slightly to the desired position. A controlled force acts on selected teeth during the treatment process. Patients should switch to the next aligners after every two weeks. The teeth are straightened gradually over time.
How is Invisalign® beneficial?
Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible. Patients can undergo the treatment and not let the world know about it. Since the aligners are removable, it is easy to maintain oral hygiene and patients can eat their favorite food without restrictions.
How long does it take for the Invisalign® to straighten teeth?
The length of your Invisalign® treatment depends on the complexity of the condition. The treatment may vary from as less as 12 months to as much as 24 months.
How to use Invisalign® aligners?
The aligners should be worn at least 22 hours each day. They should be removed when eating or drinking anything apart from water and when it’s time to brush and floss. Patients can clean the trays using special system that our team will provide. It is advisable to place the aligners in their special case when not in use.
When should I see my Invisalign® dentist?
Patients should visit our practice every four to six weeks on average so that we can check the progress of the treatment.
Do aligners cause pain and discomfort?
Invisalign® aligners are made of smooth plastic that causes no discomfort to cheeks and lips. Discomfort or a sensation of pressure may be felt during the first few days when wearing a new aligner.
What are the things to avoid when wearing aligners?
Patients should avoid smoking when wearing aligners since it may cause staining. Chewing gum with aligners on should be avoided as it can cause the gum to stick to the appliance. Alcohol consumption in high levels should also be avoided.
What happens after treatment?
The patient may be advised to wear retainers after the Invisalign® treatment just to make sure that the teeth do not shift back to their previous positions. Our dentists will explain this information in more detail at the end of your orthodontic journey.
Can any dentist perform Invisalign® treatment?
Invisalign® treatment can be performed only by trained providers!