It might be a surprising fact about modern orthodontics but there are two important ideas that have changed how we look at straightening teeth! Orthodontics aren’t just for kids anymore and invisible braces aren’t just for adults! At Anderson Dental Care we’re able to use advanced technology like Invisalign to create great results for patients of all ages!
Invisalign is a great solution for those who want straighter teeth without the hassle of wearing metal braces for up to two years. We can use Invisalign to correct everything from minor problems to bite trouble that could cause pain and further problems later in life! It’s a great way to straighten your teeth and perfect your smile!
What Is Invisalign?
You’ve probably heard of Invisalign by now – it has been around for a while! What you might not have encountered is anyone you know wearing it. Chances are you actually have but didn’t notice their clear plastic aligners at all!
Invisalign uses a series of clear teeth covering aligners to slowly move your teeth into the perfect position. They are thin, practically invisible, and are incredibly easy to wear! Because Invisalign aligners aren’t fixed in place you won’t even encounter much change to your daily routine! You wear them all day but take them out to eat and brush your teeth – they’re that easy!
Most patients complete treatment in about a year. For some with more serious alignment issues treatment can take longer and for simpler problems Invisalign can be completed in less time. It all starts with that first phone call so don’t wait another minute to start working toward the smile of your dreams!
How Do I Get Invisalign?
Our Cincinnati dentist office is ready to start your Invisalign treatment today! When you come in for an initial consultation we’ll begin with a thorough examination of your oral health. We want to be sure you’re healthy and able to go through your Invisalign treatment without complications! Once we know you’re a good candidate we’ll begin planning your treatment!
Treatment planning initially involves creating a digital 3D impression of your teeth. We can use this system to plan, predict, and build each aligner specially for your unique case! We can see what each aligner will do for your teeth and plan each step of the way without ever having to start treatment.
Our digital modeling also allows us to see what your end results will look like! We can show you what your new smile will look like without ever placing a single alignment tray! If you aren’t happy with your look then we’ll make changes until you are!
When we receive your first aligners back from the Invisalign lab we’ll have you back for a first fitting and discussion of what to expect during treatment. At that time you’ll start your Invisalign sequence and never look back at a crooked smile!
Each aligner is worn for approximately two weeks. You’ll swap them out on your own and come in for periodic evaluations – we want to be sure your treatment is progressing perfectly!
Invisalign: Not Just For Adults Anymore!
Braces can be a tough thing for teenagers to deal with. There’s the stigma, the self-consciousness, and the discomfort that comes with wearing them – all things a teenager doesn’t need! Thankfully there’s Invisalign teen to address these very issues!
Invisalign teen is the same basic treatment that you would get as an adult but with a few twists to ensure it goes smoothly. First off there’s a colored stripe in each aligner. It’s placed where it won’t show but you’ll be able to see it as the parent of a teen who might now want to wear their aligners! The stripe gradually fades with consistent wear so you now your child is wearing their aligner. By the end of two weeks it should be gone! If not someone has some explaining to do!
Invisalign teen also accounts for the fact that some kids just tend to lose things! Whether it’s a messy room, a forgetful mind, or just plain disorganization you won’t have to worry – Invisalign teen allows for replacement liners without additional charge (at a limited quantity).
What Are You Waiting For?
There’s no reason to put off orthodontics any more! You and your teens can get straight smiles without anyone noticing – and in potentially less time than traditional braces! Don’t let this chance pass you by – call Anderson Dental Care today to begin your journey!
You can reach our Cincinnati dentist office by calling (513) 231-7755 or you can request an appointment by filling out our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!