There’s no doubt that traditional metal braces do a great job straightening teeth, but they come with a lot of downsides – pain, food restrictions, and embarrassment, to name just three. If you want straight teeth without having to wear a mouthful of metal for two or even three years, consider Invisalign® clear dental aligners from Dr. Charles Bell at Bell Dental Group in Cincinnati, OH.
Invisalign® Is Faster And More Comfortable
Invisalign clear aligners are made from a smooth plastic that won’t irritate the inside of your mouth like metal braces can. The customized, made-for-you aligners fit snugly over your teeth and are very hard for someone else to notice while you’re wearing them.
You wear your aligners for about 22 hours each day for fastest results in getting the straight teeth you want. You can wear them less each day, but that will likely lengthen the time for treatment to be complete.
You can sleep with them in place confidently; they won’t come off while you’re sleeping. The aligners can and should be removed when you eat all the foods you love and while you care for your teeth as you always do. You can also take them off for special occasions, so smile proudly for those family photos or class reunions!
About every two weeks, you switch to the next aligner in your customized series. While metal braces require periodic tightening that can result in pain, you’ll likely experience no more than a slight pressure, if that, when you switch aligners.
Unlike the two or three years that metal braces take to complete their work, Invisalign treatment is complete in an average of 12 months. During that time, you’ll have appointments with Dr. Bell about every six weeks to check your progress.
Is Invisalign The Right Choice For You?
While there’s no way to be certain without an examination by Dr. Charles Bell of Bell Dental Group, Invisalign is approved to treat a number of orthodontic conditions in adults and teens.
- Overbite, underbite, and crossbite
- Open bite where the teeth don’t meet
- Crooked or twisted teeth
- Gapped or crowded teeth
- Misaligned teeth
More and more conditions, including more complex ones, are being successfully completed with Invisalign treatment.
When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Charles Bell at Bell Dental Group in Cincinnati, OH, he’ll used advanced imaging technology – intraoral cameras, digital X-rays, and other digital imaging systems – to examine your teeth above and below the gum line. If Invisalign is the right choice for you, can have a preview of what your final smile will look like. Bell Dental Group has an outcome simulator that will closely demonstrate the results you can achieve for your smile.
Dr. Bell will take impressions of your teeth to guide the dental laboratory in creating your unique aligner series. Once you receive your first aligners, just pop them securely into place and you’re on your way to the straight teeth you’ve always wanted!