When you look at pictures, are you immediately self-conscious about your crooked teeth? Maybe you’ve contemplated getting braces as an adult, but you hate the idea of metal wires and brackets. Well, thanks to Invisalign®, it’s more discreet and comfortable than ever to get a straighter smile.
And if you’re looking for high-quality orthodontic care in Cincinnati, OH, look no further than Bell Dental Group. Our compassionate team has such extensive experience with Invisalign that we’ve been named an Invisalign Premier Provider. That means we fall within the top 5 percent of providers in the entire country! We also offer a special version of Invisalign for teens who want to bypass metal braces but still achieve that straight, beautiful smile.
Read on to learn more. Then, if you’re curious about this game-changing orthodontic treatment, give us a call at 513-802-9440. We offer free Invisalign consultations, so you have nothing to lose!
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a system of virtually invisible plastic aligners that facilitate incremental movement of teeth to correct misalignment issues. The treatment was actually created by an adult orthodontics patient after he realized he could replicate the mechanism metal retainers use to move teeth but instead employ a clear aligner.
Since then, other clear aligner systems have been introduced onto the market, but we still prefer Invisalign. Invisalign aligners are made with a special proprietary material that facilitates predictable and controlled movement of the teeth. Plus, Invisalign offers a teen-friendly treatment system that features a blue indicator dot that allows you to see whether your teen is wearing their aligner as instructed.
How Does Invisalign Compare To Traditional Braces?
The fact that Invisalign aligners are incredibly discreet is often the huge draw. People love that they’re able to get a straighter smile without having to endure a mouthful of metal, potentially for years. It allows you to look and feel your best in the workplace and in your personal life while still getting the results you dream about.
Many people also love the convenience of Invisalign. Since you remove them when you eat, there are no dietary restrictions. You also don’t have to worry about waxes or special flossers since there aren’t any awkward brackets and wires. This also lessens your chances of injury during sports or other activities. In fact, if you or your teen play a sport that requires a mouthguard, you can simply remove your aligner during the game or practice, swap it out for the mouthguard, and pop the aligner back in afterward.
Cost-wise, Invisalign is usually pretty comparable to traditional metal braces, so you’re truly paying for the freedom that Invisalign affords. Most people won’t even notice that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment, so it’s definitely a solution that won’t slow you down.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
The treatment time varies depending on the complexity of the case, but the average treatment time is only about 12 months!
Plus, we think you’ll find that living with Invisalign is incredibly convenient. All you have to do is wear a clear aligner for 20 to 22 hours a day. Every week or so, you’ll exchange the aligner for the next one in the series. These aligners are made to your exact specifications, so you’ll feel confident knowing that they fit as great as they look.
Is It Easy To Care For Invisalign Aligners?
Yes! Caring for your aligners is incredibly easy. There are special cleaning kits available specifically for your Invisalign aligners, but you can just as easily clean them by brushing and rinsing them with tepid water.
There are certain precautions you should take if you opt for Invisalign treatment. For example, it’s best to avoid smoking while wearing your aligner, since it can cause discoloration.
Will I Have To Do Anything Special To Maintain The Results After Treatment?
As with most orthodontic treatments, wearing a retainer afterward is usually advised. That’s because adult teeth will shift back toward their original positions if left to their own devices. So, wearing a retainer after your Invisalign treatment will help protect your investment.
That said, every case is different. The only way to know for sure whether you’ll need to wear a retainer after treatment is to consult with the experts! We’d be happy to look ahead and answer questions about post-Invisalign care. We want you to love your smile for years to come.
It’s Never Too Late To Get A Straighter Smile At Bell Dental Group
At Bell Dental Group, we know that a straighter smile can boost your confidence! And we don’t think you should have to endure any social awkwardness while you’re achieving that straighter smile. Thanks to Invisalign, you don’t have to!