Invisalign Aligners in Bay Village, OH
The clear alternative to metal braces for adults and teens
While braces are a common way to correct the position of teeth, many are reluctant to commit to them. We understand that braces may be uncomfortable and restricting. If you are avoiding orthodontics treatments, we have the solution! Invisalign is an effective teeth alignment treatment that moves teeth subtly. Clear aligner therapy offers a personalized tray to straighten your teeth without the pain and discomfort of metal braces. At Cynthia J. Mikula, DDS, we offer Invisalign aligners for patients who are not comfortable with braces. You can contact us online or visit us in Bay Village, OH, to schedule your consultation and start your Invisalign journey.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a transparent plastic tray to align your teeth. Instead of wires and metal brackets, Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit over your teeth. These aligners won’t interfere with your speech or daily activities like braces do. Additionally, the transparent trays are not as noticeable as braces, so you can be discreet as your teeth are being realigned. Invisalign dentistry uses advanced technology to fit the tray over your teeth perfectly. A flexible thermoplastic material is used to make the aligner.
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What Can Invisalign Treat?
Invisalign aligners are suitable for teenagers and adults wanting to improve the appearance and comfort of their teeth and jaw. Invisalign can be used to treat:
- Uneven spacing between teeth
- Open bite
- Misaligned jaws
- Crooked teeth
Do you have one or more of these dental conditions? Invisalign teeth aligners could be the perfect solution. We can develop a discreet, customized aligner tray for you!
How Does The Invisalign Process Work?
Firstly, we scan the current position of your teeth and determine where they should be. Once we have this information, we can establish a suitable treatment plan to help you reach your goals. The aligners are custom-made with 3D technology. Your Invisalign process involves more than one aligner. You need a new aligner every few weeks, and each one is different to accommodate the next stage of your realignment.
The Invisalign aligners apply controlled pressure to certain teeth so they can be in line with the others. This allows us to target the teeth causing your dental concern, while the other remain untouched.
Unlike braces, the aligners are removable. However, they should be worn for at least 22 hours a day to provide effective results. You should only take them out while eating and drinking. Of course, you can also take them out when your brush and floss your teeth.
We recommend you come in for follow-up treatments every 6-8 weeks. This allows us to track your progress and adjust your treatment plan if necessary.
Who Can Use Invisalign Teeth Aligners?
Invisalign is versatile and can be used on teenagers and adults. However, Invisalign may not be suitable for patients with severe dental issues and tooth position problems. On the plus side, you can visit us for a consultation so we can determine if Invisalign is right for you. If Invisalign can’t correct your teeth, we will recommend another treatment that will. You can trust us to provide reliable advice on Invisalign dentistry and other dental treatments.
How Long Will Invisalign Take to Correct Teeth?
Each patient has different orthodontic requirements. It is challenging to determine the duration of your treatment. When you come to us for your consultation, we can assess your current dental condition and tell you how long you will need to wear the aligners. On average, patients wear aligners for 6-12 months. If your teeth are still not in the correct position after this time, you can continue the treatment until you have satisfying results with Invisalign. For some patients, Invisalign has worked for as little as a few weeks.
How to Care For Your Aligners
Although you wear your aligners for a week or two, you still need to take care of them and clean them to ensure success. Cleaning your aligners with hot water may warp the thermoplastic and change how the aligner fits over your teeth. This will affect your progress and delay the final outcome. Remove your aligners each night to clean them gently with your toothpaste and toothbrush. This will ensure that your aligners stay hygienic and functional.
Invisalign VS Braces
How does Invisalign differ from braces? Of course, Invisalign is not made from metal brackets and wires. There are also other differences between these two treatments.
Invisalign is far more discreet than braces. The aligners are made from clear plastic, making them hard to notice.
Invisalign can be removed, while braces can’t. This makes Invisalign aligners much easier to clean. Many patients struggle to get food out of their braces, which leads to bad breath and other dental issues. By cleaning your aligners every day, you prevent a buildup of bacteria around your gums and teeth.
Braces are more restricting when it comes to what you can eat and drink. With Invisalign, you can eat anything you want since you can remove them while you eat.
You may have heard others complain about the pain and discomfort of braces. Invisalign is far more comfortable than braces. Invisalign aligners also have fewer complications than braces.
Get Amazing Results With Invisalign
Dental problems, like crooked or damaged teeth, may affect your confidence. With Invisalign’s discreet aligners, you can smile brightly during and after your treatment. At Cynthia J. Mikula, DDS, we offer Invisalign treatments in Bay Village, OH, for your convenience. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation so we can create your custom-made Invisalign aligners!
Call 440-871-7170 or fill out the form below to schedule your free consultation today.