Twin City Dental Group
General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Uhrichsville, OH
Many people wish they had a straighter, more attractive smile, but few are willing to spend months dealing with the hassle and discomfort of dental braces. Luckily, Invisalign® treatment is available to provide a more comfortable and discreet alternative to traditional braces. If you’re interested in using Invisalign to straighten your smile, make an appointment with Twin City Dental Group’s Randal Garvey, DDS, FAGD, for a consultation. Call the Uhrichsville, Ohio, office today to make an appointment, or book online with the scheduling tool.
Invisalign Q & A
What is Invisalign treatment?
Invisalign treatment is the process of using custom-made aligners to realign your teeth and straighten your smile. Invisalign aligners can offer the same results as traditional dental braces without the hassle or discomfort that typically comes along with them.
How does Invisalign treatment work?
When you visit Dr. Garvey for Invisalign treatment, you start with a consultation to go over your goals and evaluate your smile. Dr. Garvey then makes a mold of your teeth to design aligners specifically for your mouth and draws up a digital plan, showing how your bite will shift over time.
Once your smile is mapped out, you receive your first set of aligners, which you wear for between 20 and 22 hours a day, removing them only to eat, brush your teeth, and floss.
After 2-3 weeks, you get a new set of aligners as your teeth shift. This continues until your teeth have achieved the desired position, at which point you can stop using your aligners and enjoy your new smile.
What are the benefits of Invisalign treatment?
While dental braces can be great for fixing misaligned teeth, many people don’t like how they look with them or find them uncomfortable. Invisalign addresses these two main concerns, offering one of the most discrete orthodontic solutions available today.
On top of that, the flexible plastic aligners make wires and brackets unnecessary, and the aligners are trimmed to avoid irritating your gum line, giving Invisalign treatment a huge advantage in comfort compared to traditional options. Aligners are also easier to clean than traditional braces and can be removed before you eat or brush your teeth.
How long does Invisalign treatment take?
Depending on your goals and on the starting position of your teeth, the amount of time it takes for Invisalign treatment to deliver desired results can vary. Typically, people reach their goals after 12-18 months of wearing aligners, but many start to see results within just a few weeks.
If you’re interested in straightening your smile without the hassle of braces, call Twin City Dental Group today or make an appointment online to learn more about Invisalign.