Invisalign in Whitehouse, OH
Do you long for a straight and beautiful smile but dislike the idea of wearing bulky, metal braces? If the answer is yes, then Invisalign may be right for you. Invisalign is a teeth straightening system that uses custom-made removable aligners to gradually shift teeth into the desired position. Thanks to the aligners’ clear design, you can straighten your teeth without worrying about their appearance.
Invisalign has helped millions of patients straighten their teeth more comfortably and conveniently than ever before. Dental Health Associates of Whitehouse is pleased to offer Invisalign to help you get the straight and beautiful smile you deserve.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
You may be a suitable candidate for Invisalign if you have any of the following:
- Gaps or spaces in between your teeth
- Crowded teeth
- An overbite (upper teeth bite over the lower teeth)
- A crossbite (upper and lower jaws are misaligned)
Invisalign is designed to treat minor tooth alignment and spacing issues. If you have severe misalignment or bite irregularities, traditional orthodontics with braces may be a more suitable option. Before recommending a treatment, our team will meet with you to examine your teeth and bite in order to determine your orthodontic needs.
How Invisalign Works to Straighten your Teeth
Invisalign involves wearing a series of aligners that will work to gradually shift your teeth to the desired position. Each set consists of an upper and lower aligner. After two weeks, you will swap your current aligners with a new pair. This process is repeated until your teeth reach the desired alignment and position. In total, you will need to wear 20 to 30 aligners, depending on the severity of your case. Treatment with Invisalign is typically shorter than with traditional braces; most patients will only need to wear their aligners for up to a year.
The first step in creating your Invisalign aligners is for our team to take impressions of your bite, as well as X-rays and photographs. This information will be used to create a three-dimensional map that will guide our team in crafting your series of aligners. Because your aligners will be created to match your unique specifications, they will slip over your teeth comfortably and securely, allowing you to speak and smile with ease.
Treatment with Invisalign is virtually painless. However, you may feel some slight pressure at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This is normal and should only last for a few days. You should wear each pair of aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, only removing them to eat, drink, brush your teeth or clean your aligners. Over the course of your treatment, you will need to meet with us regularly so our team can monitor your progress and make adjustments as needed.
Learn More about Invisalign
To find out if Invisalign can improve your smile and boost your self-confidence, schedule a consultation with Dental Health Associates of Whitehouse. Contact us by calling our dental practice or sending us an email today.