Straightening teeth with Invisalign orthodontics through Franklin, OH dentist
Patients in Franklin, OH who are interested in straightening their teeth can speak to their dentist about the options available to them in correcting misalignment. In most cases, orthodontics is suggested, but instead of traditional metal bracket and wire braces, the team at K&E Advanced Dentistry are pleased to offer an alternative option called Invisalign.
Understanding how Invisalign works
Orthodontic treatment with a traditional orthodontist often involves the use of conventional braces, which use metal brackets attached to wires to reposition the teeth over months, sometimes years. Instead of undergoing this unattractive option, patients at K&E Advanced Dentistry are introduced to an alternative method with Invisalign.
Invisalign orthodontics is a revolutionary treatment that allows patients in and around the area of Franklin, OH to achieve better smile alignment in a more discreet manner. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays that are created in a series that snap over the dental arch and gently reposition the teeth. With Invisalign, patients do not have to feel embarrassed as they go through the process of improving the alignment of their smiles.
Obtaining Invisalign is simple. First, patients need to visit the team at K&E Advanced Dentistry to determine if they are appropriate candidates. The best are patients who have mild or moderate misalignment of the bite or natural smile that they want to improve without the use of metal braces. Patients with extensive misalignment may need to see an orthodontist to achieve the results they desire.
Second, patients undergo fast and simple digital impressions of the teeth. These impressions are sent to the Invisalign laboratory where they will create a 3D vision of the patient’s final smile and develop a series of trays that gradually move teeth into alignment. The number of trays in a series for a patient will vary, greatly on the severity of the misalignment. These trays are sent to K&E Advanced Dentistry, and patients come back to the office to obtain their Invisalign trays. Patients wear each tray day and night for two weeks before they progress to the next one in the series. By doing this, the teeth are slowly positioned into proper alignment. Once patients reach the final tray, the treatment is complete. Many patients continue to wear the final tray at night as a retainer to keep their smile in place for many years to come!
The importance of compliance
Because Invisalign is a removable appliance, it is essential that patients understand the importance of wearing their trays as directed. Patients must wear the trays for 20-22 hours a day. They can remove them for brushing, flossing, eating, and drinking. By not wearing the trays as prescribed, patients can greatly slow down their progress. In some situations, patients need to pay extra for replacement trays if they fail to comply with instructions. Our dentists want to stress the importance of treatment compliance if patients are interested in obtaining the smile of their dreams. Otherwise, additional costs and trays may be required, and delays will occur in the initial projected timeline. By complying with treatment, patients will be able to reach their smile transformation in the time originally reported by the dental team and can eliminate unwanted costs and delays.
What are the benefits of Invisalign orthodontics?
- Clear and discreet
- Better for oral health
- Easy to use
- Simple to care for
Are you interested in learning more about Invisalign orthodontics?
Connect with the team at K&E Advanced Dentistry to discuss orthodontic treatment options and decide if you are a proper candidate for Invisalign. The practice offers two convenient locations in the areas of Centreville and Franklin, OH. Call the Franklin office at (513) 424-1834 to speak to Drs. Scott Everhart or Mamta Kori about the options available for you! Our practice is always accepting new patients in the community who are interested in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry treatments.
Back to Invisalign and Teeth Straightening Page