Want to make your teeth straighter without using traditional metal braces? Thankfully, there’s a solution out there for you. With reliable and FDA-approved Invisalign, you can straighten teeth without using a single metal bracket or archwire. Dr. Walter Mick can provide not only older teens with Invisalign clear braces, but adults as well!
Invisalign moves teeth into their preferred position using a series of clear, removable trays. Using trays instead of brackets and wires allows you to enjoy a more comfortable and discreet treatment. You won’t have to worry about developing mouth abrasions since there’s no metal involved -- and you will never have to schedule an emergency appointment to fix a broken bracket or loose wire.
However, those aren’t the only benefits you can expect. These trays can also be removed when it’s time to perform brushing and flossing as well as eat meals. No matter what your favorite foods might be, you can still enjoy them when completing treatment. Additionally, your oral care doesn’t have to change either. Invisalign uses zero metal hardware to straighten teeth, which means you also won’t have to visit us as often just to have it tightened. Rather, you’ll only come in occasionally so we can confirm your progress. Overall, you spend less time thinking about orthodontic treatment and more time enjoying your straightened smile.
While the results are the same for both treatments -- improved dental alignment and increased smile-confidence -- the methods used for achieving these results are significantly different. Some of the most apparent differences between Invisalign and traditional metal braces are listed below.
For busy adults or teens who are especially worried about their appearance, Invisalign provides a wonderful alternative to traditional metal brackets and wires.
Teens and adults alike can benefit from discreet orthodontics using the Invisalign system. To determine whether or not you are a good candidate for clear braces, your dentist in Reynoldsburg, OH will examine your orthodontic needs as well as the health of your teeth and gums in an initial consultation. Invisalign corrects the most common orthodontic issues, including gapped teeth, crowded teeth, as well as malocclusions: underbite, overbite, and crossbite. Patients dealing with severe orthodontic problems may not be suited for the Invisalign treatment.
Additionally, if evidence of gum disease or tooth decay are present during your initial orthodontic evaluation, Dr. Mick will make recommendations for bringing your teeth and gums back to their good health before you begin your treatment with clear braces.
As we begin the planning stages of your Invisalign treatment, Dr. Mick makes use of unique 3D technology to create a plan that fits your specific needs. This includes showing what your smile will look like after it’s complete, even before you begin wearing your first clear aligner! After you receive the series of aligners, you’ll only need to wear each one for about two weeks before moving on to the next pair. Keep in mind that it’s important that you visit us once every six weeks to confirm your treatment progress. Most Invisalign cases can be completed in just one year on average, which is sure to give you more than one reason to smile!
Would you like to know if Invisalign clear braces are right for you? Most patients who are interested in subtle orthodontic care are good candidates for the treatment. We would love to discuss your orthodontic options further! Call Mick Family Dental Care today to schedule your consultation with us. Our Reynoldsburg, OH dental office serves Reynoldsburg and the surrounding Columbus metropolitan area.