Invisalign Clear Braces in Erlanger
In today’s competitive world, maintaining a mature, professional image is more important than ever. So how do you straighten your smile without undermining your appearance? With Invisalign clear braces, the modern, comfortable, and discreet way to attain a more beautiful smile.
Invisalign is a state-of-the-art orthodontic system that uses a series of clear aligners, instead of metal wires and brackets, to straighten smiles. The aligners are made of comfortable acrylic and fit snugly over teeth. They exert gentle pressure to create ideal smiles. Invisalign works fast, too. Average treatment time is 6 to 18 months, considerably less than traditional metal braces.
For Invisalign, Erlanger Sees Dr. Sand Wall
To get started, we’ll take photographic images, impressions and digital x-rays of your teeth and jaw. With this information, Erlanger dentist Dr. Sand Wall works closely with Invisalign to develop a treatment plan that addresses your specific orthodontic needs. Just like traditional braces, Invisalign can be used to correct a number of concerns including an overbite, crossbite and underbite; crooked and crowded teeth; and teeth that have wide spaces between them. This treatment plan guides the development of your Invisalign clear braces.
A certified Invisalign lab fabricates your custom aligners. You’ll wear each pair in a series for two weeks, then move on to the next pair. As you progress from one pair to the next, you’ll begin to see your teeth move into their proper alignment. With Invisalign, there’s no need for painful adjustments as happens regularly with braces made of metal brackets and wires. Of course, periodic visits with your cosmetic dentist in Erlanger will be necessary, so Dr. Sand Wall can keep track of your progress to ensure the ultimate goal – your fantastic new smile!
The Advantages of Invisalign
The chief advantage of Invisalign is obvious—these braces are not nearly as noticeable as traditional orthodontics. Except for when you are close up, most people will not be able to tell that you are wearing braces. But beyond their aesthetic appeal, Invisalign aligners offer another distinct advantage: they are removable. This means that when it’s time for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack, all you have to do is take out your aligners and eat whatever you desire. Certain foods—raw carrots, hard or chew candy, popcorn—are not allowed among people wearing traditional braces, because they can dislodge or break a bracket or wire. Not so with Invisalign.
Similarly, you’ll remove your Invisalign clear braces whenever you want to brush and floss your teeth. Very often, people wearing traditional braces have a tough time maintaining good oral hygiene, because their brackets and wires can be difficult to maneuver around. Consequently, they may not clean as well as they should and tooth decay and gum disease become a greater risk. With Invisalign, you can brush and floss just as you always do.
And while Dr. Sand Wall will need you to wear your braces for around 22 hours each day in order to complete your orthodontic treatment in a timely manner, you can also remove them for a special occasion.
For a consultation about Invisalign, contact Dr. Darlene Sand Wall today to schedule an appointment. Located in Erlanger, we serve patients from all surrounding areas, including Cincinnati, Crestview Hills, Edgewood, Fort Mitchell, Florence, Union, Independence, and Taylor Mill.