By: Chagrin Family Dental Care  05/08/2015
Keywords: Invisalign, Clear Braces, Invisible Braces

Do you wish your teeth were straighter but don’t want to deal with the hassle and discomfort of metal braces? Techniques for straightening teeth have come a long way, and these advances in orthodontic technology give us more options than ever. We are proud to offer Invisalign to our patients, a system that allows us to easily straighten teeth without the need for traditional braces. Dr. Hivick is Invisalign-certified and ready to transform your teeth into the smile you have always wanted. What Is Invisalign? Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that uses a series of customized clear plastic aligners to comfortably straighten your teeth and align your bite. The thin sleeves that slip right over your teeth are more comfortable than traditional braces, and the aligners are almost completely invisible. Using Invisalign is as simple as just sliding the aligner over your teeth. After about two weeks, you’ll discard the aligner and switch to the next one in the series. Even better, you remove the aligner to eat and clean your teeth, so you don’t have to deal with the dietary restrictions that are a part of traditional braces. On average, treatment with Invisalign takes about one year. We’ll plan out your treatment program and then all you have to do is switch to the next aligner in the series as directed to gently shift your teeth into their straight, correct positions. With Invisalign, wire tightening is never necessary, and you’ll never have to have a broken wire or bracket repaired. The best part of using Invisalign is the fact that most people will never even know that you are using it. Why Our Patients Choose Invisalign Although many teeth-straightening options are available, the majority of these options simply cannot provide the same level of comfort that Invisalign can; it’s a treatment option that is both convenient and effective. We’ve found that our patients feel confident when using Invisalign, which is not necessarily true of patients who wear braces. Invisalign is the perfect option for our adult patients who need orthodontic treatment because it allows you to maintain your professional image. We also offer Invisalign Teen for our younger patients who aren’t comfortable wearing traditional braces. Why Straighten Teeth at All? Crooked teeth are more than just an aesthetic issue. When your teeth are not in their correct position, it becomes difficult to brush and floss properly, and plaque and tartar can easily build up. In time, this puts you at a higher risk for cavities, decay, and gum disease. The other problem associated with teeth that are out of alignment is that your teeth are forced to handle the pressures of biting and chewing in ways for which they simple weren’t designed. This can cause tooth erosion and lead to problems with grinding or clenching. Eventually, your teeth could crack, become loose, and even fall out. Straight teeth are one of the indicators of a healthy mouth. If your teeth are crooked, spaced, twisted, or otherwise out of alignment, please give us a call today to schedule a consultation with Chagrin Falls dentist Dr. Brian Hivick to find out if Invisalign is right for you.

Keywords: Adult Orthodontics, Clear Braces, Invisalign, Invisible Aligners, Invisible Braces, Orthodontic Treatment

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