Invisalign Clear Braces
Straightening teeth with Invisalign clear aligners is an excellent alternative to traditional braces. The team at Shiflett Family Dental loves being able to offer patients a well-aligned smile with nearly invisible trays. Invisalign is great for adults and teenagers and is often the preferred treatment over traditional brackets and wires.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office in Clintonville (614) 262-1807 to schedule a consultation or ask questions.
Close your eyes for a moment and visualize what a truly happy person might look like. Are they surrounded by friends and loved ones? Are they enjoying a favorite activity or meal? There are certainly many different examples of what a happy person might look like to you. One constant in these scenarios, though, is that this person is likely laughing or smiling.
We associate a bright, symmetrical smile with happiness. Similarly, being confident in your own straight, well-aligned smile can increase your self-esteem and well-being. Having straight teeth doesn’t just make you look good, it makes you feel good.
A Healthy Smile
Invisalign clear braces, as mentioned above, allow us to give patients bright smiles and increased confidence. While these benefits are great, having straight teeth also helps maintain your oral health.
Straight teeth are much easier to keep clean, assisting you in preventing tooth decay. Cleaning beneath and around straight teeth is also considerably easier, making your gums and the bone supporting your teeth healthy and strong.
Clear Braces Are Virtually Invisible
With Invisalign treatment in Columbus, OH, Dr. Shiflett is able to straighten your teeth using a series of clear trays. These aligners are custom made for you, and are nearly invisible to the naked eye. Many patients remark on how their friends and family have never noticed they are wearing them!
When you get your trays from Shiflett Family Dental, we will also place attachments on some of your teeth. These attachments are very important, as it allows the aligners to move your teeth quicker and easier. The attachments are made of a tooth-colored bonding material that is barely noticeable and decreases the length of your treatment.
How Long Does Invisalign Take?
Invisalign treatment times vary from person to person. Most aligner therapy takes between 9 and 12 months, but when you come to Shiflett Family Dental for a consult, we will be able to give you a more accurate estimate. We will take pictures and impressions of your teeth so we can customize your treatment plan based on your needs.
It is very important that you wear your Invisalign clear aligners at all times that you are not eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth. Being able to remove your trays makes it much easier to keep your teeth clean than traditional braces, but your aligners cannot work properly if they are not in your mouth. Patients who wear their aligners 22 to 23 hours per day have much more predictable outcomes in less time than those who do not.
Call Us With Questions or to Schedule a Consult
If you are interested in Invisalign treatment in Columbus or would simply like to learn more, please call Shiflett Family Dental at (614) 262-1807. Our team would be happy to answer your questions and schedule a consultation for you!