Invisalign® Clear Braces – Powell, OH
Straighten Your Smile Clearly
Many teenagers and adults wish they could achieve straighter smiles, but the drawback of wearing noticeable metal braces for years prevents them from getting the smile they desire. Your dentist in Powell, Dr. Ryan Eskridge, is happy to offer patients a much more sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing alternative: Invisalign clear braces. By combining a hundred years of orthodontic science with advanced 3D graphics technology, Invisalign creates the beautiful smile results you’ve been dreaming of in a virtually indiscernible fashion.
How Invisalign Works
Once we've evaluated your smile and determined that Invisalign is the ideal treatment option for you, we'll send your information to the lab, where professionals will create a sequence of aligners, each of which represents a different stage of your teeth as they move towards their perfect position. All you have to do is wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, only taking them out to eat or practice oral care (brushing and flossing), before switching to the next set. You’ll attend brief check-ups every few weeks with our team so that we can determine whether your treatment is progressing smoothly.
Invisalign offers patients countless benefits over traditional braces. The aligners are virtually imperceptible, meaning that your friends and colleagues will only notice the gorgeous results that follow. No inconvenient changes to your diet or oral hygiene are required because the aligners are easily removed. Best of all, treatment can be completed in only 10-18 months!
How to Care for Your Aligners
To ensure that your treatment is finished in a timely manner, it’s imperative that you take good care of your Invisalign trays. Be sure to rinse them with lukewarm or cold water (hot water can change the shape of the plastic and compromise your treatment) after you take them out and again before you re-insert them. This helps prevent bacterial buildup that results in cavities, gum disease, and bad breath.
Any time you’re not wearing your aligners, they should be stored in their protective case. It’s unfortunately all too easy to accidentally misplace your aligners if you set them down anywhere else. Clean your trays with a special Invisalign cleanser or clear hand soap at least once a day.
If you do end up damaging or losing one of your aligners, don’t hesitate to contact us for prompt repair and/or replacement. In some cases, you can go ahead and advance to the next aligners in the series, but always call us to be sure.
Are You a Candidate for Invisalign?
Many adults and older teens have achieved straight smiles thanks to Invisalign’s clear trays. This treatment can correct many of the most common orthodontic issues, including:
- Crowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
However, the only surefire way to know whether you’re a candidate for Invisalign is to visit your dentist in Powell.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign, including whether you’re a candidate for this popular blend of cosmetic and orthodontic treatment, simply request an appointment with us. Dr. Eskridge will be more than happy to take a look at your pearly whites and determine whether Invisalign can help you achieve the beautifully straight smile you deserve.