Do you find yourself avoiding smiling or hiding your smile when meeting others?
Teeth that are crooked can impact both your confidence in your appearance and your overall dental health. Malocclusion is a common cause of crooked teeth and should be addressed to stabilize the bite and help you avoid complex dental problems down the road.
Dr. Leah Butler is an Invisalign® provider in Strongsville, OH and offers the convenience of addressing mild to moderate orthodontic concerns with clear braces. Invisalign can treat crooked teeth and other concerns related to malocclusion:
- over bite
- under bite
- cross bite
- crowding of teeth
Dr. Butler will thoroughly evaluate your dental health, the structure of your bite and discuss your cosmetic goals before recommending Invisalign. The goal of your treatment is to straighten teeth for a more symmetrical, aesthetically pleasing smile and improved dental health.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign uses a set of clear aligners to gently reposition your teeth according to a unique digital treatment plan designed by Dr. Butler. When compared to traditional braces, Invisalign can offer key benefits for patients, especially adult patients who can benefit from orthodontics but do not want to be seen wearing braces.
- Comfortable aligners: the hard-soft material used in Invisalign aligners will minimize irritation of the gums and soft tissues.
- Invisible treatment: hardly noticeable, you can straighten your teeth without feeling embarrassed about the appearance of your smile.
- Removable aligners: easily removed for enjoying your favorite foods and daily oral hygiene routines. Patients can thoroughly brush and floss to reduce the risk of decay and tooth staining.
Invisalign treatment is typically completed in 12-15 months and you can maintain your new smile with the daily use of a retainer. Dr. Butler will provide post treatment instructions for retainer use and monitor the stability of your new smile when you visit for routine dental care.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign treatment will begin with digital dental impressions using a convenient and comfortable handheld device. These images are uploaded to a unique CAD/CAM program that Dr. Butler will use to create your personal profile and treatment plan. Sent digitally to the Invisalign lab, it will be used to create your custom set of aligners.
When your aligners are ready, Dr. Butler will meet with you to place the first set and provide your treatment details, including a schedule for changing aligners. We will set up checkup appointments for monitoring progress and make oral hygiene recommendations for maintaining good dental health throughout treatment.
Once treatment is complete Dr. Butler can make a custom retainer to keep your teeth in place for a lasting result.
Schedule An Invisalign Consultation
Dr. Butler accepts new patients of all ages and can meet with you to evaluate your dental health concerns. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Butler in our Strongsville dental office contact us at (440) 230-6748 or request one online.