Invisalign® An Overview
Looking for a convenient and discreet orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth? Dr. Leah Butler is a Strongsville, OH Invisalign® provider who offers this popular and effective clear aligner system to address cosmetic dental needs and mild to moderate orthodontic concerns. Available for teens and adults, Invisalign can treat a range of concerns and offer key benefits for your overall lifestyle during treatment. Dr. Butler will evaluate your dental health, including the structure and function of your bite to determine if Invisalign is the solution for your needs and cosmetic goals.
Invisalign may be recommended for:
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Crowding of teeth
- Cross bite
- Over bite
- Under bite
How does Invisalign work?
Invisalign uses a set of custom made clear aligners that will gently reposition your teeth according to the digital treatment plan designed by Dr. Butler. Each set of aligners, which are changed about every 2 weeks, will apply gentle pressure to the specific teeth to facilitate movement without the need for wires and brackets. Patients wear the aligners for a minimum of 22 hours a day, allowing for removal time to eat your favorite foods and perform a daily oral hygiene routine.
How long is Invisalign treatment?
Most patients complete treatment in 12-15 months. Dr. Butler will provide specific details about treatment time and what to expect along the way after your treatment plan is in place. Longer or shorter treatment times can occur depending on the severity of your dental or cosmetic concerns.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisible braces can offer several benefits for patients, including:
- Discreet treatment to minimize embarrassment, especially for adults and those working in a professional setting.
- Invisalign aligners are made of a unique hard-soft plastic that is both comfortable and effective.
- Aligners are removable so that patients can enjoy a varied diet without food restrictions. They are also able to thoroughly brush and floss, minimizing the risk of decay or gum disease.
- Treatment times are often shorter using Invisalign.