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Invisalign Strongsville OH

Invisalign® An Overview

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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 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.

Invisalign® What to Expect

The Invisalign process begins with a consultation and thorough exam to ensure that treatment can achieve goals and improve your dental health. The next step is to take digital dental impressions using a comfortable and convenient handheld device. No messy, gooey impression trays!

Your digital impressions are used in CAD/CAM software to design a unique treatment plan for your new smile. Dr. Butler will submit the plan to the Invisalign labs where your custom aligners are made. When they are ready we will schedule a visit for the initial placement of the first set and go over how to care for your oral health during treatment. Periodic checkups will also be scheduled so that Dr. Butler can monitor progress and make adjustments as needed.

When treatment is complete, Dr. Butler will recommend the daily use of a retainer for the rest of your life. A custom retainer will maintain the new position of your teeth and the appearance of your smile.

Is Invisalign treatment painful?
Typically, no. Most patients will experience some pressure and minor discomfort at the start of a new set of aligners. This can be managed with an over the counter pain medication if deemed safe for use by your general physician.