If you are an adult who is interested in a straighter smile, you may be discouraged by the idea of dealing with metal braces. After all, your life is busy and you don't have time for the inconvenience that goes along with bracket-and-wire braces.
At Havens Family Dental, we offer Invisalign clear braces, the perfect solution for busy adults and teens who want a straighter smile. Many of our patients have had their smiles transformed with Invisalign and are thrilled with the results!
Invisalign is an innovative adult orthodontic treatment. Instead of metal brackets and wires, the Invisalign system uses comfortable plastic aligners to guide your teeth gently into their proper position.
Treatment with Invisalign is designed to fit your active lifestyle. The aligners are smooth, clear plastic and are virtually invisible when worn. Since they are not affixed to your teeth, Invisalign aligners are removable so you can eat anything you want and brush and floss easily.
The process starts with a consultation with Dr. Kyle Hickman so he can spend some time talking to you about your concerns and goals for a more attractive, uniform smile.
If we determine that you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment, we will take digital images of your teeth and jaw and analyze them using Invisalign's proprietary software. With this program, Dr. Hickman can predict and plan the movement of your teeth to achieve the desired results.
Your treatment plan is then sent to an Invisalign lab where your clear aligners are designed just for you. When we receive your finished aligners, we will have you return to our office and show you how the aligners should be used.
Your Invisalign treatment includes several sets of comfortable plastic aligners that are nearly invisible when worn. We will instruct you to wear each set for about two weeks, then switch to the next. You will notice that the aligners feel very snug at first, then loosen up a bit as you wear them. That’s progress in action because it means your teeth are responding to treatment!
Everyone has unique needs, but treatment time for adults is generally about a year. Teens, who usually require more intensive treatment, can expect treatment times similar to traditional orthodontics.
Would you like to learn more about Invisalign and how treatment can help you achieve a smile that you are happy to show off? Please call our Blacklick, OH dental office and we will help you arrange a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Hickman. At that time, he will talk to you about your goals and evaluate your needs to decide if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment.