The Clear Alternative to Braces
Special Financing for Invisalign Clear Braces
Invisalign tooth straightening is the clear alternative to braces for straightening your teeth without the undesirable look of metal in your mouth. You will wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks. Each new set of aligners will move your teeth closer and closer to the desired result. Invisalign® uses a series of nearly undetectable aligners instead of brackets and wires. So, up close it's really hard for people to tell you're wearing Invisalign®. This treatment can give you the smile you've always wanted without the braces you've always avoided.
On your first visit to Dr. Johnson's dental office in New Albany a north-east suburb of Columbus, OH, impressions of your teeth will be taken to make your top and bottom sets of Invisalign aligners. A full set of aligners is created to move your teeth incrementally to the ideal position. Every two weeks you will progress to your next set of aligners.
Invisalign aligners are removable during activities such as eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. The aligners must be worn for at least 23 hours each day in order to successfully align your teeth.
Dr. Johnson will instruct you on how to care for your new Invisalign aligners. Regular checkups and cleanings combined with good oral hygiene are essential. Follow his exact directions to ensure the success of your Invisalign treatment.
We will then complete further diagnostic analysis to verify that Invisalign® will work for you and create a treatment plan that will determine exactly how the teeth are straightened. At that time, we will be able to let you know if you qualify for orthodontic insurance benefits and the estimated cost and length of treatment.
When the treatment plan is complete, your records will be sent to Invisalign® along with your dentist's instructions. Using the latest advances in 3-D computer technology, Invisalign® will translate the dentist's instructions into a series of precisely customized aligners.
Now there is a new way to straighten teeth without braces.
You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks. Each set of aligners will gradually move your teeth closer and closer to the desired result. You will need to wear these aligners all the time except when you are eating, drinking, or cleaning your teeth.
- No metal wires and brackets
- Because there are no metal wires and brackets, Invisalign® is more comfortable than traditional braces. And because they are removable, eating, brushing and flossing are no problem.
You can still enjoy your favorite foods, and smile without holding back. With Invisalign®, there's nothing to hide.
In both clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide, Invisalign® has been proven effective at straightening teeth. Treatment takes about the length of time as traditional braces and is far more comfortable. Thousands of patients are taking advantage of this revolutionary treatment.
Convenient treatment at our office
Throughout treatment, we will arrange for check-up appointments about every six weeks to make sure that treatment is progressing as predicted. As treatment nears completion, we will design a retention plan to help you keep your smile for life.
Talk to us today to see if Invisalign® is right for you!
You can relax knowing that your treatment is being diagnosed and monitored by an Invisalign®-trained doctor. We will even be able to finish your case with tooth whitening dentistry if you desire, to give you a gleaming, bright smile.
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. John W. Johnson plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you've always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.
What is Invisalign®?
- Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
- Invisalign® uses a series of clear removable aligners (pictured to the left) to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets.
- Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. In fact, over 70% of all U.S. dentists are certified to treat patients with Invisalign®.
What are the advantages of Invisalign?
Comfortable and natural feeling
No irritating metal or sharp wires
Thin and easy to use
No detrimental side effects to your gums or surrounding tissues
Less decay as a result of difficult to clean braces
More comfortable than traditional metal braces
Less treatment time required in most cases compared to wire braces
How Does Invisalign® Work?
- You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
- As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position your dentist has prescribed.
- You'll visit your dentist about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
- Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.
What are the Advantages of Invisalign?
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Comfortable and natural feeling
- Less treatment time required in most cases compared to wire braces
- No irritating metal or sharp wires
- Thin and easy to use
- No detrimental side effects to your gums or surrounding tissues
- Less decay as a result of difficult to clean braces
- More comfortable than traditional metal braces
What Can Invisalign Correct?
- Crowded teeth
- Widely spaced teeth
- Cross bites
- Relapsed movement after the removal of braces
How Are Aligners Made? You'd Be Amazed...
- The aligners are made through a combination of your dentist's expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.
Invisalign® can help you get the great smile you've always wanted because it's...
Invisible, so no one can tell you're straightening your teeth. Now you can smile during treatment as well as after.
Removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment; plus brushing and flossing are no problem.
Comfortable, because it has no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments.
Healthier Teeth and Gums
Swollen, red gums can often be the result of having teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced. Unfortunately, these are also signs of periodontal disease. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defense against potential periodontal problems. That?s where Invisalign comes in. The comfortable and clear aligners gently and gradually begin to move your teeth into the proper position - without unsightly brackets and wires.
One of the biggest challenges of having braces is removing all the food that gets trapped in the brackets and wires. This can often lead to plaque buildup and eventually tooth decay. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so it?s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth the way you normally do.
Think of your teeth as a window to the health of your body. Your teeth and gums - and how they look to others when you smile—say a lot about your overall health. If you're taking good care of both, you're probably taking good care of the rest of you. Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by bacteria. Left untreated, they can cause mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums, bad breath, and possible tooth loss. Studies by the American Dental Association have shown that oral infections can also lead to other more serious ailments such as heart disease, stroke, pneumonia and diabetes. Invisalign aligners make daily oral hygiene easier, thus reducing the risk of possible problems. And correctly aligned teeth can also alleviate the issues that can be caused by an improper bite, speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel. Invisalign effectively addresses all of these orthodontic issues, so you'll have the confidence of a great smile and increase the likelihood of improved oral health.
Invisalign® Can Work for You
A vast majority of adults and adolescents can be treated with Invisalign®.
Invisalign® treats a wide variety of cases, including crowding, space closure, narrow arches, relapse, anterior intrusion, and limited treatment cases.
Match Your Teeth
Although only an Invisalign® certified dentist can determine if Invisalign® is right for you, there's a quick way to tell if you might be a candidate. Take a look at some of the past Invisalign® patients below.
12 Upper, 7 Lower
13 Upper, 13 Lower
44 Upper, 27 Lower
28 Upper, 28 Lower
13 Upper, 13 Lower
Crooked Front Teeth
Getting started with treatment couldn't be easier. In fact, you can be on your way to straighter teeth and a beautiful smile within weeks of visiting your dentist.
|Step 1: Visit Your Dentist
During this first step you will need to make an appointment with an Invisalign® Certified Dentist.
|Step 2: Invisalign® Makes Your Aligners
Invisalign® uses advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to transform your bite impressions into a custom-made series of clear and removable aligners. There may be as many as 48 in the series or as few as 12, depending on your individual treatment plan.
|Step 3: You Receive Your Aligners in a Few Weeks
During your next visit to your dentist, you will receive your first set aligners. Your dentist will most likely give you a few additional sets for you to wear before you return for your next visit.
|Step 4: You Wear Your Aligners
You'll wear each set of aligners day and night for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months, but will vary from case to case. You'll visit your dentist only about every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
|Step 5: You've Finished The Treatment
Congratulations! When you're finished wearing each aligner in the series, your treatment will be complete and you will have the beautiful smile you've always wanted.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Invisalign® cost?
|As with other types of orthodontic treatment, the cost of Invisalign® is heavily dependent on the complexity of a patient's case. However, the cost is generally more expensive than traditional braces. For more information about specific cost information, call Midwest Holistic Dentistry at (614)-775-9300.|
Does insurance cover Invisalign®?
|Because medical benefits differ significantly from policy to policy, each patient should review their coverage. However, if a patient has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign® should be covered to the same extent as conventional braces.|
How does Invisalign® effectively move teeth?
|Like brackets and archwires, Invisalign® Aligners move teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force on the teeth. The principal difference is that Invisalign® not only controls forces, but also controls the timing of the force application. At each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move, and these movements are determined by the orthodontic treatment plan for that particular stage. This results in an efficient force delivery system.|
Will TMJ affect Invisalign® treatment?
|TMJ refers to the temporomandibular, or jaw, joint. Individuals can have a number of problems with the jaw joint, some of which can be aggravated by appliances and treatments like Invisalign®. To find out if your TMJ problem will adversely impact dental treatment, consult your Invisalign®-certified doctor.|