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If you have always dreamed of having a straight, healthy smile but can’t bear the thought of wearing ugly wires and brackets, then Invisalign invisible braces may be the perfect solution. Dr. Balsly has received the special training that is required to be a certified Invisalign provider in Mason, Ohio.

We can help you decide if Invisalign is right for you.

Will Invisalign Work For Me?

It is estimated that Invisalign has been used to create more than 1,000,000 beautiful smiles and the number grows each year. 96% of patients who have used Invisalign are satisfied and 9 out of 10 would recommend Invisalign to their friends and family.

Most people can use the system effectively. Of course no procedure or technique is suited for everyone and there are occasions where traditional braces may be a better choice. Braces are a better choice for teens and children, for example, since Invisalign can not be used on patients whose teeth are not fully erupted. Dr. Balsly can help you decide if you are a good candidate for Invisalign invisible braces.

How Does Invisalign Work?

We start by taking photographs, x-rays, and a series of impressions. These are used to study your case and plan the tooth movements that will make your teeth straight. Then the impressions are sent to the Invisalign laboratory where a sophisticated computer uses them to manufacture a series of special custom aligners. These are the clear plastic “braces” that will be used to help push your teeth into perfect alignment. We then deliver these aligners to you. As your teeth begin to correct, you will switch out your aligner to continue the process. Unlike traditional braces, you’ll remove your aligner for eating and cleaning. Once the process is complete you will have the smile you have always dreamed of.

Invisalign is being used to successfully correct a number of problems including overcrowding or widely spaced teeth and crossbite or underbite. Best of all, the problems are corrected almost effortlessly. In fact, one of the things that most patients love about Invisalign is the fact that they can continue with their daily activities without the inconvenience and discomfort that normally comes along with wearing braces.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Invisalign

It’s easy to understand why people prefer clear invisible braces over traditional metal wires and brackets. There are other advantages to Invisalign as well:

  1. Invisalign is faster. Treatment takes about half the time of traditional braces.
  2. The aligners are removable which means you can brush and floss just as you normally do.
  3. They are much more comfortable. You will have none of the irritation to teeth and gums that is often present with metal braces.
  4. Very little disruption of your normal routine
  5. No one will even know you’re wearing them

There are a couple of disadvantages over non-traditional braces:

  1. Because the aligners are removable it is critical that you comply with your dentist’s instructions and wear them for the required amount of time.
    They cost a little more than traditional braces.

Invisalign can be a very fast, very effective way to correct crooked or misspaced teeth. To find out if this system is right for you, give us a call, or visit our make an appointment page. You’ll be very glad you did.