Invisalign® vs. Traditional Braces

Grove City Dentist Serving Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Ohio

Crooked teeth are an unfortunate genetic characteristic that most people experience to some degree. In fact, it is pretty rare to find an individual with perfectly straight teeth who has not had braces at some point. If you would like to see yourself with a beautifully balanced smile, Invisalign® braces are now available at Sheridan Dental.

An Alternative to Metal

You may have heard people talk about “clear braces” or “invisible braces.” Invisalign has the unique distinction of providing smile straightening benefits without the use of metal brackets. While there are other clear braces on the market, Invisalign pioneered the technology and uses a patented alignment process. The Invisalign aligners are made of a safe, transparent plastic that fits over the front surfaces of teeth.

Invisalign braces do not need to be tightened like metal brackets. Instead, you will come in to see Dr. Raymond Sheridan every few weeks for a new set of aligners. It is the placement of these aligners that determines how teeth gradually shift.

Invisalign’s Clear Benefits

Invisalign invisible braces offer patients a number of benefits over metal braces, including the following:

  • The plastic aligners are removable, so patients can eat what they want.
  • The soft plastic makes them much more comfortable to wear than metal braces.
  • They do not catch on gum tissue as metal can.
  • They are far less noticeable than metal and do not detract from the patient’s smile.
  • In most cases, clear braces do not require more time than traditional metal braces.
  • The removable aspect promotes good oral hygiene, allowing patients to brush and floss normally.

Invisalign braces have set a new standard for orthodontic treatment, even for teenagers. For a simpler, subtle way to straighten your smile and improve your bite, consider the many benefits Invisalign has to offer. Dr. Sheridan offers free smile enhancement consultations to help you learn more about Invisalign and our other state-of-the-art smile makeover treatments. 

Find out why Invisalign invisible braces are so popular with patients in Grove City and Columbus, Ohio. To get all the facts on this effective way to straighten teeth, please contact our cosmetic dentistry practice today.

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