Questions about Invisalign®

Grove City Dentist Serving Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Ohio

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is an alternative treatment for straightening crooked teeth. Instead of using wires that are anchored to your teeth, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that fit over your teeth. These aligners are designed in a series to gradually move your teeth from their current position to a new straighter alignment.

Is Invisalign right for me?

Invisalign is a good treatment option for many people, but not for everyone. Invisalign may not be a good choice for you if you need:

  • Movement of your posterior (back) teeth
  • Major corrections
  • Correction of occlusion

The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign is to schedule a free consultation and talk to Dr. Raymond Sheridan about your tooth straightening goals.

What alternatives are there to Invisalign?

Invisalign is one of several tooth straightening options available today. Traditional braces remain a good treatment option for many people and the preferred treatment for people who need movement of the posterior teeth. Instant orthodontics using porcelain veneers is a good way to get a straighter, more attractive smile in just a short period of time. With instant orthodontics, you can have your new smile in a period of weeks rather than months.

How long does Invisalign take?

The length of treatment with Invisalign depends on the complexity of your case. Most suitable cases for Invisalign take about a year to complete. In general, for appropriate cases the treatment time is comparable to that of traditional braces.

How much does Invisalign Cost?

The cost of Invisalign depends on the complexity of the case. The more complex the case, the longer the treatment and the higher the number of aligners, so the cost increases. You will be given an estimate before you decide to have treatment.

Why should I choose Sheridan Dental for my Invisalign treatment?

If you are considering any dental treatment, it is best to work with a neuromuscular dentist who is aware how the shape and balance of the tooth structure interacts with the soft tissues, such as your muscles and nerves. Orthodontics and other dental treatments performed in ignorance of the concepts of neuromuscular dentistry can lead to a host of neuromuscular problems that may include damage to your teeth, difficulty chewing, and pain in the face, neck, and back. Dr. Raymond Sheridan is a trained neuromuscular dentist and will not perform any dental treatment that would lead to neuromuscular damage.

To learn more about Invisalign treatment and its alternatives, please call or email Sheridan Dental to schedule your free initial consultation today.

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