Invisalign Introduces “Express” Option

Invisalign is an innovative tooth-straightening option that has helped millions of adults and teens get straighter teeth without the discomfort or embarrassment of wire-bound braces. And it continues its drive to make tooth straightening more convenient–and quicker–for appropriate candidates by introducing an “express” option for Invisalign.

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TMJ Symptoms

There can be several symptoms indicatingTMJ, many of which can be similar to those caused by other oral and systemic issues. These similarities can cause some people to overlook TMJ as a possible cause, resulting in long-term discomfort and an increased difficulty treating this common condition.

Columbus, Ohio neuromuscular dentist Dr. Sheridan can detect TMJ based both on your symptoms and his evaluations, helping restore alignment to your jaw and relieve TMJ symptoms for good.

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Invisalign® – How it Works

Invisalign® is a series of clear plastic aligners that gently move your teeth into their proper alignment. Now you know what Invisalign® is, here’s how Invisalign® works:

Using the latest in computer imagery, Ohio Invisalign® dentist Dr. Sheridan will take pictures of your teeth. With these pictures, Invisalign® software will map out the ideal position of each individual tooth. This information will be used to create your customized Invisalign® aligner trays.

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Invisalign® Health Benefits

There is a direct link between oral health and systemic health. This makes one of the largest Invisalign® health benefits the ability to properly clean your teeth. Because they can be removed, Invisalign® aligners will not interfere with proper brushing or flossing. Removed also while eating, no food particles will get lodged into your aligners, helping prevent tooth decay and gum disease which has been linked to systemic problems including a heart attack and stroke.

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Invisalign® vs. Traditional Braces

There are distinct differences between Invisalign® and traditional braces. There are even distinct differences between Invisalign® and “clear braces.” The primary difference is that Invisalign® uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to straighten your teeth. Both traditional and clear braces use brackets attached to the teeth and connected by wires.

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White Fillings

White fillings are a safer, more discreet alternative to traditional metal fillings. They are matched exactly to the color of your tooth to provide a beautiful, natural looking restoration. White fillings are made of a strong composite resin designed to withstand normal chewing pressure. A white filling requires less of your tooth structure to be removed than a traditional metal filling. As a result, it will actually strengthen your tooth.

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