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Straightening your smile with orthodontic care can help improve not just the appearance of your teeth, but also the functionality of your smile. However, many people never undergo the orthodontic treatment they need due to not wanting to wear traditional metal braces. With Invisalign, you can skip the metal in your mouth and straighten your teeth discreetly. Find out more about Invisalign with Dr. Jeffrey Labishak at The Smile Shack in Zanesville, OH.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign straightens your smile without the hassle and appearance of traditional metal components like brackets and wires. Instead, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays customized for your smile to move the teeth into their corrected positions. Instead of tightening the trays like traditional braces, you simply remove the tray from your mouth and replace it with the next tray in the series to continue moving the teeth until the end of your treatment.
Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?
Candidates for Invisalign have misaligned teeth or bite problems they want to repair with orthodontic care. Additionally, they have a strong at-home oral care routine and a strong commitment to wearing their trays the required 22 hours a day. Failing to keep the teeth free from teeth decay or wear the trays can hinder Invisalign’s results and lengthen treatment time. Dentists recommend Invisalign for patients over 12.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Traditional braces remain permanently attached to the teeth at all times. Invisalign patients simply remove their trays to eat or brush their teeth, giving them the ability to eliminate the common annoyances required of traditional braces like avoiding certain foods or use special instruments to clean their teeth.
Invisalign Treatment in Zanesville, OH
Invisalign treats the same issues as traditional braces, including:
- misaligned teeth
- under crowding
- open bite
If you think you can benefit from Invisalign, a consultation with your dentist can help you decide if this treatment is right for you.
For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Labishak at The Smile Shack in Zanesville, OH. Call (740) 454-4112 to schedule your appointment for an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Labishak today!