For many years, metal braces have been used to straighten teeth in kids and teens alike! Unfortunately, this has locked out many adults who want to align their smiles. While today’s traditional braces use small and subtle wires and brackets, many people still find them conspicuous and cumbersome.
If you are an adult who wants to straighten your teeth, all is not lost. Invisalign from Downtown Dental Services in Cleveland, Ohio, uses comfortable, minimally invisible braces to reposition your teeth. Instead of metal wires and brackets, you get clear, plastic trays made from a medical-grade material.
Invisalign does the same job as your traditional braces — applying gradual pressure on the teeth to move them into a proper position. The similarity ends there because both systems use different techniques to move your teeth. Traditional braces use stainless, silver-colored wires and brackets to move your teeth. These braces are permanently attached to the teeth, and only a dentist can remove or adjust them.
On the other hand, Invisalign uses removable, clear braces to position your teeth. The braces are virtually invisible, meaning people will hardly notice you are aligning your teeth. Plus, the material is so comfortable you will even forget you are wearing your aligners!
While clear aligners are removable, Dr. Tony Lu will strongly advise you to wear your braces for at least 20-22 hours a day for faster results. This means you should only remove your aligners when eating and cleaning your teeth.
While you may have heard about other clear braces that you can get by mail, Invisalign is different — you have to go through an orthodontist or dentist to get the treatment. The procedure starts by examining your oral health and bite issues. If you are a perfect candidate for Invisalign, we take 3D digital scans of your mouth, simulate your treatment plan, and then wait for your aligners to be fabricated.
When your clear braces are ready after about two weeks, you will wear each set every two weeks before moving to the next. This pattern continues for the next 6 to 18 months, depending on the severity of your orthodontic issue and compliance with wearing the aligners.
Dedicated to wearing clear aligners for a minimum of 20 hours a day? You are a good candidate for Invisalign. But that’s not all. Your oral health should be in tip-top condition — no cavities or gum disease. Also, you will benefit from Invisalign if you have the below orthodontic issues:
Why are many adults drawn to Invisalign? It’s because it offers numerous benefits over its traditional counterparts. Some benefits include:
Want to straighten your teeth with minimal disruptions in your lifestyle? Please dial (216) 616-1155 to book an appointment with Downtown Dental Services. We offer comfortable and discreet Invisalign treatment to align smiles.
A loving father, husband, and dedicated professional – Dr. Tony Lu is a dentist of immense repute known for his skill, experience, and most importantly his vocation-oriented care and patient-centered ethic. He is a proud alumnus of the Case Western Reserve University where his work and commitment earned him the prestigious recognition of the Dean’s Award.
As a dental professional Dr. Lu takes great interest in patients. He provides individualized care and practices with the view that oral health care should be made available for everyone irrespective of their financial backgrounds. Dr. Lu works hard to enrich patient lives with his dental services.