Invisalign® aligners are one of the most popular options for patients who don’t want to have traditional, visible braces. Rather than using metal brackets and wires to guide the teeth into place, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to adjust the bite carefully. Because it is nearly invisible and completely removable, Invisalign offers an aesthetic advantage during the process of realigning your teeth. At HLS Orthodontics, Drs. Haerian and Ludwig are experts in straightening teeth with the Invisalign system and offer this treatment at each of our offices in Sylvania and Maumee, Ohio, and Lambertville, MI. We can determine if Invisalign is right for you during your initial consultation.
How does Invisalign work?
We begin the treatment process with a comprehensive exam. Using the latest 3D imaging techniques to create a digital impression of your teeth and jaw, we virtually map out the entire treatment process during this appointment. Together, we plan every small adjustment to create your best result. The virtual treatment plan allows you to see how your teeth will look before you’ve even started!
A custom aligner is typically worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next aligner in the series. Your teeth will move, little by little, per your treatment plan until they are in proper alignment. Our team has complete control over the force and the timing of the tooth movement, and only certain teeth are permitted to move with each tray. A visit to our office will be necessary once every six weeks to ensure your treatment plan is progressing as expected. The total treatment time, on average, is nine to fifteen months, with a total of 18–30 aligners. However, because each patient undergoes a customized treatment plan, the total time and number of aligners vary from case to case.
Many patients prefer Invisalign because the aligners are clear and easily removable. This means minimal impact on patients’ daily routines and appearance, and it allows patients to eat and drink the foods they like and brush and floss with ease. Also, because there aren’t any brackets or wires, many patients find Invisalign to be a more comfortable experience.
Invisalign in Sylvania and Maumee, OH, and Lambertville, MI
Invisalign can be used for patients of all ages to straighten their teeth and create the smile they’ve always wanted. We provide a wide variety of orthodontic solutions to fit your preferences and lifestyle at HLS Orthodontics. If you are interested in Invisalign and want to see if the treatment plan is right for you, contact our office to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Haerian or Dr. Ludwig. A member of our staff will be happy to assist you.