Straight Teeth Without Braces
Rudolph Family Dentistry: Certified Invisalign® Provider
Straight teeth have a number of practical benefits: they're easier to clean, and saliva can more easily cleanse them. And depending on the severity of the misalignment, misaligned teeth can lead to damage and discomfort.
If your or your child's teeth are crooked or crowded and you want a straighter, more beautiful smile but you don't want the cost, discomfort, or awkward aesthetics of braces, Invisalign® might be your best choice. Invisalign® aligners are clear, custom-made trays that fit over teeth and straighten them over time, with extreme cases seeing results in as few as a few weeks.
Invisalign® has advantages over braces. As opposed to the brackets and wire of traditional braces, Invisalign® aligners are nearly invisible. And the wires in traditional braces can be uncomfortable, but Invisalign® aligners are made from smooth plastic and are reported to be less painful compared to traditional braces. Also with braces, brushing and flossing can be difficult, but because Invisalign® aligners are removable, you can brush and floss as normal. Yet another benefit of wearing Invisalign® aligners is that you won't have any food restrictions like you would, were you to wear traditional braces.
Children as young as 12 years old are candidates for Invisalign®. Treatments typically range between 18 to 24 months.
If you’d like to learn more, contact us for a free consultation at our Columbus, Indiana, office, and we will schedule you to meet with our Invisalign®-certified dentist to discuss what options are best for you.