Does Invisalign Straighten Teeth?Grandview Dental | October 1, 2014
Does Invisalign Straighten Teeth?
Invisalign is one of the most popular – and effective – treatments for straightening smiles in teens and adults. Dentists around the world have straightened more than 2.5 million smiles with Invisalign since this clear alternative to braces was introduced in 1998.
Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of clear, nearly invisible appliances called aligners. Ongoing clinical research, including a 2013 Temple University study, has shown that the FDA-approved aligners are as effective as traditional braces in treating many mild to moderate orthodontic cases in teens and adults. Removable Invisalign aligners are much more comfortable than traditional braces.
Dr. Thompson is one of the top four Columbus, Ohio dentists offering Invisalign. As an Invisalign Premier Provider, he ranks among the top 5 percent of all Invisalign dentists. Dr. Thompson, Dr. Hoellrich and the staff at Grandview Dental Care have straightened more than 403 smiles using the Invisalign System™ since 2002.
While most Columbus, Ohio dentists transform perhaps 10 to 15 smiles with Invisalign each year, Grandview Dental Care works more than 50 patients each year. After an initial consultation with each patient, Dr. Thompson and Dr. Hoellrich take impressions and photographs. Invisalign uses these to make a series of custom-made aligners that gradually move teeth from their initial position to the final desired position. The patient wears each aligner about 20 hours per day for about two weeks, then moves on to the next aligner in the series. This process continues until the teeth reach their final position.
In 2014 alone, more than 45 Grandview Dental Care patients have started to transform their smiles with Invisalign. In the hands of experienced dentists such as Dr. Thompson and Dr. Hoellrich, these invisible braces can be used to resolve many orthodontic issues, including crooked teeth, overbites, under bites and cross bites.
If you live in Columbus, Ohio and would like to straighten your teeth with a clear, comfortable solution, we invite you to come in for a complimentary consultation. Just call us at 614-486-7378 or request an Invisalign Smile consult appointment online.
Dr. Thompson and Dr. Hoellrich have been transforming smiles for many years. They have the artistic eye and cosmetic dentistry skills to help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of.