If you want to fix your crooked teeth without metal braces, Invisalign is a comfortable and effective alternative. Beck Pearce Dental is Cincinnati’s leading provider of Invisalign for teenagers and adults. Our team is here to help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile the easiest way possible.
The Invisalign System: Clear,
Invisalign is an innovative teeth alignment system that uses a series of flexible plastic aligners to shift your teeth into their proper positions. The FDA-approved aligners are thin and clear, so they fit snugly over your teeth without causing any obvious changes to your appearance.
You can expect to swap one aligner for the next every 1 to 2 weeks as long as you wear each set for 20 to 22 hours per day. It’s okay to take out your Invisalign aligners when you brush, floss, eat, and drink, as long as you wear them at all other times. With just a bit of effort, you’ll experience a strategic step-by-step transformation until you reach your beautiful new smile.
What to Expect From Invisalign
When you begin your Invisalign treatment at Beck Pearce Dental, an orthodontic specialist will work with you to create a customized digital treatment plan. This plan will demonstrate the planned movement of your teeth as they adjust into straighter positions.
The average treatment time is only 12 to 18 months, and you may even start to notice results in just weeks. Every case is different, so only your dentist can determine your exact treatment protocol based upon your mouth’s specific condition and needs.
The Benefits of Invisalign
Patients choose Invisalign for many reasons, especially for these significant benefits:
- Removable aligners are so clear and thin that nobody will notice you’re wearing them
- Aligners can be removed to eat, drink, and attend important events
- Gentle alignment process creates faster results with less pain
- Safe and reliable aligners have been FDA-approved since 1998
Cincinnati patients trust Beck Pearce Dental to deliver quality results and compassionate care. Call today to learn more about Invisalign as a proven orthodontic solution that straightens teeth unless time and with less discomfort than braces. You deserve to smile with confidence!
Invisalign vs Braces
If you want to straighten your teeth, you have two options: braces and Invisalign.
It’s important to understand the differences between braces and Invisalign so that you can select the best teeth straightening treatment for your smile.
Traditional braces use metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands to shift the teeth into place. They’re tightened periodically to trigger the movement needed to straighten your smile.
Invisalign, on the other hand, uses soft removable plastic aligners that cover the teeth. These aligners can be removed to brush and eat.
The Most Significant Differences
Between Invisalign and Braces
Braces and Invisalign both straighten crooked teeth, but they work in very different ways.
These are the most significant differences between the two systems.
- Visibility: Metal braces are very easy to see, while Invisalign trays are designed to remain subtle and transparent
- Type of Misalignment: Invisalign is a gentle straightening system that works best for mild to moderate cases of misalignment. For children and adults with severe misalignment issues, traditional braces are the best solution
- Ease of Use: Traditional braces are cemented to the teeth and can only be removed at the end of the treatment process. Invisalign trays can be removed to eat, brush, floss, and enjoy special occasions. As long as they are worn at least 22 hours a day, results will occur within the projected timeline
- Length of Treatment: The exact length of treatment with braces or Invisalign depends on many factors, but Invisalign generally produces faster results. The average Invisalign treatment time is just one year.
Similarities Between Braces and Invisalign
Braces and Invisalign also offer many of the same important benefits:
- Improved oral health
- Straighter smile
- Retainer used post-treatment to avoid re-treatment
- Reliable outcomes
Call the experienced team at Beck Pearce Dental to learn more and decide which system is best for your smile. Your dentist will work with you to select a treatment based upon the severity of your misalignment, budget, and other important preferences.
Call (513) 586-4045 to schedule your in-depth consultation in Cincinnati today.
Oral Appliance Therapy
If you suffer from sleep apnea or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), you may need oral appliance therapy to protect your teeth, gums, jaw, and face from future damage.
The team at Beck Pearce Dental offers customized oral appliance therapy to reduce and prevent symptoms of sleep apnea and TMD. Oral appliances are simple, safe, and easy. They make it possible to improve your health and quality of life without any invasive treatment or cumbersome medical equipment.
What Are Sleep Apnea and TMD?
Many people experience the unpleasant side effects of sleep apnea and TMD without realizing the root cause of their discomfort.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes frequent interruptions to your breathing while you sleep. These pauses in your breathing sometimes last ten seconds or more, during which time your body becomes deprived of oxygen.
When your brain becomes aware of oxygen deprivation, it triggers your body to rouse from sleep long enough to gasp, choke, or snort for more air. This process keeps you alive and reopens your airways, but the problem begins again as soon as you fall back asleep. Many people with sleep apnea experience this cycle up to 30 times per hour, all night long!
Since sleep apnea prevents the body from entering deep sleep cycles and receiving sufficient flow of oxygen, it causes health complications like extreme daytime fatigue, irritability, and cardiovascular problems.
TMD is the most common form of pain and inflammation that impacts the hinge joints that connect the jaw to the temporal bone. Teeth grinding and clenching often cause TMD. Symptoms include difficulty opening the mouth wide, painful chewing, clicking and popping in the joint, and chronic pain.
How Does Oral Appliance Therapy Improve Sleep Apnea and TMD?
When you come to Beck Pearce Dental for sleep apnea or TMD treatment, we will fit you with a custom oral appliance to wear while you sleep.
If you have sleep apnea, your oral appliance will be designed to shift your jaw forward. This helps to open your airway for better, more consistent breathing.
If you have TMD, your oral appliance will shield the teeth and relax the jaw to protect against any grinding and clenching behavior.
The intense pain and suffering caused by TMD and sleep apnea don’t have to remain a permanent part of your life. Call Beck Pearce Dental now to schedule a consultation and get the relief you need.