Introducing Invisalign: What is it?

Jun 7th, 2010
Easton Dentists Mar 1st, 2017

Remember the kid in your fourth grade classroom with the mouth full of wire? Or the girl in your junior year of high school that everyone picked on and called “metal mouth”? Well, those days are long behind us. The dental industry has developed a new product called Invisalign and although the Dental Center at Easton Towne Center is well known as one of the best emergency dentists in Columbus Ohio, they are now happy to offer Invisalign to their patients.

Braces were bonded to your teeth, which made them difficult to remove. You could always tell the kids who had just gone to the dentist to get “readjusted” because they couldn’t eat anything. Tenderness and irritation to the tongue, lips, and especially the inside of the cheeks made it difficult for a couple of days to enjoy anything other than liquids. Certain foods were forbidden for fear of getting stuck in the braces, or pulling the metal wires away from the brackets and possibly even loosening the brackets. Hygiene was another issue altogether, especially in smaller children, and even some teens. Keeping the braces, mouth, and teeth clean could become cumbersome and sometimes difficult.

Enter the new age. Invisalign is an array of clear, uniquely designed trays. One of the many wonderful advantages to choosing Invisalign is being able to remove the trays whenever you want to drink, eat a particular food, and to ensure proper oral hygiene with brushing and flossing. And no one knows you’re even wearing them. Invisalign creates the same type of force as braces, making the teeth move, just without the wire and brackets. People suffering from TMJ pain, speech impediments, teeth grinding, difficulty eating, and/or chewing, and even tooth decay and gum disease may benefit from Invisalign.

As with braces, it’s important that you work with your dentist to ensure that you make the best choice for the desired results, as well as to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Those also living with tooth crowding, crooked teeth and even an overbite may make good candidates for Invisalign.  

If you don’t want the look of metal and “clear” is what you’re after, consider Invisalign. Presently, over 3 million people across America and Canada wear braces. If you’ve waited to make your decision regarding braces, and you’ve already been advised to get them, or just want to improve your smile, pick up your phone, or go online and contact Dr. Brad Gilmer at the Dental Center at Easton Towne Center to make your appointment now.