Invisalign Specialist

Morrow County Dental

General Dentists & Orthodontists located in Mount Gilead, OH

Are you unhappy with your current teeth alignment but hesitant about traditional braces because you don’t want to have metal in your mouth? The Invisalign® orthodontic system is an effective alternative to traditional braces and offers many benefits. If you’re interested in clear aligners to straighten your teeth, call Leslie McDougall, DDS, at Morrow County Dental in Mount Gilead, Ohio, or book an appointment online.

Invisalign Q & A

What is Invisalign?

An Invisalign custom-made aligner is used for orthodontic treatment as a technique to move and properly align teeth for a beautiful smile. The clear aligner is computer-generated from a mold or impression of your teeth and perfectly fitted by Leslie McDougall, DDS to fit with ease over your teeth. Invisalign resolves a variety of alignment issues, including:

  • Spacing problems like gaps or overcrowding
  • Overbites, underbites, and crossbites
  • Crooked teeth

The Invisalign aligner is interchanged roughly every two weeks for a period of six to 18 months, or longer depending on the severity of your misalignment.

How is Invisalign different than traditional braces?

Traditional braces require brackets and wires to properly align and straighten your teeth, which are noticeable when you smile. At Morrow County Dental, Dr. McDougall understands that you want your best smile possible while trying to avoid unpleasant-looking metal on your teeth and those painful readjustments needed with braces.

Invisalign also alleviates the food restrictions posed by traditional braces. The ability to remove the Invisalign aligner ensures you can enjoy the foods you love and cuts down on the time needed to brush and floss afterward.

Treatment with braces can span from 18 months all the way out to three years or more with appointments every four to six weeks. Average treatment using Invisalign is significantly shorter at six to 18 months with appointments also every four to six weeks.

What are the benefits of Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign is popular with many patients because the aligners are barely visible to the naked eye. With this type of teeth-straightening system, you can remove the aligners at any time, meaning you don’t have to worry about wearing them while eating, drinking, or socializing. However, Dr. McDougall recommends you keep your aligners in for at least 22 hours a day.

Invisalign also allows you to brush and floss as you normally would, which may decrease your risk of plaque buildup, stains, or cavities. Since your treatment plan only requires periodic dental visits, you also spend less time getting adjustments and avoid painful tightening tune-ups that you would receive from braces.

Most people find Invisalign to be easy, convenient, and comfortable. To schedule an Invisalign consultation with Morrow County Dental, use the easy online scheduling tool or call the office today.