If you never had to wear metal braces in high school, you might consider yourself lucky – or you might not. After all, if your smile is still noticeably crooked or gapped in places as an adult, it can feel like you’ve lost your chance to fix the problem. You can rely on traditional orthodontic methods, sure – but if you’ve worked for years to build up a professional, polished image in your workplace, the last thing you want is to have to struggle through years with a mouthful of metal. At AppleWhite Dental Partners of Worthington, we want our patients to be able to get the oral health care they need and deserve without having to sacrifice their self-confidence in the process. That’s why we offer Invisalign®, an orthodontic option that can straighten teeth seamlessly!
Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. The aligners are developed through a combination of your dentist’s expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology. You’ll wear each set of aligners for 1-2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position your dentist has prescribed. You will visit with us every 4-6 weeks during this process to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time will vary depending on your particular needs but averages between 9 – 18 months. The average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30 but will vary from case to case.
Schedule Your Invisalign® consultation today! Let us help you achieve the beautifully straight smile you’ve been dreaming of.
Keeping our teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine and other foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. Teeth whitening is an excellent way to restore the natural color of your teeth or even make them whiter than your natural color if you would like.
Dental veneers are a highly effective and minimally invasive solution for people with tooth gaps, chips, stains or discoloration. Sometimes called ‘porcelain veneers’, they are very thin, custom made shells of tooth-colored material that are designed to fit perfectly over the front of your tooth or teeth. These shells are permanently bonded to the front of the teeth changing the tooth’s color, shape, size, or length. One of the most conservative cosmetic treatments available, veneers enhance and improve the shape of your teeth, create an overall whiter and brighter smile, and can mask a host of dental imperfections to give you the smile you’ve always wanted.