Clear Aligners in Columbus, Ohio
Clear Aligners with Dr. Sharon Schindler
Straightening your smile is easier than ever with clear aligners like Invisalign®! Columbus, Ohio patients seeking a straight, confident smile can count on Dr. Sharon Schindler for a smooth orthodontic transformation. Aligners gradually position teeth into the ideal placement for your smile and oral health.
Dr. Schindler helps you look your best while straightening your smile. The clear aligners are thin and very discreet. Best of all, they are removable, so you can eat and drink whatever you like. They also make brushing and flossing much easier than traditional braces.
You deserve to look and feel your best! Ask Dr. Sharon Schindler how aligners can help.
How Do Clear Dental Aligners System Work?
Our clear aligner system uses advanced 3-D computer-imaging technology to project tooth movement in a patient’s mouth. This allows Dr. Schindler to create a series of clear, custom-made aligners, also called repositioners, that gradually move the teeth in line with one another. A patient wears each aligner for about two weeks, then moves on to the next set, and then the next, until the teeth-positioning goal has been met.
What Are Dental Aligners?
Clear aligners are virtually invisible aligners, rather than metal bands, brackets or wires, that straighten teeth comfortably. The aligners are custom-made to fit the teeth, and are easily removable so patients can eat, drink, brush and floss. The advantage that teeth aligners have over regular braces is that they are virtually undetectable.
What Do Clear Aligners Treat?
In addition to straightening crooked or misaligned teeth, aligners can eliminate crowding and large spaces between teeth. More complex conditions, such as overbites, underbites and crossbites, can also be treated.
What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Aligners Over Regular Braces?
Clear aligners offer many benefits over traditional metal braces. They may include:
- Cosmetic appeal
- Lower cost
- Flexible-payment options
- Little to no impact on daily life
- Less pain
- Greater flexibility because aligners can be removed at any time
- Easier to keep teeth clean and healthy
- No dietary restrictions
- No “tightening” required
Who Are Good Candidates For Treatment?
Clear Aligners are an effective tool for straightening teeth, and are suitable for patients who are fourteen years of age and older, and who want to:
- Straighten crooked or misaligned teeth
- Eliminate teeth crowding
- Close up large spaces between the teeth.
- Correct overbites, underbites and crossbites
A person interested in aligners similar to Invisalign should contact a dentist or orthodontist.
How Long Does Treatment Take With Clear Aligners?
Typically, treatment takes about a year from start to finish. The patient sees the dentist or orthodontist for a brief appointment every 6 to 8 weeks to review progress. The next set of aligners is given to the patient at each visit.
Are Dental Aligners Covered By Insurance?
If a person has dental insurance that covers orthodontic treatment, aligner treatment may also be covered.
Do Clear Aligners Work?
Yes; aligners have been shown to be highly effective at straightening teeth.