Many professionals would like to correct noticeable gaps or misaligned teeth, however they find the prospect of wearing noticeable metal braces unbearable. Invisalign clear aligners offer an aesthetic treatment option for such patients. Invisalign offers a series of clear, removable aligners that work to straighten your teeth. With the new advances in the clear aligner technology, majority of adults and adolescents can have Invisalign as a treatment option.
Over the course of treatment, you will be supplied with a series of aligners. Each aligner will fit over attachments (buttons) that are tooth colored and are glued on to your teeth. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to tooth position, a process that is mapped out in advance by your orthodontist, specifically for your malocclusion. When the aligners are placed on the teeth, they cause the teeth to gradually shift from their current position. After approximately one to two weeks, you will begin using the next set of aligners, which will continue the teeth straightening process.
Adult female, anterior and posterior crossbite, crowded arches and worn dentition.
Treatment: Patient was treated with invisalign clear aligners only.
Adult female, unilateral posterior crossbite, crowded upper arch, class II molar relation on the right with narrow smile on the right side.
Treatment: Patient was treated with an expander followed by invisalign clear aligners.
With Invisalign treatment in our Columbus office, we are able to address most mild to moderate orthodontic issues. If you would like to find out if Invisalign treatment can help you, request an appointment with Dr. Mason. After he evaluates your mouth, he may recommend Invisalign aligners as the best treatment for you. Invisalign aligners may be used to correct any of the following problems:
Teeth that are too close together can be difficult to clean, leading to an increased risk of decay. Invisalign, along with other treatments (such as extraction of teeth), can relieve the crowding of your teeth.
Rotated teeth, which emerge from the gum line at the wrong angle, are both a cosmetic and a functional problem. Invisalign aligners can turn such teeth on their axes so they are properly aligned.
Whereas some teeth are too close together, in other cases, the teeth are too far apart. Improper spacing is both unattractive and can lead to impaction of food between the teeth. Invisalign aligners can close unsightly gaps and help you achieve a healthier smile.
The most common type of open bite occurs when the top and bottom front teeth are slanted too far forward. Thus, they do not touch when the mouth is closed. Invisalign aligners are able to change the position of your teeth and bring your bite into proper alignment.
There are two types of crossbite. One type occurs at the back of the mouth (posterior crossbite); it is when the upper back teeth bite down inside the lower back teeth. The other type occurs at the front of the mouth (anterior crossbite); it is when the upper front teeth sit inside the lower front teeth. Both types of crossbite can lead to jaw pain and damage to the teeth. Invisalign aligners can correct your crossbite with the help of your orthodontist.
When the lower teeth extend beyond the upper teeth, the condition is called an underbite. An underbite can cause eating difficulties and damage to the teeth. In most cases, Invisalign aligners are able to correct underbites with the help of your orthodontist.
An overbite is when the upper front teeth overlap too much over the lower front teeth, causing both cosmetic and dental enamel wear. By moving the upper teeth and lower teeth away from one another, Invisalign aligners can correct your deep bite.
Success of treatment with the Invisalign system depends on the clinician’s training and patient’s compliance. As an orthodontist, Dr. Mason has undergone university orthodontic residency which has allowed him to treat many simple and complex cases successfully with Invisalign system. He has been an Invisalign Premier Provider for multiple years, and has helped countless patients transform their smiles with Invisalign system. He has been recognized as a semi-finalist clinician in the North American Invisalign Summit in 2016. The Invisalign Summit Gallery recognizes orthodontists across North America who have achieved successful clinical outcomes using Invisalign clear aligner system. Among hundreds of patient entries, two of Dr. Mason’s patients were featured by peer-orthodontists as 2016 Invisalign Semi-Finalist cases.
After Dr. Mason determines that you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, his staff will take images and digital impressions of your teeth which will be used to create a simulation of your treatment. This initial simulation will require modification by Dr. Mason. Once the tooth movement is viewed and modified by Dr. Mason , your aligners are fabricated and sent back to our office. After you start wearing Invisalign trays, you’ll need to visit our office periodically so we can make sure that your treatment is proceeding smoothly. After you finish all your Invisalign aligners, Dr. Mason will provide you with retainers to help you maintain your newly straightened smile.