Invisible Braces Specialist

Jane L. Dodson, DDS -  - Dentist

Bainbridge Dental Associates

Jane L. Dodson, DDS

Dentist located in Chagrin Falls, OH

If you want to improve your smile without the discomfort and self-consciousness that often come with traditional metal braces, invisible braces provide an aesthetically pleasing alternative. At Bainbridge Dental Associates in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Jane L. Dodson, DDS offers several teeth straightening options, including invisible braces for adults and teens. If you're interested in straightening your smile without anyone noticing, call or book an appointment online to learn more.

Invisible Braces Q & A

What are invisible braces?

Invisible braces are a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional metal braces. They are made of a transparent plastic material and customized to fit your teeth, so they're nearly undetectable.

And unlike conventional braces, invisible braces aren't fixed to your teeth; they consist of a series of trays that gently shift and align your teeth over time.

Am I a good candidate for invisible braces?  

Invisible braces can correct most of the same conditions as traditional metal braces, including:

  • Mild to moderate overcrowding
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbite (also called overjet)
  • Underbite
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite

In some instances, traditional braces may still be your best option. Rest assured that Dr. Dodson has extensive experience evaluating her patients’ orthodontic needs and will recommend the best choice for your case.

How do invisible braces work?

Dr. Dodson takes a series of 3D images of your teeth and creates a customized plan to map out the incremental movements of your teeth until you achieve your ideal alignment.

You should wear your aligners for 20-22 hours every day (you can remove them to eat and brush your teeth). About every two weeks, you will advance to your next set of aligning trays until your teeth have moved to the desired position.

The treatment plan usually lasts 18-24 months, but in some cases, it may take longer to achieve your desired results.

What are the benefits of invisible braces?

Besides being more aesthetically pleasing, invisible braces have the edge over traditional braces in many ways. Invisible braces:

  • Are removable
  • Are easy to maintain
  • Cause minimal pain or discomfort
  • Do not require any food restrictions

Are invisible braces more expensive than traditional braces?

It depends upon the type of invisible braces, the specifics of your condition, your dental insurance provider, and any additional restorative work needed during the treatment. However, in many cases, the cost of invisible braces is comparable to that of their traditional counterpart. Please note dental treatment may be required prior to receiving invisible braces.

To find out if invisible braces are right for you and get a customized pricing package, call or book an appointment online with Dr. Dodson today.  A free consultation about invisible braces is available to anyone who gets a complete exam at Bainbridge Dental Associates, Inc.