Orthodontics with Invisalign in Cincinnati
If you have ever considered having straighter teeth, improving your bite, or appearance of your smile, Invisalign® is a great option. Many of our patients at Seven Star Dental here, in Cincinnati, Ohio, especially our adult patients, have expressed an interest in having straighter teeth, but they aren’t interested in wearing metal braces for one to two years to achieve a perfect smile.
Achieve a better smile without metal braces
What’s great about Invisalign® is that by using a series of clear, nearly invisible aligners, we are able to gently move your teeth into proper positions, often without the use of metal brackets or wires! Now you can regain confidence in your new smile.
“Correcting crowded teeth with a clear orthodontic appliance is often a great option for our adult patients. We can obtain that confident smile they envision without compromising esthetics while undergoing treatment. Invisalign® is still the brand that offers the unparalleled technology I trust to provide my patients with predictable and precise results. Even though we closely monitor the progress of each case, we are able to accommodate the busy schedules of our patients and schedule follow up visits accordingly.” – Dr. Maria Bustamante
How long does the Invisalign® process take?
Depending upon what type of changes we are looking to make in a patient’s smile will determine how long the process takes. If you have slight gaps, rotated teeth, or crowding, many times these types of changes can be made in 8-12 months! Dr. Maria Bustamante is certified in delivering Invisalign® clear aligners. Shas been successfully been offering this procedure and accomplished beautiful and functional results for her patients for the past 10 years. Each patient is carefully evaluated after a full consultation with x-rays and a clinical examination. Then we are able to provide a detailed treatment plan that will show you exactly what kind of results you can expect.
If you are looking for an Invisalign Dentist in Cincinnati, you have found the right place. Nothing compares to having a professionally monitored orthodontic treatment to give you that beautiful smile. We like to caution our patients about spending money on these online services that advertise and claim to provide you with similar results for much less money. Frequently, once their trays are shipped to you, they are done. This has led to a few patients get frustrated because when you are dealing with the human body, you need to monitor the process and make any necessary adjustments along the way.
Invisalign® for Adults
Teeth straightening is not just for kids! Most of the patients that we treat currently are in fact adults! Many of our patients have busy jobs and deal with people during the day and they don’t want to be showing a mouthful of metal when they smile. This process will give you the results you are looking for without the metal!
After a period of trying different orthodontic options to accommodate different budgets and even witnessing some patients going the route of a mail-in service, Dr. Bustamante has selected the Invisalign process for her patients. The simplicity of scanning the teeth and providing a series of clear aligners that get changed out every couple of weeks, makes the process straightforward and understandable for our patients.
How much does Invisalign® cost?
The cost for Invisalign is basically about the same as for traditional braces. The only difference is that with these clear removable aligners, you are able to move multiple teeth at the same time and therefore, in some cases, it actually speeds up the process.
Many people think of having a straighter set of pearly white choppers as simply a “cosmetic” benefit. This is not true. There are overall health benefits as well. Not only are you able to chew your food better allowing you to get more benefit of the nutrition from the foods you eat, but also, it’s less stress on your digestive system when you can chew food into smaller pieces before swallowing.
In addition, being able to brush your teeth without “food traps”, or crowding, will greatly reduce your risk of getting cavities on your teeth in the future. This also improves the health of the gum tissue and can potentially eliminate bad breath, because you can clean around your teeth easier!
How would I know if I am a candidate for Invisalign®?
We have found that about 80% of the orthodontic cases can actually be treated with the Invisalign trays. If you have a severe skeletal malalignment, or a sever overbite, or a deep overbite or severely rotated or angled teeth, then traditional braces may offer the “torque” needed to correct both the both discrepancies as well as the sever angulation issues. In these cases, we might work with an orthodontist to handle the case.
The other time when this process may not be ideal for your particular situation is if you are missing multiple teeth, or are in the mixed dentition stage where your jaw is growing and you have baby teeth and adult teeth coming in. It requires multiple impressions, since what you start with is not the same teeth you are ending up with! In these cases, we can either do “limited orthodontics” to guide teeth into position, and then wait six months or more, then do a second round of aligners once all the adult teeth are present.
While this procedure is primarily for people over 15 years old, they do offer limited treatment plans for younger children, but again, because of the growth of the jaws, it requires multiple impressions sometimes to determine where things are heading as the teeth shift. Patients with dental implants or multiple bridges also require special types of treatment plans, since we typically will NOT be moving those teeth.
Why choose Dr. Bustamante for your care?
With over 15 years’ experience as a cosmetic and family dentist in the Cincinnati area, she has treated thousands of patients, including a wide variety of orthodontic cases. In some cases, we are able to integrate porcelain veneers into the treatment plan to “speed-up” the process, especially when the spacing is an issue. In these cases, we first correct the bite with the clear aligners, then finish off the esthetics with veneers. Once you are nearing the end of your treatment, we can offer whitening gel to put in the trays, so in addition to having straighter teeth, you can have whiter teeth as well!
Actual Patient Testimonials from Google:
“The staff and dentist were very welcoming. The office is convenient and beautiful. They have state of the art equipment and did an excellent initial assessment/consultation of my needs. Dr. Bustamante provided the most comprehensive dental exam I have ever had! She had recommendations not only for my dental needs but also addressed things I may want to follow up on with my primary care doctor. Katie was very friendly and provided excellent service. I think I have found my ‘forever’ dentist!” – Jennifer H.
“Dr. Bustamante and her whole team are wonderful — super kind and really knowledgeable. I appreciate that they explained everything about my treatment plan along the way and I felt as a new patient that I was in great hands. I’ve been lucky to have a lot of really good experiences at past dental offices and still Seven Star Dental has been the best!” – Lauren B.
We have many financing options available to help make it affordable to fit most all budgets. If you are looking for a dentist in Cincinnati, Ohio who does Invisalign®, give us a call today! We offer a complimentary orthodontic consultation! Call (513) 241-7827