Posts for tag: Invisalign

By North Main Dental Inc
January 14, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Invisalign  

How Invisalign from your dentists in Dayton, OH can give you an outstanding smile, easily and comfortably

If you have rotated teeth, chances are you have trouble flossing. If you have poor alignment in your jaws, you may be self-conscious about it. If this sounds like you, it’s time for you to investigate Invisalign, the most discreet orthodontic treatment available.

You don’t have to travel to an orthodontist for Invisalign treatment. Dr. James M. Shepler and Dr. Jamie Shepler at North Main Dental in Dayton, OH offer full-service dentistry, including Invisalign, to give you an outstanding smile.

Invisalign isn’t like conventional brackets and wires. In fact, Invisalign doesn’t use any metal parts at all. Instead, Invisalign uses smooth, clear plastic appliances, known as aligners. These aligners offer important benefits like these:

  • A beautiful appearance, because the aligners are clear; that makes them almost invisible to people around you.
  • Comfortable teeth straightening, because the aligners are smooth, with no sharp parts to irritate your tissue.
  • Unrivaled convenience, because you can remove the aligners to eat the foods you love, and you can remove them to brush and floss, without using cumbersome tools.
  • Fast results, because Invisalign treatment is completed in an average of 9 to 15 months.

Invisalign treatment goes like this:

  1. You receive your first set of aligners, and you wear them for 2 weeks.
  2. You move on to a new set of aligners, which you also wear for 2 weeks.
  3. You keep progressing to a new set of aligners every 2 weeks, as your teeth comfortably move into the proper position.
  4. You will visit your dentist every few weeks to track your progress.

Invisalign can correct many major alignment and positioning issues including:

  • Overbite or underbite
  • Crossbite or open bite
  • Rotated, crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overlapped teeth

You and your smile deserve to enjoy the benefits and comfort of Invisalign. To find out more about how Invisalign can help you achieve an outstanding smile, call Dr. James M. Shepler and Dr. Jamie Shepler of North Main Dental in Dayton, OH at (937) 275-0076. Call today!

By North Main Dental Inc
October 05, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   Invisalign   orthodontics  

In the past, straightening your smile with orthodontic treatment used to require traditional metal braces. However, you now have several invisalignoptions to straighten your teeth in a more discreet and unnoticeable manner. One of those options is Invisalign, an orthodontic system which uses clear, plastic aligner trays instead of metal brackets and wires, allowing you to straighten your teeth in style, without compromising your look. Find out more about Invisalign with Dr. James Shepler and Dr. James Shepler, III at North Main Dental in Dayton, OH.

How does Invisalign work? 
Invisalign uses trays custom-made for your teeth to slowly move the teeth into their final places to give you a beautiful smile. The trays come in a series, the number of which depending on your specific situation and your dentist’s treatment plan. You will wear the trays each for about two weeks, one after another until you reach the end of treatment.

What can Invisalign do for me? 
Invisalign treats common orthodontic issues, such as:

  • misaligned teeth
  • overcrowding
  • under crowding
  • overbite
  • underbite
  • cross bite
  • open bite

Am I a candidate for Invisalign? 
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment. Dentists recommend orthodontic treatment for teens over the age of 12 and adults. In some cases, treatment may begin earlier, but you should consult with your dentist if you think your child under 12 requires orthodontic care. Good candidates should have a strong at-home oral care routine consisting of brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once. This is crucial in keeping the teeth free of teeth decay and gum disease, which could hinder treatment.

Invisalign Treatment in Dayton, OH
If you feel as though Invisalign could be for you, your dentist can help you ensure that this is the appropriate treatment for your situation. A consultation will allow your dentist to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have. For more information on Invisalign, please contact Dr. James Shepler and Dr. James Shepler, III at North Main Dental in Dayton, OH. Call (937) 275-0076 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!

By North Main Dental Inc
October 06, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   Invisalign   orthodontics  

Your Invisalign trays aren’t indestructible. Find out what to do if you damage your trays.

Invisalign is an amazing way for teens and adults to straighten teeth without needing to sport a mouth full of metal. Instead, clear custom-invisalignmade trays are placed over your teeth to help move them into place. Of course, they are less likely to incur damage than metal brackets and wires, but they aren’t impervious to damage. Find out what our Dayton, OH dentists Dr. James Shepler and Dr. James Shepler III recommend doing if you break one of your Invisalign trays.

If your Invisalign cracked chances are you are in a panic. Just stay calm. You have options. Make sure to inspect the crack: how bad is it? Has the tray completely split or is there just a small crack? The severity of the crack will dictate whether your Invisalign is still wearable.

In an ideal world each set of Invisalign aligners are worn for about 2 weeks (14 days). If there is a small crack in your aligners but you can still wear them then our Dayton general dentist may recommend just wearing them until it’s time to replace them for the next set in your treatment.

If the break is so bad that the Invisalign trays are unwearable, you certainly need to give us a call. Depending on how many days you were wearing this aligner before it broke we may just recommend putting on the next set of aligners in your treatment plan and wearing them a bit longer. If you just started wearing this new tray and it broke then you may need to put on the previous aligners until a new tray can be made.

If you have questions about your Invisalign treatment or have any concerns know that you can always turn to North Main Dental Inc. in Dayton, OH for all of your dental issues. We are here to help you achieve the perfect smile!

By North Main Dental Inc
July 22, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

As a young professional, your image is important. You need to appear confident, savvy, intelligent and capable. Unfortunately, that image can be difficult to achieve when you feel insecure about your crooked teeth and even more insecure at the thought of having to Invisalignwear traditional metal braces from your Dayton, OH dentists for months on end. Thankfully, there is another option: Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a teeth whitening device that provides all of the benefits of traditional metal braces without all of the drawbacks. Instead of adjusting your teeth with unsightly metal wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners that make your teeth straightening practically invisible. No longer do you have to worry about being embarrassed by your smile. With Invisalign from your dentists at North Main Dental, Inc. in Dayton, OH, you can look amazing at every point in the process.

What Benefits does Invisalign Offer?

Invisalign offers three main benefits: It is practically invisible, it is removable, and it is easy to clean.

  • Invisalign is Practically Invisible: Say goodbye to a mouth full of metal. Thanks to Invisalign's clear plastic aligners, no one has to know you are wearing them but you. Lead a business meeting, go on a date or even have your picture taken--your teeth straightening doesn't have to get in your way.
  • Invisalign is Removable: If there ever is a time when you really don't want to wear your aligners, however, you don't have to. While you will need to wear your aligners approximately 18 to 22 hours a day, if you ever need to remove your aligners for an important or special occasion, you can.
  • Invisalign is Easy to Clean: Cleaning metal braces can be quite the hassle. Not only is the food more likely to get stuck in them, but reaching every crack and crevice around the wires can seem nearly impossible. Thankfully, when you choose Invisalign from North Main Dental Inc., you don't have this problem. Not only do you remove your aligners before you eat, so they don't get food trapped in them, but your aligners are very easy to clean once you take them out of your mouth.
As a young professional, you have a professional image to maintain. Make sure you always put your best self forward. Call your dentist at North Main Dental Inc., in Dayton, OH to ask how Invisalign can help you look and feel your best starting today!

With Invisalign in Dayton you can straighten your smile without anyone else noticing.

The holiday season is a wonderful time to get together with friends and family. If you’ve been contemplating getting braces, however, Invisalignyou may be considering putting off treatment until after the New Year. But if you don’t want to wait to start the process toward a straighter smile, talk to your Dayton, OH dentist about how Invisalign could make the holiday season just a little bit brighter.

About Invisalign

This orthodontic treatment consists of a series of clear plastic aligners, which fit over your teeth to shift them back into their proper position. These aligners are created from a flexible plastic, so they offer a superior fit and comfort that traditional metal braces can’t provide. You will wear each aligner for about two weeks, after which they can be thrown away and a new pair in the series can be worn.

Invisalign Treatment

We will first take impressions of your smile prior to treatment to have a lab custom fabricate your Invisalign aligners. Once this is complete, we will fit you with the first aligner in the series. You should be wearing these braces for about 20 to 22 hours out of the day and only removing them for eating and for dental care. The length of treatment will vary depending on the severity of your condition; however, the average course of treatment for an adult is about one year. However, this treatment process may take a bit longer with teens. During your treatment, you will also be seeing your Dayton dentist every four to six weeks to make sure everything is progressing as it should.

Invisalign Benefits

One of the major benefits of opting for Invisalign in Dayton is that it fits into your lifestyle. Therefore, you won’t have to make major changes to your daily activities because of your braces. This also means you can enjoy all your favorite foods and brush and floss normally without have to work around your braces. Serious dietary restrictions are placed on those who wear traditional metal braces; however, since you can remove Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about what you can and can’t eat. Just pop out your aligners prior to eating and then brush and rinse them out before putting them back in. It’s that simple!

Invisalign Candidates

Invisalign can be used to treat both minor to severe gaps between teeth, overcrowding and serious malocclusions like crossbites, underbites and overbites. This makes Invisalign is a great option for many teens and adults looking to get straighter smiles without the “metal mouth” look.

Why wait for the New Year when you can straighten your teeth now? With these clear aligners you can easily enjoy all the holidays have to offer without worrying about people noticing your braces. Call us today if you want an Invisalign consultation in Dayton, OH.