At Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry, we strive to help our patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. With two convenient locations, Drs. Jesal Patel and Shawn Dornhecker provide dental services to patients in Bridgetown, White Oak, Dent, and Cheviot, OH. Our services include Invisalign treatment to effectively produce straighter teeth in an unnoticeable manner.
Aligner trays can be used to correct mild to moderate orthodontic needs such as crowded, gapped, crooked, and misaligned teeth. For qualified candidates, they may be an alternative to conventional brackets and wires. Invisalign trays are made of clear, BPA free plastic so they are safe, yet not visible to the general public. The trays are created using impressions of your teeth to ensure a snug fit around the teeth. This helps to avoid slipping and to maintain patient comfort.
When the impressions are taken, a treatment plan is devised to gradually move the teeth into the appropriate positions. A series of trays are created using this treatment plan. Invisalign trays rely on gentle pressure to guide the teeth into proper alignment. A set of trays is worn for a couple weeks as directed by the dentist and then discarded for a new set. Each set has a different placement of pressure to promote continuous, gentle shifting of the teeth. Regular visits with your dentist are used to assess and monitor your progress.
Invisalign is a popular, effective treatment for teens and adults. Its popularity has risen due to the following reasons:
Invisalign orthodontic treatments do more than just straighten and align the teeth. Straight teeth are generally healthier than crooked, misaligned teeth. There are aesthetic and functional benefits to orthodontic treatments. Benefits include:
Due to the clear trays and ease of use, Invisalign is a popular choice for teenagers and adults who qualify for the treatment. The trays are nearly invisible to those around you. Patients are not embarrassed by prominent brackets and wires. The ability to remove the trays to eat and drink and to clean the mouth and trays is an added convenience. However, the trays should be worn for about 20 hours per day or as instructed by your dentist.
The ability to remove Invisalign trays means patients control their success. Adhere to your dentist’s instructions for optimal results. Wearing the trays as recommended increases the likelihood of a good result. This lessens the chances of needing future orthodontic correction or a longer treatment time. Treatment time varies between patients. Routine visits with your dentist assess your progress. Most patients are treated in approximately 12 months.
Dr. Jesal A. Patel and Dr. Shawn Dornhecker run a successful dental practice in their home state of Ohio. Both doctors attended the Miami University for Microbiology in Oxford, Ohio and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. The wife-husband duo brings together a wealth of experience while working with children, adults, and veterans during their residency at The Medical College of Ohio.
Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry has two offices in Bridgetown and Fairfield. The team at the clinic strives to serve with the best quality care to their patients using the latest technology. They strongly believe in working with local businesses in Ohio to empower the local community.