Sabrina E. Mickel DDS, Inc. Logo



Invisalign® services offered in Beachwood, OH

The Invisalign® system uses practically-invisible aligners to straighten crooked teeth and enhance your smile. At Sabrina E. Mickel, DDS, Dr. Mickel and her team provide Invisalign treatment in the Beachwood, Ohio, office. Teens and adults love the results of Invisalign, so find out if it’s right for you by calling the office or scheduling your consultation online today.

Invisalign® Q&A

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign is a treatment system that straightens teeth and corrects other orthodontic issues using clear plastic aligners. It offers an invisible approach to teeth straightening, free from metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands. 

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

Both teens and adults get Invisalign today. Invisalign is ideal for people with mild-to-moderate orthodontic issues, including: 

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite
  • Gaps in teeth

While Invisalign treats most of the problems people get braces for, it’s not necessarily the right approach for very complex orthodontic issues. The team can help you determine if it’s the ideal treatment approach for you.

How does Invisalign work?

The first step in Invisalign treatment is a treatment consultation, at which time you’ll have an intraoral mouth scan and discuss your treatment needs and goals. 

The mouth scan helps the team at Sabrina E. Mickel, DDS, plan your treatment. They design a plan for tooth movement using advanced software and can even use the outcome simulator to give you a preview of your smile after treatment. 

After your initial appointment, the team sends your treatment plans, and mouth scans to the Invisalign manufacturer. There, they fabricate a series of clear plastic aligners. The aligners are ultrastrong yet fairly flexible and quite comfortable. 

During treatment, you’ll change into a new set of aligners every two weeks. On average, you need to wear aligners for 20-22 hours daily, removing them to brush your teeth and eat. 

You’ll generally come to Sabrina E. Mickel, DDS, every six to eight weeks to check your progress and make any needed treatment plan adjustments. 

What are the benefits of Invisalign versus braces?

Invisalign offers results similar to braces but provides advantages that braces do not. These include:

  • Invisible - nobody has to know you’re straightening your teeth
  • Easy to clean
  • Removable for easier teeth brushing and flossing 
  • Prevents wear-and-tear from tooth grinding
  • Comfortable and less likely to irritate cheeks and gums 

Overall, Invisalign can eliminate the need for unsightly metal brackets on your teeth while making your orthodontic experience far more comfortable and convenient.

Ready to learn more about the Invisalign treatment process? Call Sabrina E. Mickel, DDS, or request a consultation online today.