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Invisalign® Clear Braces – Grove City, OH

Straighten Your Smile Without Drawing Attention to It

Many adults and teenagers with crooked teeth choose not to undergo orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to be stuck with metal braces for two years or longer. If this describes you, know that there is a much more discreet, comfortable, and quicker treatment – Invisalign in Grove City. At Park Street Dental of Grove City, we offer these removable clear braces to help you straighten your smile without drawing attention to it. You can learn more about this revolutionary treatment and whether it’s right for you by giving our team a call today and scheduling a consultation!

Why Choose Park Street Dental of Grove City for Invisalign?  

  • Compassionate Dentists Who Listen to Your Needs
  • Friendly Dental Team with Decades of Experience
  • Treatments Fully Customized for Each Individual Patient

How Invisalign Works

person holding a tray for Invisalign in Grove City

Invisalign can correct many of the same orthodontic issues that traditional braces can. Instead of using metal brackets and wires, though, Invisalign involves a series of clear aligners that you wear over your teeth for about 22 hours per day before switching to the next set. Each set of trays is in a different shape, meant to straighten a portion of your smile at a time until all of your pearly whites have achieved their desired alignment. Because the aligners are removable and see-through, most patients find that Invisalign is a much more convenient option than conventional braces.

Indications for Invisalign

man at an Invisalign consultation with his dentist in Grove City

While the only way to know for sure whether you’re a good candidate for Invisalign is to attend a consultation with our dentists, this treatment can often fix common orthodontic problems, including:

  • Crowded teeth – It’s easier for plaque and tartar to build up if your teeth are crowded because there are more nooks and crannies in your mouth that are difficult to clean. Invisalign can space these teeth out properly, making brushing and flossing simpler and more effective.
  • Gaps between teeth – Significant gaps between the teeth are usually not considered conventionally attractive. If yours have been bothering you, your dentist in Grove City can close the gaps with Invisalign.
  • Bite alignment issues – Mild to moderate overbite, underbite, open bite, and crossbite can all be fixed by Invisalign. Not only will it relieve stress from your jaw joints, but it reduces your risk of oral health problems caused by chronic nighttime teeth grinding.

Benefits of Invisalign Clear Braces

close-up of a person putting an Invisalign aligner in their mouth

As effective as normal braces are for addressing more advanced cases of misalignment, there are many reasons to choose Invisalign in Grove City over braces if you have the option. This treatment comes with many benefits that you just won’t get with traditional treatment, including less impact on your appearance and easier care and maintenance. They are certainly worth considering carefully! Our team would be happy to meet with you to discuss how Invisalign can improve your smile.


woman smiling and pointing to her smile showing the subtlety of Invisalign

When a patient undergoes traditional orthodontic treatment with braces, everyone can clearly tell. The shiny brackets and wires, along with colored rubber bands, call attention to their mouth, whether they want it or not. On the other hand, the clear aligners practically disappear once you put them over your teeth. Without close inspection, many might not realize that they are there. All they see if your teeth subtly moving to a more aligned position.


: closeup of an Invisalign aligner

One of the primary complaints about braces, other than the change to appearance, is that they are uncomfortable. While not necessarily pointy or sharp, the brackets and wires pull and push on teeth and can rough up your soft tissues.

Unfortunately, making teeth shift within the jawbone is going to involve exerting some force. Although you may experience some mild soreness as you transition to a new set of aligners, many patients have reported that the Invisalign process is much more comfortable than adjustments with regular braces.

In addition, unlike the rough surfaces of metal brackets and wires, the smooth plastic material is less likely to irritate your cheeks, gums, and other soft tissues in your mouth.


woman smiling because of the convenience of Invisalign in Grove City

When patients get traditional braces, they are told that certain foods are off limits during treatment. Hard foods like popcorn and sticky foods like gummy candy, You can remove the trays whenever you want, allowing you to eat, drink, brush, and floss as you normally would. As a result, you have no food restrictions from your clear aligners to hod you back.

Also, your regular checkups throughout treatment should be much shorter because we meet somewhat frequently for Invisalign check-ins. As your teeth straighten, they should be faster to clean both at home and in our office.

Easy Maintenance

patient learning about maintenance of Invisalign in Grove City

Brushing and flossing when you have braces can be tricky and time consuming. However, with Invisalign, you simply take out the aligners, do your normal oral hygiene routine, and put them back in. Simple!


smiling man who completed Invisalign treatment fast

Invisalign has a faster average treatment time than braces. While traditional treatment, you would be in braces for up to three years, but Invisalign typically finishes within 18 months.

Understanding the Cost of Invisalign

woman holding a piggy bank for the cost of Invisalign in Grove City

For many patients, we realize that a real concern is the cost of Invisalign in Grove City. Unfortunately, each Invisalign treatment plan is tailored to the patient’s specific needs, so there really isn’t a way for us to give you a cost estimate without knowing the details of your smile. After we’ve had the chance to examine you, however, our team can design a treatment plan and give you a specific amount that you can expect to pay in your case.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Invisalign

misaligned teeth showing the factors that affect the cost of Invisalign in Grove City

The cost of your Invisalign treatment will depend on several variables, including the severity of your orthodontic issues, the number of aligners you’ll need, and how well you stay on-track with your original treatment plan. Obviously, the more complex your alignment problems are, the longer it will take and the more aligners will be required to fix them. If you neglect to follow instructions, you may also have complications that prolong your treatment and add to the overall cost.

Invisalign vs. Mail-In Aligners: Which Costs More?

person calculating the cost of Invisalign in Grove City vs mail-in aligners

Chances are you’ve seen advertisements for clear aligners that you can do from home. Basically, you skip meeting with the dentist, take your own impressions, mail them in, and the aligners come directly to you. At first, this seems like a great way to enjoy all the benefits of Invisalign at a lower cost. However, impressions can be tricky. One false move could provide the lab with inaccurate data, which means the aligners may not fit properly, or your treatment plan may be flawed. In addition, if you run into any trouble, such as losing an aligner, with these other options, you are stuck calling their customer service lines, not a certified dental professional. In the end, you may need to consult a dentist anyway, leading to more cost. Knowing that your treatment is being supervised and done correctly the first time around is worth the investment.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Invisalign?

person looking up dental insurance to cover Invisalign in Grove City

Dental insurance coverage can vary from plan to plan. While many these days have benefits for orthodontic treatment, some do not apply to Invisalign. However, there are some that do cover this treatment, so it’s definitely worth taking a closer look at your benefits! While you meet with your dentist, our front desk team can search your policy for potential ways to save you on your out-of-pocket costs.

Options for Making Invisalign Affordable

discussion about how to make Invisalign more affordable

During your consultation , after we’ve outlined the factors affecting your cost, we can help you navigate various payment methods, including dental insurance and CareCredit financing. If you would like to break up the total into easier monthly payments, we can help you apply for low-interest financing, minimizing the impact Invisalign treatment has on your budget.

Invisalign FAQs

woman whose smile has been treated with Invisalign in Grove City

Straightening your teeth is a big decision. Invisalign treatment affects your everyday lifestyle and your smile for a lifetime. Before starting, you may have questions about the procedure, and our team welcomes your inquiries! We’ve written out some of our responses to the common questions we’re asked about Invisalign, and we invite you to take a quick look. You are certainly welcome to ask other questions or for more clarification during your consultation with us.

Does Invisalign Treatment Hurt?

Shifting teeth to be properly aligned takes quite a bit of force. As a result, you may have a little discomfort when you start treatment and when you switch to a new set every two weeks. However, this symptom is normal and usually goes away after a couple of days. If anything else, it’s a sign that your teeth are moving and treatment is working! To get through those few days of soreness, you can eat softer foods like oatmeal, yogurt, mashed potatoes, and the like. You can also take over-the-counter pain reliever or put a cold compress on your face to be more comfortable.

How Do the Invisalign Aligners Need to Be Maintained?

Even though you’ll end up throwing your aligners away about every two weeks, you still need to take care of them. Otherwise, they will not stay clear for long, and your teeth could get cavities. To prevent staining and plaque buildup, you need to make sure you brush and floss your teeth after every time you eat and before placing the aligners back in. Be sure to put aligners in the case when they are not in your mouth so you don’t lose them. You also should gently brush the aligners themselves in the morning and at night before you go to bed.

What Should I Do If I Lose an Aligner?

With clear aligners, it can be easy to lose them, which is why we strongly urge you to put them in the case when they aren’t in your mouth. If you do lose one, get in touch with our team immediately, so we can order you a replacement, or, depending on how close you are to switching to the next set, we may have you change wait until then. Either way, we’ll do what we can to make sure you stay on track with your treatment plan.

What If I Eat with the Aligners in?

It is extremely important that you remember to take your aligners out for meals and snacks. Trying to eat with them in could damage the plastic, and the surface can become scratched and stained. Bits of food can also get stuck at the end of the aligners, potentially leading to cavities or a gum infection. In addition to when you’re eating, you need to remove the aligners whenever you drink anything other than water. Coffee, tea, juice, or other beverages will stain the aligners.