Invisalign® in Toledo, OH

Straight teeth aren’t just aesthetically pleasing; they’re also more functional than crooked teeth. At Tomase Dental Care in Toledo, Ohio, board-certified family and general dentist Timothy Tomase, DDS uses Invisalign clear aligners to help his patients achieve straight, beautiful smiles. Invisalign can treat many of the same orthodontic concerns as braces but more discreetly. To learn more, call Tomase Dental Care or schedule an appointment online today.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic alternative to braces. While traditional braces apply gradual force to your teeth with metal braces and wires, Invisalign uses removable BPA-free plastic aligners. Dr. Tomase and his team use state-of-the-art technology to create digital impressions of your teeth when creating your custom aligners.

Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth discreetly. You can take your aligners out to eat, drink, brush, and floss. There are also fewer disruptions in your life than with metal braces, making Invisalign an excellent orthodontic treatment for teens and adults.

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Major benefits of Invisalign include:


Nobody can tell when you’re wearing Invisalign due to the thin, clear materials that mold to your unique tooth shape.


Unlike braces, clear aligners don’t bond to your teeth. You can remove Invisalign to care for your oral health and eat your favorite foods.


One disadvantage of braces is their ability to cause friction. Brackets that rub against the insides of your cheeks can cause sores, pain, and swelling. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth materials, so they don’t irritate your mouth.


While braces take 18 months to three years to straighten your teeth, Invisalign can produce similar results in as little as six to 18 months.

Invisalign also requires fewer office visits than braces. Clear aligners don’t need tightening like braces, so you have fewer check-ins. The entire process is also digital, allowing Dr. Tomase to adjust your treatment plan using the Invisalign software.

What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?

When you arrive for Invisalign treatment, Dr. Tomase uses the iTero® intraoral scanner to take digital impressions of your mouth. Invisalign then creates your custom aligners. Every 2-3 weeks, you wear a new set of clear aligners. Wearing Invisalign for at least 22 hours a day is essential to stay on target with your treatment plan.

To prevent tooth decay, clean your aligners daily. You should always rinse them before placing them in your mouth. It’s also important to brush and floss after meals to prevent food particles from becoming trapped between your teeth and aligners.

To learn more about Invisalign, call Tomase Dental Care or schedule an appointment online today.