Short Term Orthodontics

Straight smiles start at Lifetime Dental Health


Invisalign® - The Clear Alternative to BracesIf the thought of wearing bulky metal braces is keeping you from getting the smile you’ve always wanted, your Columbus dentists have a solution for you with their various short term orthodontics.

The Invisalign® Orthodontic System (Invisible Braces) is a series of clear, removable aligners that straighten your teeth. This cutting-edge alternative to traditional braces aligns teeth with plastic aligners instead of brackets and wires. Research has shown that 60-70% of all orthodontic problems can be improved with the Invisalign® technique.

Lifetime Dental Health uses advanced 3D imaging to create Invisalign® aligners that fit your mouth perfectly. A dental consultation with Dr. Barry or Dr. Love includes a comprehensive evaluation and a discussion about your goals and expectations. Your dentist will then take impressions and x-rays of your teeth. The impressions are sent to a computer and used by the lab technician to create each customized aligner.

*The doctors of Lifetime Dental Health are general dentists providing orthodontic services.

Average Treatment Time

It can take as few as 12 or as many as 48 Invisalign® clear aligners to adjust your teeth. Mild cases of crowding or spacing usually take 9 to 12 months to correct, while moderate cases take 12 to 18 months.

The aligners move the teeth to the desired position in stages. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks. For best results, you’re required to wear the aligners at all times except when brushing, flossing, or eating.

Are you interested in straightening your teeth without anyone knowing? Contact Lifetime Dental Health today. Our orthodontists are certified Invisalign® providers. To learn more about this revolutionary teeth straightening system, call our Columbus dental office at 614-451-2234. You may also fill out our appointment form.

Six Month Smiles®

Six Month SmilesDo you feel uncomfortable when you smile? If so, Dr. Barry and Dr. Love are proud to offer the Six Month Smiles® Orthodontic System. Six Month Smiles® is a revolutionary and economical way for those 16 and older to begin smiling with new confidence!

Does It Work?

Dr. Barry and Dr. Love have taken the advanced training with Six Month Smiles® Cosmetic Braces System. The system includes special clear braces that are used to gently straighten you teeth. The average time is only six months! Dr. Barry and Dr. Love focus on the teeth that show when you smile instead of full bite correction. They can comfortably straighten your teeth and help restore the confidence that you desire.

Frequently Asked Questions About Six Month Smiles®

Q: How can Dr. Barry and Dr. Love straighten teeth in only six months?
A: Dr. Barry and Dr. Love employ the Six Month Smiles® System, which is a new and specific orthodontic technology that provides for safe, comfortable, and efficient tooth movement.

Q: What do the Six Month Smiles® braces look like?
A: The Six Month Smiles braces and wires are barely noticeable as they blend very well with the color of your teeth. These definitely aren’t metal braces!

Q: Is the process uncomfortable?
A: Your comfort is always first with Dr. Barry and Dr. Love. Six Month Smiles® involves light forces to gently move your teeth to their new position. The process is comfortable. The short treatment times are not achieved by using high forces on the teeth.

Q: Will I have to wear a retainer?
A: Yes, as with all orthodontic treatment, a retainer is necessary to maintain the straighter position of your teeth. If you don’t want to wear a removable, you can have a bonded retainer placed behind your teeth. There are a variety of options that Dr. Barry and Dr. Love will explain to you, and you will have a variety of options that you can choose from according to your personal preference and situation.

Q: What’s the catch?
A: There really is no catch. If you are an adult (15 years and older) with crooked or spaced teeth and you’re not looking for a major alteration to your bite, this is a fantastic option for you!

If you are interested in straightening your teeth but are wary of the potential cost, check out CareCredit® and get the smile you want affordably. We are excited to get you started. Give the office a call at 614-451-2234 or fill out our Schedule Appointment Form.