clear aligners in columbus

Clear Aligners in
Columbus, OH

Straighten your teeth with a series of removable, nearly-invisible clear aligners for a subtle solution to improve your smile.

Columbus clear aligners

Why should I choose clear aligner therapy?

Clear aligner therapy is an alternative to traditional braces that uses custom-made dental trays to gradually straighten your teeth without the clunky, uncomfortable metal brackets. The aligners are made of clear thermoplastic material, providing a discreet look that is nearly invisible when worn. This makes clear aligner therapy an attractive option for those who are looking for a way to straighten their teeth without the visible appearance of traditional braces. If you are struggling with crowded teeth or gaps, clear aligner therapy may be the right choice for you.

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There are no limitations to eating your favorite foods during clear aligner therapy.

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OrthoFX utilizes next-generation clear aligner polymer for minimal pain, faster treatment, and less staining. With advanced remote monitoring technology, you'll experience fewer in-office visits, so straightening your smile won't cut into your busy schedule. Experience the future of clear aligner therapy with OrthoFX!

NiTime Aligners - OrthoFX

OrthoFX's NiTime Aligners are the game-changer you've been waiting for. Say farewell to daytime visibility and hello to a discreet, hassle-free path to a straight smile. Slip these virtually invisible aligners on at night, and let them work their magic while you sleep. Give us a call today to see if you are a candidate and experience how seamless orthodontic treatment can be.


Invisalign, the original clear aligner therapy, utilizes a patented material called SmartTrack. Invisalign can treat mild to severe cases while maintaining a subtle look and feel throughout the process.

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During a commitment-free consultation, your doctor will examine your mouth, discuss your options with you, and answer any questions you may have so you can proceed with confidence, when you’re ready.

The Benefits of Clear Aligners

Comfortable Fit

Clear aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth without the need for brackets or wires, resulting in a comfortable fit that's tailored to your smile.

Removable Aligners

Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are removable, making it easy to eat and drink what you want and keep up with your oral hygiene routine.

Quick Results

Clear aligner therapy can often align your smile in less time than traditional braces, allowing you to achieve your desired results faster.

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The Clear Aligner Therapy Treatment Process


At your initial consultation, your dentist will assess whether clear aligner therapy is a suitable option for you. The first step is examining your oral health to detect any gaps or crowding and check that your gums are healthy enough for treatment. Additionally, you will discuss your smile goals with your dentist and together determine a treatment plan that is tailored to meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

Impressions or Digital Imaging

Next, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and bite using digital imaging technology or traditional molds. After the impressions are made, your dentist will review them for accuracy and make any necessary adjustments before sending them off to our trusted dental lab. At the lab, skilled technicians will craft your first few sets of aligners to precisely fit your teeth and guide them toward the desired position.

Fitting & Next Steps

After we receive your clear aligners, you will return to our office, where your dentist will carefully check their fit and make any necessary adjustments. You will receive detailed instructions on how to wear and take care of your new aligners. Most patients will wear each set for 1-2 weeks, and at least 20-22 hours per day. About every 4-6 weeks, you will return to our office to pick up your next few sets of aligners. During those visits, your dentist will check to ensure that your smile is progressing as planned.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.

What is the difference between clear alignment therapy and traditional braces?

Clear aligners use barely noticeable plastic trays called aligners to gently and discreetly shift your teeth. Traditional braces rely on metal or ceramic brackets that are secured to each tooth and connected by metal wires. Clear aligners are also more comfortable than traditional braces because there are no sharp points to cause discomfort, and they are easily removed for meals, photos, and other functions. However, clear aligners do have limitations and are not ideal for severe cases that involve malpositioned jaws or extreme tooth crowding due to skeletal limitations of the head and neck.

Are clear aligners faster than traditional braces?

Clear aligner therapy can often provide quicker results than traditional braces. The aligners gently shift all teeth faster than traditional braces, which push or pull on each tooth individually. However, every case is different, so treatment time can vary depending on your unique needs. It’s important to follow your dentist’s instructions for wearing your custom-made clear aligners to achieve the results you’re looking for in the least time possible.

How much do clear aligners cost?

The cost of clear aligners can vary from patient to patient depending on factors like the aligner brand and insurance coverage. To get an estimate of the cost for your clear aligner therapy, schedule a consultation with your dentist.

Are clear aligners safe?

Absolutely! Clear aligners are made of BPA-free, medical-grade clear plastic for your comfort and continued health.

How do clear aligners work?

Clear aligners use custom-made aligners to gradually shift your teeth closer to their ideal placement. Each aligner tray is worn for about 1-2 weeks and gently shifts your teeth. Treatment time can vary from several months up to two years, depending on the complexity of each individual case. Most patients wear their clear aligners for about a year.

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