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Invisalign is becoming a popular alternative to orthodontic braces. It is a digitally designed dental aligner system that corrects dental orthodontic issues such as the alignment of the teeth or jaw. The result of state-of-the-art technology, it has been evolving over the last several decades.


Invisalign is becoming a popular alternative to orthodontic braces. It is a digitally designed dental aligner system that corrects dental orthodontic issues such as the alignment of the teeth or jaw. The result of state-of-the-art technology, it has been evolving over the last several decades. Invisalign is a successful option for many alignment issues, including gaps between teeth, crowding and overbites. Invisalign will correct many of the same issues that traditional braces have done. Invisalign braces are created from clear, plastic aligner trays that are worn on your teeth. The plastic trays are worn daily and are switched out every two weeks to continue advancing the treatment.


The entire team at Dr. Crystal Dental radiates compassion and enthusiasm. Every member embraces your individual comfort and dental needs. We seek balance in our practice, our procedures, and your health. You will find your entire dental experience with us comforting from start to finish. We balance exceptional, personalized dental care with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Call us today at 440-974-4449 to schedule your appointment for an evaluation regarding the Invisalign system for you. You can conveniently find us at 7223 Center Street, Mentor, Ohio, 44060.


The technology with Invisalign has produced 700 patents worldwide and has been researched and studied for more than 20 years. It may seem like a new technology, but it has been tested, tried, and proven successful. Invisalign braces are comfortable, durable, and you can remove them to enjoy your meals. Invisalign has been used successfully by over 4 million people around the world.


Dr. Crystal

Dr. Crystal is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, School of Dental Medicine and went on to receive training at one of the most prestigious dental residencies in the nation, The Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital Advanced Education in General Dentistry in San Antonio, TX.


Inform & Educate

We empower you to make wise, well-informed decisions for your oral health through patient education and individual consultation. We do this through the modern technology we offer. Our digital x-rays are equipped with special cavity-detecting software, and we also utilize an intraoral camera to show you what we see in your mouth. We also make sure to stay up-to-date on your medical history, current medications and any other factors that might affect your dental health and treatment.


Insurance & Billing

We are an insurance-friendly office, so please call us about your plan. We will do our best to assist you in maximizing your benefits. At your first visit to our Mentor dental practice, we will ask you for your current insurance information. We may ask you to confirm this information at subsequent visits so we can stay up-to-date and fully informed to serve you. As a courtesy to you, we file all claim forms electronically, provide postage for special claims, and we track claims for you.

What is the Difference between Invisalign and Traditional Braces?

Invisalign and traditional braces perform the same basic function, but there are some huge differences between the two. Each method has its benefits and disadvantages. Traditional braces are still used to treat more severe alignment issues that Invisalign cannot correct. The cost of traditional braces is usually less than that of Invisalign, depending on the actual amount of correction and time involved.


The materials used for both methods is the primary difference. Traditional braces are made with metal or enamel, while Invisalign is made completely with clear plastic. Because of the wires and metal used for traditional braces, if you are physically active you can risk injury to your cheeks. This can be extremely uncomfortable and can only be treated by visiting Dr. Crystal Dental. Traditional braces are fixed and not removeable without our help. For this reason, they can be difficult to clean, and certainly can be a nuisance based on your lifestyle.

The Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign offers similar treatment without the hassle that comes with traditional braces. The trays are made of clear plastic and are far more comfortable to wear. There are no wires. This lowers your risk of injury to your mouth overall. The primary benefits include:


  • Removable- Unlike traditional metal braces, you can remove your Invisalign aligners to eat, drink, brush your teeth, pictures, or to attend special events.
  • Transparent- One of the primary benefits with Invisalign is that they are clear and discreet. Most people will not even notice you are wearing them.
  • Eat Your Favorite Foods- Because your aligners are removable, there are no limitations on what you can eat during your treatment. You just need to remember to put them back in.
  • Effective- Invisalign gets results. It effectively treats a wide range of orthodontic conditions across all ages.
  • Faster Treatment- Traditional braces can take several years to complete treatment. With Invisalign, you might get your alignment corrected within a year.
  • Healthy Smile- A straight smile is a healthy smile. Having an aligned bite makes it easier to clean and care for your teeth and maintain good oral hygiene.

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The Invisalign Procedure

The process of getting Invisalign braces begins with a consultation at Dr. Crystal Dental because our team has expert training with this system. At this consultation, we begin by taking digital images of your teeth and your mouth. These images will help us design your treatment plan. Once your personalized plan is decided by us together, we will introduce the amazing technology. A 3D CAD/CAM system uses the digital images we have captured to design a series of plastic trays that push or pull your teeth, just like traditional braces. We can also use this technology to show you a finished image of our goal before we even begin.


Based on your desired correction and treatment plan, you will be given the trays that are designed to be changed out and replaced every two weeks. Each tray will move a tooth or teeth .25 millimeters at a time. Slow and deliberate movement without the discomfort of the metal braces. We will schedule appointments every two months so we can monitor the improvements to confirm it is going according to our plan.


It is imperative, to achieve the desired results designed into your plan, that you wear your aligners at least 20-22 hours a day. They are removable, but this benefit cannot be abused. You need to closely watch the time they are out of your mouth, or you will be extending the duration of your entire procedure.

Comprehensive Dentistry

Comprehensive dentistry with Dr. Crystal Schneider, involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the teeth, gums and jaw. She believes that preventive care is the most important aspect of comprehensive dentistry. Dr. Schneider aims to identify and treat problems while they’re still small, which can save you time, money and more extensive dental treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry

An attractive smile can boost your confidence, help you make better first impressions on others, and improve your personal and professional life. We provide several cosmetic dental treatments that can subtly enhance your smile, and there are many other more dramatic treatments, often called “smile makeovers,” that can give you the smile of your dreams.

Specialized Dentistry

Missing teeth can take the joy out of the everyday things we love, from smiling and talking with confidence to eating our favorite foods. All of these things can become easier again with specialized dental care. Dr. Schneider offers advanced treatments that will not just restore your smile to its former health – they’ll make it look and feel even better than before!

Oral Health with Aligners

Wearing your new aligners can also help you maintain your oral hygiene. It is easier for you to continue to brush, floss, and rinse your mouth. You will need to take good care of your aligners by always keeping them clean. This simply means rinsing them once a day and brushing them lightly with your toothbrush. Straightening crooked teeth, filling unwanted gaps, and adjusting your bite can be easy and successful with the help of Invisalign if you take care of your teeth, your gums, and your aligners.

Our Devotion to Family Dentistry is Unparalleled

Our attention to detail is second to none. Either when it comes to your personalized dental care or the array of amenities in the relaxing comfort of our office. The entire team at Dr. Crystal Dental goes the extra mile in providing communication and consultation, realizing that we collectively are committed to developing long lasting relationships with every patient. We find gratification in life changing healthy smiles. Call us now at 440-974-4449 to make an appointment to see if you might benefit from the Invisalign system. Our office is located at 7223 Center Street, Mentor, Ohio, 44060.