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Did you know that the smile outranks eyes, hair, and body when it comes to the most attractive physical feature?

In a survey of American people, 76% said that a smile is the best physical trait for making a first impression, and 68% felt that people who smile are more trustworthy, confident, and approachable.

So it's unsurprising that, depending on the study, it was determined that 32-50% of patients in orthodontic treatment are adults. Of these adult patients, the majority are choosing Invisalign over the use of braces for their orthodontic treatment. 

Is this you?

If so, here's everything you need to know about how Invisalign works and how to choose the best Invisalign provider near you:


The Invisalign provider should be an orthodontist, not a general/family dentist. Invisalign aligners are a type of tool/mechanism to move teeth, just like braces, so knowing HOW the teeth should be moved is still necessary with Invisalign.

Much as you would not go to your family physician for open heart surgery, patients should also seek a specialist in orthodontics who has had the three years of additional specialty training in order to properly plan your Invisalign treatment.

The Invisalign company is basically a lab that makes aligners, so a properly trained provider needs to determine the treatment plan, not a lab's software.


The amount of experience in treating with Invisalign aligners is important. If the office treats 45% or more of its cases with Invisalign vs. braces, you can be confident the provider will be well-versed with Invisalign experience.


Although impressions of a patient's teeth and bite are accepted through Invisalign, 3D digital scans offer much more comfort, efficiency, and most importantly, accuracy. At O'Brien Orthodontics, we use the industry's leading digital scanner, and it takes less than 5 minutes!

If YOU are ready to boost your attractiveness, trustworthiness, confidence, and approachability, come and see Dr. Brenda O'Brien as your Invisalign provider in both Beavercreek, Englewood, and the larger Dayton area. We look forward to seeing you smile!