Orthodontic Services in Erie

One of the primary concerns people often have about dental braces is the aesthetic impact of the metalwork on their smile. Especially for adults, the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time can be very discouraging. Family Dental Care decided to dedicate their orthodontics to Invisalign®, offering an almost invisible aligning system that straightens teeth fast and contains no metal.

What does Invisalign treatment involve?

Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of custom-made aligning trays. The dentist changes the trays every several weeks to fit the new tooth configuration. In addition to the reduced visual impact, Invisalign® aligning trays can be temporarily removed for important occasions.It is essential to remove the trays when eating or drinking because food can become trapped between the tray and the teeth, causing tooth decay. There is no doubt that Invisalign® aligning trays have revolutionized orthodontics. Invisalign® is renowned for being both comfortable and effective. A significant number of people report complete satisfaction with both the Invisalign® treatment and the stunning results.

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What advantages does Invisalign® offer over traditional braces?

Invisalign® differs from traditional braces in that the aligning trays are fully removable. Since the trays are comfortable and nearly invisible, patients are more dedicated to the completion of the treatment. Veneers are thin covers that the dentist permanently affixed to the teeth. Almost identical results can be obtained by using either treatment. Invisalign® is preferable to veneers in many cases because unlike veneers, Invisalign® straightens the teeth.

What kind of bite problems can Invisalign® correct?

Invisalign® corrects the same dental problems as traditional metal braces. The only difference is that Invisalign® trays are almost invisible to the naked eye, and can be removed at will. Common problems that can be corrected with Invisalign® include:

  • Overcrowding
  • Large gaps between teeth
  • Overbite/Underbite/Crossbite

With Invisalign®, we offer profound orthodontic care for patients of all ages. Our team at Family Dental Care focuses on helping patients feel at ease before, after, and during treatment. We are proud to build connections with our patients and help them develop healthy, beautiful smiles for life. We are a family-friendly practice and are ready to answer any of your questions about Invisalign®.

This visit was the best experience I have ever had with a dentist. I have horrible anxiety when it comes to going to the dentist. The entire staff was warm, welcoming, understanding and thorough. I have always had certain issues with staining and sensitivity in my teeth, and I was given much education on all matters to help alleviate pain, help with sensitivity and overall oral health. No other dentist I have seen has ever been as thorough or explanatory. They are also really kind and great with kids.

Jessica Sanner

Made a very anxious situation a very pleasurable experience. Broke a tooth requiring quick attention. Was not a current patient of this office but was seen the very next morning after I called. Incredible customer service from Dr. Johnson, her assistant, Aaliyah, & office manager, Christine, in tending to my needs. Had a tooth repaired & a new crown installed, and I was out in less than two hours. I would highly recommend this office for all of your dental needs.

Jim Mancuso

Everyone is professional, friendly, and competent in what they do. The dentist is experienced and keeps up with new methods and equipment. The office manager is able to answer any questions about your insurance or method of payment. If she doesn't have an immediate answer, she will contact the company while you wait or get back to you in a short time. The hygienists are experienced and thorough in delivery of their special services.

Gary Vrenna

Always friendly and quick appointments! They are very accommodating when it comes to scheduling if you have a dental emergency or are in pain. Dr Johnson and the team are so comforting and kind, which makes it a lot easier if you’re someone who gets dentist anxiety. I love that they walk you through the whole process to keep you informed, and always make sure you are comfortable.

Liz Gollnitz-Rowe

All went well. Care was taken to ensure my comfort during procedure. All over pretty quick except the novocaine wearing off. That took about 2 hours. No pain experienced.

Richard Pierce

New patient. Heidi and the doctor were very professional, walked me through procedure, and took care of me right there and then. I am so happy to have found a knowledgeable, friendly, and caring dental office.

Christina Leone

Excellent the technician made an uncomfortable situation very comfortable and friendly the office girls also made me feel at home. Dr. Nicole Johnson is very knowledgeable and reassuring and she passed that on to me, all-and-all a very comforting experience. Thank you!

Mary Ann White

I have been a patient of Dr. Johnson’s for several years. My dentist retired and I was dreading finding a new provider. I am glad I found Dr. Johnson. I have been very satisfied with the care and treatment I have received. Every visit I have had the same hygienist which is great. Melissa is professional, thorough and caring. She goes above and beyond and it is appreciated.

Sue Mack

I have been a patient for several years and have always had excellent experiences, however, today was my daughter's first time there and as with me they were awesome with her. They set her up with a teeth cleaning plan as well as other dental concerns she had. Great and very helpful office to deal with.

Kevin Newell

Great dental office, great staff. Super helpful. Always call to remind you of your appointment. Always willing to help with questions. Always reactive to dental needs. Thank you for guiding me on my oral health journey.

M McLean