Braces Orthodontist in Upper Arlington, Ohio
Upper Arlington, let Align Beauty Orthodontics help you get a “cheese” worthy smile!
Welcome to Align Beauty Orthodontics, Serving Upper Arlington OH and The Surrounding Areas
Welcome to our family! We say family because that is exactly how you will be treated when you visit our office.
We take great pride in making sure each of our patients receive our “VIP Orthodontic” experience. This experience includes convenient, easy to schedule appointments that start on time, a friendly staff that takes the time to listen to your needs, and the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques available today.
Our office is conveniently located in Dublin, just minutes from Upper Arlington 43212!
When you choose us as your orthodontist, you can rest assured you’re receiving the highest quality treatment and care from a team who’s dedicated to excellence.
We believe that everyone deserves a smile they can show off and be proud of! We offer exceptional orthodontic care, including braces and Invisalign, for every member of your family.
We accept most insurances and offer affordable payment options that ensure all of our friends and neighbors in Upper Arlington has access to high-quality oral health care.
Everyone’s journey to a better smile looks differently, we don’t offer cookie cutter solutions. Choosing Align Beauty Orthodontics for your oral health needs means you will receive personalized care with a compassionate touch.
Schedule your FREE consultation today to discuss your individualized treatment plan. We’re looking forward to meeting you and helping you get that million dollar smile you’ve been dreaming of!
Types of Braces We Offer
At Align Beauty Orthodontics, we offer multiple braces options, allowing you to choose the best solution for your smile and lifestyle. Our options include:
This is the most commonly used type of brace, featuring standard metal brackets. But you can rest assured that these have come a long way throughout the years and are now much sleeker and more comfortable to wear than ever before.
Many young patients enjoy this option because you can customize your hardware by adding colorful elastic bands that reflect your personal style!
These are sometimes referred to as “clear braces” because the brackets are made with clear materials. These function in the same way as traditional braces except they are a less noticeable option because they blend in with your teeth better.
The Invisalign system involves the use of clear, removable trays that are custom-fitted to your teeth. Each set of aligners applies a slight adjustment to your teeth, working to position them where they need to be.
These aligners are made from clear, pliable materials that fit closely to your teeth. This teeth straightening method tends to be a more comfortable, less noticeable option in the teeth-straightening process.
This option is made from the same materials as traditional braces; however, they do not require the use of elastics. This means fewer adjustment appointments and less friction on your teeth.
With this technique, you have the option to have traditional metal, ceramic, or clear brackets, depending on your preference and needs.
These are placed behind the teeth, making them “invisible” when you smile. These are completely customized to fit your teeth; each set is created uniquely for you.
This is a great option for those who prefer to keep their teeth straightening process discreet.
Types of Invisalign We Offer
This system is one of the most revolutionary Orthodontic products ever introduced to the field. This technology uses 3D computer-imaging to capture your complete treatment plan and create your customized aligners.
What sets this form of treatment apart from traditional teeth straightening methods is the fact that these aligners are almost undetectable and are customized by your orthodontic specialist for your unique mouth and teeth. In addition, they are removable for short periods of time, adding to their convenience.
Since its introduction, there have been a number of Invisalign products created to help people achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile with as minimal disruption to their lifestyle as possible.
Full Invisalign Set
With the traditional, full set, you receive a series of aligners that are made to wear for one to two weeks at a time. These need to be worn for at least 22 hours each day, they can be removed only to eat, drink, brush or floss.
During this process, your teeth will gradually move into place each week and you should plan to visit us every 8-10 weeks throughout your treatment.
Just as the name suggests, this option is designed for teens and young adults. This is similar to the full version, with a few important differences.
First, each set of aligners has an included device that provides an indication of whether the patient has been wearing their aligners consistently with their treatment plan. Additionally, the aligners can be modified to accommodate a teen’s growing and changing mouth.
This option allows for a quicker adjustment process. Rather than using the traditional twenty or thirty sets of aligners, the Express plan was designed to help those with minor orthodontic issues, such as small misalignments, rotation, or crowding problems.
This option allows patients to complete the orthodontic process in six months or less, in most cases. The Express is also a great option for those who experience early onset orthodontic relapse, where they need some additional support to keep their teeth in place.
Meet Dr. GU-Align Beauty’s Orthodontist
Dr. Jiafeng Gu is the head orthodontic specialist at Align Beauty Orthodontics and is a Board Certified Orthodontist by the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Gu attended Fudan University in Shanghai, China for undergraduate study in medicine. He then earned his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Gu went on to attend Columbia University in New York where he received his DDS degree and graduated with honors. He completed his three-year orthodontic residency at The Ohio State University, where his research on the treatment effectiveness and efficiency of the Invisalign system was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Additionally, Dr. Gu has published more than 10 scientific orthodontic articles and has been a featured presenter at many dental conferences.
Dr. Gu takes pride in his commitment to providing patients with not only beautiful smiles, but with the confidence they deserve. He mixes his kind, compassionate care with state-of-the-art techniques that provide his patients with results that exceed their expectations.
For the best braces orthodontist in Upper Arlington, Ohio, contact the team at Align Beauty Orthodontics today! We can’t wait for your smile to be our next success story!