Invisalign is a series of clear, removable aligners that straighten teeth without metal wires or brackets. At Smile Fresh Dental Grand Blanc, the aligners are custom-made for your mouth and fit snugly over your teeth. You wear each set of aligners for two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. As you switch out the aligners, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into place. You’ll visit our dentist about once every six weeks to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned. Because the aligners are clear, most people won’t notice that you’re wearing them! Invisalign is an excellent option for adults and teens who want to improve their smile discreetly.
Invisalign Vs. Braces
Invisalign is an orthodontic method that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to shift teeth into the proper alignment and position. It can treat many of the same issues as a traditional metal bracket and wire braces treatment – including gapped or overcrowded teeth, overbites or underbites, crossbites, and asymmetrical jaws. However, because Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners instead of metal wires and brackets, patients do not have to spend as much time in the orthodontist’s office for adjustments. On average, Invisalign patients only need to come into the office every six to eight weeks to receive their next set of aligner trays and check their progress.
While Invisalign can be an ideal treatment for many patients, it may only be suitable for some. Patients should be in good dental health before seeking orthodontic treatment, which means they should have no signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Additionally, patients should have enough available jawbones to accommodate their smile’s new positioning. If a patient’s teeth are too crowded to fit in their new alignment, then Invisalign may not be the right treatment option. In other cases, traditional braces may be a better alternative.
The Benefits Of Invisalign
Since they are nearly invisible, no one will know you’re wearing them!
The aligners can be removed when you eat or clean your teeth. So you don’t have to change your eating habits or oral hygiene routine!
Better Oral Health
Because you can remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth normally, no special tools are needed to maintain your oral health during treatment. Follow your regular oral care routine to keep your teeth and gums healthy and clean!
More Comfortable Than Braces
When you choose Invisalign, you’ll receive a series of custom-molded aligners designed to fit comfortably over your teeth and gently shift them into place. You don’t have to worry about painful brackets or wires jabbing into your gums or cheeks!
If you’re interested in learning more about how Invisalign can help you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile, visit Smile Fresh Dental Grand Blanc at 500 Perry Rd Suite 205, Grand Blanc 48439, or call 810-777-7295.