If your teeth aren’t straight, you’ve got more options than just traditional metal braces. Our Shelby Township cosmetic dentists can recommend , a nearly invisible orthodontic alternative that can shift your teeth into optimal position over time.
Invisalign is a great option for patients who would like straighter teeth without the highly visible wires and brackets that metal braces require.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign aligners are custom-made to fit your teeth by our dentists. You will receive a set of top and bottom aligner trays that must be worn for about 22 hours a day in order to achieve desired results. Every few weeks, you’ll swap these out for a new set of trays that will shift your teeth slightly closer to their final position.
On average, most patients who wear Invisalign obtain their dream smile in 12-18 months, though every patient is different. Our cosmetic dentists can work with you to determine a personalized timeline that works for you and your specific dental needs.
Why Choose Invisalign?
In many cases, clear aligners are just as effective as metal braces when it comes to correcting minor bite issues and straightening teeth. Some of the benefits of choosing Invisalign over traditional metal braces include:
- Appearance: are nearly invisible, so they’re perfect for teens or adults who would like a discreet way to straighten their teeth without the “metal mouth” look.
- Unrestricted Diet: The aligners are removable, meaning you can eat whatever you want without worrying about damaging them.
- Uninterrupted Oral Hygiene: Since you can remove the aligners before cleaning your teeth, you can easily maintain your oral hygiene routine without worrying about stains or discoloration. Remember that the aligners also require gentle brushing, however.
While Invisalign is a great solution for many patients, it’s not for everyone. For instance, severe bite issues are best corrected by metal braces. Our dentists will be able to evaluate whether clear aligner therapy will work for you.