Invisalign braces straighten your teeth without metal in Sterling Heights, MI
A bright smile with beautiful, straight teeth gives everyone you meet in work and social situations a great first impression. If your teeth are crooked, you may not smile as frequently or might be embarrassed when you do. With Invisalign teeth straightening, you can achieve the same results as traditional metal braces, but with clear aligners that are nearly invisible to others. At Laser Dental Associates in Sterling Heights, MI, our dentists have expertise in teeth straightening and aligning with Invisalign clear aligners to give you the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.
How do Invisalign teeth aligners work?
With Invisalign teeth straightening, removable aligners are specially created for your unique mouth.
- These clear braces are nearly invisible and are removable so you can eat and drink comfortably.
- The custom-fitted trays are designed to gradually move your teeth to their ideal position.
- You will be given a series of trays that are used in progression, with each tray typically moving your teeth about one-quarter of a millimeter.
- The length of treatment varies by person, but the average is approximately 12 months.
How much do Invisalign cost compared to traditional braces?
The cost of Invisalign is similar to the cost of traditional braces. Many insurance companies will pay for part of the cost. The team at Laser Dental Associates can give you a full cost breakdown and work with your insurance company to determine if they will pay for a portion of the treatment.
How do I get started?
The first step in your teeth straightening and aligning process is to consult with our dentists. At Laser Dental Associates in Sterling Heights, MI, the dentists will examine your teeth, how you bite down, and your overall oral health. They will also take photos and x-rays of your mouth from various angles, which help plan your Invisalign treatment and monitor your progress. Finally, they will take impressions of your teeth that will be used to create your custom-fitted aligners.
Once your aligners are delivered to the office, the dentist will consult with you about how to wear them, how many hours per day they need to be in your mouth, how to care for them, and when to switch them out for your next set.