Enjoy straighter teeth and a healthier, more beautiful smile with Invisalign braces in Sterling Heights
You may not have naturally straight teeth. But, thanks to advancements in dentistry and technology, no one has to know that. LaserDentalAssociates.com can help you get the smile you’ve always wanted by correcting crowded, crooked teeth and bite-related concerns. Today’s orthodontic treatments aren’t just for kids, or the metal mouth you may associate with braces from your childhood. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists reports about one of every five orthodontic patients is an adult. If you live in or around Sterling Heights, Invisalign braces prescribed by Drs. Rosner and Pepa may be for you. While they use the same basic principles as braces to straighten your teeth, there are many notable differences that have made them an attractive option for patients of all ages who seek more attractive and healthier smiles:
- Instead of using a system of metal wires and brackets to reposition teeth, Invisalign uses dental appliances called aligners.
- These appliances are customized to fit your mouth and its unique specifications.
- A custom fit means the aligners are comfortable and teeth get straightened effectively.
- These dental appliances are also made from smooth, BPA-free plastic. They won’t irritate your gums or poke at the delicate insides of your mouth like metal braces do.
- When worn as directed by your dentist, Invisalign gradually shifts teeth into proper positions, correcting crowding and other spacing issues, and problems with how your upper and lower teeth fit together when you bite down.
- Unlike conventional braces, which are fixed and can only be removed by a dental professional, Invisalign’s aligner trays may be removed for comfortable eating and effective brushing and flossing.
Wearing the trays as directed by Drs. Rosner and Pepa means they should not be removed for any longer than two to four hours each day. Following instructions provided by the friendly team at LaserDentalAssociates.com means treatment goes as planned and is completed on time. Treatment time varies from patient to patient and depends on several factors, such as the reason we’re using Invisalign in the first place and the severity of the condition to be treated; however, the makers of Invisalign, Align Technology, report that the average treatment time ranges from 12 to 18 months. You may notice an improvement in the look of your smile in as little as a few weeks. As you progress through treatment, you will wear a series of aligner trays. Each tray corresponds with a different step in your treatment plan. As an advanced, technology-based treatment, Invisalign is designed so we can show you how your teeth will look at every phase in the process. You can even see how much better your teeth will look before the first aligner is made and worn, because your dentist can pull up a digital model of your mouth – showing how it looks before, during, and after treatment.
Speaking of looks, for many patients one of the best features of Invisalign is what can’t be seen. These comfortable, custom-fitted appliances are made from a clear, medical-grade plastic. They are not visible to others. You can smile freely during work presentations or when visiting with your friends. No one sees the silver wires and brackets associated with conventional fixed braces; they only see you and your improved smile.
More patients enjoy the benefits of Invisalign than ever before!
Invisalign has been around since 1999. Since then, more than 5 million patients in 90 countries have transformed their smiles with this discreet, no-hassle approach to straightening. Align Technology has used data collected from those patients to continuously improve the system, resulting in faster treatment times and the ability to correct more smiles. Today’s Invisalign can treat much more extensive needs for correction, including:
- Orthodontic relapse – Teeth that have been treated with braces can shift over time. Invisalign is a great option to restore formerly treated teeth to their appropriate positions.
- Crowding – Aligners reposition teeth that are bunched together or overlap each other. This common concern makes your mouth more vulnerable to the prevalent causes of tooth loss: decay and gum disease. Teeth that are crowded are harder to clean, and trap food and bacteria in tight spaces.
- Gaps – While veneers or bonding may fix an extra space, if you have too much space between at least two of your teeth, Invisalign may be recommended. Gapped teeth give rise to pockets where food can become lodged, irritating your gums, and promoting gingivitis.
There are also many bite issues – over, under, cross, and open bites – that have been successfully treated with Invisalign. Call 586-838-2017 to schedule your consultation at LaserDentalAssociates.com.Back to Home Page