By Sean Stannard, DDS
May 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Invisalign  

Invisalign trayInterested in getting a healthy, beautiful smile? Not interested in uncomfortable and ugly metal braces? Invisalign clear aligners from Stannard & Studt Dentistry in Waterford, MI, could solve the problem. Dr. Sean Stannard and Dr. David Studt use these clear orthodontic aligners to promote optimal oral health and dramatically improve smile aesthetics. Plus, the aligners are comfortable, easy to take care of, and practically unnoticeable.

Your Invisalign smile

Invisalign clear aligners look a lot like professional teeth whitening trays. Customized for a snug fit, these acrylic appliances move teeth--just as traditional braces do. However, unlike metal, lingual, or ceramic braces, there are no irritating wires or brackets, no lengthy oral hygiene requirements, and no off-limits foods. Simply put, Invisalign aligners are easier to live with, very discreet, and 100 percent removable.

With their amazing benefits comes treatment applications for a wide variety of orthodontic issues such as:

  • Gaps
  • Crowding
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Openbite
  • Underbite
  • Tooth rotation and tipping
  • Protruding front teeth

While dentists still employ conventional braces for complicated smile alignment problems, Invisalign works for a wide array of mild to moderate problems. Plus, treatment takes just nine to 18 months--not the two to two and a half years or more typical of metal braces.

Walking the Invisalign path

Dr. Stannard or Dr. Studt in Waterford will guide you through your treatment with Invisalign. You'll receive a complete examination, X-rays, oral impressions, and a special three-dimensional scan. With this information, the Invisalign lab will craft your aligner pairs.

Typically, patients wear 18 to 30 pairs for two weeks each. You may remove them for meals, brushing, and flossing, and while the aligners are very discreet, some patients elect to take them out for special events such as weddings and professional presentations.

Throughout your treatment, you'll visit Stannard & Studt Dentistry every month to six weeks for progress checks. These appointments are quick and easy because there are no wires to adjust or rubber bands to replace.

After your Invisalign treatment is completed, you'll wear a retainer. This removable or bonded on appliance keeps your beautiful, straight smile perfectly aligned for years.

Join the millions

Invisalign has helped about about 5 million adults and older teens over the past twenty-one years. If you're interested in a new smile, why not contact Stannard & Studt Dentistry in Waterford, MI, for an appointment to learn more. Call our office team at (248) 673-7300.


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