By Sean Stannard, DDS
September 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: braces   orthodontics   Invisalign  

A Harris Poll conducted in 2016 found that three-quarters of people questioned said that straightening their teeth could impact their life invisalignpositively. If you have interpersonal or professional goals that are hampered by a smile that's less than perfect, Invisalign clear aligners could solve your problem. Having helped millions of older teens and adults across the globe get the healthy, attractive smiles they've always wanted, Invisalign is an innovative orthodontic solution popular with people who dislike the look of conventional braces. Your dentists at Stannard, Studt & Wolf Dentistry in Waterford, MI outline Invisalign's many advantages and can help you decide if the clear aligners are right for you.

What are Invisalign aligners?

They are custom-made, invisible acrylic appliances which straighten a variety of orthodontic problems such as overbite, under bite, cross bite, open bite, gaps, crowding, tooth tipping and more. So instead of struggling with the obvious appearance, dietary restrictions and hygiene struggles of metal or ceramic braces, patients enjoy:

  • Ease of brushing and flossing because the aligners are removable
  • No irritation of soft oral tissues as the aligners are perfectly smooth
  • Practically unnoticeable appearance (although some people remove them for special occasions)
  • Whatever healthy foods they normally eat
  • Shorter treatment times (typically one year on average)

In addition, Invisalign patients see their dentist in Waterford just every four to six weeks for quick progress checks and to receive the next pairs of clear aligners in their treatment plans. There are no complex, lengthy and uncomfortable adjustments to endure. The proprietary Smart Track Acrylic is known to move teeth reliably. In other words, Invisalign appliances can meet the smile goals you and your dentist decide are best for your appearance, dental health and oral function.

Can you qualify?

Most likely you can if your teeth and gums are healthy--that is, no gum disease or untreated tooth decay. Your dentist in Waterford will do a complete oral exam and take X-rays, photos and other imaging to see if Invisalign is right for you. Also, he'll take impressions to send, along with detailed instructions, to the Invisalign lab where a skilled technician will craft 18 to 30 pairs of appliances that will gradually move your teeth into better positions.

Find out more

Why not discuss Invisalign treatment with your dentist at Stannard & Studt & Wolf Dentistry in Waterford, MI? Call (248) 673-7300, and learn the many benefits this outstanding orthodontic system can offer you.

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