If you wanted to repair a set of crooked stairs, would you rather fix it today or tomorrow?
If your car was out of alignment would your rather have it fixed in a week or two weeks?
And if you wanted to straighten your teeth, would you rather have your treatment finished in 12 months or two years?
We are going to go out on a limb and guess that you preferred the shorter wait time in all three of the scenarios. For the first two, you would need to contact a carpenter and a mechanic, respectively.
But for the third situation, you can make an appointment with us, Forever Young Dentistry.
Our dentist office serves patients in and around Sterling Heights, MI, including Rochester Hills and Troy.
If you or someone you love would like straight teeth, then now would be a good time to talk to us about Invisalign.
Fixing Your Smile
Invisalign is a great treatment option. While it may not work on the most severe cases, it will work for many adults and teenagers.
The best way to find out if Invisalign or braces are the best option for you is to visit our office for a consultation. The most important thing to us is finding a treatment that will give you the results that you deserve.
Here are some examples of the problems that Invisalign can fix:
- Crooked teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Teeth with gaps
- Open bites
One of the benefits of using Invisalign is we can show you what your final results will be before you start your treatment. When you come to our office, we will make an impression of your teeth.
When this information is fed into a computer program, it can show you what you smile will look like when you are finished. This is a good incentive to keep you on track once you get started.
The Advantages Of ‘Clear Braces’
Some people describe Invisalign as clear braces, although they are more like a series of retainers.
Instead of brackets, wires, and small rubber bands, Invisalign uses a series of plastic aligners to push your teeth into a straight position. Each aligner is clear, which make them practically invisible when you are wearing them.
That’s also one of the benefits of wearing Invisalign instead of braces. You can’t really hide the fact that you have metal braces attached to your teeth.
Here are some of the other advantages of wearing Invisalign:
◆ Your Treatment Will Be Over In Less Time
Traditional braces take an average of two years to move your teeth into their final position. With Invisalign, you can cut that time in half.
If you are a working adult who would like to have straight teeth, the idea of wearing braces for a few years may become a disincentive to start treatment.
However, wearing transparent aligners for a shorter amount of time may be the perfect way to discreetly improve your smile.
◆ Your Treatment Will Be More Comfortable
When you have braces, you will need to return to the dentist or orthodontist regularly for adjustments. You will notice each time your braces are tightened.
Some people also find the metal brackets can scratch the soft tissues of their mouths. And sometimes the wires can break and poke you in the cheek or gums.
With Invisalign, your adjustments amount to changing your aligners every two weeks or so. You will still need to visit our office so we can keep track of your progress, but the only adjustments will be to how long you are wearing each aligner.
Plus each aligner is made with a single piece of smooth plastic. There are no small pieces to break loose or poke you in the mouth.
◆ Your Treatment Will Be More Convenient
As long as you are wearing braces, you will need to be very aware of the things that you eat. You won’t want to eat anything too hard, too crunchy, or too chewy. These foods could get stuck in your braces, cause a bracket to come loose, or a wire to break.
For best results with Invisalign, you will need to wear the aligners for 22 hours per day. Unlike braces, you can take your aligner out when you are eating and when you are brushing and flossing your teeth.
Find Out For Yourself
Most people would prefer to have a straight smile, and you can too with help from Forever Young Dentistry. Schedule a consultation at our dentist office in Sterling Heights, MI, to find out if Invisalign could be the solution for you.