Comfortably Straighten Your Smile With Clear Aligner Therapy
Typically, patients relate orthodontic treatment to the metal wires and brackets of braces, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Invisalign® clear aligners are a convenient way to straighten your teeth without hindering your lifestyle or appearance.
Invisalign aligners are removable and nearly invisible, so you can enjoy your favorite foods and smile with confidence. At Allen Park Dentistry, our very own Dr. Maxine Cannon is a proud Diamond Invisalign provider. Learn how our skilled Allen Park, MI, Invisalign provider can transform your smile and oral health.
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign is a non-invasive orthodontic solution that uses clear, custom-made aligners to straighten teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, providing a more aesthetically pleasing alternative.
This comfortable orthodontic treatment involves the gradual movement of teeth using a series of custom-made aligners, each one slightly different to shift teeth into their desired positions. Invisalign is a clear aligner treatment that can help improve smiles without the visibility of metal braces.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign is a proven, trusted treatment method for straightening your smile. Invisalign® offers unmatched benefits, including:
Unlike other orthodontic treatments, clear aligner trays won’t draw any attention, as they’re virtually invisible to those around you.
You can remove your aligners when eating and drinking, so you can enjoy your favorite foods without worrying about special oral care instructions.
Invisalign clear aligner therapy can be completed in as few as 12 months or half the time of metal braces.
Since no metal wires or brackets are poking your gums and cheeks, Invisalign is far more comfortable than traditional braces.
Cost of Invisalign®
The cost of Invisalign treatment can vary based on patients’ treatment plan details, but many insurance plans cover at least a portion of the treatment expenses. With its clear, comfortable design and ability to straighten teeth quickly and effectively, Invisalign is a smart investment for patients looking to improve their smiles with less hassle.
Along with our convenient financing options, Allen Park Dentistry believes your dental treatment shouldn’t break the bank, so we offer Invisalign aligners for as little as:
What Orthodontic Issues Can Invisalign® Correct?
Invisalign® can correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, including:
- Uneven spacing
- Open bite
- Misaligned teeth
It’s worth noting that Invisalign is not suitable for everyone, as patients with severe cases of misalignment may require traditional orthodontic treatments. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Cannon to determine if Invisalign is the right treatment option for you.
How Invisalign® Works
Invisalign® straightens your teeth with a series of custom-made aligners. The treatment is simple and minimally invasive — before you know it, you can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
During your initial consultation, our Allen Park Diamond Invisalign dentist will examine your oral health and discuss your smile goals. We’ll take measurements of your mouth and molds of your teeth that will be sent to a lab where your aligners will be customized for your needs.
You’ll want to wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day and only remove them when eating and drinking. Every two weeks, you’ll swap your aligners for a new set that will gradually move your teeth into their desired position.
Dr. Cannon will monitor your progress throughout the treatment to ensure you’re on track with your plan and make any adjustments if necessary. Once your treatment is complete, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of a healthy and flawless smile!
See Your New Smile in Seconds!
- Get your phone
- Open your camera
- Point it at the QR code
- See your new smile
How to Care for Your Invisalign® Aligners
To care for your aligners, you’ll want to follow a few essential guidelines:
- Remove aligners before eating or drinking something other than plain water
- Rinse your aligners and teeth before reinserting the trays after meals
- Brush your teeth and aligners at least twice a day
- Store your aligners in a protective case when you’re not wearing them
- Soak your trays once a day
Caring for your aligners will ensure you get the most out of Invisalign and help you stay on track with your treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
On average, the Invisalign process typically takes about 12 months. The length of your Invisalign treatment will depend on your specific needs. To learn more, it’s best to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist or a certified Invisalign provider, where they’ll create your customized treatment plan that will include an estimated timeframe.
Yes, Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable to wear once you get used to them. When you swap out your trays every two weeks, you may feel discomfort for the first few days. This discomfort is normal and occurs because the new trays are gradually shifting your teeth into the proper position.
As your teeth adjust to the new trays, any soreness will fade quickly. If you experience ongoing pain during your treatment, let your orthodontist know right away.
Invisalign may not be best suited for severe orthodontic cases. In some situations, it’s possible to use a combination of Invisalign® and other treatment options for a more comprehensive approach.
With its clear, comfortable design and ability to straighten teeth effectively, Invisalign® is a great option for many patients looking to improve their smiles. In any case, it’s always recommended to consult with an orthodontist to determine if Invisalign® is the right treatment option for you.
While wearing Invisalign aligners, it’s recommended to avoid foods and drinks that can stain or damage the aligners. These include:
- Dark-colored liquids such as coffee, tea, and red wine
- Foods and drinks with high levels of sugar, such as candy and soda
- Foods that are chewy, sticky, or hard, such as gum, popcorn, and ice
It’s best to remove the aligners when eating or drinking anything other than water. Be sure to brush your teeth and aligners thoroughly before reinserting them.
Discreet Smile Transformation With Our Skilled Allen Park Dentist
If you want the results of braces without committing years to unsightly metal brackets and wires, Invisalign might be right for you. Our Diamond Invisalign provider in Michigan has helped countless patients in Taylor, Melvindale, and Lincoln Park rejuvenate their smiles’ appearance and function with clear aligner therapy.
Contact our Allen Park, MI, dental office to schedule a consultation by calling (313) 928-8848 and see for yourself how Invisalign can transform your smile within a matter of months. Patients can also book appointments online by filling out our convenient contact form.