The fact is most of us aren’t born with a red carpet smile. That’s where Southfield Family Dental Center comes in- we help by offering Zoom Whitening, and braces & teeth straightening for children and adults help. Unlike the relatively quick treatments with Zoom, most people are nervous about braces: we all have an image of the clunky metal braces and headgear perpetuated through Hollywood humor. However, the fact is, achieving a perfectly straight smile doesn’t have to include traditional braces- there is an alternative that’s perfect for those who don’t want to mar their smile in any way. Did you know you can get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted without braces?
We are proud to offer a clear alternative option for straightening teeth in Southfield MI called Invisalign, which uses a series of invisible, removable and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing. Today, we thought we would answer some of the most common questions we hear about Invisalign!
Q: How is Invisalign treatment different than traditional braces?
A: Not only does Invisalign effectively straighten teeth, Invisalign aligners are comfortable and durable, and provide patients the opportunity to enjoy their favorite activities that can be challenging while wearing braces such as sports and playing instruments. Also, Invisalign’s near-invisibility is a popular feature; treatment is very inconspicuous, making it easier to fit in rather than call attention to treatment. Since Invisalign aligners are removable, patients can remove them at meal times, as well as to properly brush and floss to maintain healthy hygiene during treatment. Finally, Invisalign treatment has fewer emergencies since there are no wires or brackets to break or stick the patients.
Q: How does Invisalign work?
A: Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth. When the aligners are placed on the teeth, they cause your teeth to gradually shift from their current position. After approximately two weeks, you will begin using the next set of aligners, which will continue the teeth straightening process, ultimately giving you the smile you’ve always wanted.
Q: Is Invisalign as effective as regular braces?
A: Yes, depending on the case. Invisalign can be more effective than braces for many types of orthodontic issues, but in certain cases braces may be the optimal appliance. We recommend that you get a consultation with our orthodontist to see if your case will be best treated with Invisalign.
Q: How long does treatment take?
A: The length of treatment depends on the severity of each case, and can only be determined by a visit Southfield Family Dental Center for a consultation.
We hope this helps! If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign, please give us a call at (248) 569-6304-7179 to schedule your consultation.