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Invisalign Treatment Burton, MI

Getting straighter teeth does not have to mean wearing a mouth full of metal, and no one has to know you are undergoing treatment. Invisalign has changed the landscape of teen and adult orthodontics, making it possible to shift mild to moderately-crooked or crowded teeth in a discreet and effective way.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a system of customized trays that fit over your teeth and pressure them into a more preferred position. The trays are changed out periodically, facilitating a constant progression of movement over several months. Since they use no metal at all, Invisalign trays are made from a completely clear material that allows your natural smile to shine through, all while you discreetly correct the crowding and gaps in your smile.

The Invisalign Process

Your dentist will make an impression of your teeth from which your personalized tray system will be developed. For the treatment to work properly, you must wear the clear aligner trays in succession and for at least 22 hours per day. It is only recommended that you remove your aligners for eating or brushing you teeth.

Each time you change to the next tray, you may notice it feels tighter and slightly different than the one before it. This is by design and is an integral part of the Invisalign process that applies gentle, but firm pressure to the teeth, encouraging them to shift into a new position. The number of trays in your system and the length of treatment will depend on several variables, such as the severity of your alignment issues and your commitment to wearing the trays as directed.

Benefits of Invisalign

There are several reasons why a teen or adult may opt for Invisalign versus a traditional bracket and wire braces system. First, Invisalign is much more discreet and virtually invisible to other people. The trays allow you to feel more and more confident about your appearance as you go through treatment. Next, Invisalign gives you a complete start-to-finish overview of your treatment results so you know exactly what to expect as you near the end of your process.

In addition, Invisalign offers comfort and convenience. It generally requires fewer dental visits than traditional braces, and there are no uncomfortable office visits for adjustments and tightening. Furthermore, Invisalign has no metal to irritate or poke the soft tissues of the mouth. Finally, Invisalign allows you to continue consuming any foods you want since the trays are removable while eating. With traditional braces, many hard and sticky foods like popcorn and gum are off-limits.

To find out more about Invisalign or to request your consultation, contact your dentist’s office today. Do you live in or around Burton, MI? For more information about the advantages of getting dental implants please call us at 810-744-2982 to schedule your consultation at Burton Family Dentistry.