Invisalign in West Bloomfield, MI
Beautifully straight smiles seem to be everywhere we turn. Of course, many of them weren’t naturally straight. In fact, most people are dealing with slightly crooked or misaligned smiles. Fortunately, advanced dental technology has made it possible for our West Bloomfield, MI, dentist Dr. Katharine Murphy-Brown to offer teen and adult patients more discreet and nearly invisible ways to straighten their smiles. Invisalign has become a very popular orthodontic alternative for our patients.
Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that are custom-made to fit over your teeth. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks at a time, after which you will replace that aligner with the next one in your treatment plan. Over time, the aligners will help to shift the teeth into their proper place. Invisalign also corrects a variety of dental problems including crooked teeth, crossbites, overbites, underbites, gaps between teeth, and overcrowding.
The Unique Benefits of Invisalign
The major benefit of Invisalign is that it’s completely clear, so people won’t notice your braces. This makes it an ideal treatment for many of our older teen and adult patients who want a straighter smile but don’t want to sport a smile with metal.
Another advantage is that Invisalign aligners can be removed, so you don’t have to worry about things you can and can’t eat. No food is off-limits while you are wearing Invisalign. Just remove your aligners before eating and drinking. It’s that simple!
Since these aligners are removable, you also don’t need to change your daily brushing and flossing habits. Furthermore, because you aren’t dealing with metal wires and brackets you won’t have to worry about gently getting around your braces to clean between teeth and other hard-to-reach spots.
Invisalign is also custom-made to fit over your teeth, so you’ll find that your aligners are incredibly comfortable and less like to cause gum irritation than other orthodontic options. The comfortable, flexible plastic used to craft Invisalign aligners makes them easy to wear.
Candidates for Invisalign
Every smile is different but most adults and older teens dealing with minor to moderate misalignments are great candidates for Invisalign. Our dental team can examine your smile and easily determine whether Invisalign is the perfect fit for you.