Invisalign Specialist

Healthy Smiles Dental Care

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Chelsea, MI, Flint, MI, Lansing, MI, Barton City, MI, & Muskegon, MI

Is a mouthful of metal actually a better option over crooked, misaligned teeth? What if you could avoid both? The general and cosmetic dental team at Healthy Smiles Dental Care in Chelsea, Flint, Lansing, Barton City (Jewell Lake Dental), and Muskegon, Michigan provides Invisalign® teeth alignment treatments. If you want a beautiful smile without the hassle of braces, call Healthy Smiles Dental Care or book an appointment online today.

Invisalign Q & A

What does Invisalign involve?

Invisalign provides an attractive alternative to traditional orthodontic treatments like braces. It is a revolutionary new way to straighten teeth. This treatment uses clear, plastic aligners that fit over your teeth to gradually align them over time.

You can easily remove the aligners for teeth cleaning and eating, but you want to wear them for at least 20 hours per day for optimal results. Invisalign should stay in your mouth if you’re not eating or brushing your teeth.

What are the benefits of Invisalign over braces?

Invisalign is an increasingly popular means to fix poorly aligned teeth, especially among young adults, due to its ease of use and comfort. Invisalign offers many benefits over traditional orthodontic approaches, like braces. These benefits include:

  • Invisibility, so when people see you, they see your real teeth, not a mouthful of metal
  • Comfort, because the soft plastic won’t cut your mouth like sharp metal braces
  • Convenience, thanks to your ability to easily remove them whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss
  • Timing, since Invisalign has been shown to work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic treatments

Should I get Invisalign?

Invisalign can solve mild to moderate dental misalignments, like:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Rotated teeth
  • Relapse after braces

your dentist may recommend an alternative treatment if you have major orthodontic and alignment issues. Book an appointment with Healthy Smiles Dental Care to find out if Invisalign is right for you.

What can I expect from Invisalign treatment?

First, your teeth need to be examined by your dentist to see if Invisalign is the ideal choice for you. A member of the team might either make physical impressions of your teeth or create 3D images of them using a digital scanner. This helps your dentist develop a precise treatment plan.

After this step, your dentist will customize plastic aligners to fit over your teeth. The aligners gently move your teeth into ideal alignment while you wear them. To keep your teeth moving in the right direction, your dentist will occasionally make your new aligners. Until your smile is perfect, this process will keep going.

If you want to straighten your teeth without unsightly, painful braces, talk to your dentist about Invisalign by calling Healthy Smiles Dental Care or booking an appointment online today.