Get a New Smile Fast
Traditional braces with metal wires can get in the way of your smile and shrink your self-confidence. Here at Birmingham Dentistry, we provide a more discreet, comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces with Invisalign® clear aligners.
These easy-to-use aligners are customized just for you and will comfortably shift your teeth into the perfect position. Unlike metal braces that restrict your diet, Invisalign® aligners are completely removable so you can eat without restrictions. Explore our guide to learn how this beneficial treatment can allow you to smile with confidence again.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® clear aligners offer a number of advantages that other treatments just can’t match. Some of these include:
Invisalign® treatment can be completed in as little as three months, making the process significantly faster than traditional braces.
These thin, flexible aligners are custom-designed to fit your teeth perfectly for maximum comfort, eliminating the need for painful metal wires.
Since they’re completely removable, you’ll be able to clean your teeth much easier than if you were wearing traditional metal braces.
The aligners are practically invisible, so people won’t even know you’re wearing them.
The Invisalign® Treatment Process
- Your Initial Consultation ⎼ First, you’ll meet with one of our dentists at our Birmingham, MI dental office. During this visit, we’ll discuss your smile goals and answer any questions you may have about the Invisalign® process. We’ll also take 3D impressions of your smile using our state-of-the-art technology. This information will be shared with a laboratory so they can start making your customized aligners.
- Getting Your First Aligners ⎼ Invisalign® uses a series of clear aligners that will be replaced with a new set about every two weeks. You’ll need to wear your aligners for about 20 to 22 hours per day. Each set of aligners is designed to gently and gradually shift your teeth into perfect alignment.
- Enjoy Your Perfect New Smile ⎼ Depending on your goals, Invisalign® treatment can take as little as three months to complete. Many patients report seeing noticeable results in just a few weeks. You’ll visit our office in Birmingham, MI every six to eight weeks so we can monitor your treatment plan and make adjustments as needed.
See Your New Smile in Seconds!
- Get your phone
- Open your camera
- Point it at the QR code
- See your new smile
Frequently Asked Questions
Invisalign is used to treat a variety of orthodontic issues that can impact your health, as well as your smile. During your consultation, one of our dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth and determine if Invisalign will be an effective treatment for you.
Typically, we use Invisalign to correct the following orthodontic issues:
- Crowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Open bite
Since they’re customized to fit your teeth, Invisalign aligners are far more comfortable to wear than traditional braces. You also won’t have to worry about painful bracket adjustments or metal wires poking your teeth and gums. You may experience some mild discomfort when you start wearing your first set of aligners, but this should fade within a few days as your mouth adjusts to them.
With most insurance providers, you’ll get the same coverage for Invisalign that you would for braces. Typically, this means at least a portion of your treatment will be covered, depending on the terms of your specific plan. If you have any questions about your insurance, our team will be happy to help you maximize your benefits.
Invisalign aligners are much easier to keep clean than metal braces. All you need to do is brush your aligners every morning when you wake up and every night before you go to bed. To prevent damaging your aligners, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoid abrasive cleaning solutions.
It’s also crucial that you remember to take out your aligners before meals and brush your teeth before putting them back in. This will prevent food crumbs and bacteria from getting trapped in your teeth and causing an infection.
In most cases, yes! Many patients who are tired of the hassles that come with metal braces ask us if they can switch to Invisalign. The only way to find out is by scheduling a consultation at our Birmingham, MI practice. During this visit, one of our experienced dentists will examine your teeth and determine if Invisalign will be an effective treatment for you.