Clear Aligners From Birmingham’s Diamond Invisalign Provider
At Premier Birmingham Dentistry, our Diamond Invisalign provider, Dr. Stone, has helped countless patients transform their smiles without the unwanted hassle of metal braces. Not only does a straight smile increase your confidence, but it also allows you to maintain pristine oral hygiene and avoid developing unwanted oral diseases. With Invisalign®, patients can enjoy a doctor-backed approach to straightening teeth that won’t interfere with their daily lifestyle habits.
To learn more about Invisalign with Dr. Stone, call our Birmingham dental office at (248) 644-8520 to schedule an appointment.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a series of clear aligners used to gradually reposition and straighten the teeth. The clear aligners are swapped out once every two weeks, straightening the teeth in curated phases. Unlike traditional braces, these clear aligners are removable, allowing patients to live their normal lives without restrictions. With Invisalign, patients can achieve a straightened smile in as little as 12 months!
What Does Invisalign Correct?
By utilizing the iTero 5D intra-oral scanner, Dr. Stone can chart each patient’s path to better alignment and overall health. He may recommend Invisalign treatment to those dealing with:
- Crowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Open bites
Invisalign treatment averages a time of 12 months, which is half the time treatment with metal braces takes.
The thin, flexible aligners are custom-designed to fit your teeth perfectly for maximum comfort, eliminating the need for painful metal wires and brackets.
Since the aligners are removable, you’ll be able to clean your teeth much easier than if you were wearing traditional braces.
The aligners are practically invisible, so people won’t even know you’re wearing them.
The Invisalign Process
At our Birmingham dental office, the Invisalign treatment is simple and can be completed through the following steps:
- Initial Consultation: You’ll first meet with our Diamond Provider, Dr. Stone. During this visit, he’ll discuss your smile goals, evaluate your oral health, and determine if Invisalign is right for you. If he determined Invisalign is the best option, we’ll take highly accurate 3D scans of your smile to create your custom aligner trays.
- Aligner Wear: You’ll receive a series of custom-created aligners that are swapped out every two weeks. To reach your smile goals, you’ll need to wear your trays for 20 to 22 hours a day, only removing them to eat or drink something other than plain water. Each set is specially designed to gently and gradually shift your teeth into the proper alignment.
- Smile Freely: For most patients, treatment with Invisalign will last between 12 and 18 months. Many patients report noticing results within the few first weeks. You’ll visit our Birmingham office every six to eight weeks so Dr. Stone can monitor your progress and make adjustments as needed.
Invisalign Aligner Care
Caring for your Invisalign aligners is simple. Start with brushing your aligners each morning and then again at night before bed. To prevent damage, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoid abrasive cleaning solutions. Also, remember to remove them before meals and put them back in after brushing your teeth. This prevents food crumbs and other debris from getting trapped in your teeth and causing infection.
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 may be better than braces for those suffering from mild to moderate orthodontic issues that seek a nearly invisible treatment. However, for those with complex orthodontic problems, traditional braces will most likely be the better option.
No, Invisalign treatment doesn’t hurt. The Invisalign aligners are created to fit perfectly into each individual’s mouth, providing comfortable wear. However, it’s common to feel slight discomfort as you adjust to each set of aligners, but it should fade within the first few days.
Yes, most insurance providers cover at least a portion of the costs of Invisalign, as it’s typically considered a necessary treatment. However, it’s always advised to reach out to your provider to get a more in-depth explanation of your coverage.
In most cases, yes! Many patients grow tired of the hassles that metal braces bring and ask if they can make the switch to Invisalign. Ask your dentist at your next appointment if switching from braces to Invisalign is best for your oral health needs.