January is the perfect time to begin transforming your crooked, crowded or gapped smile into something special. That’s why today we wanted to tell you about a modern orthodontic treatment system called Invisalign. It relies on clear aligners rather than metal braces. And in many cases it only takes about 12 months to complete. Keep reading to hear more of the benefits involved with this method. Then when you are ready to take the first step toward a new you, simply call us at 248-712-1522 (Royal Oak) 248-963-1969 (New Hudson) to request your consultation with the North Oaks Dental team.

Invisalign Is Different

Times have changed for orthodontic patients. Old options are better than they used to be. And for certain patients, the new options are better still. With Invisalign, our dentists can design your treatment plan using photos, digital impressions, and other modern measurements. Based on our determinations, a special smile lab manufactures a series of custom Invisalign aligners for your treatment.

Then what? Well, every couple of weeks, you basically just need to switch out each aligner tray at home for the next aligner in your unique series. Each one starts where the last one left off and directs your teeth a little further toward your goals.

As an Invisalign patient, you’ll just need to repeat these steps until your treatment wraps up. Like we said at the onset of this blog post, it could be over in only about one year.

Clear Benefits

There’s plenty to love about this new technology. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners won’t cause any bleeding, sores, or discomfort in your mouth. They won’t necessitate changes to your diet, or oral hygiene routine. This is in large part because they are smooth and removable (though you must wear them 22 hours or so per day to achieve your desired results). You can eat whatever you want, whenever you want, without anything ever getting stuck in your gear. Plus, these aligners are also so discreet that they are nearly invisible to any onlookers!

Get Started Now

The best way to find out if Invisalign is the right solution for you is to call our Royal Oak, MI dental office today at 248-712-1522 (Royal Oak) 248-963-1969 (New Hudson) , and request your free orthodontic consultation. Our two board-certified orthodontists, Dr. Edward Essayan and Dr. Gerald Wesley, can help you determine which treatment option makes the most sense for your current needs and budget.

Once we’ve had a thorough look at your situation, we’ll put your treatment plan in motion. As a rule, we wouldn’t recommend Invisalign clear aligners for anyone who still has primary teeth, but it can most certainly be utilized by qualified teens or adults. Also, if your teeth are severely out of alignment or if you have more complicated bite problems going on, your smile may respond better to traditional braces.

If that’s the case for you, we’re ready for action in that realm too. But that’s a topic for another day. Just know that, one way or another, the team at North Oaks Dental will do our part to get your smile where it needs to go in 2019 and beyond.