A mouth filled with straight beautiful teeth is more attractive and gives us more confidence in public and professional situations. Your smile doesn’t define you, but it’s certainly part of the first impression. At our Royal Oak MI dental office, we’re helping patients get the straight, beautiful teeth they deserve WITHOUT using metal brackets and wires.

It’s called Invisalign, and it’s become the go-to orthodontic service for working professionals and adults. Instead of metal brackets and wires, this system uses a series of clear, removable aligners.

We know what you’re probably thinking: “I’ve heard of Invisalign, but I’ve been told I’m not a candidate.” We can’t tell how many patients have told us this — AND then gone through our Invisalign treatment. We have taken countless hours in continuing education to be able to handle the most complicated Invisalign treatments. So give us a call today at 248-712-1522 or use our online form to request a visit.
In the meantime, we have three big advantages of Invisalign that you need to know. There are so many more thing we could tell you, but these are the big three!

1. The aligners are virtually invisible

The biggest hassle about traditional orthodontics (metal braces) is the fixed brackets and wires. The treatment is uncomfortable (I’ll have more on that later) and the wires and brackets stick out like a sore thumb. That’s not a problem for pre-teen and some teenagers. There is so negative social stigma against kids having braces. But most adults don’t want a mouth full of braces. The Invisalign aligners fit perfectly over your teeth, and no one will even know you’re going through orthodontic treatment. Our patients love the discrete nature of Invisalign.

2. The aligners are removable

Some patients can feel like a prisoner to their dental treatments. That’s the case for traditional metal braces. It’s hard to smile with confidence and eat the food you love and even clean your teeth. No of these things are problems with Invisalign. Because the aligners are removable, you can easily remove the trays so you can eat whatever you want and easily clean your teeth. Fixed metal brackets are ideal for children, but adults can oversee their own treatment. Invisalign gives you the power! You just need to wear your aligners for 20 hours every day.

3. The treatment is short-term

You can expect to spend anywhere from two to three years wearing metal braces. That’s a long amount time, and frankly, most adults don’t want to dedicate that amount time wearing uncomfortable, distracting metal brackets. Invisalign takes less than half the time of traditional braces. We can drastically straighten your teeth in as little as six to eight months, and most treatments don’t take longer than 18 months. Because of the short treatment period, you can expect fewer visits to the dentist. You’ll simply visit us for checkups, and we’ll send you new trays every two months.

Starting Your Invisalign Treatment

Straight teeth not only look better, but it’s healthier. When the teeth come together properly, you face a reduced risk of problems like tooth decay and gum disease. A good bite and even make your restorations last longer.

Your Invisalign treatment begins will an in-depth consultation. We’ll look at the teeth and pinpoint every issue and development a treatment plan. You’ll know exactly how long you can expect to wear your aligners during the first visit. Our practice has two board-certified orthodontists, Dr. Edward Essayan and Dr. Gerald Wesley, to oversee your treatment.

Invisalign treatment is easy and hassle-free. We’re ready to see you in our office. Call us today at 248-712-1522 or use the online form to schedule a visit.